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10:20 AM ET, October 18, 2006

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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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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 …
Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
Microsoft and Yahoo Prepare to Battle Google
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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.
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Andrew Goodman / Traffick:   No Turning Back: Panama Goes Live
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
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 …
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 …
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!
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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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
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 …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
PayPerPost tests your ethics, & Edelman's fake blog for Wal-Mart  —  PayPerPost is a Florida start-up that lets bloggers get paid for writing about products and other companies.  —  It has just got $3 million in funding from Silicon Valley venture firm Draper Fisher Jurveston and others.
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 …
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 …
RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo:
Back of Wii retail box  —  The wonderful team at Wiixors was nice enough to let me know of some pics they grabbed from a local EB Games.  They snagged some pics of the Wii retail box, and it has some interesting info!  Click the thumbs below to check them out.  Thanks once again to the Wiixors team!
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku, You NEWB, CrunchGear and digg
Tom Yager / InfoWorld:
Apple's Xserve Xeon: Built to fall apart  —  A couple of weeks ago, Apple invited me to its campus to get a close-up look at Apple's Xserve Xeon.  It is a marvel of physical design, so much so that I find that it implausible that Xserve Xeon and Xserve G5 could have been designed by the same company.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google: Security Mishaps and User Trust
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Goodbye LG Chocolate, hello Shine!
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Guy Kawasaki / Signal Without Noise:
The Art of Commercialization
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Xbox HD DVD drive to connect to PCs via USB
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Reuters:
Microsoft CEO forecasts $7.5 bln R&D spend in 2007
Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
'DNA computer' is unbeatable at tic-tac-toe
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Spamhaus appeals possible shutdown ruling
Discussion: Techdirt
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Fujitsu Ten unveils DREC1000 in-car accident recorder
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Reena Jana / Business Week:
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Turn your MacBook's iSight into a FTP backed up security camera
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Terra Soft to Provide Linux for the Sony PLAYSTATION®3.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Maintenance update and arcade preview
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