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Making YouTube Profitable



Like what you see? Then “Click to Buy”. You will see a lot of this on YouTube from now on.

It’s no secret, Google has been loosing a lot of money with YouTube because it’s not profitable enough. Sure, it’s popular, but it doesn’t bring profits to the company. As a first step in transforming YouTube into a money-making venture, Google started integrating non-intrusive links within certain video pages that promote different type of products and media.

Users will be able to buy the music tracks of certain music videos they like to watch, or buy a game or movie right after watching the preview or teaser. Partnerships have already been made with iTunes and Amazon.



OLPC – One Laptop Per Child is Back



The Give One Take One program from One Laptop Per Child will be back on November 17 just in time for Christmas. The organization sells (probably for $399 like last year) two XO-1 laptop computers to one client and gives one of them to a child in a third world country.

The offer will be available through, and according to rumors, the new XO-1s could come with Windows XP and Sugar OS.

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AmazonMP3 Software Pre-Loaded on G1



There you go, it’s been made official by Amazon that an application will be pre-loaded on the new T-Mobile Android phone (the G1) due to hit the stores in October.

Users will be able to browse music samples over the 3G network and download full songs using integrated WiFi on the device. Price for a single song are around $0.89 and full albums are between $5.99 and $9.99.


IMDb Offering Free Full-Length Movies and TV Shows



You heard right, IMDb in association with CBS, Hulu, Sony Pictures Television, and over 500 independent producers will be offering free full-length movies and tv shows.

As of now, there is only one movie available (Old Friends) but IMDb plans on offering more than 6,000 videos in rotation including movies like Some Like It Hot and Fever Pitch, as well as tv shows like 24, Heroes and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

On the 24th and the 29th of September, they will offer premieres of tv series even before they are released on the small screen including Knight Rider, Chuck an 30 Rock.

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