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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 …
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
Red Herring:
Disney Uses iPods for Ads  —  The media giant and Clear Channel deliver promotional videos to the video iPod.  —  Walt Disney studios and media conglomerate Clear Channel said Monday they're starting to advertise movies and other content over video-enabled portable players like the iPod …
Discussion: Podcasting
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Disney to Send "Narnia" Clips to iPods
Discussion: TechSpot and
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
An introduction from Steve Rubel, VP, Micro Persuasion Practice at CooperKatz  —  On October 6, 2005 I issued a call to action on my blog for the PR community to go the distance.  Specifically, I believe that as an industry we are way behind where we need to be in our understanding of how to apply …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
MIT $100 Laptop to run Redhat  —  The now infamous $100 laptop designed by MIT in cooperation with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) assocation will run Redhat according to an article at Tectonic, an African open source news site.  The inspired invention of MIT Media Labs founder Nicholas Negroponte …
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 …
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
Tom Krazit / InfoWorld:
Dell unloading old PCs through retail stores  —  Long-time reluctance to use retail channels is changing as the worldwide leader in PC shipments experiences growing pains  —  Dell (Profile, Products, Articles) Inc. is supplementing its famous direct-selling model this holiday season …
Discussion: Techdirt
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, Engadget and Things That
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.

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