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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Renames Urchin Google Analytics, Makes It Free  —  Google has renamed its Urchin web analytics unit to be — yep — Google Analytics (as Gary predicted), in a move that follows with similar rebranding such as Keyhole being renamed Google Earth.  And just like with Keyhole …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
The Trail of a Clicked-On Ad, Brought to You by Google  —  Google plans to introduce free analytical tools for online publishers and marketers today, a move that would help the company's clients get a better sense of Web site traffic patterns and advertising campaigns.
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Google gets analytical … Google is set to launch on Monday a free Web analytics service that will let companies see exactly how visitors interact with their Web site and how their advertising campaigns are faring.  —  The free hosted service, which will be available in English and 16 other languages …
Discussion: Matt Cutts and Download Squad
Brett Crosby / Official Google Blog:   The circle of analytics  —  "Analytics" is a sturdy business catchword …
Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Podcasts Help Drive Demand for High-Volume Hosting  —  As podcasts and video blogs consume disk space and bandwidth, will these large media files reside with major web hosting providers, niche startups spawned by the Blogosphere, or perhaps Yahoo or Google?  As Internet traffic shifts from text …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Audible's Clusterf**k  —  Audible announced a new product on Friday that allows podcast publishers significant control over their product.  Ad insertion, monitoring of downloads and listening attention, DRM and more.  There are some interesting features that add to the podcasting discussion …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Internet Service to Put Classic TV on Home Computer  —  Looking for "The Fugitive?"  Didn't get enough "Eight Is Enough?"  Would you like to "Welcome Back, Kotter" one more time?  —  Warner Brothers is preparing a major new Internet service that will let fans watch full episodes from more than 100 old television series.
Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network to offer downloads: WSJ  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. cable television channels Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network will offer the online sale of several half-hour programs for $2.99 per download, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Discussion: Todd Chanko and Digital Tech Life
Michael / michael parekh on IT:
ON AOL.COM RUNNING WARNER RERUNS ON DEMAND  —  Couldn't believe it when I first read the Washington Post headline: … The article then goes on to explain: … My first reaction? … I yelled out loud, to no on particular in the study.  —  Why my enthusiasm?  —  Let me count the ways:
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
AOL to Have Reruns on Demand  —  America Online Inc. and Warner Bros.  Entertainment Inc. are planning to put thousands of episodes of once-popular television shows like "Welcome Back Kotter" and "Chico and the Man" on the Web site, where high-speed Internet users can view them for free.
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
It's Like Selling Meals by the Bite. And It May Work.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Dan Goodin / Wired News:
Boycott Sony  —  After weeks of criticism, Sony has finally agreed to temporarily stand down on an abusive and likely illegal copy restriction practice.  Hold the applause.  —  On Friday, the world's second-biggest record label pledged to temporarily stop making CDs that leave computers vulnerable to security breaches.
Discussion: The Sony Boycott Blog and digg
Harmony Remote /
Logitech´s New Harmony Remote Delivers Advanced Control for Microsoft´s Xbox 360  —  FREMONT, Calif. — Nov. 14, 2005 — Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), today announced the Harmony® Advanced Universal Remote Control for Xbox 360™, providing gamers …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Digital Tech Life
Julie Tamaki / Los Angeles Times:   Xbox Shoots for Next Level
Stephen Shankland / CNET
New Linux phone standards effort in the works  —  PalmSource, France Telecom's Orange and several other companies plan on Monday to announce an effort to standardize aspects of Linux running on mobile phones.  —  The Linux Phone Standard (Lips) Forum wants to standardize Linux interfaces …
Discussion: Engadget and Daily Wireless
RELATED ITEM:   Consortium tackles Linux mobile phone standards
Edward Rothstein / New York Times:
If Books Are on Google, Who Gains and Who Loses?  —  In 1709, Daniel Defoe compared them to "House-breakers," "High-way Robbers," and "Pick-Pockets," not sounding that different from the way software makers, movie producers and writers sound today when they speak about copyright pirates.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Douglas / Douglas Rushkoff:
Get Back in the Box Thought Virus #2: Open Source and the Authorship Society  —  Time for a new excerpt from the book.  I've decided to base my choice of excerpt on the conversation that developed over the last one.  So here's a natural extension of the idea that the people we used to call …

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