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1:50 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.
Nick / Rough Type:   The YouTube-AdSense death toll
Jyri / Jaiku | Your Conversation:
We're joining Google  —  Exciting news: Google has bought Jaiku today.  —  What does that mean?  First and foremost, we're of course continuing to support our existing users.  So fear not: your Jaiku phone, the Web site, IM, SMS, and API will continue to work normally.
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Breaking: Google Buys Jaiku; Not Twitter?  —  Jaiku has announced that it has been acquired by Google.  Jaiku is the Twitter-like service for keeping up with your friends via the Web or SMS.  Terms of the deal are not being disclosed by the companies.  —  According to Jaiku:
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Acquires Microblogging Service Jaiku
Discussion: PDA
Tony Hsieh / Official Google Blog:
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:   Jaiku bought by Google
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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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Tivo and Rhapsody in Subscription Music Deal
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bubble Indicators  —  Goofy names, retread startup ideas …
Discussion: Screenwerk
AT&T:
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.
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
AT&T Buys Aloha's 700 MHz Spectrum for $2.5 Bil.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Buys Aloha Wireless Spectrum
Discussion: Engadget
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: Read/WriteWeb and CinemaTech
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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.
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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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 …
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 …
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
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.
Eric Savitz / Barron's Online:
Apple: Bernstein Ups Target; Says Market Misses iPhone's Earnings Power; Stock "Not Especially Compelling"  —  One of the odd things about the Apple (AAPL) iPhone is how little the company has revealed about its relationship with AT&T (T), its exclusive U.S. carrier.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
 
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XM: Citi Ups Target, Sees $7B In Costs Savings From Merger …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Knot Poaches President CMO Scardino From Reuters
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John Bowker / Reuters:
EBay overpaid for firm: Skype co-founder
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Buying 10% of Alibaba IPO, Expanding its Role in China
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Google and IBM help students learn parallel programming
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
DailyMotion To Start "Fingerprinting" Video; Google?
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