Online Firms Boot Up for Political Campaigns — Howard Dean was dubbed the Internet candidate in the 2004 presidential race, but his efforts to campaign online seem primitive compared to the services companies are touting for next year's election. — From creating video games starring candidates …
Discussion: Digital Destiny, hubbub and Joe Duck
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Candidates Try Web Video, And the Reviews Are Mixed — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) posts regular "HillCasts" to talk about her positions on equal pay, health care and Iraq. Rudolph W. Giuliani treats YouTube as if it were C-SPAN — a place for his 58-minute speech to the Churchill Club.
Discussion: Beet.TV, media blog and IP Democracy
Howard Owens / media blog: The best web video is personal
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Quality of Candidates' Videos is All Over the Map
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Popularity Might Not Be Enough — LET'S say you wanted to build an advertising-supported online media business that took in $50 million a year in revenue. How many users would you have to attract to get there? — Probably too many for most people to even try, if the numbers run by Jeremy Liew …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0, CenterNetworks and Chip Griffin
Frequently asked questions — Background — Q. What is Adscape Media? — A. Adscape Media is a small in-game advertising company based in San Francisco California. Adscape Media offers dynamic delivery of advertising with plot and storyline integration - making its solutions a truly interactive marketing platform.
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Goes on Acquisition Binge
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles: Google goes shopping
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: GOOG Acquisitions: Trendalyzer & Adscape Media
Haochi / Googlified: Google Acquired Adscape
Karen / Official Google Blog: A world in motion — Posted by Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products & User Experience
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Let the passion continue! We're acquiring Adscape — Asteroids, Space Invaders, Centipede and Tetris—remember when you could only play these games at an arcade? I would line up behind at least 6 people for my chance at Asteroids. — Time warp—now it's 2007. Games can be played anywhere and at anytime.
Discussion: Digital Markets, unstruc chitchatting …, Search Marketing Gurus, Googling Google and Mashable!
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: AdScape: A Google Massive game?
Daniela Barbosa / unstruc chitchatting …: Google acquires Gapminder- great when can i have it for creating …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google announces two acquisitions today
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Google Acquires Adscape, Officially
Dave Winer / stories.scripting.com:
NY Times on Twitter — Okay, I got the bugs worked out, and it seems to work, fingers crossed, praise Murhpy, I am not a lawyer and I don't work for the NY Times. — It's set to post one new story per minute, as long as they are available. I may decrease that to once every three minutes or every five minutes.
Discussion: Don Park's Daily Habit and Michael Gartenberg
Don Park / Don Park's Daily Habit: Twitter Killer App
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Goodbye, Tello — Forget Web 2.0, and think VoIP when it comes to start-ups that are kicking the bucket. Tello, a San Mateo, Calif.-based start-up that launched with much fanfare back in January 2006, is no more, becoming one of the first high profile causalities in the voice over the Internet space.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Alec Saunders .LOG, Thoughts on VoIP, technology and VoIP Watch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Goodbye, Tello — Tello, a complicated company with a complicated …
Luca Filigheddu / Thoughts on VoIP, technology: Don't "Tello" me more — Tello has entered the deadpool.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: You Say Goodbye and I Say Tello
Gordon Meyer / O'Reilly Network:
Twittering Your Home — Interest in the messaging service Twitter is clearly on the rise (see this Wall Street Journal article if you're not already familiar with it), and while most people are figuring out how to use Twitter for its intended purpose-social networking-I'd like to share …
Discussion: Unit Structures, MacUser, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and broadstuff
Fred Stutzman / Unit Structures: On Twitter and Youth Adoption
Pat Nakajima / MacUser: Twitter: Not just for concise witticisms anymore
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Have your house text message you via Twitter
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: GOT THE TWITTERBUG?
Justin Fox / Time:
Google Gooses Big Media — "Content is king." It's a phrase uttered repeatedly by media executives making the case that the movies, music, TV shows, books and journalism their companies produce are the core of their business. — It happens to be a dubious claim.
Discussion: Digital Markets
Google's Blog Software Hijacked by Scammers — Google's blogger.com is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor warns. — John E. Dunn, Techworld — Google's blogger.com is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor has warned.
EXCLUSIVE: The rise and fall of David Hayden — So profound is the Valley's belief in redemption, that it's hard for anyone to accept that a career can lurch merely from failure to failure. Here's one such story: David Hayden, founder of Magellan and Critical Path and one of Silicon Valley's …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Viacom lawyer: YouTube knows it violates copyrights — update WASHINGTON—There's no doubt that YouTube is committing copyright infringement, so the central question is who must police its content, an attorney for Viacom said Friday. — After "months and months" of negotiations about that dilemma …
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Viacom Lawyer Says YouTube Case About Liability
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Victims fight back against DMCA abuse — DMCA takedown notices: sure, they provide an easy way for companies or individuals to get copyrighted information pulled from sites like YouTube, but what happens when the process is abused? The DMCA does require takedown notices to be made under threat of perjury …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Toward a Better Digg — Digg revolutionized social news when it launched in 2004. Since then, it has become the undisputed champ of news link ranking sites. They just recently crossed the million mark. And their influence goes far beyond those user registration numbers.