Weekly Roundup, October 6, 2006

By Exclusive Concepts Blog Team

Google

Via Tech Crunch, The Wall St Journal reports that talks are underway for Google to acquire YouTube for $1.6 billion, and

the LA Times reports that top Google execs have told their engineers to stop releasing so many products.

It’s not just you, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he was getting lost in the sheer volume of the products Google was releasing.

Google Code Search live

Google groups launched a new beta version for a new Groups experience.

Google opens a 300,000 square foot office in NYC at 11 Eighth Ave. Rent? Only $10 million/year

Now you can have Google gadgets on your webpage.

Google’s Chief Looks Ahead for Time – it wants new friends.

Blogs

Despite what you think, half of the MySpace users are over 35.

WalMart’s MySpace Clone Dead on Arrival.

Charlene calculates the ROI of blogging.

Marketing

Engagement is a Euphemism for Measuring the ROI of Brand Advertising.

Wired says Zune won’t kill the iPod – It’s not cool and never will be.

Around the Web

Skype co-founders are preparing a new launch by the end of the year of a video Web site, The Venice Project, that combines professionally produced TV and video along with the interactive tools of the Web.

Powerset, the secretive search engine using natural language search.

Amazon Drops Search Engine Features.

del.icio.us plans to become a social network. I wish they’d change the obnoxious name with the periods in the middle.

California’s AG to seek indictments against former HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn and others for corporate spying.

Your Powerpoint slideshows online with SlideShare through a YouTube like interface.

Top Ten Geek Wallets

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