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PR Newswire:
'Podcast' Is the Word of the Year  —  NEW YORK, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Only a year ago, podcasting was an arcane activity, the domain of a few techies and self-admitted "geeks."  Now you can hear everything from NASCAR coverage to NPR's All Things Considered in downloadable audio files called "podcasts".
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL Deal May Omit Stake Sale  —  Time Warner may not be selling a piece of America Online after all.  —  Time Warner is still in negotiations with Microsoft and Google over a variety of potential deals involving its AOL unit.  But most of the possibilities under discussion …
Business Week:
Can Google Go Glossy?  —  Why its plan to resell print ads to its army of advertisers may be off to a slow start  —  It was a babystep that sent tremors through the media establishment.  Seeking ways to expand its advertising juggernaut beyond the Internet, Google Inc. (GOOG ) …
James Moore / Jim Moore's Journal:
Why we invested $5 million in Attensa: RSS Investors Fund  —  News is out on the RSSI investment in Attensa, announced today.  —  KBCafe,  —  Red Herring  —  When John Palfrey, Richard Fishman and I founded the RSS Investors Fund, our aim was not simply to make money.
Damian Kulash Jr / New York Times:
Buy, Play, Trade, Repeat  —  THE record company Sony BMG recently got in trouble after attempting to stem piracy by encoding its CD's with software meant to limit how many copies can be made of the discs.  It turned out that the copy-protection software exposed consumers' computers to Internet viruses …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Boing Boing
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Kanoodle Pays for Cookie Distribution  —  In a twist on the ad network concept, Kanoodle has launched a program that will pay publishers to distribute Kanoodle's targeting cookies, whether they show Kanoodle ads on their site or not.  —  The BrightAds Cookies program aims to increase …
Talking-Head Video Is Boring Online … As broadband connectivity has grown, websites have increased their use of video clips.  Unfortunately, many of these videos are produced for television broadcast and are thus unsuitable for the online environment.  —  In 1997, I wrote an analysis …
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Looking for the Proceeds in TV-on-Demand  —  For five decades or so, the television industry's main mission has been to come up with hit programs, get them on screens, and hope people will stop and watch.  Now, that is just the starting point.  —  As an era of ordering TV shows at the push …
Racketboy / RetroGaming with racketboy:
Top 20 Games That Nobody Played - But You Should  —  There are hundreds of excellent games that have been released over the last two decades that never quite got the attention and sales they deserved.  Many times it is because of lousy marketing, but at least some of these games find an afterlife as a cult classic.
Discussion: Kotaku
Robert Andrews / Wired News:
Le Chic Shall Inherit Les Blogs  —  A top international model is using social software and cell phones to give high fashion an air of high tech.  —  Anina, who struts her stuff on European catwalks and magazine covers, is a self-proclaimed geek and entrepreneur on a mission to turn …
Matt Casamassina /
Revolution Launch  —  What exactly does "2006" really mean?  We narrow down the launch date.  —  December 5, 2005 - Asking a Nintendo executive for Revolution's official launch date will always yield exactly the same response, which is, simply, "2006."  In the past, the Big N's president …
Discussion: Engadget, Joystiq and Kotaku
Yahoo! News:
Google Fixes Desktop Search Loophole  —  Google (Nasdaq: GOOG - news) has strengthened its Desktop Search tool so that it cannot be used any longer by hackers who are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT - news) Internet Explorer software.
Discussion: TechSpot
Shankar Gupta / MediaPost Publications: Plans Expansion  —  DIGG.COM, A COLLABORATIVELY EDITED TECHNOLOGY news site that some on the Web are touting as the next Slashdot, intends to branch out from tech stories and move into other news categories as well as media such as video and audio, said CEO Jay Adelson.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple adds NBC, SciFi, USA to iTMS  —  Get out the popcorn and your 5G iPods everyone, because Apple has added a ton of new shows to the iTMS from the likes of NBC, USA, SciFi and Disney.  The Office, Monk, Battlestar Galactica (including the miniseries), The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
Well Blow Me a Bubble!  —  You know that I come to you first with all of the exciting news of my life, which thankfully doesn'?t happen too often, leaving me plenty of time to write about hamsters and PR and strep throat and Jenna.  —  But today is one of those big news days—?  OH BOY!
Discussion: Joho the Blog
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
At Google, Cube Culture Has New Rules  —  Google, like I.B.M., says that it is forging a corporate culture in which success depends on performance.  —  But while I.B.M. is an old company that has revamped the social contract with its workers, Google is writing a new one from scratch.

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