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12:15 PM ET, April 4, 2006

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Mike / Techdirt:
GM Slow To React... Or Right On Schedule With Create-Your-Own Ad Controversy?  —  from the GM-gets-the-second-bounce-as- well dept  —  News.com has an article suggesting that GM somehow screwed up with its online create-your-own ad program that allowed tons of anti-GM ads to be created and passed around online.
Discussion: Coolz0r
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Related Links Now Out; Challenges Yahoo's Year-Old Y!Q Links  —  Google Blogoscoped spots a new Google Labs release, Google Related Links.  We wrote about these appearing last month, but there was no way for people to get them then for their own sites.  Now you can.
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Related Links Launches For Publishers
Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Related Links
Discussion: ResearchBuzz and InsideGoogle
Ben Edelman:
The Spyware - Click-Fraud Connection — and Yahoo's Role Revisited  —  In August 2005, I posted half a dozen examples of what I call "syndication fraud" — Yahoo placing advertisers' ads into spyware programs, and charging advertisers for resulting clicks.  But Yahoo's spyware problems extend beyond mere syndication fraud.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Trust Me, I'm A Jedi Scientist — Those Aren't The Fraudulent Clicks …
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog
Ross / Zimbra - Blog:
A Pint of ALE - Ajax Linking and Embedding  —  Recently I had to write a document which required the inclusion of some images, a chart, and a few drawings in the text - something that modern word processors allow you to simply and readily do.  In fact, the ability to embed and edit rich content directly …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Would you join a company just cause they let you blog?  —  Every once in a while someone comes up to me in the hallways or in a cafeteria here and says "I joined Microsoft because of Channel 9 and your blog."  —  That really used to freak me out because I didn't think that was a logical reason to join a company.
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Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro:
ROI, Scoble and HR- the proof?
Discussion: think mojo and Inside the Cubicle
Craig Ellison / PC Magazine:
Navman Unveils GPS/Camera Combo  —  In what is a first in the GPS category, Navman is introducing a new GPS that combines turn by turn navigation with a digital camera.  —  The new iCN750 will feature a 4-inch WQVGA (480-by-272 pixel) touch screen, a GPS unit preloaded with maps …
Discussion: Gearlog and The Map Room
Richard / ctrl-ault-del:
New Job @ Metroblogging!  —  After an amazing two years of working on Technorati, I've decided to move on.  Technorati has shone a bright light on just how powerful social media has become in the greater context of the web and our every day lives.  And for my contribution I am extremely proud.
Tim Mullaney / Dealflow:
Boo Hoo Hoo for VCs and IPOs?  —  From the naked self-interest category comes a release from the National Venture Capital Association today, arguing that the paucity of venture-backed IPOs threatens to hurt the economy.  It's true: Only 10 venture-backed companies went public in the first quarter.
NaviGadget:
Easy photo mapping with Google Maps  —  Tim Vidas has a great description of how he was able to equip his Ricoh D200 with a GPS unit to easily Google Map pictures he takes with it.  He explains that "The tagging of GPS data into the Exif of each picture is a really nice novelty for me".
Discussion: Gizmodo and Fosfor Gadgets
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Borders to sell Sony digital reading device  —  The Sony Reader, a new text-reading device that lets you have the Bible or the entire works of Tolstoy on hand but carry around the physical equivalent of a paperback, will be sold at Borders bookstores.  —  The gadget, which debuted …
Kristi Heim / Seattle Times:
Ex-Microsoft guru books rocket flight  —  Charles Simonyi created some of the most widely used computer-software programs on Earth.  Now he's ready to take on the next frontier: space.  —  Simonyi, formerly a top researcher at Microsoft and co-founder of Intentional Software in Bellevue …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Newspapers see growing online audiences  —  CHICAGO — Newspapers' online audiences are growing rapidly, according to a new industry study, highlighting a key growth area that newspapers are seeking to exploit as print circulation continues to be challenged.
Discussion: Techdirt
Shimon Sandler:
Web Directories - Interview with Greg Hartnett  —  I recently got to know Greg Hartnett from the web directory: Best of the Web... or BOTW for short.  BOTW is the internet's oldest web directory.  Greg has been in the search industry since the beginning.  As a matter of fact …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
NaviGadget:
three new navigation systems from Magellan: 3000T, 3050T, and 6000T  —  Thales' navigation business, creators of the Hertz NeverLost and a leading global innovator of outdoor and vehicle navigation solutions, announced today three new portable vehicle navigation devices, the Magellan RoadMate 3000T, 3050T and 6000T.
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
microsoft.com:
Q&A: Bringing the Benefits of Virtualization Technology to the Mainstream  —  Microsoft delivers Linux support and makes Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 available to customers at no charge as part of its ongoing effort to radically simplify IT management.  —  REDMOND, Wash., April 3 …
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Toshiba M400 upgraded and running  —  I managed to upgrade my new Toshiba M400 this afternoon.  Some time away from the first set of problems I encountered helped.  —  Here's a recap:  —  My new Toshiba M400 arrived today—all the way from China.  I got it unpacked and up and running without a hitch.
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
VON Canada - Day 1  —  It's been a full day at VON Canada here in Toronto, with the highlights for me being Alec Saunders's presentation (filling in admirably where Niklas Zennstrom was scheduled to speak), the Skype developer's panel, and the blogger panel at the end of the day.
 
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Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
"THE NURTURING WEB"...?  —  Yeah, the phrase "The Nurturing Web" …
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Powell Warns Net Neutrologists Not to Be Naive
Ben Drawbaugh / HD Beat:
DIRECTV's pro HD DVR - D-HR20P
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What if Microsoft Bought Apple?
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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
AOL Enhances Mobile Search, Announces Study Results
Associated Press:
Hollywood to sell movies online