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Alorie Gilbert / CNET
Internet ad revenue climbs 26 percent  —  As of June, advertisers had spent $5.8 billion to place ads online this year, a 26 percent increase compared with the first six months of 2004, according to a new report.  —  This record spending was once again led by ads linked to Web search results …
Discussion: Alex Barnett blog
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Microsoft plans to sell search ads of its own  —  Microsoft will unveil Monday its own system for selling Web advertising as it struggles to compete with Google and Yahoo in the expanding Web search business.  The system, to be used by MSN, is meant to improve on those of Microsoft's rivals …
Chris Pratley / Chris_Pratley's OneNote WebLog:
OneNote 12 - Working as a team with shared notebooks  —  First, let me point out that Owen Braun is blogging now.  He's the lead program manager on my team responsible for OneNote.  He's got a great post up about how we now support multiple notebooks.  And he's promising a whole feature on hyperlinks...
Esme Vos / MuniWireless:
Muniwireless market sizing report now available  —  U.S. cities, towns and counties will spend nearly $700 million over the next three years to build municipal-owned wireless broadband networks.  Moreover, the U.S. market will enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 134 percent between 2004 …
David Kesmodel / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Enlists Finance Writers For Native Content
Yahoo! News:
Motorola CEO: 'Screw the nano'  —  Apple Computer's newest MP3 player, the iPod nano, is receiving rave reviews and analy sts believe the device will solidify Apple's dominance in the competitive MP3 player market for at least another year.  However, not everyone praises the device …
Solar handbag lights up contents  —  The contents of a woman's handbag have long remained a mystery - often even to the owner - but a new design offers to shine a light on the problem.  —  A solar-powered handbag designed by a student from Brunel University promises to make finding keys and other items at the bottom of a bag easier.
Shoppers use blogs for bargains  —  Consumers are starting to use weblogs, or blogs, as guides to what they should and shouldn't buy, finds a survey.  —  More than three-quarters of those questioned in the research said they consulted blogs before going shopping.
Discussion: Smart Mobs and The Blog Herald
Wil Shipley / Call Me Fishmeal:
Mac OS X Viruses: Put Up or Shut Up (part 1)  —  All, right, I'm sick of people reporting that Mac OS X is 'mostly' virus-free.  It is, as far has been proven, ENTIRELY virus-free.  Macs are not magical, and one day there will be virus that infects them.  However, I don't think it's happened yet …
Jon's Radio:
A channel changer for the Bloglines river of news  —  Blog readers offer two basic navigational styles.  There's the two- or three-pane format that's also commonly used in mail clients, and then there's what Dave Winer has called the river of news format, where everything appears in one scrollable view.
Mike Slocombe /
XpressMusic Brand And Nokia 3250 Music Phone Released  —  Finnish mobile giants Nokia have come up with the Nokia 3250, a new music-driven mobile phone featuring dedicated music keys and storage for up to 750 songs.  —  The phone was announced at Nokia Trends, an electronic music festival in Berlin, Germany over the weekend.
Discussion: and TechSpot
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Will eBay be Your Phone Company?  —  Maybe.  Even somewhat likely.  —  In response to my assertion Friday that eBay is grossly overpaying for the acquisition, commenters on that post are saying that the asset value of Skype's huge network of users will eventually produce phone-company like income for the auction company.
Discussion: Hitchhiker's Guide to 650 and A VC
Joseph Weisenthal / The Stalwart:
Metcalfe's Law, Reed's Law Revisited: Questioning new Valuation Models  —  Something tells me that some of today's venture capitalists aren't going to get a great return on their dollars.  —  This is based on two observations.  1)The stock market, a few IPOs notwithstanding …
Discussion: A VC
Tom Foremski /
News: Moreover picks a suitor . . .  Silicon Valley Watcher has learned that Moreover Technologies, the San Francisco-based news aggregator, will announce within the next few days that it has been acquired by a much larger multi-national company.  —  The announcement is expected by the end of this month.
Discussion: and Read/Write Web
Hilary Osborne / Guardian:
24-megabit broadband launched at £24 a month  —  A new broadband service offering a connection up to 24 times faster than other providers at less than double the price began a national rollout today.  —  For £24 a month customers of broadband provider Be are being offered …
Discussion: Slashdot
The Power of Defaults … How gullible are Web users?  Sadly, the answer seems to be "very."  —  Professor Thorsten Joachims and colleagues at Cornell University conducted a study of search engines.  Among other things, their study examined the links users followed on the SERP (search engine results page).

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