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5:30 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 …
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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.
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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 …
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
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 …
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 …
SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
Yahoo! Q3 2006 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Terry S. Semel - Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer  —  Susan L. Decker - Chief Financial Officer; Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration  —  Daniel L. Rosensweig - Chief Operating Officer  —  Analysts
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Linkfromdomain from Live Search  —  Yesterday, Live Search released a cool, new operator that allows you search based on links from a domain.  This has a lot of power and is not available on Yahoo! or Google.  It's good for finding content that has been linked to from a blogger or social site.
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
Amateur 'video bloggers' under threat from EU broadcast rules  —  THE Government is seeking to prevent an EU directive that could extend broadcasting regulations to the internet, hitting popular video-sharing websites such as YouTube.  —  The European Commission proposal would require websites …
Discussion: Web Publishing Blog and Slashdot
Microsoft:
Software Assurance Add-on Delivers Dynamic Desktop  —  Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance streamlines application deployment and management.  —  Alamance Regional Medical Center (ARMC) should have counted its blessings.  Instead of the hundreds of software applications needed …
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?
Wired News:
Wired Travel Guide: Second Life  —  Taking a trip to the coolest destination on the Web?  Our guide tells you where to go, what to do - and how to buy sex organs.  —  So you've decided to take a trip to Second Life.  Good choice!  Whether you're coming for the uninhibited nightlife …
Discussion: Clickable Culture and Joystiq
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
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. …
Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Teams With QUALCOMM and Lucent Technologies to Extend Industry-Leading Push-To-Talk Services with QUALCOMM'S QChat Solution  — Technology to Enable High Performance Push-to-Talk (Walkie-Talkie) Calls On AND Between All Sprint Networks, Beginning in 2008
 
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
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Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
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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:
Introducing Project Blackbox
Spacegirl / Google Blogoscoped:
Weird Post on Official Blogger Blog
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Wireless USB poised to cut the cable
Niero / Destructoid:
The PS3 network is now officially called... nothing.
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 Earlier Items: 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows Vista: What's missing?
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Learn more about Googlebot's crawl of your site and more!
Google Blogoscoped:
Niniane Wang, Googler
Discussion: Matt Cutts, InsideGoogle and digg
Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
Defending a Blurred Line: Is It Spam or Just a Company Marketing by E-Mail?
Bryan Gardiner / PC Magazine:
MPAA: Frustrated Consumers Will Pirate
Doc / Doc Searls' IT Garage:
The art of business vs. the business of art