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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 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  —  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 …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
OM LOOKS AT THE "RETURN OF THE EYEBALLS"  —  According to Om, Boing Boing is worth $34 million.  Who knew?  —  Full article here.  From it: … While I don't doubt the math - there are plenty of comps and Om has 'em all in the piece - I'm not convinced.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Tim Bray's Hypocrisy and Competing XML Formats  —  Tim Bray has a post entitled Thought Experiments where he writes … I find it extremely ironic that one of the driving forces behind creating a redundant and duplicative XML format for website syndication would be one of the first to claim …
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.
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
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:
New Orleans's New Connection  —  City-Owned WiFi System To Be Announced Today  —  Hurricane-ravaged New Orleans will deploy the nation's first municipally owned wireless Internet system that will be free for all users, part of an effort to jump-start recovery by making living and doing business in the city as attractive as possible.
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: Techdirt and IP Democracy
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.
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
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 …
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 …

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