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12:00 PM 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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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google to Put YouTube Videos on Its Ad Network  —  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.
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.
Lucy Sherriff / The Register:
Hard disk innovators get physics Nobel  —  Giant Magnetoresistance - real world nanotech  —  The 2007 Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to the nanotech boffins behind our ever shrinking hard disks, Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg.  —  The pair were honoured for the …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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BBC:
Disk technology takes Nobel Prize
Discussion: Tech.co.uk, Neowin.net and Gizmodo
Associated Press:
Physics Nobel Goes to German, Frenchman
Discussion: Open Source and Boing Boing
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
BitTorrent jumps into enterprise market with content delivery service  —  Peer-to-peer company BitTorrent is set to announce on Tuesday morning the availability of a new enterprise content delivery product, BitTorrent DNA.  Designed for companies that use streaming video …
Discussion: TorrentFreak, Profy.Com and Mashable!
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Brightcove Unleashes A BitTorrent Stream
Discussion: CinemaTech
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   BitTorrent DNA: Torrenting No Longer A Dirty Word
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Buying 10% of Alibaba IPO, Expanding its Role in China  —  Yahoo has announced that it plans to acquire 10% of the shares which are being offered by Alibaba.com in an IPO which is expected to raise $1 Billion.  Yahoo already owns 40% of Alibaba, and Alibaba owns 100% of Yahoo China... which can get complicated.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Valleywag:
Bloggers: Xeni Jardin, Kevin Rose, and friends get in bed with Virgin  —  Xeni Jardin, Kevin Rose, and friends get in bed with Virgin  —  After wooing San Francisco at its hub airport, Virgin America has enlisted seven Internet heroes to pitch the new airline.
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 …
 
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Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Google and IBM help students learn parallel programming
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weather forecaster has proximity-sensing display
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, Crave and CrunchGear
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Adobe shows off 3D camera tech
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
DailyMotion To Start "Fingerprinting" Video; Google?
Discussion: WebProNews
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
White 40GB PS3 hitting Japan
Discussion: Forever Geek and Engadget
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
AT&T Buys Aloha's 700 MHz Spectrum for $2.5 Bil.
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
TiVo: TiVo Rocks the Rhapsody Music Service
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Microsoft aims patent guns at Red Hat
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Burke Hansen / The Register:
Online casinos hit by bot armies
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone, iPod touch v1.1.1 jailbroken, apps ported and running
Valleywag:
Justin.tv: Nude webcams okay when looking for money, not when you get it
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Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Web companies eye market for local ads
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Facebook Flyer test results
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