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Yahoo Breaking Up With The Past

The entertainment ambitions of ex-Yahoo CEO Terry Semel may be swept away for the most part after top Yahoo executives meet to discuss their operations in Santa Monica.

Fox to Offer Free Shows via iTunes

Did NBC jump ship too soon? TechCrunch reports that now Fox will be offering their shows for free download via iTunes. The deal will feature season premiere episodes of Fox shows including Prison Break, Bones, American Dad and K-Ville—mostly returning shows. Fox hopes to expose more viewers to its shows.

The Community of TechCrunch

I’m sitting here today at the TechCrunch40, listening to various companies pitch their wares to the people and press that are attending (I’m here as invited press, so will give overview of the companies and what I thought).

Zimbra Acquired by Yahoo

Yahoo just acquired Zimbra for 350 million bucks, TechCrunch reports and Yahoo confirms. In Zimbra’s own, slightly cryptic words…

In TechCrunch 40’s Hallway

I never even got into see a presentation. The hallway was too good. Here’s my photos.

Reuters Eyes Viewdle For Facial Search

Reuters Labs will use Viewdle’s facial recognition search features to help index video content delivered over certain Reuters satellite streams.

Who’s Going to Win TechCrunch 40?

Part of the fun of the next two days will be seeing who’ll win the $50,000 at TechCrunch 40, which starts in a few hours here in San Francisco.

Tuesday? New Technorati Strategy

As you can read in a number of different places this morning, Technorati — the ailing blog-search engine that recently lost its CEO, Dave Sifry — has come out with a new offering known as Technorati Topics, which appears to be a scrolling list of blogosphere posts chosen by the team at Technorati, based on a bunch of criteria that we aren’t really told a lot about.

It’s Official: Blogs Are Media

Forget waiting for some federal shield law to be passed: the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has determined in two separate rulings yesterday, that blogs are, in fact, media, as reported by TechCrunch.

AT&T: $10 DSL Slightly Less Impossible To Get

AT&T caught so much flak over burying their $10 DSL offer, that they made it easier to find. You just go past the giant displays for more expensive DSL, down and right to the corner of the screen and then click through to another page.

Google Disappears Facebook Code Blog

When Google-owned Blogger sends you a Digital Millennium Copyright Act take-down notice, at least they’re polite about it and liberally use the word "alleged." But they only ask once, as the person who posted Facebook’s source code on his Blogspot blog learned.

Google Asked by Facebook to Remove Leaked Code Blog

I guarantee that if you submit a DMCA request to Google–the one you use to request copyrighted material is removed–you won’t get the same rapid response Facebook just got.

Don’t Try Crawling Google News Comments

The newest feature on Google News – comments solicited from participants in a news story – won’t be part of anyone else’s news.

$500m Across 50,000 Blogs Probably Low

A few days ago blog ad network Chitika released a study [PDF] co-sponsored by University of Texas, Dallas that projects revenue for the top 50,000 weblogs at $500 million.

Top 10 Facebook Apps

OK, the TechCrunch interns tell us about their top 10 favorite Facebook applications. Now, since the interns are 20-somethings I expected that I’d have a different take on what we needed and so I talked through it on my Kyte.tv channel.

Here’s the TechCrunch Intern’s apps:

What are Tech Bloggers Good for?

Dare Obasanjo asks “what are those A-list technology bloggers good for?”

He’s absolutely right! (I’ve been saying that a lot today — I’m in a very agreeable mood).

The Search Engine Traction Issue

Is this the issue that Ask and Microsoft will get some PR traction on?

From my read of how people are responding to Google lately the answer is “yes.”

Google Challenging Skype

Last week Google made its move against eBay owned Skype, an online person-to-person internet telephony company, with the purchase of startup company, GrandCentral Communications.

Facebook Scaring Google?

Ever since Andy joined Facebook, things have been looking up for the social networking site. (What do you mean, there’s no correlation?) Today their numbers are up and there are rumors that Google should be very, very afraid.

I Want to Be Like Mike

There are many successful bloggers that I look up to and constantly track their every move – although I’m not quite stalking them yet.

Pageflakes Rumors Swirl

A number of details remain unknown, but according to some reports, Pageflakes is going to become “more of a social network.”  Pageflakes was previously best known for its personalized webpages.