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2:10 AM ET, October 18, 2006

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Andrew Goodman / Traffick:
No Turning Back: Panama Goes Live  —  As of today, the first wave of advertisers are converting over to Yahoo's new Panama ad system.  The system will be made available to all advertisers in the U.S. by year end.  Once they migrate, there will be no opting back for the current Direct Traffic Center …
Discussion: chew shop
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Yahoo!'s 'Panama' Goes Live
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Google to score ad revenues coup: eMarketer  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Google Inc. is on track in 2006 to become the first company ever to pocket 25% of all U.S. online ad spending in a calendar year, according to a new report from eMarketer, an online ad tracker.
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Kris Oser / eMarketer:
Google Expected to Pocket 25% of Online Ad Revenue in 2006  —  eMarketer releases estimated ad revenue and market share for Google and Yahoo!  —  As Yahoo! and Google report their third-quarter earnings this week, eMarketer's new estimates of US full-year advertising revenue …
Yahoo:
Yahoo! Makes Strategic Investment in Right Media  —  Yahoo! to Join Right Media Exchange to Offer Non-Premium Inventory to Marketers  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. & NEW YORK, Oct 17, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, and Right Media Inc. …
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Yahoo:
Yahoo! to Acquire AdInterax  —  Yahoo! to Develop Self-Service Rich Media Platform for Marketers  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct 17, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AdInterax …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Windows virus worms onto some Apple iPods  —  update Apple Computer warned on Tuesday that some of its latest iPods have shipped with a Windows virus.  —  The company said that a small number of video iPods made after Sept. 12 included the RavMonE virus.  It said it has seen fewer …
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Reuters:
Universal Music sues two online video sites  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Universal Music Group said on Tuesday it filed lawsuits against online video sharing sites Grouper and Bolt.com for allowing users to swap pirated versions of its musicians' videos.  —  Universal, whose artists include U2 …
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Steve Poland / TechCrunch:   Universal Music files suit against Grouper, Bolt.com
paulgraham.com:
The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups  —  Oct 18: Deadline for next YC funding round.  —  In the Q & A period after a recent talk, someone asked what made startups fail.  After standing there gaping for a few seconds I realized this was kind of a trick question.
Business Week:
Web Numbers: What's Real?  —  Competing methods of measuring traffic online leave advertisers, investors, and even Net companies almost flying blind  —  Life is good for 27-year-old Seth J. Sternberg.  A year ago, he dropped out of Stanford Business School to work full-time on Meebo Inc. …
terrasoftsolutions.com:
Terra Soft to Provide Linux for the Sony PLAYSTATION®3.  —  Terra Soft is proud to announce Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 for PLAYSTATION®3 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI).  —  Yellow Dog Linux v5.0, Terra Soft's next generation Linux operating system for Power will support PLAYSTATION 3 …
Google Blogoscoped:
Niniane Wang, Googler  —  Niniane Wang (her first name is pronounced like "Vivian," the V substituted) is working at the Googleplex, currently leading "a confidential project."  She's also a regular blogger and photographer.  I've bugged her on her work at Google, life and everything in-between …
Discussion: Matt Cutts, InsideGoogle and digg
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Maintenance update and arcade preview  —  I just talked 'e' the Xbox Live Director of Operations (his team is working on today's maintenance) and I am happy to report that things are progressing along nicely.  I don't have an ETA when the service will come back online, or rather he would not give me one.
Discussion: Joystiq, Aeropause and Kotaku
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Turn your MacBook's iSight into a FTP backed up security camera  —  You just shelled out a bucketful of clams for your new MacBook and you want to protect your investment.  What if a sticky-fingered thief eyes your hot new lappie at the coffee shop?
Bryan Gardiner / PC Magazine:
MPAA: Frustrated Consumers Will Pirate  —  The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) isn't known its leniency when it comes to the distribution of copyrighted material.  —  So it was no surprise on Thursday at the Digital Home Developers Conference that Brad Hunt …
 
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Reena Jana / Business Week:
What's On GameTap?  —  Forget the Hollywood blockbuster approach to video games.
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
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Wired News:
Wired Travel Guide: Second Life
Discussion: Clickable Culture and Joystiq
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Wireless USB poised to cut the cable
Niero / Destructoid:
The PS3 network is now officially called... nothing.
Discussion: Game|Life and digg
Gizmodo:
Logitech MX 3200 Combo Fights the Germies
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows Vista: What's missing?
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
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 Earlier Items: 
Dave Rosenberg / Open Sources:
MySQL goes Enterprise
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Firefox 2.0 About to Ship - Here's What's Happening
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and digg
The Register:
Wal-Mart loses case for control of boycottwalmart.com
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Wikipedia co-founder plans 'expert' rival
Racketboy / Retro Gaming with racketboy:
The Best Dreamcast Games For Today: The Top Titles That Still Matter
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Networked Citizen Journalists at Work
ninemsn:
The geeks shall inherit the earth
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Skills Gap Hurts Technology Boom in India