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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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: O'Reilly Radar and evhead
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 …
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
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
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 …
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
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 …
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
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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