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4:40 PM ET, September 7, 2006

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Fred / A VC:
YouTube's Potential Revenue  —  I heard last week from a pretty good source that YouTube is serving 100 million videos per day.  Say what you will about YouTube's content (unlicensed, kids falling of skateboards, etc), that's a huge number.  And it got me thinking about how much revenue could be extracted from such an audience.
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
YouTube yearly revenue potential: Fred says $150M a year, I say $20M.  —  Fred does a great post on YouTube's revenue potential.  He takes the premise that if you put a 10 second pre-roll video on every video at a $15 CPM and split the earnings in a Google Adsense way you would wind up with a $150M a year business.
Skeptic / Dead2.0:   Thoughts on YouTube's revenue (and A VC)
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Quickest Patch Ever  —  If you really want to see Microsoft scramble to patch a hole in its software, don't look to vulnerabilities that impact countless Internet Explorer users or give intruders control of thousands of Windows machines.  Just crack Redmond's DRM.  —  Security patches used to be rare.
Fred / A VC:
Facebook's Feeds  —  The other morning my oldest daughter Jessica, a Facebook fan, said to me, "Dad one of the great things about Facebook is that they are constantly adding cool new things".  That's one of the things I believe is critical to do with web apps/services - always add new stuff, surprise your user base.
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Washington Post:
In Online Social Club, Sharing Is the Point Until It Goes Too Far
Discussion: Lost Remote
Wall Street Journal:
New Facebook Features Have Members in an Uproar
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC Advisor:
November release date looks safe  —  Early feedback from testers already using Windows Vista RC1 (Release Candidate 1) report that the OS (operating system) is more stable than expected, which bodes well for Microsoft's plan to have Vista out according to its current schedule.
Discussion: Slashdot
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Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Veni, Vidi, Wiki  —  Wikipedia has edited its way into the big time.  —  The massive user-driven site is now the biggest encyclopedia in the world.  The mainstream media covers it extensively.  It was recently lampooned by The Onion and Comedy Central.  Soon, Wikipedia may also become familiar …
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Ryan Singel / Wired News:   The Wiki That Edited Me  —  Journalists love to complain …
shahine.com/omar:
Inline Search for Internet Explorer  —  This is simply a must have add-in for IE.  For those of us that used the FireFox Find feature and were like "OMG", you can now have the same thing in IE.  —  You can see in the screen shot below how this works:  —  [Source: Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus]
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
One less reason to use Firefox
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
AOL's AIM Phone Line Developer Program: An example of the VON Community@Work  —  Since 1996 the evolving IP Communications industry has gathered at pulver.com events to gain industry insight and answer the questions: "what is now?, what is new?, where are we going? and who's making it happen?"
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Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work:
Iotum hooks up with AIM Phoneline
Discussion: Skype Journal
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Magazines Going to the Web to Get Students to Read  —  COLLEGE students are famous for their transient ways, moving frequently and rarely leaving a permanent mailing address for magazine publishers to send subscription solicitations to.  —  For now, some magazine publishers are settling for their e-mail address.
Discussion: SYNTAGMA, TeleRead and Romenesko
MacNN:
Apple files Multi-functional hand-held device patent application  —  On September 7, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled "Multi-functional hand-held device" originally filed in March 2006.  —  In light of Apple's September 12th "Showtime" media event …
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Why Digg fraud, Google bombing, Wikipedia vandalism will not be stopped  —  Kevin Rose reaffirms he is "defending digg from spam, artificial diggs, and digg fraud."  At the same time, however, he also reaffirms Digg's commitment to friend-based "sharing."  While Rose puts forth a variety of planned …
Discussion: JD on EP
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Mark Walsh / MediaPost Publications:
Borrell: Local Search Spending To Double  —  LOCAL ONLINE ADVERTISING WILL ENJOY another year of strong growth in 2007, increasing by 32 percent to $7.7 billion, according to a new report by research firm Borrell Associates Inc.  —  Paid local search is expected to remain the fastest-growing ad category …
BBC:
Fastest supercomputer to be built  —  Computer giant IBM will build the world's most powerful supercomputer at a US government laboratory.  —  The machine, codenamed Roadrunner, could be four times more potent than the current fastest machine, BlueGene/L, also built by IBM.
Carlo / Techdirt:
Theatergoers Want Mobile Phones Jammed  —  A new survey says that 72 percent of British theatergoers want mobile phone signals to be blocked in theaters.  Of course, like in the US, there's the small matter of such jamming being illegal in the UK, so new legislation would be required …
Discussion: Newsome.Org and CrunchGear
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Leak, Inquiry and Resignation Rock a Boardroom  —  As corporate intrigue goes, it is hard to beat this: an uproar over news leaks from the boardroom, a cloak-and-dagger investigation, allegations of spying and double-dealing, and a clash involving some of Silicon Valley's best-known names …
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
iMac, mini drop before Showtime - why?  —  When it comes to meriting full-fledged keynote-style events, Apple's Mac computer upgrades have been hit and miss. Each of Apple's new Intel machines was the subject of a special event to announce its launch, but the company has rolled out processor speed bumps …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Vista audio enhancements revealed  —  Much of the hype surrounding Windows Vista has been concerned with its graphics: the new, DirectX-powered Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) graphics engine, and the translucent Aero Glass visual themes laid on top of it.
Discussion: PVR Wire
 
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