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7:30 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  —  Google has been frustrated in its efforts to reach comprehensive deals with major studios and networks to put their video on YouTube.  Meanwhile, it is forming partnerships with hundreds of smaller media companies that see value — or at least a valuable experiment — in contributing to the site.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Good News, Bad News at GooTube  —  Lots of news today around YouTube's efforts to get big content providers under agreement to provide their stuff to YouTube.  —  First, the good news.  The BBC has agreed to allow some of their content onto YouTube in exchange for a share of advertising revenue.
Discussion: Joe Duck and Guardian Unlimited
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
The BBC Decides to YouTube
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
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Matt / WordPress Development Blog:
WordPress 2.1.1 dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2  —  Long story short: If you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days, your files may include a security exploit that was added by a cracker, and you should upgrade all of your files to 2.1.2 immediately.
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The "About 260" Problem: Google Site: Command Glitch  —  Dave Naylor noted yesterday that Search Engine Watch appears to have largely disappeared from Google, at least when performing a site: command search.  Today, Marketing Pilgrim notes a weirdly similar thing happening to another site …
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Jeremy Luebke / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Google Listing Duplicate URLs in Site Search
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
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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
AppleInsider:
Latest Leopard build from Apple suggests much work ahead  —  A new build of Apple's Leopard operating system released to developers this week introduces a handful of fresh features, but also carries with it a significant laundry list of impending issues that will need to be ironed out before any such public release is considered.
Discussion: digg
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.
SeekingAlpha CE Stocks:
Questioning Nintendo's Secondary Offering  —  The Good Doctor submits: On February 23, 2007 after the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nintendo Company (NTDOY.PK) announced that 1.987 million shares of its common stock held by Banks Shareholdings Purchase Corporation through Japan Trustee Services Bank …
Discussion: DigitalBattle and Game | Life
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Why is there software licensing by the core?
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Berners-Lee tells Congress why the Web succeeded: open standards
Discussion: digg
Sonia Zjawinski / Wired News:
The Onion Goes Viral With Video
Darren Murph / Engadget:
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PR Newswire:
Immersion and Sony Computer Entertainment Conclude Litigation …
Discussion: Engadget, Game | Life and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
What to Do with Apple's Cash  —  Launching a venture capital fund …
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