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5:00 PM ET, April 19, 2006

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Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Scoop: Google Enterprise Mashups to Suck in Data From Cognos, Oracle, and Salesforce.com  —  You don't tend to hear much about Google Enterprise, which consists mostly of Google's search appliance that companies can install in their own data centers and use to index their corporate data.
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google to search inside business software programs
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google unveils enterprise Search Appliance
David Kirkpatrick / CNN:
Microsoft's new brain  —  Brutal competition.  A stock going nowhere.  Microsoft is in crisis, so Bill Gates has unleashed his new hire, software genius Ray Ozzie, to remake the company - and conquer the Web.  —  (FORTUNE Magazine) - Last June, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer summoned …
Dick / Burning Questions:
Burnvelopes?  No, FeedBurner Email  —  It turns out that not everybody is quite ready to ditch the old Inbox just yet.  People like to be notified when their favorite publishers have something new posted, but a large audience still finds the familiar setting of email to be the most comfortable and reliable way to receive updates.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FeedBurner Will Dominate Blog-to-Email
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and A VC
Alison Maitland / Financial Times:
Skype says texts are censored by China  —  Skype, the fast-growing internet communications company that belongs to Ebay, has admitted that its partner in China has filtered text messages, defending this compliance with censorship laws as the only way to do business in the country.
Jenn Shreve / Wired News:
MySpace Faces a Perp Problem  —  According to his MySpace page, the 41-year-old San Bruno, California, resident is single, a Sagittarius, a nonsmoker and nondrinker, and counts an online stripper among his six friends.  But California's online database of registered sex offenders offers …
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Jenn Shreve / Wired News:
How to Form a MySpace Watch
Igear / iPod Gear:
Counterfeit Apple iPod Nanos and Shuffles  —  Apple's iPod has become so popular that counterfeiters are making their own versions and passing them off as authentic.  At first glance, the fake iPods appear very real.  Apple is warning its resellers of the existence of these fake iPods and how to identify them.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Mac Rumors and Gizmodo
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Kids outsmart Web filters  —  Last November, Ryan, a high-school sophomore, figured out a way to outsmart the Web filters on a school PC in order to visit the off-limits MySpace.com while doing "homework" in the computer lab.  —  A teacher eventually spotted the social network on the screen in front of …
Bambi Francisco:
Facebook funding  —  Facebook received $25 million in funding for a $525 million pre-money valuation.  —  Nice work for Mark Zuckerberg, who in February 2004 started Facebook in his college dorm.  Back then, he paid $85 a month for three months to get his startup going.
Discussion: Valleywag
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Mashups for fun—and profit?  —  Mashup Web sites, from celebrity stalking sites to an online pedometer for running enthusiasts, are certainly all the rage.  Now comes the hard part: making money off these things.  —  Though a handful of mashups have received venture capital backing …
Wall Street Journal:
Can Bloggers Make Money?  —  Blogs have a lot of buzz, but there's still considerable debate about whether that can translate into profits.  —  While many blogs remain little more than amateur diaries, several bloggers have tried to parlay their online ramblings into branded businesses.
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:   Alan Meckler vs. Jason Calacanis, Can Blogs Make Money?
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Ignore bloggers at your peril, say researchers  —  Bloggers and internet pundits are exerting a "disproportionately large influence" on society, according to a report by a technology research company.  Its study suggests that although "active" web users make up only a small proportion …
Monica Chen / digitimes.com:
Intel preferred over VIA for UMPCs  —  Market sources indicated that Microsoft originally planned to partner with VIA Technologies to promote its "Origami" Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC), as VIA's C7-M embedded processor is priced at US$700-800, compared to the Intel Celeron M and Pentium M series at US$1,200-1,400.
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile.com
Peter Pollack / Ars Technica:
Philips files for patent to force ad viewing  —  Philips Electronics has done it again.  Flush with heady optimism after successful products such as the digital compact cassette (DCC) and the super audio CD (SACD), the redoubtable European giant has developed a way to keep television free …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
GSM-based, Windows Mobile 5-toting Treo  —  Some hawt spy photos of the new Windows Mobile Treo or just fuzzy pictures of someone's painted Sidekick?  You decide.  —  It seems that a temporary "test engineer"—can you hire those guys at Adecco?—was going off about a new WM5 Treo with GSM …
Yahoo! Publisher Network:
It Pay the Bills  —  Yahoo!'s resident toublemaker weighs in on the past and present of contextual advertising  —  When people can't think of anything particularly good to say about their job, I often hear "well, it pays the bills...", which often elicits a response of "yup" and a knowing nod.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Jay Small / Small Initiatives:
Registration evolution at Scripps sites  —  The following item, regarding user registration at sites I work with in my "day job," was also posted to two newspaper industry e-mail lists.  My apologies if you've already seen it as a member of either list.  —  At 13 of E.W. Scripps' daily …
Discussion: yelvington.com
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Click fraud rate lower than expected, says report  —  The rate of click fraud—fraudulent clicks on pay-per-click-based online ads—is less than 14 percent rather than 20 to 30 percent or higher, as some companies have said, according to a new report from a service that monitors click fraud for advertisers.
 
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Reuters:
News Corp. buying stake in jobs search engine
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Rumor Du Jour: Motorola Eyes Siemens Possession
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and GigaOM
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Yahoo Patents P2P Payment System, More Google Patents, and IBM …
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[berkman] Yochai Benkler
Discussion: IP Democracy and John Palfrey
Tony Smith / The Register:
AMD said to be researching 'reverse multi-threading' tech
Discussion: TechSpot
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Podcasts Surpass Radio Stations Worldwide; Podcast Demand Growing Faster Than Supply
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Two Times Netflix, Promotes Blockbuster
Damian / japanchronicles.com:
A look at Sony's Portable TV service for PSP
Discussion: Gizmodo and Joystiq
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Panasonic 103 inch Plasma goes on sale this Christmas
Discussion: Gizmodo, HD Beat and Engadget
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Companies Warn About EU Broadcasting Rules
 

 
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