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12:40 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.
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
Disk technology takes Nobel Prize
Discussion:, and Gizmodo
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
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.
AT&T Acquires Wireless Spectrum from Aloha Partners  —  AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced its board of directors has approved an agreement to purchase spectrum licenses covering 196 million people in the 700 MHz frequency band from Aloha Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership.
Discussion: GigaOM
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
AT&T Buys Aloha's 700 MHz Spectrum for $2.5 Bil.
Discussion: Engadget and Wi-Fi Networking News
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 …
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.
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 …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
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 …
CNN: 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 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.
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 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
John Bowker / Reuters:
EBay overpaid for firm: Skype co-founder  —  BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Internet telecoms company Skype, said on Tuesday he agreed the original valuation put on the company by purchaser eBay (NasdaqGS:EBAY - News) was too high.  —  "We had to chart the trajectory …
Discussion: WebProNews, Epicenter and Deal Journal
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Google and IBM help students learn parallel programming  —  Google and IBM have announced a new initiative to help students and researchers learn how to create the massively parallel programs that will be needed to address large-scale problems of the future.
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Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Intel CTO Talks Architecture and AMD Rivalry
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Knot Poaches President CMO Scardino From Reuters
weather forecaster has proximity-sensing display
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, Crave and CrunchGear
Stephen Shankland / CNET
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
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Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Microsoft aims patent guns at Red Hat
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CNET Founder Shelby Bonnie Unveils His New Startup: PoliticalBase
Burke Hansen / The Register:
Online casinos hit by bot armies
Chris Williams / The Register:
.Asia domains are go  —  And after the gold rush?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone, iPod touch v1.1.1 jailbroken, apps ported and running
Valleywag: Nude webcams okay when looking for money, not when you get it
Discussion: Beet.TV
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Web companies eye market for local ads
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Peter Sterne / Politico:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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