Fred / A VC:
The Banner Is Back — Early last year I spent a couple posts talking about search versus banner advertising and suggested that banner ads were going to come back strong after years of playing second fiddle to search/CPC. That was the thesis behind my badly executed Yahoo (YHOO) trade.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google-DoubleClick: Get ready for the fallout
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: Google Acquired DoubleClick To Create A People-Driven Advertising Platform
Sam Harrelson / CostPerNews: Is Google "Bringing Banner Back"?
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: Google to tag users across Web: Privacy Boomerang?
George Nimeh / i-boy: Google buys DoubleClick for $3.1B
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Google buys DoubleClick ad service for $3.1 billion
New York Times:
Google Buys an Online Ad Firm for $3.1 Billion — Google agreed to its largest acquisition yesterday, reaching a deal to purchase DoubleClick, the online advertising company, from two private equity firms for $3.1 billion in cash, almost double what it paid for YouTube last year.
Discussion: David Card and John Battelle's Searchblog
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: GOOGLE BUYS DOUBLECLICK
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google buys ad firm DoubleClick for $3.1 billion
Google buys ad firm DoubleClick for $3.1 billion
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next … and HighContrast
Google Acquires Internet (May 2017) — MAY 12, 2017 - BUSINESSWIRE. Mountain View-based search giant Google Inc today announced they've acquired the internet for the astounding sum of $2,455.5 billion in cash. The deal had been rumored in various search blogs since the beginning of the year …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, WebProNews, PunchFire, The Groundswell and Life On the Wicked Stage
CarstenCumbrowski / Search Engine Journal: Google Acquires Internet (Parody)
Rich Ord / WebProNews: Google DoubleClick: Quotes & Facts
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Parody or Prophecy? Google Acquires The Internet
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why I'm so excited about Spock — Note: Spock is among the companies launching at the Web 2.0 Expo on Monday. — Michael Arrington wrote the other day about spock, the new people search engine, but I have to say that I don't think he did it justice. Spock is really cool …
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Say Good Night, Bandwidth Hog — AN article in PC Magazine last week revealed that customers across the country have received letters from Comcast warning them to limit their bandwidth consumption or face a one-year termination of service. — The company, though, "is refusing to reveal …
Live Internet Video Stream — It's time to start playing with the narcissystem! Last night, as witnessed by dozens of people from 'round the world, I spliced together five separate technologies to create a unified communications experience: — Ustream.tv — freeconferencing.liveoffice.com
Discussion: Beet.TV and Web Strategy
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Joost: It's The Metadata, Stupid! — When talking about Joost, people tend to focus on its P2P infrastructure, its media center-like interface and its content deals. Now those are all valid points, but the real key to Joost's success may be something else: A metadata framework that might …
Sid Yadav / rev2.org:
10 Most Successful Web 2.0 Startups To Date — RSS readers, you can digg the post here. Digg readers, you can subscribe to the RSS feed here. Thanks! — I've had an idea for this kind of a list for months now, but I guess I've been waiting until we have clear, agreed …
Sam Harrelson / CostPerNews: 10 Most Successful Web2.0 Companies to Date
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Use ExpoCal to Plan at Expo — There is now a scheduling app for the Web 2.0 Expo. It'll help you keep track of which sessions you want to attend, find out which ones are most popular, and who's going to be where. It can be found at http://cal.web2expo.com.
Discussion: Profy.Com and Zoho Blogs
Phil Butler / Profy.Com: eSnips -Web 2.0 Expo's Little Star
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs: Zoho @ Web 2.0 Expo and SaasCon
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
USI and Foxconn reportedly to make Wi-Fi iPod — Apple plans to launch new iPods featuring Wi-Fi in the second half of 2007. Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) will produce the Wi-Fi modules and Foxconn will perform as the OEM system assembler, according to Taiwan portable music player component makers.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, TechSpot News, Alice Hill's Real Tech News, Engadget, O'Grady's PowerPage, The Register and digg
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop: WiFi iPod, Real Soon Now
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: USI and Foxconn chosen to create WiFi iPod
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Apple to Release Wi-Fi iPod in Q3?
Paul Miller / Engadget: Apple WiFi iPod due Q3 2007? Let's not bet the farm.
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Future Generation iPod to include Wi-Fi Capability
Tony Smith / The Register: Wi-Fi equipped iPod on the horizon?
Stowe Boyd / Message:
Andrew Keen: The New Naysayers — We have a new champion of the conventional wisdom about social media and the technological elite: Andrew Keen. A self-styled contrarian, his bio at the Britannica Blog reads like a slap in the face: … Keen tries to be an iconoclast …
Discussion: Vaspers the Grate, Newsome.Org and The Great Seduction
Steven Edward Streight / Vaspers the Grate: Cluetrain VS Corporate Amerikkka
Kent / Newsome.Org: The New P.T. Barnum
Andrew Keen / The Great Seduction: Iconoclasm in the global village
Carlo / Techdirt:
Demand For 'Every' VoIP Service To Be Able To Call 911 Resurfaces — from the i've-fallen-and-i-can't-get- up dept — A bill has been introduced in the Senate that would make it easier (via Broadband Reports) for some VoIP users to make 911 calls by forcing telcos and 911 call centers to accept calls from VoIP providers.
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: E911 Back In the Dirt
Twitter, Rails, Seaside, Respect — If you're obsessive about dynamic languages and Web frameworks (and who isn't?) it's been a juicy few days. Let's start with a bunch of pointers: Mike Pence interviews Avi Bryant & tries to start a fight. Avi says "huh?". DHH too, in his own space and an InfoQ interview.
Discussion: Laughing Meme, Shebanation, Coding Horror, ben barren, Ryan Tomayko and Loud Thinking
Kellan / Laughing Meme: Twitter, Ruby, and Scaling
Andrew Shebanow / Shebanation: Friction(less) Rails — I've been thinking quite a bit lately …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror: Twitter: Service vs. Platform
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking: Seaside vs Rails: The battle that never was
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Geek Squad technician arrested for invading customer's shower — Sure, it's easy (and sadistically enjoyable) to bust on Best Buy, especially when it considers frugal shoppers "devils" and shoos away loyal customers holding down the fort for a PS3, but the latest knock against the retailer will be even tougher to shake.