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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 …
Ross / Random Bytes:
Google not getting into Podcasting  —  Scripting News: 1/17/2006. … Baloney.  —  I was in with Elliot this morning and he pointed the original press release out to me.  My response was "...which will largely be interpreted by the blogosphere that Google is getting into podcasting into a big way".
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.
Discussion: and The Stalwart
Margaret Kane / CNET
Google to buy radio ad company
Discussion: TechSpot and Adrants
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Buzzmetrics, Intelliseek Merge with Nielsen  —  Buzzmetrics today announced they have purchased Intelliseek and sold a majority stake in the new company to Nielsen, which is owned by VNU.  The new company, called Nielsen Buzzmetrics, will be headquartered here in New York.  Dizzy yet?
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
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.
3 Percent Fee On Cell Phones Started 107 Years Ago  —  Call To Repeal Tax Under Way  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — There is a call to repeal a cell phone tax most people probably don't even know they are paying, NewsChannel5 partner ONN reported.  —  Anybody who has ever tried to decipher a cell phone bill knows how tough it can be.
Discussion: Engadget
Emily /
Discussion: Gizmodo
Xenon / Surfin' Safari:
Introducing the Web Inspector  —  I would like to introduce a new addition to WebKit—the Web Inspector.  The Web Inspector lets you browse the live DOM hierarchy in a compact HUD style window, catering to the needs of web developers and WebKit hackers alike.
Nick Bradbury:
ANN: FeedDemon 2.0 Beta 1  —  As you may know from reading this blog, we've decided to skip FeedDemon 1.6 and go straight to version 2.0, which will be a free upgrade for all FeedDemon customers.  —  Since I had more time to work on FeedDemon, I decided to redesign it with these goals in mind:
Discussion: A Feed Is Born
Official Google Blog:
Open federation for Google Talk  —  We've just announced open federation for the Google Talk service.  What does that mean, you might be wondering.  No, it has nothing to do with Star Trek.  "Open federation" is technical jargon for when people on different services can talk to each other.
Gary Burd / Google Talkabout:
XMPP Federation  —  I flipped the switch to connect …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Message
Greg Vederman /
Why PC Gamer Kicked Out Gold Farmers  —  In its February 2006 issue, PC Gamer announced that it would no longer accept advertising from Gold Farming agencies.  Editor-in-chief Greg Vederman (pictured) shares his editorial from that issue, explains the thinking behind the decision, and talks about industry and reader reaction...
Discussion: Kotaku, Slashdot and Terra Nova
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

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