…Forbes, which reports on a Bear Stearns research note predicting an iTunes competitor from Google “which we’ve dubbed Google Tunes. We think this is a logical step now that the nascent Google Video product has been introduced.” Expect a test of the service within 3 to 6 months. Google hasn’t confirmed any of the “Mosaic theory”, Stearns’ Robert Peck notes. (UPDATE: Google says it has no plans at this time to develop a music store.)
…JenSense for making sense of Google’s beta test of richer media ads, like ones that can’t be chased away by scrolling, and ads that expand with a click or mouseover.