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12:00 PM ET, February 14, 2007

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Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Is Radio Still Radio if There's Video?  —  Ted Stryker, a D.J. at KROQ in Los Angeles, considers it a perk of the job to wear shorts and T-shirts to work.  But last Sunday as he dressed for the Grammy Awards, he pulled out his best blazer and a flashy belt buckle, knowing three video cameras …
Discussion: PaidContent, Reel Pop and Lost Remote
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Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
Report: Newspaper Web Sites Dominated Local Streaming Video Advertising  —  NEW YORK Newspapers are beating broadcast TV stations at their own game.  According to a new study from Borrell Associates, newspaper Web sites are capturing more than 50% of streaming-video advertising dollars.
Eric Sylvers / New York Times:
The Ad-Free Cellphone May Soon Be Extinct  —  ADVERTISING on your cellphone?  —  Yes, and soon.  —  Already, ads are creeping onto cellphones around the globe.  At this rate, experts say, it will not be long before the 2.2 billion mobile phone users around the world consider it natural …
Discussion: Chip Griffin, HipMojo.com and 10e20
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Cell Phones Are The Final Frontier for Advertising
Discussion: textually.org
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Google Said to Violate Copyright Laws  —  A Brussels court ruled Tuesday that Google had violated copyright laws by publishing links to articles from Belgian newspapers without permission.  Legal experts said the case could have broad implications in Europe for the news indexes provided by search engines.
Discussion: ContentBlogger and Slashdot
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Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch:
Is Google News the Tail Wagging the News Search Dog?  —  Google News gets more press mentions than other news search engines.  It gets more blog mentions, too.  But, Yahoo News and AOL News have larger unique audiences.  —  So, why is the tail wagging the dog?  Before we jump to any conclusions, let's do the numbers.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Online Video Industry Index  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus  —  There are now so many companies vying to be the next YouTube, it's easy to lose track of them all.  So let's take a look at the entire online video industry and categorize the major players.
John Blau / Macworld:
T-Mobile CEO: VoIP will have no major impact  —  Don't expect new mobile phone services based on the Internet Protocol to become nearly as prevalent as those running over PCs.  That's the view of Hamid Akhavan, CEO of T-Mobile International, one of Europe's largest mobile phone operators.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Next Big Ad Medium: Podcasts  —  Advertisers will spend more than $400 million on podcasting by 2011, but they're still not sure who will be listening to them  —  Remember podcasting?  While marketers have been busy uploading commercials to YouTube, the once-buzzed-about medium has spent …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
RIAA to Launch P2PLawsuits.com  —  Among other things, the recently leaked letter from the RIAA to ISPs revealed that the RIAA plans on launching a "website with information about the copyright lawsuits that should facilitate early settlement," to be located at P2PLawsuits.com …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA's New Settlement Website Promoting P2P File Sharing Clients?
Discussion: Listening Post
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Our Valentine's day gift: out of beta and adding comments  —  Here at webmaster central, we love the webmaster community — and today, Valentine's Day, we want to show you that our commitment to you is stronger than ever.  We're taking webmaster tools out of beta and enabling comments on this blog.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Democracy Player gets even better  —  Democracy Player, the killer free Internet TV app, is edging closer to 1.0.  The new version fixes a ton of little bugs and cleans up the UI even more.  Democracy is like iTunes for Internet TV, without the DRM.  Just tell it what channels you like …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Music exec slams mobile entertainment experience  —  BARCELONA, Spain—The cell phone industry must improve the mobile music experience for consumers or risk losing out to new competitors like Apple, Warner Music Group's CEO warned Wednesday at the 3GSM World Congress.
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Barrie McKenna / Globe and Mail:
U.S. group wants Canada blacklisted over piracy  —  WASHINGTON — A powerful coalition of U.S. software, movie and music producers is urging the Bush administration to put Canada on an infamous blacklist of intellectual property villains, alongside China, Russia and Belize.
Discussion: GamePolitics.com
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Open source organizes its developers, developers, developers  —  One of the first Internet video hits I remember was Steve Ballmer, now Microsoft CEO, dancing around a stage chanting "developers, developers, developers."  —  He was making a serious point.  Independent Software Vendors …
Discussion: Open Sources and Vecosys
New York Times:
New York Times Joins With Monster to Co-Brand Career Web Sites  —  The New York Times Company and Monster Worldwide, the operator of the popular job-listing site, announced on Wednesday that they will form an alliance to share brands on the newspaper company's career sites.
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Start-up demos quantum computer  —  update About a year from now, banks, pharmaceutical companies and other large institutions will be able to rent time on a computer that calculates by studying the behavior of a niobium atom, according to D-Wave Systems.  —  The Canadian company on Tuesday gave …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
House OKs specialized patent judges  —  The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow certain federal judges to defer patent cases to colleagues considered better-versed in the complex area.  —  The proposal, first introduced last year by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Techdirt
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy.Com:
Seven Special Valentine's Day Logos  —  Today I have seen the new Google's special Valentine's Day logo on TechCrunch - I am sure someone in the company will have a really bad Valentine's day (and not because of being lonely but because of the logo).  I think that Valentine's Day must …
Discussion: WebProNews
 
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