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11:10 AM ET, January 31, 2007

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Planning to Add 100 Web Sites for Entertainment  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that it planned to build individual Web sites around 100 entertainment "brands" this year that would pull together content from Yahoo's sprawling array of online properties.  —  The effort, called Brand Universe …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Has Yahoo Picked Marketing as Its Game?  —  Yahoo is cooking up new media model — one that involves creating little-to-no content.  The company is harnessing its ability to build online audiences around brands, something it trumpeted at a media lunch held Tuesday at its Sunnyvale headquarters.
Discussion: Valleywag and NewTeeVee
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
New Technorati "WTF" Feature Clones Digg  —  Technorati has launched a new feature called Technorati WTF.  No, it doesn't stand for "what the..." It's short for "Where's the Fire?"  —  Basically, Where's the Fire appears to be a digg clone.  It allows users to share what's hot.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Mainstream Media Usage of Web 2.0 Services is Increasing  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  I was reading a Time magazine article online today, entitled Marketing to your mind.  This article was very provocative and I enjoyed reading it.  But after I was done, something else caught my attention.
Shoemoney:
Brian Axe From Google Adsense On Net Income  —  8 People have had something to add to this What Do you think?  —  Tell ShoeMoney  —  First of all if you would rather listen then read here is the  —  Link To The Mp3 Podcast  —  For the Jan 30th episode 26, season 1 of Net Income my guest was Brian Axe …
BBC:
PC World says farewell to floppy  —  The time has come to bid farewell to one of the PC's more stalwart friends - the floppy disk.  —  Computing superstore PC World said it will no longer sell the storage devices, affectionately known as floppies, once existing stock runs out.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Games That Sell While Others Languish  —  Some of the video game industry's smartest minds thought that couch potatoes wanted richer graphics and more challenging virtual worlds.  It turns out that a lot of potatoes simply wanted to get off the couch.  —  That may be the best explanation …
Discussion: Kevin Maney
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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Few Rush Out to Buy New Windows Vista  —  Microsoft's Long-Delayed Vista Operating System Hits Retail Shelves, but Few Rush Out to Buy  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers can finally get their hands on Microsoft Corp.'s long-delayed Windows Vista, but unlike the mad midnight rushes retailers saw …
Ryan Shrout / pcper.com:
Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared … Introduction  —  Introduction  —  Chances are you might have heard of some software package that was released today; a new version of Windows or something like that.  It's only the biggest software release in the last five or so years …
Discussion: Engadget, The Test Bed and digg
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Web giants ask for feds' help on censorship  —  WASHINGTON—Google, Yahoo and Microsoft representatives on Tuesday implored the U.S. government to help set ground rules for complying with demands by foreign law enforcement agencies for user records or censorship.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Andrew Lih
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
The Dearth of Web Services and a Solution  —  Joe McKendrick points out an uncomfortable reality about web 2.0 and published APIs, namely that there aren't that many of them relative to the number of web sites that could be offering them.  This is something that we faced at Teqlo …
Nick Wilson / Performancing.com:
3 Reasons Why Snap Preview is Ruining Your Blog, and Hurting Your Readership  —  Welcome Digg readers, you can grab this sites RSS Feed here.  —  Snap's preview anywhere gizmo is ruining the reading experience for millions of people.  Its intrusive, obstructive and unuseful in almost every respect and use case.
Peter Huber / Forbes:
The Inegalitarian Web  —  The new Congress is determined to enact a "net neutrality" bill.  Nobody yet knows what those two words mean.  The new law won't provide any intelligible answer, either.  It will, however, put a real drag on new capital investment in faster digital pipes by making …
flickr.com:
Official Old Skool Merge Topic  —  heather says:  —  If you've any questions or feedback regarding today's announcement regarding the upcoming account merge deadline, this topic's for you.  —  < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next >  —  FlyButtafly (ncient) says:  —  Nooooooooooooooo...oooooo...oooooooo... .
Business 2.0:
LISTS  —  Main Company News Economy International News CEOs and CFOs in the News Fun Money Mergers and acquisitions Biggest deals YTD Corrections Financial News in Brief Main Portfolio Stock Market News Indexes Pre-Market Stock Trades 24-hour Stock Data Bonds and Rates Commodities …
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Five Key Facts on Apple's Colored iPod shuffles  —  Last Update: Tuesday, January 30, 2007  —  If you've been following Apple's second-generation iPod shuffle since last year, and don't need all the details found in our updated, comprehensive review, here's a quick summary of five key things you'll …
Mike / Techdirt:
Patti Santangelo's Teen Son Fights Back With Every Possible Argument Against RIAA Suit  —  from the throw-as-much-as-you-can-on-the-wall,- see-what-sticks dept  —  If you follow the stories of lawsuits of people fighting back against the RIAA's "sue everyone" strategy, you're probably well aware of Patti Santangelo.
Discussion: Associated Press
 
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Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Venture Firm Backs Nielsen Foe, Deal Tied To Patent For Addressable Ads
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FTC finally settles with Sony BMG over rootkit
Discussion: Neowin.net
Stuart Dredge / pocketgamer.co.uk:
EXCLUSIVE: It's all systems go for next-gen Nokia N-Gage
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BillMonk is now an Obopay company! Settle up online.
Financial Times:
Microsoft tackling threat from Google model