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Google to Acquire dMarc Broadcasting  —  Brings Radio Advertising to Google AdWords Advertisers  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 17, 2006—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced it has agreed to acquire dMarc Broadcasting, Inc., a Newport Beach …
Margaret Kane / CNET
Google to buy radio ad company  —  Google is acquiring a radio advertising company, broadening the reach of its ad business.  —  The search giant said Tuesday that it will pay $102 million in cash for DMarc Broadcasting, a Newport Beach, Calif., company that works with radio advertisers in the sales …
Discussion: TechSpot, Adrants and GoogleRumors
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Adwords Coming to a Radio Near You  —  Hot off the press! (yep, MarketingPilgrim breaks the news first)  —  Google has acquired dMarc technology for $102 million in cash and plans to integrate into the Google AdWords platform, creating a new radio ad distribution channel for Google advertisers.
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Google Radio  —  Google is getting into radio advertising.  It just bought radio-ad company DMarc Broadcasting for $102 million in cash, plus future milestone payments that could reach $1 billion.  The folks at DMarc are all about digital automation of radio ad distribution …
Ars Technica:
iMac 17" Core Duo  —  Externally, the iMac appears identical to its PowerPC predecessor.  There's the small camera above the display, the same array of ports in back, and the same white keyboard and Mighty Mouse.  It's the inside that's different.  Instead of the venerable PowerPC 970 CPU …
Discussion: The Tao of Mac
Mike / Silver Mac:
G5 vs. Intel iMac boot up time  —  We all saw that video where the guys are comparing start up times between two iMacs, one running Intel and the other running G5 processor.  If you are one of several people left on this planet who didn't see it here is the link.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
iMac 17" Core Duo  —  Introduction  —  Apple 17" iMac Core Duo  —  The Big Switch has been publicly underway for a mere seven months, and it has borne fruit in the form of a new iMac and laptop, the MacBook Pro.  The MacBook Pro is due to hit store shelves at some point in February.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple's 17-inch Intel iMac reviewed
Discussion: Random Bytes
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Can Murdoch Win on the Web?  —  He may spend $1 billion to push DirecTV into high-speed broadband — a risky bet on a hotly contested market that just might pay off  —  Since the late 1990s, satellite TV has created a powerful rival to the cable TV industry.
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Digging Out the News  —  A Web Site Invites Readers to Be Editors,  —  But the Approach Presents Some Risks  —  What would happen if a Web site's readers — instead of editors — could decide which stories should be published?  —  Technology journalist Kevin Rose decided to find out.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Autodesk names new CEO  —  Autodesk on Tuesday named a 10-year company veteran, Chief Operating Officer Carl Bass, as its new chief executive, effective May 1.  —  The company's current high-profile CEO, Carol Bartz, will transition out of the post but will remain as chairwoman, according to Autodesk.
21st Century 3D Introduces Uncompressed 4:4:4 Stereoscopic Camera System - 3DVX3  —  SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference  —  Today, 21st Century 3D announced the introduction of the 3DVX3, the latest in their line of digital stereoscopic motion picture camera systems.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Ingrid Marson / CNET
Firefox gets a fifth of European market  —  The Mozilla Firefox browser has achieved a market share of more than 20 percent in Europe, according to the latest figures released by French Web metrics firm XiTi.  —  XiTi, which based its figures on a sample of 32.5 million Web site visits …
Discussion: TechSpot

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