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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 …
Discussion: The Pondering Primate
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  —  Google, Yahoo steal spotlight without even saying a word  —  Las Vegas — Internet heavyweights Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. are stealing the spotlight at the Consumer Electronics Show even before their executives take the stage today to talk about new initiatives that revolve around television.
Burt Helm / Business Week:   Yahoo on Your Phone, TV, PC...
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 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 …
Mike / Techdirt:
Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss: Google Building Content Locks?  —  We're a bit hesitant to take seriously any reports concerning what Google is really announcing this week after all of the ridiculous rumors from earlier this week.  However, the Wall Street Journal …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Techdirt, Engadget and
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
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.
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
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 …
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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