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Wall Street Journal:
TiVo Users Soon Can Search for Ads  —  Deal With Several Agencies  —  Will Allow Viewers to Look  —  For Commercials of Interest  —  The same device that helps TV viewers skip commercials will now be prodding them to search for ads.  —  TiVo Inc. is partnering with several big ad firms …
Om Malik on Broadband:
TiVo's Adwords for TiVo  —  From Skip Ads, to Pop-Up Ads to now keyword specific ads.... TiVo is slowly becoming the new advertising platform, which is to say, new bottle old wine.  Still if capitalism can thrive in China, then why not ads on TiVo.  —  The Wall Street Journal reports …
Discussion:, Zatz Not Funny and PVRblog
TiVo may let you search for TV ads  —  Report: Digital recorder maker, agencies in talks to allow viewers to search for different products.  —  NEW YORK ( - TiVo, the television service that has made it easier for viewers to skip commercials, is reportedly close to working …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Ads soon searchable with TiVo
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo CC Tagging Patent Application
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Steve Rubel Issues an Erudite Call to Blogging for Big PR Agencies Only  —  In a PR Week article reprinted on his blog, my colleague Steve Rubel has issued a cry to "midsize or large PR firm (e.g. 15 or more employees)" to learn about blogging.  What a bunch of erudite BS!
Om Malik /
The Return of Monetized Eyeballs  —  By late 2001, anyone hawking a business plan that depended on selling online advertising would have been laughed off Sand Hill Road.  After all, the idea that Web traffic could be converted into ad dollars — that "eyeballs" could be monetized …
Dan Goodin / Wired News:
Tags Sort Out Music Mess  —  Five or six years ago, when I started using my PC to store and play songs in my music library, organization seemed like such a simple thing.  Rip a CD or download a track, open my jukebox program and start listening.  Nothing to it.
Discussion: Lifehacker
Om Malik /
Google vs. the Venture Capitalists  —  VCs looking to fund startups and flip them to Google (GOOG) are facing an unlikely rival — Google.  The Mountain View, Calif., search giant has started buying companies on the cheap, before they even make the pilgrimage to Sand Hill Road.
Discussion: GoogleRumors
Kim Peterson / Seattle Times:
Nintendo makes its Wi-Fi move  —  Darren Smith has waited a long time for Nintendo to go online.  He's spent years at the company tinkering with online features, only to see Nintendo sit out the first round of Internet-based gaming while Microsoft and Sony moved ahead.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and Gizmodo
Alorie Gilbert / CNET
Supreme Court: We'll review eBay's patent case  —  update The U.S. Supreme Court will review a patent infringement case against eBay, granting the online auctioneer's petition on Monday.  —  The matter under review is whether to allow MercExchange, the plaintiff in the case …
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Linux fridge rats on your drinking habits  —  Improving Open Source popularity  —  A BLOKE has invented a Linux fridge that will tell you who has been drinking your beer and post it to a web page.  —  Mike Wakerly has designed his Robotic Kegerator so that it will estimate …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Things That and Engadget
David Kesmodel / Wall Street Journal:
For Some Technology Companies, 'Beta' Becomes a Long-Term Label  —  Few people would fly on an airline that advertised its planes had untested engines, or swallow a pill from a drug company that admitted the side effects were unknown.  Yet when it comes to software, it seems consumers are much more adventurous.
Discussion: Microsoft Monitor
Catherine Tsai /
Competitors Challenge MapQuest  —  DENVER (AP) - Initially, the great thing about Internet mapping programs was their swiftness and ease for obtaining directions, printing them and driving the course you plotted.  —  Now those Web maps can travel with you, too.  And get updated on the road.
Barry J. Doyle /
Fall 2005 Tablet PC Buyer's Guide  —  It is exciting to see that this year we have more Tablet PC choices than ever!  There are so many in fact that it can be downright frustrating for the consumer to find the right model to fit his or her individual needs.
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
Happy 3 year Birthday, Technorati!  —  Wow, it has been 3 years since the public release of Technorati, which I described in this blog post on November 27,2002.  I'm frankly surprised to be doing what I'm doing with such a great team.  Niall has put together an unofficial timeline of Technorati's life.
Katherine Heires /
Does Your Company Belong in the Blogosphere? … Lutz is among a small but growing number of corporate executives who have started to experiment with blogs—Web-based commentary sites usually written in a first-person, conversational manner—to connect with customers online and advance corporate communications and marketing goals.
Discussion: Fast Company Now

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