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Google to Acquire dMarc Broadcasting  —  Brings Radio Advertising to Google AdWords Advertisers  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - January 17, 2006 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced it has agreed to acquire dMarc Broadcasting, Inc., a Newport Beach, Calif.-based digital solutions provider for the radio broadcast industry.
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".
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
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
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.
Microsoft Announces New Application and Messaging Migration Tools for Lotus Notes/Domino Customers  —  Hundreds of new companies worldwide have chosen Microsoft for their collaboration needs.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 17, 2006 — As part of its broader strategy to make it easier …
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 …
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.
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
Firefox 2.0 alpha due next month  —  An alpha version of Firefox 2.0 should be released as a public beta next month.  Although part of the long standing roadmap for the open source browser, the timetable was confirmed by the publication of the minutes of the staff meeting held earlier this month.
Discussion: The Stalwart
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Mark Cuban asks for tiered Internet service model  — cofounder, Dallas Mavericks owner, and budding entertainment mogul Mark Cuban's latest blog entry makes the case for a multitiered Internet, with priority given to the applications that really matter.

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