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Jason McCabe Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
OK, let's stop the bubble machine right now  —  Om... you know I love you, but this is absurd.  Like really, really crazy.  Weblogs, Inc. was bought by AOL because of revenue and revenue growth.  Eyeballs and pageviews had nothing to do with it—zero.  No one in the marketplace is buying things based on eyeballs—no one.
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 …
Om Malik on Broadband:
The Return of Monetized Eyeballs  —  How much do you think Slashdot is worth?  Or Nick Denton's Gawker Media or TheFaceBook or Boing Boing?  You can find out the answers here... in my latest Business 2.0 story, The Return of Monetized Eyeballs.  A sharp rebound in the online advertising market …
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Road to Expo: Reborn Mac mini set to take over the living room  —  November 29, 2005 - Apple's Mac mini will be reborn as the digital hub centerpiece it was originally conceived to be, Think Secret sources have disclosed.  The new Mac mini project, code-named Kaleidoscope …
Thought Experiments  —  I see that Microsoft has posted a litigation covenant on the OfficeXML formats (also read Brian Jones' exegesis).  In response, there's a bunch of legal poking and prodding here and here; I don't understand the legal arguments, and I don't think they're the interesting part of the story anyhow.
PRWeb Press Release Service …:
Entrepreneur Launches Web's First Tag Directory to Raise Money for His Wedding  —  Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document.  —  A 37-year-old Canadian entrepreneur wants to pay for his wedding - and walk away debt-free - by selling listings on his account for $20 per listing.
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: and TechSpot
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Spitzer Gets on Sony BMG's Case  —  New York's Attorney General has turned his attention to Sony BMG's copyright-protection fiasco  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment is getting a lot of unwanted attention for its use of copyright-protection software that left CD users open to computer viruses.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Techdirt
Larry Loeb /
Unpatched IE Flaw Is Worse Than Expected  —  Last week was shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday, and it seemed the malware guys took it off as well.  There was not much going on of recent origin, and the biggest blip on the security radar was the realization by the security community …
Discussion: Windows Vista Weblog
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.
Business Wire:
Lockheed Martin Selects Concurrent's RedHawk Linux for THAAD Missile Defense Program; Concurrent's Real-Time Linux System Supports Mission-Critical Missile Defense Testing  —  DULUTH, Ga.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Nov. 28, 2005—Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a leading provider of integrated computer solutions …
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 …
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Music Players and Game Consoles Are Topping Lists  —  Two of the most-coveted consumer electronics items this holiday season are the Apple iPod music player and the Xbox 360 game console from Microsoft, according to retailers and industry analysts.  —  That represents a major shift in buying intentions this year.
Michael Bazeley / Mercury News:
Podcasting for profit  —  Some amateur Net radio shows have hit the advertising jackpot  —  Since they started recording their eccentric, irreverent podcast from their Midwest farmhouse, Dawn Miceli and Drew Domkus would joke about ``world domination.''  —  They haven't quite achieved that goal yet.
Discussion: and Eric Rice
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
The industry is in for a gaming crash  —  Rant Flush the toilet I say  —  WITH ALL THE HOOPLA surrounding the Xbox 360 launch, the impending release of the PS3 and the Revolution, things couldn't be better right?  —  Mainstream media is recognising gaming as something that a wider demographic …
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Elinor Mills / CNET
Wall Street agog over Google  —  When search giant Google asked for $85 per share in its initial public offering on Aug. 19, 2004, more than a few people thought its wunderkind founders had perhaps drank a bit too much of their own Kool-Aid.  —  Fifteen months later, it looks like …
Vertical Markets Director, Classifieds - New York or Mountain View - New York,New York  —  Position can be located in New York or Mountain View.  —  Google's world-class Advertising Sales team drives business revenue growth across a variety of verticals and regions where Google does business.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion and TechBlog

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