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10:45 AM ET, February 26, 2007

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New York Times:
Google in Content Deal With Media Companies  —  Google built an empire delivering advertisements across the Internet, and now it plans to distribute content from media companies just as aggressively.  —  Google is working with Dow Jones & Company, Condé Nast, Sony BMG Music Entertainment …
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Google Video Plusbox  —  While searching Google for nightwish videos, Razvan Antonescu spotted this video plusbox* (ignore the blue link bars in the screenshot, they're from a Firefox extension).  Alongside a snippet from Google Video, a plus icon appeared with a link reading "show video" …
Discussion: Googling Google
New York Times:
An Ad Upstart Forces Google to Open Up a Little  —  Google and Yahoo have been fighting it out over which company will dominate the online advertising business, with Google maintaining the upper hand so far.  —  But in the competition for contextual text ads — those small sponsored links …
comScore:
comScore Data Show Yahoo!'s New Ranking Model Has Had Initial Positive Impact on Sponsored Search Click-Through Rates  —  comScore Networks, a leader in measuring the digital age, today released the results of a study analyzing the changes in Yahoo!'s click-through rates for sponsored search ads since …
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St. and A VC
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Yahoo Benefits from new Panama Advertising System
Discussion: Reuters
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
IRS goes after eBay, wants info on seller earnings  —  The IRS wants its money.  That's why it has helpfully assembled a list of the most common excuses people use (PDF) for not paying their taxes.  In case you weren't aware of it, a claim that "the 16th Amendment is invalid because it contradicts …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
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San Francisco Chronicle:
IRS urged to go after eBay sellers
Discussion: WebProNews and Slashdot
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
New Hot Properties: YouTube Celebrities  —  No one would mistake the Ask a Jew guy for Lonelygirl15, but these days YouTube contributor Shmuel Tennenhaus is feeling like a hot commodity.  —  Mr. Tennenhaus, an aspiring comedy writer who gained a modest following on YouTube for his droll question …
Discussion: pc4media, Cost Per News and A VC
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center  —  I was lucky enough to get in on the Gmail beta when it launched and I haven't looked back since.  Even though I've had an account for almost three years and I get over 100 emails a day, I have chewed up only 18% of the generous 2.8 gigabytes of storage.
Discussion: Office Evolution
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Reflections on the first decade of blogging  —  I ran into my old friend Dave Winer at the San Francisco airport on Wednesday last week.  He was on his way to Boston for the Public Media Conference.  We traded pictures and chatted over early morning (6:30 AM) coffee about developers …
UPI:
Alaska police crimp wireless surfer  —  Free wireless Internet service at a public library in Palmer, Alaska, doesn't mean its available for use after hours.  —  A Palmer man has been waiting to see if he'll be charged with criminal wrongdoing after a patrolling police officer seized …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Jeannie Choe / Engadget:
Gamer busted for "borrowing" library WiFi after hours
Discussion: Wi-Fi and digg
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
EMI to Apple, Microsoft: Ditching DRM is going to cost you  —  Earlier this month it was widely reported that EMI was indeed ready to cast DRM into the dark abyss and earn the company the honorable status of being the first major music label to realize that DRM alienates honest customers.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 reasons BitTorrent Store won't sell  —  BitTorrent is all set to launch a legal P2P video download service, BitTorrent Entertainment Network, that will offer television shows for sale and movies for rental from some of the major Hollywood studios.  The news has created quite a stir amongst the technorati.
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New York Times:
Tribune Considering Late Offer From Real Estate Magnate  —  The Tribune Company, in discussions about its future, is weighing a proposal from Sam Zell, the Chicago real estate maverick and billionaire who sold his huge office development company this month for $39 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout ever.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
TiVo Desktop 2.4 public beta loosed, enables PC-to-TiVO transcoding  —  It's that time again folks, when you gleefully head on over to TiVo's website and download a new release of its desktop software to add more of those PC / TiVo integration features you love so dearly.
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny! and digg
Pranam Kolari / UMBC eBiquity:
The I's of the Blogosphere  —  The token "I" (1, 2) can provide interesting cues on the Blogosphere, other than signifying the obvious personal nature of blog posts.  "I" sometimes use it to study the growth of the blogosphere (between David Sifry reports ofcourse), or just for fun …
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