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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
Discussion: Matt Cutts and Download Squad
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 …
Nick / Rough Type:
Love, money and podcasting  —  It's one of the great questions of our time (or at least this past weekend): Is a podcast a podcast if it isn't an MP3?  Internet audio pioneer Audible set off the debate on Friday when it announced it would enable podcasters to distribute their work in its proprietary …
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
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.
Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Microsoft Update Will Remove Sony DRM Rootkit
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
Start-up aims to join telephone, wireless calls  —  SAN FRANCISCO—A secretive start-up backed by two powerful Silicon Valley venture capital firms will on Monday outline its plans for bridging the gulf between mobile telephones and fixed-line phone networks.
eBay drops charges for developers network  —  Seeking to make its presence in third-party rebranded commerce applications more ubiquitous, eBay Inc is lifting all of its API and transaction charges for developers.  —  It's the latest ion a series of moves to expand the eBay developer community.
Discussion: Techdirt
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, Digital Tech Life and Engadget
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
USA Today:
Firestorm rages over lockdown on digital music  —  New York University sophomores Inga Chernyak and Diana Rosenthal took part in a demonstration near campus the other day.  —  It had nothing to do with the Iraq war, a political election or any of the other hot-button issues students normally want to protest.

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