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2:05 PM ET, January 17, 2007

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corp.brightcove.com:
Brightcove Raises $59.5 Million in Series C Round  —  Strategic Funding Round, Including New Investment from Institutional Financial Investors and Media Companies, Solidifies Brightcove's Leadership in Internet TV  —  New Investors AllianceBernstein, Brookside Capital, Maverick Capital …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Brightcove Raises $59.5 million  —  Brightcove, an online video platform and destination start-up has raised a whopping $59.5 million in new funding from strategic and large institutional investors.  The new investors include Maverick Capital, Brookside Capital, AllianceBernstein, The New York Times Company and Transcosmos.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Video service Brightcove raises $59M
Discussion: StartupSquad
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Obama Embraces Web Video in Presidential Bid
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher and The 463
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
How Yahoo Blew It  —  Terry Semel was pissed.  The Yahoo CEO had offered to buy Google for roughly $3 billion, but the young Internet search firm wasn't interested.  Once upon a time, Google's founders had come to Yahoo for an infusion of cash; now they were turning up their noses …
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InterActiveCorp:
IAC Appoints Peter Horan Chief Executive Officer of IAC Media & Advertising  —  IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) announced today that Peter Horan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of IAC Media & Advertising.  In this role, Mr. Horan will report to President and COO Doug Lebda and will be responsible …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Industry Moves: Peter Horan Leaving AllBusiness.com To Head IAC's Media And Advertising Group  —  Peter Horan has been tapped as CEO, IAC Media and Advertising, overseeing Ask.com, Citysearch, consumer applications and portals, and the ad sales group.  Release.
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Hilary Goldstein / IGN:
Half-Life 2 Orange and Black Box Contents  —  What's inside the box?  —  Since being revealed last year, fans have been eager to get a hold of Valve's Half-Life 2: Episode Two, which includes the games Portal and Team Fortress 2.  When gamers race to the store in late summer for Episode Two, they'll be faced with two choices.
John Falcone / Crave:
iPhone's downsized wide screen  —  Add one more reason to doubt the iPhone hype: It appears that Apple's uberdevice utilizes a totally proprietary 1.5:1 aspect ratio.  While that's wider than the standard square-ish 1.33:1 (4x3) aspect ratio found on older TVs, PC monitors, and iPods …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Atop TV Sets, Basic Black Boxes Face Competition  —  Adam Gillitt does not hate what is on his TV as much as he dislikes what is attached to it.  —  Mr. Gillitt, a graphic designer from Alameda, Calif., is exasperated by his high-definition cable box, made by the technology giant Motorola …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Spinvox Launching in U.S. - We Have 100 Accounts To Give Away Now  —  London-based Spinvox is a voice to text service that we wrote about last May (see MobileCrunch coverage as well).  The key product takes voicemails, converts them to text and sends them via email and/or SMS to you to read.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
1 in 8 blokes would swap their lady for a "must-have" gadget?  —  Alright, so we're taking this [survey] episode of propaganda quite lightly, but apparently an alarming amount of guys would give up their "must-have" woman for that "must-have" gizmo.  Reportedly, a UK survey conducted by GfK NOP …
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Hey Joost, Have Some Babelgum  —  Joost, nee The Venice Project, hasn't even officially launched yet, so it would be premature to declare them the victors in bringing the television experience to an internet device near you.  Plenty of other people are out there trying to figure out ways …
Discussion: Financial Times
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
List Of Sites Banned From Digg.com - Part 1  —  "This article is part 1 of a series of articles that covers sites that are banned from submissions to Digg.com."  —  Looking at my site statistics, I noticed there are a lot of people that are interested in sites that have been banned from Digg.
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So Long Press Release, Helloooo Social Media
Discussion: Pronet Advertising and WebProBlog
 
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Jennifer Granick / Wired News:
Computer Privacy in Distress
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Entrenched Player Dilemma/Opportunity
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Do Away With HTML Based E-mail
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Sun to License OpenSolaris Under GPLv3
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Mike Melanson / Penguin.SWF:
Flash Player 9 For Linux (x86)
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Should I Exhibit At Macworld? Part 1: Costs
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Behind the Anshe Chung DMCA complaint
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Shhhh - The Promise Not To Tell
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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Cablevision Board Rejects Offer by the Dolans
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
New Google Checkout Promo; New Google Trust Worries
Darmano / Logic+Emotion:
Influencing Influencers  —  Handy little article on Marketing …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google, British military discuss Google Earth use in attacks
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Stefan Constantinescu / Ring Nokia:
Nokia E61i Spotted!
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and CrunchGear
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
AOL phisher faces up to 101 years in prison
Discussion: Download Squad, Techdirt and digg