Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Wednesday Internet Digest

* Local: MSN intros Windows Live Local (beta; low-flying airplane images)
* Sponsored: Click Defense wants to withdraw as lead plaintiff in case against Google; MSN plans revenue sharing with users

* Google plans charging for video
* AOL launches (entertainment news, ‘thirty mile zone’) with Telepictures

WEB 2.0
* user-gen content, sharing: Yahoo! launches Yahoo! Answers (community answers; beta) and Yahoo! Artist Mods (music videos) and acquires; Google adds RSS to Gmail; Grouper Networks launches video-sharing (free), gets funding from T-Ventures (= T-Online = Deutsche Telekom)
* social networking: Disney rumoured to be bidding for Friendster

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