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1:20 PM ET, August 22, 2007

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Aims to Make YouTube Profitable With Ads  —  Ever since Google bought YouTube last November, it has avoided cluttering the site and the video clips themselves with ads, for fear of alienating its audience.  —  The strategy helped cement YouTube's position as the largest video Web site …
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Nick / Rough Type:
My, what a friendly ad  —  Is Larry Page now writing headlines for CNET?  —  Google's YouTube, copying the "ticker ad" concept that VideoEgg introduced nearly a year ago, yesterday announced that it is slapping advertisements across the bottom of some of its videos.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Now playing on YouTube: in-video ads  —  GOOGLE TRIES IN-VIDEO ADS  —  It has been Google's $1.65 billion question: How can it convert YouTube's whopping popularity into ad dollars without turning off the site's enthusiastic users?  —  Google's answer: semi-transparent ads that appear as strips across the bottom of videos.
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
YouTube Premiering InVideo Ad Format  —  Showing 3 billion minutes of videos every month, Google-owned YouTube is the top video destination on the Internet today.  And starting tomorrow, marketers will have another reason to turn to YouTube—a new InVideo ad format designed …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Analyzing YouTube's Revenue Potential
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   YouTube to introduce semi-transparent ads
Lior Ron / Google LatLong:
Sky: The final frontier  —  Since ancient times, people have looked at the sky and tried to find order in the chaos of stars and planets.  Ancient sky maps and astronomical computers were created alongside maps of the earth.  With Google Earth, we try to provide you with the best mapping …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
In Google Earth, a Service for Scanning the Heavens  —  After turning millions of Internet users into virtual explorers of the world with Google Earth, the Internet search giant is now hoping to turn many of them into virtual stargazers.  —  Google is unveiling within Google Earth today …
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Google Earth Goes Beyond the Sky  —  Google is extending the scope of its highly successful Google Earth satellite mapping technology into space with the launch of Google Sky.  Google Sky, which is embedded into newes version of Google Earth.  Sky provides Google Earth users a facility …
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Google Earth given celestial view  —  The constellations of Andromeda, Hydra and Vulpecula are now just a mouse click away for amateur star-gazers, following the launch of Google Sky.  —  The tool is an add-on to Google Earth, a program that allows users to search a 3D rendition of our planet's surface.
Discussion: Ogle Earth, Tech_Space and Slashdot
Mark Ward / BBC:
Troubled times for home networks  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  There are many technologies that only prove how useful they are when you actually try them.  —  Take for instance, broadband.  The high price may have initially put people off but for those that tried it …
Discussion: dslreports.com
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Report: Home networking still too complex for most users
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Microsoft Announces New Hardcore Gaming Mouse  —  Microsoft's new SideWinder gaming mouse is not for the faint of heart.  It's got on-the-fly DPI switching, its own LCD display (on the mouse itself), a cable anchor, quick launch Vista gaming button plus 5 other programmable buttons …
Discussion: Mobility Site and Ubergizmo
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft brings back SideWinder gaming mouse, throws in an LCD
Discussion: MarketWatch
MarketWatch:
E-Trade and TD Ameritrade reportedly talk merger  —  LONDON (MarketWatch) — TD Ameritrade and E-Trade are discussing a merger that would create a dominant player in the online-brokerage industry and possibly prompt another industry shakeout, according to a media report Wednesday.
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Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Schmidt: Google will 'Probably' Bid on Spectrum  —  ASPEN, Colo. — Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the search giant will "probably" bid in the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auctions, telling an audience here Tuesday that Google "got the spirit of what we were asking" for in the recent rulemaking decision by the FCC.
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Google CEO says mobile auction bid still probable
Discussion: Engadget
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
ES&S Gave California E-Voting Machines That Weren't Certified  —  Well, the hits keep for Election Systems & Software (ES&S).  The company was already facing some controversy over the fact that its e-voting machines time stamped the ballots in a way that could reveal how voters voted …
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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Update: State says e-voting machines weren't certified
Discussion: ZDNet Government
Wall Street Journal:
Dell's Consumer Focus Hits Snags  —  Dell Inc.'s first attempt to rebuild its consumer personal-computer business since founder Michael Dell returned to lead the company is having trouble sticking.  —  Persistent delays in laptop shipments caused by paint problems and supply constraints …
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Apple's surprise weapon: Computers  —  The iPod and iPhone are hits, but they're not the company's hottest line, says Fortune's Brent Schlender.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Last January, when Steve Jobs rechristened his company by ostentatiously excising the word "Computer" and leaving it as simply …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Surprise Surprise...TV Viewing Is Declining  —  Earlier this week I decided to cancel my Comcast (CMCSA) subscriptions, switching instead to Covad's ADSL2 service, which is faster, for now.  I didn't even think twice about switching off my cable service, because frankly with the exception …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Bits
John Markoff / New York Times:
Already, Apple Sells Refurbished iPhones  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21 — Consumers looking for a deal on an iPhone may be able to knock $100 off the price of the smartphone by buying from an unexpected discount source: Apple Inc.  —  On Monday, the company began making refurbished iPhones available …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Blogspot Down  —  Blogs hosted with Google's Blogger are down right now (like the official Google blog, for instance).  A search for [site:blogspot.com] returns around 34.5 million blog pages, which all seem to be affected.  Someone by the name of Pete who says he's a Blogger engineer in a Google group states:
 
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 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
PlayStation to record digital TV
Discussion: Joystiq and PS3 Fanboy
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Reasons financial and technical lurk behind Paramount's HD DVD coup
Discussion: Techdirt
Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
Sharp shows slender big-screen LCD TV prototype
Discussion: PC World
Nancy Dussault / iRobot Corporation:
iRobot Unveils All-New Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robots
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Piecemeal DRM-Free Efforts Aren't Going To Unseat Apple's Online Music Dominance
Scott Spanbauer / Computerworld:
Eight great, simple ways to hack the Web
Discussion: Inquirer
Bill Ray / The Register:
T-Mobile, Orange and O2 land Europe iPhone deal
Discussion: TechSpot News and PalmAddicts
Reuters:
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