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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Adding more flare  —  Posted by Susan Wojcicki, VP, Product Management  —  As you know, we're constantly looking for ways to identify and offer new tools for content creators and website publishers.  Likewise, we constantly aim to give AdWords advertisers broader distribution to an even wider audience of users.
Reuters:   Google snaps up media distributor Feedburner
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
It's Official: Google Buys Feedburner
Discussion: CenterNetworks and UNEASYsilence
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Google Street Views: Creepy But Not Illegal  —  The blogosphere has been chewing on an intriguing new offering by Google's mapping service, Street Views, and debating whether the images created by the option violate privacy.  It all started when a woman pointed out that Street vVews, which …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Studio CEO: Blockbuster, Best Buy to launch movie download services  —  Best Buy and Blockbuster are both set to enter the growing movie download business—at least that's what Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told a bunch of industry analysts during a conference call yesterday.
Discussion: Mashable!, Gizmodo, Engadget and Gadget Lab
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
MLB aims brushback pitch at Slingbox  —  news analysis One high-and-inside pitch can be harmless in baseball, but two in a row is a strongly worded message.  —  This week Major League Baseball lobbed its second brushback pitch at Slingbox, reiterating its stance that the young company is misusing its content.
AOL Beta:
AOL Local Search Beta  —  News & Updates  —  Welcome!  —  The AOL Local Search Beta allows you to find a local business or location with AOL Local by following three simple steps:  — Enter a query term, such as PIZZA, a business name or the type of business you're looking for, such as plumbers, in the search field.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
New AACS "fix" hacked in a day  —  The ongoing war between content producers and hackers over the AACS copy protection used in HD DVD and Blu-ray discs produced yet another skirmish last week, and as has been the case as of late, the hackers came out on top.
Live Search's WebLog:
Live Search Books: Now with In-Copyright Content  —  Today we're delighted to announce the availability of in-copyright book content in the Beta version of Live Search Books!  —  For hundreds of years books have been the repositories for the world's most trusted, authoritative knowledge.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Last.fm, CBS' $280 million hedge for its radio biz?  —  Why did CBS decide to spend $280 million to buy Last.fm, a UK-based music community that faces many challengers, and other risks such as the rapidly transforming Internet streaming royalty structure?  A vexing question …
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
A Tale Of Two Cultures  —  Last week I had the opportunity to present some very preliminary results from our Chinese eye tracking study to a Chinese audience at Search Engine Strategies Xiamen.  We're still going over the results and preparing a final report, the highlights of which I'll cover in this column in a few weeks.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Nielsen: Ratings drop nonexistent when DVRs are accounted for  —  The proliferation of DVRs has not only affected how many people are reached by television-based advertising, it has also noticeably affected the ratings.  A portion of a new study by Nielsen Media Research from 1,750 homes …
Kyle Pott / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Ubuntu applications  —  Ubuntu 7.04 has quickly become the operating system of choice for millions of people around the world - whether they're Linux newcomers, Windows and Mac defectors or pony-tailed system administrators who wear watches displaying the time in binary.
Discussion: FON Blog and digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Venezuela's counter-revolution won't be televised... but it will be on YouTube  —  When YouTube CEO Chad Hurley told a Congressional committee that his company "advances democracy," perhaps this was the sort of thing he had in mind.  —  An opposition Venezuelan television station whose broadcast license …
Discussion: CNN, WebProNews and Slashdot
Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report:
CNN Launches New Beta Website  —  This morning, Steve pointed to me to the new beta version of the CNN.com website, which is now available for public testing.  You can view it here and take a guided tour of the new site here.  Following are a few things that jumped out at me:  —  Things I Like
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH RECOGNIZES FACES  —  Google Image Search can now tell the difference between a picture that has a face in it and one that doesn't.  But don't get too excited. it can't tell one face from another.  —  Technically, what Google can now do is similar to what some digital cameras do: Recognize faceness.
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Josh Friedman / Los Angeles Times:
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iTunes 7.2 and the MP3 gotcha
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Wall Street Journal:
Google Offers New Details On Its Cellphone Strategy
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