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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 …
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 …
Om Malik /
The Return of Monetized Eyeballs  —  The Market Blinks  —  Back in 2000, every entrepreneur who started a Web content company carried the same PowerPoint slide.  It charted the astounding growth of U.S. online advertising, from next to nothing in 1995 to $6 billion in 1999.
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 …
PRWeb Press Release Service …:
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.  —  Toronto, Canada (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) November 28, 2005 …
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: evhead
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
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
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: Gizmodo and Wi-Fi Networking News
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 …
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.
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 …
Andy McCue / CNET
Google to sponsor Manchester United soccer club?  —  Manchester United is in talks with a number of global high-tech giants, including Google, about replacing Vodafone as its shirt sponsor, according to reports.  —  Vodafone announced last week that it is ending its four-year deal …
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
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
What Craig is talking about  —  There has been much comment and speculation surrounding what Craig Newmark said in London a week ago and then blogged: … Craig was trying to clear up some misimpressions in various stories and posts that jumped off from this Guardian report …

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