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5:00 PM ET, April 1, 2006

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Scobleizer / Google Geek Blogger:
Announcement, I'm going to Google  —  I just got off the phone with Larry Page.  He's offered me a job to run Google's PR department and I've decided to take him up on it.  Why?  Because I finally realized that Steve Gillmor is right.  Microsoft Office is dead and I wanted to be at the company that is the future of everything.
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Josh Hallett / hyku | blog:
Steve Rubel and Jeremy Pepper Join Forces!  —  In a move that has shocked just about everyone in the PR industry, long-time PR bloggers Steve Rubel and Jeremy Pepper have joined forces to form PepperRubel PR.  Perhaps in a testament to their blogging roots, it was another blogger, me, that discovered their new venture.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Time for a change of scenery: I'm joining Yahoo!  —  By now, you've probably seen Jeremy Zawodny's post: he's joining Google, and I'm leaving Google for a new job at Yahoo! This is part of Yahoo!'s acquisition of all Web 2.0 companies (I did a panel at the Web 2.0 conference …
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog
Team Register / The Register:
China buys Google  —  Exclusive The People's Republic of China has acquired a controlling stake in the United States' fastest growing technology company, Google.  —  Google announced the transfer of 140m shares of Class B stock to a new entity owned by the Chinese Ministry of Information in typically forthright style.
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Moving On and Trading Places  —  I've struggled for a while, trying to figure out how to write this.  So long, in fact, that I intended to publish this yesterday but kept stalling.  So I'll keep it short and sweet.  —  I recently left Yahoo to go to work for Google.
Yahoo! Search blog:
All Your Web 2.0 Are Belong To Us  —  We're in the midst of buying Dogg (a Web 2.0 cross between Digg and Dogster "Where Every Dog Has A Webpage"), and you know what?  It's a lot of work.  Buying up Web 2.0 companies here and there in piecemeal fashion gets old after a while.
Dashboardspy / The Dashboard Spy:
The Scobleizer Dashboard - Scoble is using an MS Sharepoint Dashboard for The Scoble Meter  —  Thanks to a Dashboard Spy inside the Scoble encampment, we have this peek at the executive dashboard that Robert Scoble, famed blogger at microsoft, uses.  This screenshot was grabbed from Scoble's screen and smuggled out to us last night.
Discussion: Scripting News
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Strumpette's Death Pool Ends  —  You know, Smurfette is so right.  I just can't hack it at Edelman.  It's time to throw in the towel.  So, I have decided to turn a new page and join forces with Jeremy Pepper.  It's the only way I could ever shake him from leaving so many wonderful comments.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stealth Startup Goop to Launch  —  Rumors about Palo Alto based stealth startup Goop have been buzzing for weeks now.  A standard landing page accepting email submissions for beta testing is now up, and some information has been leaked about the company.  —  CEO Peter Gibbons …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:   Thanks everyone, it's been great—looking forward to a new adventure at Google!
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:   Working at Google is full of surprises
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
AMAZON GETS IM  —  In order to get closer to their customers, humanize Amazon, increase sales, and stay modern, Amazon.com has decided to make all Instant Messenger (IM) handles of its employees public.  This way Amazon.com customers will get unprecedented access to the talented engineers …
Eric Rice / Official Site:
Let me break it down for you.  Podshow = Old Media.  —  And yes, as you probably heard on our recent show (here and here), we're pretty much done with the nonsense that is Podshow, a big media-like podcasting startup.  —  Don't get me wrong, I'm *all* about the populist …
Discussion: Things That and ben barren
Kevin / Kevin.Jarnot.Com:
They Come in Peace...and for the BBQ  —  Just found an April Fools joke on Google Earth.  Area 51 has some visitors:  —  Amusements |  Perm Link  —  Trackback Pings  —  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference They Come in Peace...and for the BBQ:
Discussion: Online News Squared and Neowin.net
Jennifer A. Kingson / New York Times:
The Convenience of an A.T.M., but So Much More  —  Would you like some financial services with that coffee?  —  Convenience stores, best known to weary motorists as sources for drinks and snack chips, are starting to gain a reputation as good places to pay bills, cash checks, send money and buy cellphone minutes.
Jason Gried / sitepoint.com:
Build Your Own Web 2.0 Application Using Fluff and Hot Air  —  So you have a great idea that you want to turn into the Next Big Thing?  Well, jump aboard the Web 2.0 bandwagon!  The momentum that's building behind web applications means there's never been a better time to start reaping the rewards of your hard work.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Duke Nukem Forever  —  Rating: Not yet rated (my money says AO)  —  What a long, strange trip it's been.  I wasted away most of my junior high years playing Duke Nukem 3D.  Our own Opposable Thumbs writer Rodney designed any number of maps for it and we would be sending pipe bombs …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
An inspiring talk by Jeff Cole  —  Along with Mark Evans and Rob Hyndman, I sat in on a terrific presentation given Friday morning by Dr. Jeff Cole, the director of the World Internet Project (thanks to Jordan Banks of eBay Canada for inviting me).  The WIP is a joint project organized …
Discussion: robhyndman.com and Mark Evans
 
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