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NBC programs available for download on iTunes  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal and Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday said they would make several NBC-owned television shows, such as "The Office" and "Law & Order," available on the iTunes music store.
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 …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
NBC teams up with iTunes  —  NBC Universal is the latest network to tap into Apple Computer's iTunes, offering up nearly a dozen of its TV shows for download onto iPods and PCs, the two companies said Tuesday.  —  The iTunes store will offer 11 shows from NBC, USA Network and the Sci Fi Channel …
ESPN mulls Apple deal, eyes double digit growth
C.K. Sample, Iii / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTMS $1.99 price point shifting with new shows
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 …
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 ) …
Phoenix / Search Engine Roundtable:
Earning from Search & Contextual Ads
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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 …
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".
Jenn Shreve / Wired News:
Fido's First Cell Phone  —  Lost dog?  As of next March, pet owners will be able to drop the photocopier and staple gun and pick up the phone instead.  That's when PetCell, the first cell phone for dogs, is due to hit pet-store shelves.  —  Hung off Fido's collar, the PetCell …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Can there be another Google?  —  Internet search is reaching an important pivot point, where market leaders are rewarded by Wall Street, laggards are punished, and start-ups try to fill niches left empty by the major players.  —  Though the market has seen a few leaders come and go over the last decade …
Matt Casamassina /
Revolution Tech Details Emerge  —  Devs give us the scoop on performance power and RAM capacity.  Exclusive information revealed.  —  December 5, 2005 - Nintendo has during recent months remained publicly quiet on its next-generation console, codenamed Revolution, but even so the company …
Discussion: Joystiq
New York Times:
Virtual Stars Compete for Real Money  —  Fatal1ty and Vo0 stood on opposite sides of a darkened theater while an announcer boomed their introductions to an appreciative crowd.  Their faces magnified on giant overhead monitors, the two stared straight ahead while artificial smoke swirled around them.
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
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Two Alternative Local Search Services  —  Local search from the major players is steadily improving, but meanwhile, two smaller players are making impressive advances in providing search results from your own neighborhood.  —  Metrobot  —  Metrobot, a graphically-oriented service …
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 …
Discussion: ...My heart's in Accra and blogher
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Glaser turns wrath on Apple, Jobs  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Rob Glaser has made his peace with Microsoft's Bill Gates.  Now, the RealNetworks chief executive is turning up the rhetoric against another technology icon: Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs.  —  At the Digital Living Conference here on Monday …
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 …

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