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8:00 PM ET, October 17, 2006

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John Markoff / New York Times:
It's a Shipping Container.  No, It's a Data Center in a Box.  —  Sun Microsystems has developed a novel "data center in a box" in an effort to transform the fundamental economics of corporate computing.  —  The expandable computer system, called Project Blackbox, is based …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Trailer park computing  —  In a recent post on his blog, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz coyly hinted at a rethinking of the corporate data center.  "Now I understand that IT infrastructure has to be put somewhere," he wrote.  "But the whole concept of a datacenter is a bit of an anachronism.
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 …
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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.
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.
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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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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Smaran / Torrentfreak:
MPAA: Piracy is the outcome of DRM complications
Discussion: Techdirt
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Yahoo!'s 'Panama' Goes Live  —  Yahoo released the much-anticipated "Panama" search-marketing platform today.  In the Q2 earnings call, CEO Terry Semel had indicated that the platform would be delayed into Q4 or potentially Q1 of 2007.  That precipitated a run of bad PR.  —  But today the platform went live.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Straight Dope on the IPod's Birth  —  Thanks to Apple Computer's penchant for CIA-like secrecy, there are several myths concerning the birth of the iPod.  —  One of these myths is that the iPod has a father — one man who conceived and nurtured the iconic device.
ninemsn:
The geeks shall inherit the earth  —  Australian entrepreneurs are being forced to leave home in search of the funding they need to become the next YouTube in the Web 2.0 dotcom boom.  Joshua Gliddon reports  —  Cameron Reilly has $5000 in the bank and a plane ticket.
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Learn more about Googlebot's crawl of your site and more!  —  We've added a few new features to webmaster tools and invite you to check them out.  —  Googlebot activity reports  —  Check out these cool charts!  We show you the number of pages Googlebot's crawled from your site per day …
Doc / Doc Searls' IT Garage:
The art of business vs. the business of art  —  Yesterday I heard from an Apple enterprise customer who had recently bought 80 Macbooks.  Ten of them, so far, have had to bo back for heat, shut-down or freezing problems.  This customer wondered if they were taking a risk buying another 300 of the things.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
It Pays to Have Pals in Silicon Valley  —  Peter Thiel, a PayPal co-founder, went on to start Clarium Capital, a hedge fund.  He also runs a venture firm with other PayPal alumni.  —  Every now and then, a group of former PayPal employees get together to catch up on life and work.
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Skills Gap Hurts Technology Boom in India  —  Nandan M. Nilekani, the chief executive of Infosys, at its headquarters in Bangalore.  He says India must educate and provide jobs for its youth.  —  TIRUCHENGODE, India — As its technology companies soar to the outsourcing skies, India is bumping up against an improbable challenge.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Wikipedia co-founder plans 'expert' rival  —  One of Wikipedia's founders and closest critics is launching an alternative to the free online encyclopedia this week.  —  Larry Sanger, a co-founder of Wikipedia and the site's former editor-in-chief, is launching a rival site called Citizendium.
 
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Daniel Jacobs / International Business Times:
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