As has been rumoured for some time now, Twitter has closed a financing round -- and with some all-star money types, including Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital -- although no one is saying how much the round was (rumours continue to be $15-million), or what the valuation placed on the…

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Well, looky what we've got here: multiple rumours that the Microsoft and Yahoo talks are back on, although whether Microsoft is interested in an all-out acquisition again or just a search deal depends on whose sources you believe: Mike Arrington says the former and Silicon Alley Insider says the latter. I hate to say that…

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In just a little over two years, The Huffington Post has gone from being a side project for founder Arianna Huffington -- whom many saw as an intellectual dilettante playing around on the Internet -- to a new-media powerhouse whose Web traffic is larger than that of many traditional media competitors, and even threatens to…

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"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street; If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat; If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat; If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet. 'Cause I’m the taxman; yeah, I’m the taxman." The Beatles, Taxman We've seen the recording industry pull a lot…

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As predicted by many Google-watchers, the "Google Trends for websites" offering that launched on the weekend was just the appetizer -- an aperitif, if you will. The main course launched today (as reported by the WSJ, and is a website-analytics service that appears to be aimed directly at the leading analytics companies, comScore and Nielsen,…

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