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September 25, 2006 at 10:39 AM

Monday news roundup

Lots of news out in the ether today. Here’s a roundup:

Microsoft is combining its global advertising services into a more streamlined offering for advertisers called Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions. The new service will reach across the company’s products, including the MSN Network, Xbox Live, Windows Live and the online segments of Microsoft Office.

The Demo emerging technologies conference is going on this week in San Diego, and Seattle-based Cozi is there unveiling a free service called Cozi Central. Users can keep an online calendar and shopping lists and have the ability to send broadcast messages to each other.

Bellevue-based Revenue Science has been chosen by media company Gannett to provide behavioral targeted advertising technology. Revenue Science said that it will help Gannett offer advertisers specific audiences, such as those interested in travel, car shopping and consumer technology.

Seattle-based Farecast has added 20 new cities to its airfare prediction service, bringing the total to 75 cities nationwide.

The Mind Camp thinkfest is having a party before the event on Oct. 5 at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont. Mind Camp is organizing this with Venture All Stars, and is bringing in the managing director of West Coast IPOs from Nasdaq to talk about the stock market and public offerings. Cost is $20 per person and a food donation is required. More info at Venture All Stars’ Web site.

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