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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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
Microsoft Windows Officially Broken  —  Windows was broken and Microsoft has admitted it.  In an unprecedented attempt to explain its Longhorn problems and how it abandoned its traditional way of working, the normally secretive software giant has given unparalleled access to The Wall Street Journal …
Discussion: owrede_log and digg
The Star Wars: Episode III DVD Features  —  After breaking box-office records and bringing the "Star Wars" saga to an astounding close, the biggest movie of the year gets even bigger when "Revenge of the Sith" debuts on DVD Nov. 1 in a two-disc set that brings remarkable new insight into the creation of this action-filled epic.
Discussion: digg
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.
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

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