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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Buys Radio Ad Firm; AdWords Headed To Radio Distribution  —  Wow.  Google is to acquire dMarc Broadcasting, a company that puts ads into radio stations, paying up to $1.1 billion for it.  Google apparently plans to distribute AdWords via radio this way.
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 …
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.
Ars Technica:
Tech specs  —  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, there's the latest from Intel: the Core Duo T2400.
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
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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.
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 …
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.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Michael Dell Should Eat His Words, Apple Chief Suggests  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 - It may not be the last laugh, but on Friday afternoon, after the close of the stock market, Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple Computer, shared an e-mail chuckle with his employees at the expense of Dell, a big rival.
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft aims to topple Lotus' Domino  —  Aiming to woo users of Lotus Notes, Microsoft is releasing software designed to help companies switch to its own line of collaboration tools.  —  The collection of free software provides tools to help move data over to Microsoft's platform from IBM's Lotus software.
Kevin Yank / SitePoint Blogs:
Apple "photocasting" Mac only, uses invalid RSS  —  (via Dave Winer) Apple's newly-released iPhoto 6 does an admirable job of making it easy for its users to publish feeds of their photos from their desktop.  When Steve Jobs announced the product, he cited its use of "industry standard" RSS technology to make this posssible.
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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