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9:55 PM ET, October 17, 2006

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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 …
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
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.
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 …
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Yahoo!'s 'Panama' Goes Live
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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.
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
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.
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 …
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.
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. …
Discussion: AttentionMax, IP Democracy and Slashdot
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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