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Lets Be Friends, AdFriends Engagement & The Future of Online Advertising Is Facebook Beacon a privacy nightmare? Why is Google afraid of Facebook? OpenSocial advertising for all Will privacy concerns take boom out of the online ads? Read more »

Earth2Tech: Underwater robots sniff out toxic waste. FoundRead: How to Craft a Winning Early Round Term Sheet. WebWorkerDaily: Six Ways to tame your email. Seriously! NewTeeVee: China’s top video site, NewTeeVee: Viral video ads: how they worked for three small companies.v Read more »

* FoundRead: With all the focus on 20-something entrepreneurs, there is one founder who believes ball-and-chain, oops being married is a good thing for founders. No not me, silly! * Earth2Tech: A dirt powered fuel cell? Now what will they think of next – a retirement […] Read more »

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[qi:_newteevee] William Spencer, a kid from Colorado, has signed a deal to develop a skateboarding stunt series based on his clips on YouTube for MTV. Continue Reading. * WebWorkerDaily: How to become a power user? * FoundRead: How to get across the moat with the […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] As cable companies and satellite service providers duke it out to augment HD programing for your TV, companies like AOL and CBS are backing out of or shying away from delivering HD viewing experiences online. Such a retreat raises the bigger question: Do audiences even […] Read more »

[qi:018] One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. How to e-cycle your gadgets. NewTeeVee: What will become of the 30-second spot, the very symbol of the golden age of TV advertising? FoundRead: You’ve got a great idea for a company, but how do you go from […] Read more »

[qi:010] Hot on the heels of Facebook’s deal with Microsoft (MSFT), which values the social networking startup at a jaw-dropping $15 billion, developers and others will gather in San Francisco tomorrow for the SNAP Summit. The one-day event will, according to its organizers, focus “in-depth on […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] While Apple (AAPL) makes competitors tremble in music, its video offerings and achievements get less imposing by the day. People want to buy from you, Apple — look at your impressive ascent in the music space. So why are you holding yourself back from selling? […] Read more »

Earth2Tech: Academy Award-winning movie star Tom Hanks is promoting the eBox, a retrofitted electric car — on his MySpace profile page. WebWorkerDaily: One in 10 U.S. online consumers tag something on the web every month. Five tips on how to integrate tagging into your web business. […] Read more »

[qi:020] “More quickly than most anyone imagined, blogging is growing up,” the San Francisco Chronicle declared over the weekend in a piece that featured Bay Area-based blogging startups including TechCrunch, PopSugar, BlogHer, and our little company. Well we think so, but what do you think? Read […] Read more »

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* WebWorkerDaily: Turn on the TV and get to work * NewTeeVee: MySpace gets in bed with Roommates. * Earth2Tech: BT bets half-a-billion on wind power * FoundRead: What are a startup’s key assets? Read more »

I am off to the Web 2.0 Summit and my video panel today and won’t get a chance to write anything till much later. Meanwhile, here are a handful of picks from our network that might be worth your time: * Earth2Tech: Crash testing Teslas is […] Read more »

* FoundRead: To Flip or Build, that is The Question. Its an age old question, which is being asked again. My preference is build it, of course. * Earth2Tech: For Bill Joy, Green Tech trumps Internet investing. * NewTeeVee: New Boob Tubes. Surprise! Men like online […] Read more »

We at GigaOM are happy to report that we have been named to PC Mag’s list of Favorite 100 Blogs, the publication’s first-ever blog ranking. Two of our other network blogs, NewTeeVee and WebWorkerDaily are also on the list. And they graciously ranked everyone in alphabetical […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] BlackArrow, a San Mateo-based start-up is bringing web inspired ad management system that will help large cable operators like to better monetize their ad-inventories and goose up their revenues. The stealth mode company has also announced $17 million in new venture capital money from Cisco […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Virtualization and on-demand computing are giving companies new reasons to worry about code efficiency. Once upon a time, lousy coding didn’t matter. Computing costs didn’t grow linearly with the amount of processing consumed by badly written code. But that has changed now. Three big changes […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee]Current TV, the Al Gore-backed TV network, is gearing up for a major relaunch of its web site that could help it break away from the nirvana of cable and recapture the Net. NewTeeVee writer Janko Roettgers takes a look around the private beta. Continue reading… Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] Back in the late 1990s I was often asked what I thought would happen if Internet bandwidth was infinite — what would that change about the Internet itself? Level 3’s (LVLT) recent decision to slash prices on its content distribution network and rumors of new […] Read more »

FoundRead: 2 Common mistakes in negotiations and how to avoid them. Earth2Tech: How Artificial Life will re-energize the planet NewTeeVee: BitTorrent reveals its DNA WebWorkerDaily: 5 Things that will improve your website traffic(and 1 to avoid) Read more »

In the latest episode, we chat with Microsoft’s Dan’l Lewin (corporate vice president, strategic and emerging business development) and talks candidly about this role within Microsoft and how his company is looking to work with other Silicon Valley companies. Lewin gives us insight to Microsoft’s future […] Read more »

Small-and medium-sized businesses are the hot target markets right now, whether it’s voice and broadband or web services. The biggest opportunity, however, seems to be in hosted email, as Yahoo’s (YHOO) $350 million bet on Zimbra and Google’s (GOOG) Apps initiative demonstrate. Rackspace, a San Antonio, […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] After being in beta for a long time, Peer-to-Peer TV sharing service, Joost is all set to go live. With over 50,000 beta downloads a week, Joost is hoping to achieve 2-to-3 million unique users by end of 2007, CEO Michael Volpi told Liz Gannes, […] Read more »

* Love it, hate it. How about using it to the max? It, being Internet Explorer. [WebWorkerDaily] * Turn Gmail into your social brain. [WebWorkerDaily] * JA Solar, a symbol of Solar investment bubble. [Earth2Tech] * MSN Video has precision, but no passion. [NewTeeVee] * Need […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] John Doerr, the high-profile Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner, closed Silicon Valley Projections 2008, a sold-out forum on responses to climate change, with a call for greater participation by the government in driving greentech forward. “More than anything else, we need the political will […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] If media mogul and environmentalist Ted Turner -– who’s often called the largest individual land owner in North America -– placed a few square miles of solar panels across his New Mexico ranches he could, in theory, generate 4 GW of power. No wonder he […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] When you watch media with other people — that is, live and simultaneously — it’s impossible not to be affected by their giggles and groans and analysis. That’s kind of what I was hoping to find out more about when we started the Pier Screenings […] Read more »

From our sister site, WebWorkerDaily: This week’s Monday flood of press releases brought something new: a corporation using a social network to collect your opinions. That’s the premise behind Hey! Nielsen, a site from the same Nielsen Company that brings you TV ratings and a host […] Read more »

If 5% of Facebook is worth $500 million, then one can’t be surprised that place shifting pioneer SlingMedia is worth something. The Foster City, Calif.-based Sling has been acquired by EchoStar (DISH), a satellite broadcasting service company for $380 million in cash and stock. Continue Reading. Read more »

Its been over a month since we launched our The Future of Software micro site. We have published about 15 posts so far. Here are some of the most recently published posts: * Enterprise Software’s future lies with ISVs * Sit up straight and listen * […] Read more »

- How to use scarcity illusion to your advantage? Steve does it. (FoundRead) – How to achieve work life balance (Webworkerdaily) – Nine ways to make your mouse roar. (WebWorkerDaily) – Sonic Mountain eats Fire Ant (NewTeeVee) – Five ways to recycle your cell phones (Earth2Tech) […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] The release of Barcelona, officially called, the Quad Core Opteron chip series has market share implications for AMD. But what we’re more interested in just how power-efficient AMD managed to make its new chip. And from talking to industry experts it seems Barcelona isn’t going […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] TiVo has been having a tough time in recent months, finding itself at the mercy of the cable providers and yet trying to break free. It can get its groove back, it if it becomes innovative again, and changes the rules that define our collective […] Read more »

If the 1990s were all about client server wars – Oracle versus Microsoft versus everyone – the coming years will be all about communication centric software. And that means Microsoft will tussle with Cisco, current peace accord not withstanding. Continue reading to find out why. Read […] Read more »

NewTeeVee: Tyler Perry will launch his own show, and it will only be available online. Web Worker Daily: 25 of the best iGoogle gadgets to increase productivity. Found/Read: 8 tips to finding and cultivating a mentor who will take you to the next level. Earth2Tech: Carbon […] Read more »

* FoundRead: How being deployed to Afghanistan hurt — and helped — one startup founder’s effort to get his business off the ground. * Earth2Tech: Environmental passion, status, price, trend factor — what’s your ecotech motivation? * NewTeeVee: Showtime’s user-generated video contest will turn someone’s version […] Read more »

From GigaOM * Earthlink troubles spell end of MuniFi as third pipe. Read more » * Online Video: Mad Money & battle for the 10th spot.Read more » * Lowering barriers to entry: Open Source & the Enterprise. Read more » * The Helio Shake Up, […] Read more »

Earth2Tech: Ways to reduce your green guilt as you travel this Labor Day Weekend. NewTeeVee: The best of the video picks form Burning Man — for those that couldn’t make to the playa this year. Found/Read: Seven hiring tips for startups. Web Worker Daily: How to […] Read more »

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