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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 …
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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 …
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.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
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.
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 …
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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
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric:
Nokia N90 in Hand!  —  I received a Nokia N90 to play with this weekend and I am working through the new device like any good gadget geek.  —  The one thing that is really pissing me off, is an Apple thing, not a Nokia issue and that is that I cannot trick iSync to work with my phone …
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: Eric Rice
Samsung claims biggest flexible LCD panel ever  —  Bend me, shake me, anyway you want me  —  KOREAN CHAEBOL Samsung said it has developed a seven inch TFT LCD which uses thin pliable plastic to display 640x480 resolution colour video.  —  The panel is thinner, lighter and lasts longer …
Discussion: Gizmodo

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