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5:50 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 …
BBC Press Office:
YouTube content to include two BBC-branded entertainment channels …
Discussion: Webware.com and StartupSquad.com
Ben / Ben Metcalfe Blog:   My reactions to the BBC deal with Google/YouTube
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
The BBC Decides to YouTube
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
BBC In Clips Deal With YouTube; Ad Rev Share; UK Blackout On News Clips
Discussion: Telegraph, Guardian and Beet.TV
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 …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Are blogs a 'parasitic' medium?  —  Could the blogosphere survive without the reporting provided by newspapers and TV networks?  Online pros tackle the question.  —  Over the past months, I've heard several journalists make the same comment at various industry forums: That blogs are a …
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.
Jeremy Luebke / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Listing Duplicate URLs in Site Search  —  There have been some funky things going on with the site: command at Google lately.  Last month the "Results 1 - 1 of about 260 from domain.com" started popping up for many sites across the web.  Some speculated this was due …
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Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
I'm feeling lazy...  A few nice updates to the Personalized Homepage this week for those who are feeling too lazy to customize it.  If for instance you're feeling lazy about browsing for new content to add to your homepage, there's a new feature that will give you item-to-item recommendations.
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Personalized Homepage Adds Community Features
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.
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Gord Hotchkiss / Out of My Gord:
Matt Cutts Interview on Personalization and the Future of SEO
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.
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage:
VMWare Releases Beta 2 of Fusion  —  On Friday, hot on the heels of Parallels' 2.5 update of Desktop for Mac, VMWare released a second beta of its Fusion virtualization program for the Macintosh.  —  The new beta incorporates the following changes:  —Experimental 3-D graphics support …
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?
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Blockbuster close to acquiring Movielink?  —  Blockbuster is once again eyeing Movielink, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the two companies are in advanced discussions over an acquisition.  The asking price is supposedly less than $50 million—doable for Blockbuster—and would likely be structured as a cash and stock deal.
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, ClickZ News Blog and Ypulse
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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Berners-Lee tells Congress why the Web succeeded: open standards  —  "The web is like a white sheet that we're holding up," Sir Timothy Berners-Lee told a Congressional subcommittee this morning.  "And all these different systems are projecting onto it."  That universality …
Discussion: digg
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.
 
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