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11:15 AM ET, March 17, 2007

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Google:
Frequently asked questions  —  Background  —  Q. What is Adscape Media?  —  A. Adscape Media is a small in-game advertising company based in San Francisco California.  Adscape Media offers dynamic delivery of advertising with plot and storyline integration - making its solutions a truly interactive marketing platform.
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Let the passion continue!  We're acquiring Adscape  —  Asteroids, Space Invaders, Centipede and Tetris—remember when you could only play these games at an arcade?  I would line up behind at least 6 people for my chance at Asteroids.  —  Time warp—now it's 2007.  Games can be played anywhere and at anytime.
Karen / Official Google Blog:
A world in motion  —  Posted by Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products & User Experience  —  Mark Twain said, "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable."  We're pretty sure Twain's definition of pliable is different from ours.  Building flexibility into search, email …
Dave Winer / stories.scripting.com:
NY Times on Twitter  —  Okay, I got the bugs worked out, and it seems to work, fingers crossed, praise Murhpy, I am not a lawyer and I don't work for the NY Times.  —  It's set to post one new story per minute, as long as they are available.  I may decrease that to once every three minutes or every five minutes.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Goodbye, Tello  —  Forget Web 2.0, and think VoIP when it comes to start-ups that are kicking the bucket.  Tello, a San Mateo, Calif.-based start-up that launched with much fanfare back in January 2006, is no more, becoming one of the first high profile causalities in the voice over the Internet space.
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Popularity Might Not Be Enough  —  LET'S say you wanted to build an advertising-supported online media business that took in $50 million a year in revenue.  How many users would you have to attract to get there?  —  Probably too many for most people to even try, if the numbers run by Jeremy Liew …
Discussion: Chip Griffin
Justin Fox / Time:
Google Gooses Big Media  —  "Content is king."  It's a phrase uttered repeatedly by media executives making the case that the movies, music, TV shows, books and journalism their companies produce are the core of their business.  —  It happens to be a dubious claim.
Discussion: Digital Markets
Gordon Meyer / O'Reilly Network:
Twittering Your Home  —  Interest in the messaging service Twitter is clearly on the rise (see this Wall Street Journal article if you're not already familiar with it), and while most people are figuring out how to use Twitter for its intended purpose-social networking-I'd like to share …
Valleywag:
EXCLUSIVE: The rise and fall of David Hayden  —  So profound is the Valley's belief in redemption, that it's hard for anyone to accept that a career can lurch merely from failure to failure.  Here's one such story: David Hayden, founder of Magellan and Critical Path and one of Silicon Valley's …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Viacom lawyer: YouTube knows it violates copyrights  —  update WASHINGTON—There's no doubt that YouTube is committing copyright infringement, so the central question is who must police its content, an attorney for Viacom said Friday.  —  After "months and months" of negotiations about that dilemma …
PC World:
Google's Blog Software Hijacked by Scammers  —  Google's blogger.com is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor warns.  —  John E. Dunn, Techworld  —  Google's blogger.com is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor has warned.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Toward a Better Digg  —  Digg revolutionized social news when it launched in 2004.  Since then, it has become the undisputed champ of news link ranking sites.  They just recently crossed the million mark.  And their influence goes far beyond those user registration numbers.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Cisco Bought WebEx  —  Connecting The Dots has a very interesting analysis of why Cisco bought WebEx.  Steve Borsch makes very clear why this acquisition is a Web 2.0 platform play: … I totally agree with all of these points.  Point 1 and 3 are really variations on the same theme …
Ian Smith / Download Squad:
Top 11 Yahoo Mail Tips and Tricks  —  Yahoo's new version of web mail is, without a doubt, one of the coolest and most fluid Ajax applications we've seen to date.  For the average user it offers every major feature that you can find in Outlook or Thunderbird, and it does it with style.
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