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9:15 AM ET, October 9, 2007

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Ryan Hayward / Inside AdSense:
Introducing video units  —  AdSense isn't just for ads anymore; it's also a place to get video content for your site — and earn extra revenue at the same time.  —  We're excited about the launch of video units — a new way to enrich your site with quality, relevant video content in an embedded, customizable player.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Here Comes the Money: YouTube Videos Coming to AdSense  —  According to early reports from the Associated Press and Variety, Google is set to make a major announcement tomorrow concerning YouTube integration with AdSense.  Selected YouTube videos will be available to AdSense publishers and will appear wrapped in banner ads.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Plans Service to Allow Advertisers to Use Material From YouTube Videos  —  Google is taking the first steps toward turning its powerful advertising network, which places ads on hundreds of thousands of Internet sites, into a system for distributing content — and more ads — across the Web.
Michael Liedtke / NEWS.com.au:
Google to show YouTube videos on other websites  —  Decrease Increase -  —  Submit comment:  —  GOOGLE will begin showing YouTube videos on thousands of other websites, hoping to profit from ads attached to the clips.  —  The expansion, to be announced later today …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone, iPod touch v1.1.1 jailbroken, apps ported and running  —  Well lookey see here, sounds like v1.1.1 isn't all doom and gloom after all.  The iPhone dev community's apparently not only moved past accessing the nigh-unbreakable file system protections Apple implemented in the latest iPhone …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Burn: Nine Inch Nails Dumps Record Labels, Going Direct to Fans  —  Hear that?  It's the RIAA quaking in their diamond-coated boots as yet another A-list band gives labels the finger: Pretty hate machine Trent Reznor announced today that "as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally free agent …
Charlene Li / Groundswell:
Facebook Flyer test results  —  I was preparing for my Graphing Social Patterns speech on Facebook marketing last night and decided to try out Facebook Flyers, which allows members to create their own little display ads that shows up in the left navigation bar.
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Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Graphing Social Patterns: What Happens When Users Grow Up?
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Graphing Social Patterns: Fun With Panelist Snark!
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
BitTorrent DNA: Torrenting No Longer A Dirty Word  —  BitTorrent has been getting somewhat of a bad rap.  Although BitTorrent itself sells copyrighted content over its P2P file sharing protocol, the service has become better known for less than legal downloads from sites like "The Pirate Bay".
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:   BitTorrent More Popular Than Ever, Releases Triple in a Year
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Web companies eye market for local ads  —  Online players are courting mom-and-pop businesses as consumers turn to the Internet to find services in their neighborhoods.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to finding local products and services, consumers are increasingly letting their fingers do the clicking.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Local Advertising Firm ReachLocal Receives a Big $55.2 Million Round
Discussion: The Local Onliner and Mashable!
CEO / This is going to be BIG.:
Twitter Prepping its Mobile Ad Units?  It was bound to happen eventually...  While everyone is talking about Google and mobile advertising, has anyone else noticed the emergence of "Tips" on their Twitter mobile notifications?  This is surely the precursor to mobile SMS keyword ads from Twitter.
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Guardian:
Twitter of success  —  Social networking  —  Jemima Kiss
Discussion: Valleywag
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Is Twitter testing out mobile advertisements?
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Amazon S3 At Your Service  —  Virtually everyone on the Amazon Web Services team has occasion to interact with our developer customers from time to time.  This rich source of product feedback gives us a lot of insight into ways that we can do an even better job of meeting their needs as we grow and enhance each of our web services.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Facebook's fbFund Takes a Mulligan - Requires All Applications to be Resubmitted  —  When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his new application developer grant program, fbFund, at TechCrunch40, everyone clapped (including me).  I did have some concerns immediately and one of them was right …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Acquisition No. 2 For Sugar Inc.: Coutorture  —  Sugar Inc., hot off their first acquisition (ShopStyle) two weeks ago, is announcing their second deal tonight - the purchase of fashion blog network Coutorture.  Deal size is not being announced, but it was a mix of cash and stock.
Discussion: ben barren
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Sugar trying to rollup women's content sites, buys Coutorture
Valleywag:
Justin.tv: Nude webcams okay when looking for money, not when you get it  —  Justin Kan, the original lifecaster behind Justin.tv, hyped his company on the prospects of seeing him naked or, better yet, in flagranti delicto.  But if that was the draw of the site for you, forget it.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Champagne at the Googleplex: GOOG Above $600/share  —  Google gained 15.57 today to close at $609.62/share today, breaking the 600 point barrier for the first time.  That puts the company's market cap at over $190 billion, and means Google is worth more on paper than companies like Wal-Mart …
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Wal-Mart's Latest Sale: Broadband  —  The retail giant's ISP turn is likely to push down prices and squeeze out competition.  Will other big-box stores follow suit?  —  Broadband sellers, beware.  A new provider is on the scene—and it's a known price cutter.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
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NEW PLAYSTATION®3 (CECHH00 SERIES) COMES IN TWO COLOR VARIATIONS AT A NEW PRICE  —  New PS3 with 40GB HDD to become available at 39,980 Yen on November 11th, 2007  —  Along With DUALSHOCK®3 at 5,500 Yen
 
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Chris Williams / The Register:
.Asia domains are go  —  And after the gold rush?
Discussion: InfoWorld
Ryan Block / Engadget HD:
TiVo picks up Rhapsody support, learns to love music
Brad Stone / Bits:
Is TiVo's Comeback the Real Deal?
Susan Arendt / Game | Life:
Renegade Squadron Bundle Features Darth Vader PSP
Discussion: Crave and Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Rubicon Project Launches: A Network of Ad Networks
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
@ Mipcom: CBS Sees TV Communities In Last.fm; High-Level Talks This Week
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Using MY Kids to Raise Money for the Kids at DonorsChoose.org!
Discussion: A VC and Valleywag
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
BT home router wide open to hijackers
Discussion: GNUCITIZEN
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google's Orkut: A World of Ambition
Ben / :Ben Metcalfe Blog:
My first take on Seesmic … A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure …
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
UNVEILED: HTC Polaris GPS Windows Mobile Smartphone shows its face
Eric Sylvers / International Herald Tribune:
Start-ups aiming for cheaper text messaging
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
YouTube: The Big Copyright Lie
 

 
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