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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Google's Shadow Payroll Is Not Such a Secret Anymore  —  Shawn Hogan, the founder of Digital Point Solutions, said his company received about $10,000 a month from Google for ads placed on its online forum.  It shares the revenue with users.  —  FEELING depressed because you missed out on Google's stock bonanza?
Jenstar / JenSense:
AdSense pays publishers 78.5 cents on the dollar, according to NYTimes  —  I was reading the New York Times article tonight "Google's shadow payroll is not such a secret anymore" (which features Shawn Hogan of Digital Point) and one paragraph literally jumped out at me - namely a specific figure given to the ultra secret revenue share.
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Will Bloggers Gather for Gather?  —  The Boston Globe has an article today about a newish web site called Gather that says it wants to be the eBay for online writers.  The idea seems to be that Gather will host your blog for free, sell ads to the presumably thousands of advertisers …
Andrew / Changing Way:
I Don't Get Gather  —  I read about Gather in the Boston Globe online today (no link to the article, because I can't be sure that links to Globe articles will remain fresh and subscription-free).  It is Boston-based.  —  I signed up for the beta.  The main result of signing up for yet another beta …
Mathew /
Shall we Gather at the (funding) river  —  It's always nice to see startups — particularly those in the social-media, Web 2.0-type landscape — get some funding, so I don't want to dump on, which has not only received $6-million in financing from Lotus founder Jim Manzi and VC group Allen & Co. …
Rali /
Blogging Community Site Gets $6 Million Funding …
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Google, You Tube & Dark Side Online Video  —  Online video is hot, and you can judge that from the break neck growth of You Tube.  The San Mateo, California company was founded in February 2005, and a year later it is serving more than 3 million video views a day, receiving about 8,000 video uploads …
Discussion: and Software Only
Ela Dutt /   Is Google infringing Bollywood copyrights?
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Marketers Want to Appear on Small Screen  —  Forget the 30-second spot on a 50-inch high-definition TV.  How about a three-second message on the tiniest of screens?  —  Television-style advertising is coming to a mobile phone near you.  It is part of a broader push by marketers to create …
Discussion: The Pondering Primate
Barbara Whitaker / New York Times:
More Jobs Being Found Online, but That Doesn't Mean It's Easy  —  One of the first things Brooke Christiansen did as college graduation neared last spring was post her résumé on three of the largest Internet job boards: Monster, CareerBuilder and HotJobs.
Discussion: Techdirt and Internet Recruiting
Compact Nokia 6125 offers excellent performance in stylish folding design  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today expanded its porfolio of highly popular mid-range mobile phones with the stylish Nokia 6125 fold phone.  Sleek and compact outside, the Nokia 6125 offers excellent performance …
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Brian / brianstorms weblog:
Lessig is Wrong  —  There's a lawsuit under way with the Authors Guild and the American Association of Publishers suing Google Inc for massive copyright infringement.  —  Oh, the echoes of the RIAA v lawsuit (full disclosure: I worked at during that time period …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
China, Still Winning Against the Web  —  FOUND AND LOST A Yahoo search for "Falun Gong," a quasi-Buddhist religious sect that the Chinese Communist Party outlawed in 1999, found nearly 2 million sites.  The same search on Yahoo China "did not find any related news."
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Robert McCrum / Observer:
E-read all about it  —  The world of publishing stands on the cusp of the greatest innovation since Gutenberg.  With cheap, portable electronic readers just around the corner, what is the future of the printed book?  —  Every year at the Booker Prize, there's an odd little ritual …
Discussion: loose wire and TeleRead
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Bright and Clear Digitally — Over the Air  —  The future of TV looks impossibly sharp on RCA's 27F634T — except when it comes up as a blank blue screen with a "signal unavailable" message.  —  This unremarkable-looking cathode-ray-tube set is the cheapest digital television yet sold.
Microsoft, Yahoo, others sued by Softvault over DRM  —  Lke Dell, Napster, Gateway, Samsung, Creative, Toshiba, Palm, Audiovox, Sandisk, Iriver, Thomson  —  SEPARATE CASES were filed against Microsoft, Yahoo and a spate of other tech firms in the US last week, alleging patents covering …

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