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10:45 AM ET, March 21, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digesting Google's New PPA Advertising Product  —  Google announced the testing of a new pay-per-action, or PPA, advertising product today.  It's important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that Google controls so much of the online advertising market that just about anything …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Tests an Ad Idea: Pay Only for Results  —  Google is experimenting with a new proposition for advertisers: if you don't get results, you don't pay.  —  The company said Tuesday that it would expand a test of a system that allows advertisers to pay only when an ad spurs a consumer to take an action …
Business Wire:
Oodle Raises $11 Million in Funding From JAFCO, Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures  —  SAN MATEO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oodle, the new way to shop with classifieds, announced today that it has raised $11 million in funding from new investor JAFCO Ventures as well as from Greylock Partners …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Oodle, giving you classifieds — with a touch of help
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's GestureLab:
Aftertaste  —  Mike Arrington, Tim Bray, and Jonathan Schwartz made for an interesting menage at Sun yesterday evening.  As usual I wasn't invited, but Scoble was otherwise occupied and forwarded me the invite.  To be fair, Sun doesn't know what to make of me.
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:   Sun working on its listening gene
Variety:
New Line nabs 'Gears of War'  —  Studio wins rights to videogame  —  New Line has won feature rights to Microsoft and Epic Games' hugely popular vidgame "Gears of War," with Stuart Beattie penning the adaptation and Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing via their Temple Hill banner.
Sydney Morning Herald:
Google quashes mobile phone talk  —  Google has poured cold water on claims it is developing a mobile phone.  —  The search giant said it was more logical to form partnerships with existing handset makers instead.  —  Google's South-East Asia managing director of sales and operations …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Tool turns unsuspecting surfers into hacking help  —  A security researcher has found a way hackers can make PCs of unsuspecting Web surfers do their dirty work, without having to actually commandeer the systems.  —  That's possible with a new security tool called Jikto.
Cyrus Farivar / Wired News:
Google's Next-Gen of Sneakernet  —  How do you get 120 terabytes of data — the equivalent of 123,000 iPod shuffles (roughly 30 million songs) — from A to B?  For the most part, the old-fashioned way: via a sneakernet.  It's not glamorous, but Google engineers hope to at least end …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Scobleizer
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Feds to rehear Webcaster fee dispute  —  The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board has granted a series of requests for a rehearing on a contentious decision that would elevate royalty fees required of Internet radio services.  —  In a one-paragraph document issued Tuesday, Chief Copyright Royalty …
Discussion: The 463, hypebot and Techdirt
James Quintana Pearce / PaidContent:
MMOGs Worth More Than $1 Billion In The West  —  A report by Screen Digest has found that massively multiplayer online games generated more than $1 billion in 2006 in the West (North America and Europe), notes the BBC.  The report claims 87 percent of the revenue is from subscriptions …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
PreFound Relaunches, Tries To Rise Above Social Search Din  —  The term "social search" is kind of a catch-all category now for a range of companies that are bringing people back into the algorithm.  Not only are these companies seeking to improve search results with humans …
Discussion: WebProNews
Diarmuid Mitchell / BBC:
Mobiles set to play the game  —  For years now senior games industry figures and media analysts have predicted that mobile phone games will revolutionise the industry.  —  The former head of Sony Europe Chris Deering has described mobile gaming as the "big kahuna", with 1 billion mobile phones worldwide poised to take up games.
Discussion: textually.org and MoCoNews
USA Today:
PlayStation 3 is down 2-to-1 to Nintendo's Wii  —  Sony's new PlayStation 3 video game has gone from top dog to underdog in record time.  —  Despite the buildup and hype around its arrival in November, the PS3 has been outsold so far — at a rate of almost 2-to-1 — by the Nintendo Wii.
Associated Press:
Oops!  Technician's error wipes out data for state fund … JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Perhaps you've experienced that sinking feeling when a single keystroke accidentally destroys hours of work.  Now imagine wiping out a disk drive containing an account worth $38 billion.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
5 Reasons Why Apple TV Rules, 5 Reasons Why it Sucks  —  Apple TV is finally on sale and on the boat.  So, why bother?  Here's why Apple TV will change the world, slightly.  —  1. It's currently the only easy way to get stuff locked away in iTunes streaming to a TV set.  Bam.  Simple as that.
 
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
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Consumerist:
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Matthew Nelson / ClickZ News Blog:
Piper Jaffray Expert Says Local Search is set for a Boom
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Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
Adobe says no way to Vista updates
Discussion: Between the Lines and digg
Nathan Kirsch / Legit Reviews Hardware Articles:
CEBIT 2007 - OCZ'S NEURAL IMPULSE ACTUATOR
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Times of India:
Google yet to decide on blurring key Indian sites
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Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Cool tour of Microsoft Research's TechFest, Part I
Tony Ruscoe / Tony Ruscoe's Blog:
Google Personalized Homepage Easter Eggs
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
VON spiel: It's our TV
Discussion: Lawgarithms
George Ou:
How Apple orchestrated web attack on researchers
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Apple of Our Eye: Macs Save Money