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Copyright Board to Hold Rehearing on Net Radio Ruling

Chief US Copyright Royalty Judge James Scott Sledge announced Tuesday that his board would hold a rehearing on the controversial decision (pdf of ruling) to raise royalty rates for internet streaming to unprecedented levels and gave broadcasters and organizations who requested the rehearing until April 2nd to submit documents detailing their positions.

Listen Up, Google Needs Audio Ad Testers

Ever since Google picked up dMarc Broadcasting, industry observers have wondered if Google could make its AdWords service work for radio or podcasting.

Google Chalks Up Victories In Print, Radio

A lot of Google’s products and services die quiet deaths in dark corners, but on the other hand, there are times when the company seems to have a Midas touch.  New reports indicate an appropriately golden future for Google’s newspaper and radio ads.

RIAA Targets Internet Radio
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In a decision that could drive the nail in the coffin to Internet radio providers, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board has endorsed a proposal by SoundExchange to enact royalty rates for webcasts and streaming music sites that will stay in effect from 2006 until 2010.

Google Says

Google has gone to great lengths to defend free speech, and has protected a lot of questionable material (posted by users) on both Orkut and Blogger. It appears that Google draws the line at death threats, however, as a blog containing threats against a New Zealand politician was shut down this morning.

Google, dMarc Founders Part Ways

Usually when we talk about Google and personnel, it’s to report that the company has hired yet another big name, and it’s more than likely a major defection from a rival company.

HitTail suggestions – Rails Ajax Radio

In the last few days, I have been using HitTail to make capture my search referrals.

CBS And Google Ready Radio Deal

A big test for Google’s dMarc purchase could be announced very soon, with Google providing up to ten percent of CBS Radio’s ad inventory.

Click Fraud, Google, Botnets, And More

For any of our blog readers who also listen to our weekly segment on Webmaster Radio to keep informed on the latest goings-on in the search engine world you’ll know that Jim Hedger has been promising a big story for the past couple weeks. Well it’s finally out there and as promised, he doesn’t disappoint.

Google Radio Ad Product Identical To Voices.com?

Google’s new radio ad product is just under beta testing and David Ciccarelli, CEO at Voices.com is crying foul at the new product.

Google’s Radio Testing

About twenty advertisers are taking part in a new beta test of Google Audio Ads, ClickZ writes.

Google Invades the Airwaves

Google announced in a corporate blog that it has officially begun beta testing its Audio Ads marketing platform. Earlier this year, the company acquired dMarc Broadcasting as part of its plans to crossover into radio advertising.

November Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup

The November Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup was held at the AOL campus in Mountain View this month with over 100 entrepreneurs, VCs, bloggers, programmers and executives in attendance.

Google Getting Ready For Radio Ads

Back in July, we reported on rumors that Google was preparing to launch AdWords for radio. Now Reuters is reporting confirmation that we will indeed see Google Audio Ads by the end of the year.

Bloggers as Speakers: Talking Business

Bloggers should add speaking engagements to their already growing repetoire of skills. There is no better way to develop a national and international reputation as an expert than sharing your knowledge through the various print and broadcast media.

Cool Listening and Podcastings 3rd Anniversary

I was in the UK at the weekend to organize a couple of things re my move there next week.

Googles Big Deals

Google’s had some big deals the last week, and I’m going to lay them out quickly for anyone who didn’t read about them elsewhere while I was gone.

Google Radio Ads Could Get Personal

On his way to a hot date, Joe Goodguy flips on his satellite radio. A voice comes over the car speakers, “that’s what you’re wearing?” Joe eyeballs his “good shirt” and second-guesses. Voice: “The Shirts Chicks Dig store is two lights ahead.”

Google, XM Partner On Radio Ads

Google will finally give its dMarc acquisition a workout as it disclosed an agreement with XM Radio to provide targeted advertising to its listeners.

New Media Leaking into Old Media

I was poking through the satellite radio stations on my Sirius radio when, whoa, Jason Calacanis’ voice was speaking at Maryam and I over Gillmor Gang. OK, that’s weird.

Countdown to Google Radio

Things have been quiet since Google acquired radio automation firm dMarc in January. At that time, Google laid down just over a hundred million dollars for dMarc, which had already built a successful network of some 4,700 radio stations using its ad scheduling and reporting software.