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3:20 PM ET, March 17, 2007

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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 and CenterNetworks
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Why Online Advertising Economics Are So Messed Up  —  We've all heard that page views are dying.  Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed pointed out a few weeks ago the problem with scaling an online advertising business based on revenue per thousand page views, an analysis which has now been picked up by the Dan Mitchell at the NYT.
Discussion: everybuddy.org
Washington Post:
Online Firms Boot Up for Political Campaigns  —  Howard Dean was dubbed the Internet candidate in the 2004 presidential race, but his efforts to campaign online seem primitive compared to the services companies are touting for next year's election.  —  From creating video games starring candidates …
Discussion: Digital Destiny, hubbub and Joe Duck
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Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Candidates Try Web Video, And the Reviews Are Mixed  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) posts regular "HillCasts" to talk about her positions on equal pay, health care and Iraq.  Rudolph W. Giuliani treats YouTube as if it were C-SPAN — a place for his 58-minute speech to the Churchill Club.
Discussion: media blog, IP Democracy and Beet.TV
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Basil / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox Community Beta Program  —  During the run up to Firefox 2, we released beta builds and release candidates for wide testing and feedback as part of a community beta program.  Anyone who downloaded and installed these pre-release versions of Firefox became part of this beta program …
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 …
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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Victims fight back against DMCA abuse  —  DMCA takedown notices: sure, they provide an easy way for companies or individuals to get copyrighted information pulled from sites like YouTube, but what happens when the process is abused?  The DMCA does require takedown notices to be made under threat of perjury …
Discussion: Techdirt, digg and Slashdot
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 …
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.
 
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The Ol' Bait and Click
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