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8:30 PM ET, February 20, 2007

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LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Odeo Traffic up 84% Year over Year; Leads Podcasting Sites  —  Odeo is looking for a buyer.  I have been keeping track of traffic to podcasting sites since the trend began to take off in 2005, and unfortunately haven't had much to write about, as few of the various podcasting sites have gained much traction.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Viacom, Joost strike content licensing deal  —  update Entertainment conglomerate Viacom has announced a deal to license its programming content to Joost, the online-video start-up created by the founders of Skype and Kazaa.  —  The deal, announced Tuesday, is designed to bring television …
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Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Viacom lands video deal with Joost  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc.., engaged in a public copyright battle with Google Inc.'s YouTube, has agreed to offer videos to Joost, the Internet video service created by the founders of Skype and Kazaa.  —  Viacom said on Tuesday hundreds of hours …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Shunning YouTube, Viacom hooks up with Joost  —  Viacom has announced a deal with Joost that will see the new P2P-based video start-up "broadcasting" Viacom's music videos, TV shows and other materials on the service.  Viacom will provide Joost with content not only from MTV, but also from BET …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Viacom to Sign Deal with Joost  —  Two weeks after Viacom ordered Google to take down more than 100,000 allegedly copyrighted videos from YouTube, the media giant is about to sign a content deal with Joost, the Wall Street Journal is reporting tonight.  Joost, the P2P online television service soon …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose at FOWA: DIGG Adopts OpenID  —  Kevin Rose, speaking here at the Future of Web Apps conference in London, just announced that Digg will adopt the OpenID decentralized digital identity platform.  Don't expect this right away though - adoption will begin "later this year" according to Rose.
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BBC:
US copyright lobby out-of-touch  —  Internet law professor Michael Geist takes a look at intellectual property protection in the US and finds it somewhat out of step with the rest of the world.  —  The International Intellectual Property Alliance, an association that brings together US lobby …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Coming Up: Vonage Wireless?  —  The Web-calling outfit will diversify and start selling wireless service, broadband access, and content later this year  —  For years, Vonage (VG) has built its business around one service: inexpensive Internet phone calls.  Well, all that's about to change.
Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
Google Velocity: Froogle and Local are dying while Video and Blog are surging  —  Google has been criticized for being unable to succeed beyond its core Web Search offering.  Last year Forbes "graded Google" and didn't give the internet superstar high marks beyond the core web search products.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land
Steffen Fjaervik / E-Media Tidbits:
Schibsted: Out of TV, Up Against YouTube  —  Norwegian media company Schibsted recently took its money and ran from the big Scandinavian TV stations.  Its leaders said they hadn't lost faith in moving pictures, but they were no longer interested in TV as we know it.
New York Times:
Merger Would End Satellite Radio's Rivalry  —  The nation's two satellite radio services, Sirius and XM, announced plans yesterday to merge, a move that would end their costly competition for radio personalities and subscribers but that is also sure to raise antitrust issues.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Battle for Mobile Search  —  When it comes to Internet search over mobile phones, upstarts have a decent chance against the likes of Google and Yahoo  —  When it comes to Web search engines, Google is the winner by a wide margin, handling nearly twice the requests of its closest competitor …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Delivers Final Versions of Free Deployment Tools for Windows Vista  —  New tools help businesses simplify and expedite planning and deployment.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of six new deployment tools that will help expedite businesses' migration to Windows Vista™.
Scientific American:
A Digital Life  —  New systems may allow people to record everything they see and hear—and even things they cannot sense—and to store all these data in a personal digital archive  —  Human memory can be maddeningly elusive.  We stumble upon its limitations every day …
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GlobalTop GPS & Bluetooth HUD speed meter for your windscreen  —  I was always a fan of those marine fighter jets that I saw in the movies, with lots of buttons, windscreen data, infrared and night view making me a very faithful viewer.  I think it had a very big impact on me …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Add music and movies to your iPod from any computer without iTunes  —  Everyone loves the iPod.  Not everyone loves iTunes.  It's not that iTunes is a bad application, but it does limit what you can do with your iPod.  —  This week I'll show you how to free yourself from the one computer …
Anita Huslin / Washington Post:
Read Any Good Ads Lately?  —  Searching for a Subtler Sell, Marketers Commission Novels, Embed Products … If every man has his price, as this gumshoe admits, then his creator's was the use of a Lexus and an undisclosed sum of money — more than a modest book advance but less …
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