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11:30 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.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Is TiVo's Comeback the Real Deal?  —  TiVo, the DVR pioneer, is announcing on Tuesday that it is bringing a wide selection of music to users of its increasingly versatile TV set-top boxes.  Users whose TiVo boxes are connected to the Internet can now sign up for RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service …
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Brightcove Unleashes A BitTorrent Stream  —  BitTorrent, a company whose name has long meant digital piracy to content owners, now wants to be the online media industry's humble servant.  On Tuesday, the company debuted tools on the video service, Brightcove, that spread the work …
Discussion: CinemaTech
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   BitTorrent DNA: Torrenting No Longer A Dirty Word
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:   BitTorrent More Popular Than Ever, Releases Triple in a Year
BBC:
Disk technology takes Nobel Prize  —  French scientist Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg of Germany have won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics.  —  They have been honoured for "the discovery of giant magnetoresistance", the technology that is used to read data on hard disks.
Discussion: Tech.co.uk, Neowin.net and Gizmodo
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Lucy Sherriff / The Register:   Hard disk innovators get physics Nobel
Associated Press:
Physics Nobel Goes to German, Frenchman
Discussion: Open Source
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.
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 …
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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Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Rocks found in place of girl's brand new iPod... twice  —  Nearly every teenager either has an iPod or wants one.  There are a few exceptions, but the vast majority of teens sport (or pretend to sport) Apple's wildly-popular digital audio player.  So imagine yourself, for a moment …
CNN:
Ask.com Ad Pact With Google Ends Soon  —  Oct. 9, 2007 (Investor's Business Daily delivered by Newstex) —  In February, Barry Diller spoke confidently when he said his Ask.com would soon renew its long-running ad pact with Google that expires at year's end.
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google logo tweak sends critics into orbit  —  WASHINGTON — Should the world's most-used search engine be more of a Yankee Google Dandy?  —  Google Inc. occasionally features light-hearted doodles on its colorful home-page logo to commemorate special occasions.
Discussion: WebProNews and Dvorak Uncensored
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.
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
White 40GB PS3 hitting Japan  —  As if we didn't already know about the 40GB PS3 making its debut, we, however, were unaware that a white version would be loosed into the concrete jungles of Japan with DualShock 3 controllers.  That's right, folks, a 40GB console is set for a November 11th …
Discussion: Forever Geek and Engadget
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Reuters:
Sony to cut PS3 price in Japan, offer new model
Discussion: PC World
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Google tools to power virtual worlds  —  Get ready for online games set in your favorite Google Earth locations.  —  Virtual-worlds platform developer Multiverse Network is set to announce a partnership Tuesday that will allow anyone to create a new online interactive 3D environment …
Wall Street Journal:
As Tech Heats Up, Sages Dust Off Bubble Indicators  —  Goofy-Names Index Rises,  —  Perks Gauge Glows Red;  —  A 5th-Grader as Founder  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Reserve monitors things like inventory levels and housing starts to gauge the economy's direction.
 
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
AT&T Buys Aloha's 700 MHz Spectrum for $2.5 Bil.
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Microsoft aims patent guns at Red Hat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CNET Founder Shelby Bonnie Unveils His New Startup: PoliticalBase
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Intel Launches a Digg to Rate Software Startups
Burke Hansen / The Register:
Online casinos hit by bot armies
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Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Web companies eye market for local ads
Dan Goodin / The Register:
BT home router wide open to hijackers
Discussion: GNUCITIZEN
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Facebook's fbFund Takes a Mulligan - Requires All Applications to be Resubmitted
Charlene Li / Groundswell:
Facebook Flyer test results
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google's Orkut: A World of Ambition
 

 
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New York Times:
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