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12:50 PM ET, March 2, 2007

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Tim Weber / BBC:
BBC strikes Google-YouTube deal  —  The BBC has struck a content deal with YouTube, the web's most popular video sharing website, owned by Google.  —  Three YouTube channels - one for news and two for entertainment - will showcase short clips of BBC content.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Courts Small YouTube Deals, and Very Soon, a Larger One  —  Google has been frustrated in its efforts to reach comprehensive deals with major studios and networks to put their video on YouTube.  But in the meantime, it is forming partnerships with hundreds of smaller media companies that see value …
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Viacom hails fight against YouTube  —  Viacom said on Thursday that traffic to its MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon websites rose sharply over the past month, validating its decision to force YouTube, the video sharing site bought by Google, to remove all Viacom video clips.
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
BBC In Clips Deal With YouTube; Ad Rev Share; UK Blackout On News Clips  —  In a deal likely to raise some eyebrows in UK, BBC has done a more-than-trivial clips licensing deal with YouTube.  Three YouTube channels - one for news and two for entertainment - will showcase short clips of BBC content …
Discussion: Telegraph, Guardian and Beet.TV
BBC Press Office:
YouTube content to include two BBC-branded entertainment channels …
Discussion: StartupSquad.com
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Microsoft's outreach memo
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Reuters to start financial MySpace  —  Reuters is planning to launch its own version of MySpace this year - though its community website will not be aimed at teenagers.  Instead, fund managers, traders and analysts are being targeted.  —  Reuters hopes to draw from the 70,000 subscribers …
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
Adobe wants to be the Microsoft of the Web  —  I suppose this will be the one "technical" post about the whole Adobe Engage thing.  —  Background  —  For several years, I worked on Chandler, a cross platform desktop app which uses the open source wxWidgets toolkit to hide platform differences from an application.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
$11B IN LIQUID ASSETS AND GROWING  —  Google filed a K-1 this week (thanks Gary) and there were a few tidbits in there.  If you're a Google geek, it's worth a read.  —  Google had more than 10,00 employees at the end of 2006, for example, and spent nearly $2B in capex in 06.
Discussion: ben barren and pc4media
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ResourceShelf:
Briefs: Google Publishes 2006 Annual Report, Includes List …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land
Windows portal:
Vista Brute Force Keygen  —  Thanks to Computer User to report this way and to Snooza to prepare the pack!  This method is a brute force attempt at determining a usable key.  —  This has been reported to work!......look at the following user comments!!!  —  zapp2 wrote: This WORKS WORKS WORKS WORKS WORKS WORKS WORKS
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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Vista activation cracked by brute force
Discussion: Neowin.net, Hardware 2.0 and Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Last desktop app standing: IM Client  —  Google Apps, Zoho Suite, Buzzword, and even Adobe PhotoShop - it seems nothing stands in the way of the web monster that is gobbling up desktop applications, chewing them up and spitting them out as a web applications.
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Censorship FAQ  —  Does Google censor search results?  —  Yes, they sometimes do, in different countries, like Germany, France or China.  Sometimes, specific content is censored globally (including US results, e.g. in the case of certain censored newsgroup messages).  —  Do other search engines censor too?
Jennifer Saranow / Wall Street Journal:
The Minutes of Our Lives  —  Small, Private Moments  —  Get Live Blog Treatment;  —  Notes from a Funeral  —  If you hate newsy holiday letters, brace yourself for the live blog.  —  People are increasingly documenting the most mundane and private aspects of their lives and posting them the instant they happen.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites  —  The Bush administration has accelerated its Internet surveillance push by proposing that Web sites must keep records of who uploads photographs or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate, CNET News.com has learned.
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Google's Matt Cutts on Personalization and the Future of SEO  —  Last week I talked with Google's Marissa Mayer about the user side of personalization.  This week I had the chance to sit down with Matt Cutts at the Googleplex and asked him what the impact of personalization will be on the SEO community.
Sonia Zjawinski / Wired News:
The Onion Goes Viral With Video  —  Before The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, there was The Onion.  So why hasn't the satirical weekly taken a swipe at broadcast journalism yet?  —  "We've been waiting for technology to catch up with our frighteningly advanced vision …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Ypulse
 
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