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9:10 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 …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Releases New "Panama" Search Advertising System Early  —  Yahoo's long-anticipated next-generation search advertising platform, Panama, has now gone live.  I've been at Yahoo for the past two days testing it and understanding how it works from those who built the new system.
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.
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 …
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 for allowing users to swap pirated versions of its musicians' videos.  —  Universal, whose artists include U2 …
Steve Poland / TechCrunch:   Universal Music files suit against Grouper,
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. …
Ina Fried / CNET
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 …
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
Spacegirl / Google Blogoscoped:
Weird Post on Official Blogger Blog  —  This is another of those "weird posts by Google" alerts.  The official Google blog covering Blogger just published this (twice, no less):  —  white chocolate sugar skulls  —  Diary of a Crafty Chica: White Chocolate Sugar Skulls  —  i love these!
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
Introducing Project Blackbox  —  As I've been saying for a while, our customers - more specifically, a segment* of our customers - face a diversity of tough challenges.  What does the CIO in midtown Manhattan do when she runs out of roof space or power?  How does an aid agency deliver basic connectivity …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Spamhaus appeals possible shutdown ruling  —  U.S. court ruling threatens to shut down the volunteer organization's database of known spammers  —  The Spamhaus Project has told a U.S. court that it plans to appeal a recent ruling that threatened the volunteer organization with millions …
Discussion: Techdirt
Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
'DNA computer' is unbeatable at tic-tac-toe  —  A computer that uses strands of DNA to perform calculations has mastered the game tic-tac-toe.  —  MAYA-II, developed by researchers at Columbia University and the University of New Mexico in the US, uses a system of DNA logic gates to calculate its moves.
Discussion: Slashdot and Guardian Unlimited
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?
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Guy Kawasaki / Signal Without Noise:
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
PayPerPost tests your ethics, & Edelman's fake blog for Wal-Mart
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RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo:
Back of Wii retail box
Discussion: Kotaku, You NEWB, CrunchGear and digg
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Fujitsu Ten unveils DREC1000 in-car accident recorder
Discussion: digg
Dave Johnson:
Flex Ajax Dashboard
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Sony's Geometry Wars (and other e-Distributed titles) leaked [update 1]
 Earlier Items: 
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.
Tom Krazit / CNET
Wireless USB poised to cut the cable
Niero / Destructoid:
The PS3 network is now officially called... nothing.
Discussion: Game|Life and digg
Logitech MX 3200 Combo Fights the Germies
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Maintenance update and arcade preview
Discussion: Joystiq, Aeropause and Kotaku
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Firefox 2.0 About to Ship - Here's What's Happening