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10:55 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 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.
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.
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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Ryan Block / Engadget HD:
TiVo picks up Rhapsody support, learns to love music
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
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: Profy.Com and Mashable!
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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
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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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 and Neowin.net
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Lucy Sherriff / The Register:   Hard disk innovators get physics Nobel
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 …
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.
Burke Hansen / The Register:
Online casinos hit by bot armies  —  Don't bet against money laundering robots  —  Botnets are fulfilling law enforcement fears that online casinos could prove fertile ground for money laundering, according to a recent, little-noticed report by risk compliance firm Fortent.
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 …
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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AT&T Buys Aloha's 700 MHz Spectrum for $2.5 Bil.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CNET Founder Shelby Bonnie Unveils His New Startup: PoliticalBase
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Bloomberg:
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Sony to cut PS3 price in Japan, offer new model
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BT home router wide open to hijackers
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