Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! stock plummets as CEO says ad sales are slowing — Yahoo! stock has dropped more than 13% today since CEO Terry Semel told investors that ad revenue is slowing in the automotive and financial sectors. The company's third quarter sales and profits will likely be at the low end of forecasts, the company's CFO confirmed.
Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Yahoo sees Q3 rev at lower half of range, shares drop — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) said on Tuesday it expects third-quarter revenue at the bottom half of its forecast range due to weakness from two of its biggest advertising segments, sending shares down as much as 13 percent.
Om Malik / GigaOM: Yaho-ouch! — GigaTeam was visiting GooglePlex today, meeting with a few executives.
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider: Yahoo Wilts. Prepare for Won't-Affect-Google Denials
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: The advertising problem of the Web industry: banner ads
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Yahoo Finance leads to Ads by Google: Yahoo financial ads down
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Yahoo!: Ad Growth is Slowing Down
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Yahoo harshes the mellow for online ads
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Amazing X-Ray Glasses from Sprint! — Over the last six months, Sprint has been trying to get bloggers (like me) to write about their new Power Vision Network by sending us free phones and letting us download music and movies and use the phones for free. — That's rather nice of them …
Discussion: Blog Business Summit, Sparkplug 9 >> bizhack, Alpha.CNET.com and C. Enrique Ortiz …
John Koetsier / Sparkplug 9 >> bizhack: When NOT to market your product via bloggers
Molly Wood / Alpha.CNET.com: When bribing bloggers doesn't pay
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Don't send bloggers stuff for free unless it's good — A lesson to corporate types: it's good to catalyze conversations by sending out free stuff, but only if you're pretty sure you're already best of breed. For an example read Joel Spolsky's report on a Sprint Phone he got to try out cause he's a blogger.
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News and engtech
Jimmy Daniels / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: No Such Thing As A Bad Review?
Bipartisan Poll Shows the Majority of Americans Favor Video Choice Over Onerous Net Neutrality Regulations — WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new bipartisan poll released today finds that an overwhelming majority of American voters favor video choice over onerous "Net Neutrality" regulations.
Discussion: IP Democracy, madisonian.net, broadbandreports.com, The Channel Changer, Digital Destiny and Valleywag
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Commerce Poll on Telecom Bill Reeks of Desperation
Brett Frischmann / madisonian.net: Network neutrality poll
Jim Giguere / The Channel Changer: Video Choice Vs. Net Neutrality
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Tech manufacturers rally against Net neutrality — WASHINGTON—Producers of networking hardware and applications gathered around a podium at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday with a single message: Not all "high-tech" companies support so-called Net neutrality legislation.
Discussion: dailywireless.org and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: High-Tech Companies Rally Against Net Neutrality
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Disney Sells Films Through iTunes Store — Walt Disney Sells 125,000 Digital Copies of Films Through iTunes Store in Less Than a Week — LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has sold 125,000 digital copies of films through Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store in less than a week …
Discussion: GigaOM, TechCrunch, Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus and Ideas are Worthless …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: iTunes: $1m in movies sold in first week
Paul / Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: Disney Sells 125,000 Digital Copies of Films Through iTunes Store …
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Yahoo tests 'Right' to MP3 downloads — Netco puts McCartney album online — Yahoo! is looking to end Apple's and Microsoft's dominance of the technology behind online music. — In a first for mainstream pop music, Yahoo! will sell Jesse McCartney's new album "Right Where You Want Me …
Ageitgey / Uninnovate: MP3s get called up to the Majors
Derek Slater / A Copyfighter's Musings: Disney-Owned Label To Sell Full Jesse McCartney Album in MP3
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: A toe in the non-DRM water
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft Soapbox is no threat to YouTube, yet — Microsoft's YouTube competitor, Soapbox on MSN Video, is in private beta [news story]. We wheedled our way on to the invite list and gave it a spin. The beta program will expand shortly. — Soapbox is Microsoft's user-generated video site …
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Microsoft's Soapbox video sharing fails to impress
Steve Bryant / Google Watch: Hitwise: Google Video Gaining on MySpace
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Microsoft's Gets On Its Video Soapbox
Chron.Com / TechBlog: Microsoft takes on YouTube
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: It's just like YouTube, except it's got a .... well, it's just like YouTube
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles:
My house is worth way more than that! — Home owners are now able to update information about their homes on Zillow, the real estate Web site. — Zillow, the Web site that estimates home values, is now allowing owners to quibble with the prices it comes up with.
Discussion: TechCrunch and John Cook's Venture Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Zillow Adds User Generated Home Information
Eventful Snares $7.5M — Company compiles events and lets users demand favorite acts. — Bay Partners—joined by notable names Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Omidyar Network, and Esther Dyson—took a $7.5-million second-round stake in Eventful.com on Monday. — The investment brings Eventful's total funding to $9.6 million.
Discussion: Dead2.0, Howard Lindzon and paidContent.org
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Eventful Demands $7.5 Million - and Gets It
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Napster hangs "for sale" sign in front window — Napster is evaluating the possibility of a sale by hiring of an investment bank. Citing "recent third party interest," the company has asked UBS Investment Bank to explore strategic partnerships or an outright sale of the company.
Discussion: Change Is Good, Neowin.net and Slashdot
Brad Wardell / Neowin.net: Napster for sale?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Engadget's relaunch giveaways: let's start with a Zune — Ok, we have the new site with all the fun new features (and a few bugs to go along with it), but we still have yet to celebrate. Since we're still a ways out from flying everyone to Aruba for the weekend to party with the Engadget staff …
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy, PVR Wire and Zune Insider Blog
Ken Weeks / Xbox 360 Fanboy: Win a Zune from Engadget
Cesar Menendez / Zune Insider Blog: ENGADGET WANTS TO GIVE YOU A ZUNE
Official Google Base Blog:
Redesign of the Google Base homepage — by Ellen Beldner, User Experience Designer — As part of our ongoing effort to make Google Base easier to use, we launched a redesign of the Base homepage today. This doesn't change any functionality, but will make Base easier to understand.
Discussion: Googling Google, Semantic thoughts and rexblog
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google Base focuses on usability
Mark Wilson / Semantic thoughts: The perfect storm, 2-5 years out
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Emmy New Media Chief Tells Beet.TV the "Golden Age of Television Is Now!"..... Google Introduces Captions/Subtitles for Video Clips — Shelly Palmer heads the committee charged with following the evolution of television for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, better know as the Emmys.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Google Operating System
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Captions on Google Video
Microsoft Legal Action Aims to Help Fight Piracy — Twenty lawsuits allege illegal software sales, while new forensic analysis shows risks of counterfeit Microsoft software to consumers and businesses. — As part of Microsoft Corp.'s commitment to honest business partners that distribute …
Discussion: M-Dollar and Microsoft News Tracker
Nancy Stauffer / web.mit.edu:
Engine on a chip promises to best the battery — MIT researchers are putting a tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip about the size of a quarter. The resulting device could run 10 times longer than a battery of the same weight can, powering laptops, cell phones, radios and other electronic devices.
Discussion: Engadget, Boing Boing, CrunchGear and Slashdot
Paul Miller / Engadget: MIT developing an "engine on a chip" to beat the battery
David Pescovitz / Boing Boing: Tiny turbine — MIT researchers have made progress developing …
Blake Robinson / CrunchGear: Engine on a Chip — A group of industrious MIT researchers …
Kdawson / Slashdot: Engine On a Chip May Beat the Battery
Evan Blass / Engadget:
FCC spectrum auction ends after 161 rounds — We're sure that you've been following the FCC's blow-by-blow coverage of the AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum auction as closely as you would the "So You Think You Can Dance" competition, but just in case you've been busy for the last 161 rounds …
Discussion: MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, paidContent.org and digg
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear: T-Mobile Wins FCC Bandwidth Auction, Ready to Play
James Pearce / paidContent.org: US Spectrum Auction — Preliminary Results
brenhamTX / digg: FCC spectrum auction ends after 161 rounds
AOL gains more new customers after going free — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc. on Tuesday said a strategy to offer most of online unit AOL's services for free was making faster-than-expected progress in attracting new Internet users and cutting costs.
Kevin La Rue / sipphone.com:
All Calls Free plan plus Asterisk PBX support provides intra-company calling for free — SIPphone, Inc., developers of the free Gizmo Project Internet calling and IM software, today announced their All Calls Free calling plan is available for businesses worldwide, providing significant savings …
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog, GigaOM, VoIP Watch, Webtown, VoIP Blog and 21talks
Om Malik / GigaOM: Gizmo Goes Business Class