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Jfurrier /
PodTech Exclusive: Yahoo! Launches Podcasting with Yahoo! Podcasts  —  Download to MP3: Exclusive Podcast Announcement - Yahoo Launches Podcasting  —  The PodCast:  —  YAHOO! LAUNCHES PODCASTING.  Yahoo! Podcasts, A New Beta Service, Lets Consumers Find and Listen to New Audio Programs
Associated Press:
Yahoo tunes into podcasting craze  —  Internet giant to offer tools for searching popular audio programs  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Hoping to tune into the latest craze in digital media, Yahoo Inc. is introducing tools for finding, organizing and rating "podcasts" — the audio programs designed …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches Major Podcasting Service  —  Yahoo just launched a comprehensive podcasting search, directory and listening service called Yahoo Podcasts (URL will be working in the next couple of hours).  John Furrier at nailed this story and has posted an exclusive podcast with Geoff Ralston, Yahoo's Chief Product Officer.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Yahoo to launch podcast search site  —  Yahoo is expected to launch on Monday a podcast service that offers access to much of the streaming audio on the Web and features user reviews and other information about the programming.  —  Yahoo Podcasting is intended to allow people …
VeriSign is about to announce acquisition of Moreover Technologies...  . . . is it building a massive news and blogs tracker?  —  By Tom Foremski for SiliconValleyWatcher  —  VeriSign is about to announce it acquired Moreover Technologies, the San Francisco based news aggregator.
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Rafat /
Verisign To Acquire Moreover : Updated: read the update post here, with price, etc...  We'd been working on this story, but Tom got to it first...Moreover, the online news aggregation and business information service, is being bought out by Verisign, and the reported price is about $25 million.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
REACTION TO GOOGLE READER  —  Whew!  I was afraid that I was going to get bashed when I didn't like the Google Reader, that there had to be something wrong with me that I didn't like it.  Turns out, I'm not the only one.  Obviously, its not a huge cross section, but the comments …
Kareem Mayan / Kareem Mayan's Weblog:
Web 2.0: Conversation with Five Teenagers  —  Safa Rashtchy, managing director at Piper Jaffray, moderated a panel with five Bay-Area teenagers. all are 17 and in highschool, except for Sasha, who is 18 and is a freshman at Berkeley.  —  This was one of the more interesting panels …
Ask Jeeves Blog:
Deep Thoughts at Web 2.0  —  In July, we looked into the Bloglines data in a post called "Which Feeds Matter?" (which actually began life as "What Feeds Matter?" until Daniel left a comment correcting our grammar).  Our definition of a feed that mattered, out of the millions of blogs …
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Japan's Music Industry Wants Fee on Sales of Latest Digital Players  —  TOKYO - In the United States, recording labels want a bigger slice of Apple's success in digital music by seeking higher prices on downloaded songs.  Japan's music industry has a different idea: putting a fee on iPods.
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Johnnie L. Roberts / Newsweek:
Selling Songs for a Song  —  Record labels want a bigger cut of digital music profits.  —  Oct. 17, 2005 issue - The music industry is filled with creative types, and many seem to be wearing suits these days.  Consider the latest idea from the business suite at Warner Music Group …
Discussion: OpsanBlog
Philgomes / Phil Gomes' Personal Web Site:
A Rough Early PR Blog Timeline  —  This past week, quite a conversation erupted when Stephen Baker called Steve Rubel the "doyen" of PR bloggers.  —  Not that it really matters, but here's a list of some of the earliest blogs either from PR people or about PR, in order of date of first post.

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