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5:10 PM ET, January 25, 2007

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Karen / Official Google Blog:
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube  —  Posted by Salar Kamangar, Vice President, Product Management  —  In November, we officially closed our acquisition of YouTube, and since then we've received a number of questions about what will happen next.  The summary is that Google Video …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Google Video Transitions to Video Search  —  A lingering question since Google's acquisition of YouTube has been what the parent company will do with its own video product, which it effectively announced was not good enough back in October.  —  Three months later, we are seeing the first integration.
Discussion: On Demand Media
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Video Searches YouTube Videos
Discussion: splashcastmedia.com and Mashable!
Graywolf's SEO Blog:
Google's Policy on No follow and Reviews is Hypocritical and Wrong  —  Graywolf's SEO Blog » Seo » Google's Policy on No follow and Reviews is Hypocritical and Wrong  —  I'm not exactly sure what caused all this secondary fuss about no-follow and reviews lately but I think it's …
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Not All Traffic Is Created Equal  —  We all bow down to the gods of traffic, but the reality is that not all traffic is created equal.  Perhaps if you're selling junk page views to an ad network for rock-bottom prices, it's all the same, but for most pages on most "quality" content sites …
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Garrett French / Search Engine Journal:
Branded Content and Targeting Your Social Media Marketing Initiatives
Discussion: Small Business SEM
TheStreet.com:
TheStreet.com TV Recap: Tech Signs  —  Recent action suggests we might be seeing a respite in the tech selling spurt, Jim Cramer said on TheStreet.com TV's Wall St. Confidential video Wednesday.  —  But don't get your hopes up.  —  "We're in a glass-half-full mode in tech because the shorts pressed …
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
New ROI of blogging report from Forrester  —  Back in October, I posted our initial research on the ROI of blogging.  Many of you contributed your ideas, thoughts, and criticisms - thanks so much as it was extremely helpful.  —  We've (finally) published the report - and actually, there are two of them.
Discussion: One By One Media
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forrester.com:
The ROI Of Blogging  —  The "Why" And "How" Of External Blogging Accountability  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  Length: 15 pages  —  Many large companies stand on the brink of blogging, yet they are unwilling to take the plunge.  Others, having dove in early, now face the challenge …
english.chosun.com:
Microsoft Vista to Cause Confusion for Korean Net Users  —  When Microsoft releases its next-generation Windows operating system in Korea next week, local Internet users will find that it doesn't work with many of their favorite Web sites.  A Hangul version of the new OS, called Vista …
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George Ou:
S. Korean addiction to ActiveX stalls Vista adoption
Discussion: ZDNet Korea
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Make Your iTunes Library Mobile  —  Avvenu has a new product that allows you to listen to your iTunes music connection from any web browser on a Windows PC, Mac, or Windows Mobile 5 smartphone.  MobileCrunch covered an early version of the product that only worked on Windows Mobile phones here.
Discussion: Go2web2, Listening Post and CrunchGear
AdAge:
Shifting out of print  —  While the story of magazines' ongoing battle to adapt to the web world is well-documented, the untold story is of Detroit's beleaguered carmakers, long pillars of print advertising, which are cutting their costs and, when they are spending, often seek more direct …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Brian Lam / gizmodo.com:
Go Canada: iPhone Confirmed on Rogers Wireless  —  iPhone confirmed for Canada, by a customer service email.  —  Availability and pricing aren't set in stone, yet.  But you can bet your buttocks it'll be after we get ours in the USA.  Go USA!  Thanks Curtis!  —  BRIAN LAM  —  iPhone [Gizmodo]
Discussion: MacUser, Mark Evans and Gadgetell
Gizmodo:
First Review: LG BH100 Hybrid Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Player (Verdict: Format War Still Blazing)  —  We got the LG BH100 in the mail yesterday.  It does what claims to do — be the very first high definition disc player that is compatible with both Blu-ray and HD-DVD.  But don't waive the white flag in the format war quite yet.
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!, Gadgetell and digg
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valleywag.com:
GRIEFERS: Internet's Most Wanted: A Rogue's Gallery  —  NICK DOUGLAS — You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than the bowels of the Internet, where you could be swallowed by the Spam King to be digested over a thousand years or trapped in a battle with a patent troll.
Discussion: Google Watch and digg
gizmodo.com:
Matrox Extio F1220 Banishes That Noisy PC to a Faraway Closet  —  Move that noisy and heat-producing workstation 850 feet away from your serene studio with the Matrox Extio F1220, a high-end remote graphics unit (RGU) aimed at broadcasters, audio engineers, mission-critical financial wonks and the well-heeled.
CNET News.com:
HP accused of spying on Dell's printer plans  —  A former Hewlett-Packard executive accused by the company of stealing trade secrets is now saying that he was instructed by the company's management to spy on rival Dell.  —  Karl Kamb Jr., previously HP's vice president of business development and strategy …
Inside AdSense:
Everything in its place(ment)  —  As you may know, custom channels are a great way to track the performance of individual ad units on your pages.  Starting this week, with just a few extra steps you can make your site more attractive to advertisers by allowing them to target these channels as ad placements.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Five Ways to say I Love You with an iPod and iTunes  —  Valentine's Day is approaching fast.  Roses are red.  Violets are blue.  Here are are some Valentines ideas, from us here at TU...aw.  —  Engrave it.  I'd stick with "To my lovely partner" over "Be mine, forever" …
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Brand Advertisers Bash Google's Ad Serving Policies  —  Many of Google's moves in 2006 were aimed squarely at brand advertising budgets.  Its steady expansion into radio and print, its acquisition of YouTube , its new display and video ad formats , and the move to its opulent offices …
David Pogue / New York Times:
A Stream of Movies, Sort of Free  —  If there's one sure thing about the future, it's that it always takes longer to arrive than you think it will.  —  Here we are in 2007, and the interstellar space travel depicted in "2001" is still a sci-fi fantasy.  Heck, we haven't even reached the society of mind control imagined in "1984."
Discussion: A VC
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Forbes Thinks Web Photographers Don't Matter  —  See update below.  —  The Web Celeb 25 - Forbes.com It was interesting for me today to see an article out from Forbes celebrating the Web Celeb 25.  I like the article a lot and several of the people that I think deserve to be on this list are …
Discussion: Laughing Squid
 
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Symantec sheds light on its internal IT
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Three Speech:
PS3 UK/EUROPEAN LAUNCH CONFIRMED FOR MARCH 23 2007
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Getting the Old Google Image Search Back
Paul Miller / Engadget:
ACCESS renames Palm OS to "Garnet OS," Treo users die a little more inside
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Show us your university campus in 3D
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kotaku.com:
Gears Cracks Japanese Top Ten Sales Charts
 Earlier Items: 
Larry Magid / New York Times:
Plain Cellphones Can Overachieve, With a Little Help
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Peter Kafka / Forbes:
Murdoch 2.0  —  MySpace was just the start.  Rupert Murdoch …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and PaidContent
Mike Boland / Search Engine Watch Blog:
The Blogosphere Sounds Off on Hyper-Local
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
James Kim Memorial Fund Charity Raffle
Travis Hudson / Gizmodo:
Leaked: Screenshots of OS X Leopard Terminal, Parental Controls, More
Discussion: Apple Gazette and digg
Matt Wilson / Solution Watch:
Bubbl.us: Simple Effective Idea Organization
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype had a better Q4-2006
 

 
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Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
ABC report: UK magazines' digital sales rose 15.4% YoY to an average of 2.6M per edition, including 1.2M from “all you can read” sales via Readly and others

Kristen Hare / Poynter:
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