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Submission + - Publicity on YouTube videos

Daniel Santos writes: "
Video website YouTube is to feature advertising for the first time, after Google revealed it is offering companies the chance to run ads on some of the site's most popular content. The website, which Google paid $1.65bn (£829m) for last year, has allowed 20 companies to run trial adverts on 200 videos over the last few weeks. However, from today it is opening up the advertising model to anyone, and will allow companies to place ads on the videos of a small number of the one thousand of its content providers, or partners.
From Telegraph"
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Submission + - Man Described As a Top Spammer Arrested (physorg.com)

_14k4 writes: "PhysOrg.com writes: A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail. Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails. "He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day.""

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