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10:35 PM ET, January 25, 2007

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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.
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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 …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Forrester Creates a Model to Measure Blogging ROI
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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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google announces overhaul of Google Video strategy, plans for YouTube's future  —  When Google bought YouTube back in the fall of 2006, questions immediately arose: Is this the end of Google Video?  Would Google integrate YouTube into the Google experience, or would it remain separate?
Discussion: Gizmodo, Neowin.net and Slashdot
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Google Video Transitions to Video Search
Discussion: On Demand Media
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 …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Cingular To Give Away Free Service With iPhones? …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Revenue  —  Quarter marks the successful business launches of Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Exchange Server 2007  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record revenue of $12.54 billion for the quarter ended December 31 …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Attn Steve Jobs: Red Swoosh P2P Service Wants To Save You $15 Million  —  Red Swoosh is a P2P desktop client which appears to compete against the BitTorrent client.  It's a very promising technology in a Web world increasingly filled with video and other large multimedia files.
Discussion: theWHIR.com Blogs and Monkey Bites
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Johnny Cakes / Red Swoosh:   iWaste: How Apple Can Save 15 Million Dollars
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Hillary Clinton, Yahoo Answers & the Power of Social Media  —  Hillary Clinton has turned to Yahoo Answers, the social media driven Q&A experience from Yahoo, to look for some ideas on how normal Americans would improve health care in the United States.  —  I find this quite interesting …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and Screenwerk
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website  —  Computer security guru Fyodor (pictured) reports waking up yesterday to find his website SecLists.org essentially removed from the web by his domain registrar, GoDaddy.  After a bunch of phone calls to GoDaddy, he eventually got them to explain why: Because MySpace asked them too.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Study suggests economics, not morality key to online movie piracy  —  About 32 million Americans—roughly 18 percent of the US online population—have downloaded a full-length movie at some point in the past, according to the results of a recent Digital Life America study.
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Jay Meattle / Compete Blog:
Top-20 Websites: Where DO we spend our time online?  —  Time is a limited resource.. As much as we hate to admit it, we each only have 24 hours on any given day to 'do things'.  In December 2006, we had 44,640 minutes to do whatever our hearts desired — be it sleep, eat, watch TV, jump rope, or spend time online.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google using Intel servers again  —  Intel, armed with a custom-designed motherboard, has reclaimed Google as a server customer after a year watching the search powerhouse give its business to Advanced Micro Devices, CNET News.com has learned.  —  Google has begun buying Intel server components …
Phone Scoop:
Palm OS Gets Exchange Sync  —  Today, 3:18 PM source: Palm / Access  —  Palm has launched an update for its latest Palm OS smartphone to allow the devices to Sync with Microsoft Exchange servers.  Not only will it allow users to sync their Palms directly with Exchange …
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
ACCESS renames Palm OS to "Garnet OS," Treo users die a little more inside
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft 'not happy' with search results  —  Microsoft is continuing to lose market share in the search business to industry rival Google, something the software maker's financial chief said Thursday he is "not happy" about.  —  And things aren't expected to turn around any time soon.
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 …
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.
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
Terry Semel / Yodel Anecdotal:
Off to a great start  —  Panama: A country, a canal, or the next generation of Yahoo!'s search marketing?  —  Now that I've had a chance to catch my breath after announcing our quarterly earnings this week, I thought I'd reflect on something that I think is probably the most important news you've heard from us in a long time.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Yahoo!
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 …
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Forbes Thinks Web Photographers Don't Matter
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Not All Traffic Is Created Equal
CNET News.com:
HP accused of spying on Dell's printer plans
Peter Kafka / Forbes:
Murdoch 2.0  —  MySpace was just the start.  Rupert Murdoch …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and PaidContent
AdAge:
Shifting out of print  —  While the story of magazines' ongoing battle …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Brian Lam / gizmodo.com:
Go Canada: iPhone Confirmed on Rogers Wireless
Discussion: MacUser, Gadgetell, Mark Evans and digg
Mike Boland / Search Engine Watch Blog:
The Blogosphere Sounds Off on Hyper-Local
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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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