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4:35 PM ET, March 12, 2007

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Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users  —  Firms impose limits even as demand rises  —  Amanda Lee of Cambridge received a call from Comcast Corp. in December ordering her to curtail her Web use or lose her high-speed Internet connection for a year.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Google about to sign ad deal with Dish Networks  —  Google is about to sign a deal with Dish Network, the nation's second largest satellite TV company, to deliver ads for Dish's network, VentureBeat is hearing.  —  We haven't been able to confirm the rumor (Google has not yet responded to a request for comment).
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google's Video Ads, many CPMs To Go
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Google Watch
USA Today:
Eisner to take on the Internet  —  NEW YORK — Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner built his career trying to identify and shape hit movies and TV shows.  Now he's at it again, this time on the Internet.  —  His investment firm, The Tornante Co., will announce Monday the formation of a studio …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
New Eisner Internet Video Venture: Web Studio Vuguru
Discussion: The Blog Herald
AdAge:
Newspapers and Radio Find Unlikely Ally in Google  —  Search Giant's Ad-Sales Test Boosts Revenue for 'NYT,' 'Seattle Times'  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Maybe it's no surprise that Google's effort to help small and medium-size advertisers buy offline media such as newspaper space and radio spots appears to be working.
Eric Sylvers / New York Times:
As Mobile Phones Grow More Complex, Carriers Insist on Fewer Operating Systems  —  Two operating systems run more than 95 percent of the world's computers, but dozens of systems are behind the 2.5 billion mobile phones in circulation, a situation that has hampered the growth of new services …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Venture Capitalists and Angels invest $40 Billion per year but see only $18B in exits  —  Venture Capitalists invested $25.5 Billion in 3,416 companies in 2006.  Angel investors invested about $26B in 50,000 companies.  With $52 Billion invested in start-ups in 2006, there were only about $22B in "exits".
Discussion: alarm:clock and Now What?
Phil Butler / Profy.Com:
Interview: Jimmy Wales - Artist of Web Community  —  March 11, 2007 - Profy got a rare opportunity today to talk with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, Wikimedia (non-profit foundation), Co-Founder of Wikia Inc., and more recently innovator of Wikia-Search which we have covered on other occasions.
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Heather Chaplin / New York Times:
Is That Just Some Game?  No, It's a Cultural Artifact  —  When Henry Lowood, curator of the History of Science and Technology Collections at Stanford University, started preserving video games and video-game artifacts in 1998 he thought it was closer to professional oblivion than a bold new move into the future.
Discussion: Kotaku and Gadgetopia
Mike / Techdirt:
Who Will Protect Teens From This New Obsession With Book Reading?  —  from the whatever-shall-we-do?  dept  —  If you look at a lot of the fear-mongering stories about children and video games, one of the big ones is the idea that kids are just sitting around getting fat playing video games …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Newlaunches.com:
SNT IOPS in car PC  —  SNT Korea will unveil the IOPS in car PC at the Cebit trade fair which starts on March 15.  Powered by Windows XP the touchscreen PC is equipped with GPS for navigation.  It supports T-DMB for viewing Live TV on the move which can be later recorded on the onboard hard drive …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Crave and NaviGadget
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Warning Against Letting Your Search Results Get Indexed  —  The days of doing a Google search that brings up results leading to search results from other sites are heading for a close.  Matt Cutts, in his Search Results In Search Results post today, points out a change to Google's guidelines …
gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine:
The first universal mobile phone charger  —  March 12, 2007 The world's first universal mobile phone charger is being introduced at CEBIT this week.  Designed by Professor Luigi Colani, a nearly 80-year-old legend in the field of industrial design, the Anyfix can recharge more than 80% …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
How Much Is 'Local Search' Really Worth?  —  Journalists and financial analysts keep asking the question, "When will local search finally take off?"  By that they mean ad spending.  After all, locally targeted advertising in traditional media such as newspapers, yellow pages, radio, outdoor …
Discussion: Search Engine Guide
Imran Haque / ExtremeTech:
GCensus: Using Google Earth for Census Analysis  —  I started the gCensus project for two reasons: First, the Census Department's interface for mapping its data was clunky and looked like something out of the mid-90's—hardly appropriate for a modern web service.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Slashdot
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Who Owns the Live Music of Days Gone By?  —  When it began in 1973, the "King Biscuit Flower Hour" was very much of its time.  Bob Meyrowitz, who ran the show during its heyday, had the idea to start a weekly rock concert radio program as an alternative to chaotic festival shows after a fan …
 
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Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
Yahoo Velocity: Not all is dire in the land of Yahoo!
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Twitter, Human Attention and Moore's Law
Discussion: Cost Per News and PR Squared
Mike Butcher / Vecosys:
Getty buys Scoopt
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Different Approaches to the Semantic Web
Mike / Techdirt:
Government Accountability Office Trashes E-Voting Machine Testing
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Study: Net neutrality law would spur infrastructure improvements
Discussion: John Furrier, Gadget Lab and digg
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Ze Frank's Show, Business Model Live On
Discussion: Lost Remote
Newlaunches.com:
MacBook Inferno! An Apple MacBook battery catches fire.
 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
Beatles download rumour quashed
Discussion: CrunchGear
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Zoodango Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks
Discussion: Techscape
Google Blogoscoped:
Netvibes' Universal Widget API
Derik DeLong / MacUser:
VirtueDesktops dev calling it quits
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple aiming for TV breakthrough
Henry Jenkins / Confessions of an Aca/Fan:
How Second Life Impacts Our First Life...
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Log in Your Measurements, and the Clothes May Fit
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Media's focus narrowing, report warns
Discussion: IP Democracy and Dumpster Bust