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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google and Yahoo Aim at Another Screen  —  Two ascending Internet giants, Google and Yahoo, are to make plain today that they intend to move aggressively beyond the Internet browser and onto the television screen.  —  The two companies, already the most popular services for searching …
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Yahoo goes mobile … Yahoo was set to announce on Friday that its e-mail, instant messenger, photo and other services will be available on mobile phones and PC-connected TVs, as well as on personal computers without using a browser.  —  Yahoo Go Mobile, to become available on Friday …
Rali /
Yahoo To Launch Go Intiative; Mobile, Connected TVs & Desktop Access [by rafat] : Yahoo is making its biggest bet yet outside its website: at CES, it is launching what it calls Yahoo Go (the site should go live here later), a series of mobile and connected TV-PC intiatives.
San Francisco Chronicle:   CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2006
Burt Helm / Business Week:   Yahoo on Your Phone, TV, PC...
Robert X. Cringely /
A Commercial Runs Through It  —  Google's Grand Plan to Take Over TV Advertising  —  My 2006 predictions column has to be delayed until next week, not because I have no predictions, but because there is so much speculation and mis-information swirling around about Google and the Consumer Electronics Show …
Paul R. La Monica / CNN:
A Monster deal for Google?  —  As Google bulks up in the online classifieds biz, some say a buyout of Monster could make sense.  —  NEW YORK ( - Should Google start looking for a Monster under its corporate bed?  —  The top search engine is preparing to formally roll out Google Base …
06:29 pm - TiVo shows Series3 HDTV Cable Card unit at CES  —  Sorry for the delay, I got a later start today than I'd hoped, my bad.  I went straight to TiVo's booth and I've been here for a while now, looking around and taking photos.  I got a personal tour from TiVoPony of all the new stuff …
Paul Kapustka / TechWeb:
Verizon Says Google, Microsoft Should Pay For Internet Apps  —  LAS VEGAS, Nev. — There's no such thing as a free lunch on the Internet, according to Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, who said Thursday that providers of bandwith-intensive Internet applications, including Google and Microsoft …
Anil Dash:
Dos and Don'ts for Beating the iPod (and iTunes)  —  Lots of people in both the music/media and technology businesses are obsessed with beating Apple's work on the iPod and iTunes.  With the CES show being this week, that obsession will reach its annual peak, so I figured I'd take the time to post a list I'd made some time ago.
Apple — A Tragic Love Story
Yahoo! News:
Florida Slaps Spammer with $11 Billion Fine  —  CIS Internet Services, a Clinton, Iowa-based Internet service provider, has been awarded $11.2 billion in a court judgment against a Florida man who sent millions of unsolicited pieces of commercial e-mail.  —  Robert W. Kramer, III …
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
A New Palm Treo Uses Microsoft's Software, But It Doesn't Beat 650  —  Palm's Treo smart phones have been the best high-end cellphones on the market, with the finest combination of voice, email and Web-browsing capabilities in a hand-held device.  —  But many corporate information-technology departments have refused to buy the phone.
Marcus Kabel / Associated Press:
Wal-Mart Halts Movie Suggestions on Web  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is shutting down the system that creates movie recommendations on its shopping Web site after it linked a "Planet of the Apes" DVD to films about famous black Americans, including Martin Luther King Jr.
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Regina Lynn Regina Lynn / Wired News:
Play Together, Stay Together  —  Every once in a while, a sex-tech innovation comes along that is so up my alley, it's hard to write a column about it because I'm too excited.  —  I fidget in my chair and can't think of any words to describe my thoughts without sounding like a marketing copywriter.
Discussion: Kotaku and PSFK
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Slow Lingering Death of Net Neutrality?  —  On the front page of The Wall Street Journal, the clock started to tick on the "network neutrality." … Anyone who forgot the comments of AT&T's Ed Whitacre and BellSouth's CTO Bill Smith, this is just a reminder.
Paul Mason / BBC:
Do avatars dream of electric racoons?  —  As part of Newsnight's Geek Week, business correspondent Paul Mason and presenter Jeremy Paxman broadcast TV's first ever face-to-face studio session from inside the computer game Second Life.  —  Here, Paul comes face to face with the designer who made it happen.

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