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6:20 PM ET, April 22, 2006

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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Technorati Top 100 Is Changing Radically  —  Have you checked out the Technorati Top 100 (by unique links) lately?  It's starting to change in very interesting ways.  —  First, Dave Winer is gone.  That's right — Scripting News is no longer a top 100 blog.  —  So what knocked him off?
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Chris / Hacking Cough:
Get on MSN Spaces in Asia and watch the link-love pile up.  Sort of  —  Scott Karp of Publishing 2.0 took a look at the Technorati 100 yesterday and found that, even before he had quit blogging there, Dave Winer's Scripting News was out of the top 100.  Steadily replacing the old A-list …
Discussion: The RSS Blog
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Chief of Ask Jeeves to Lead Microsoft's Internet Unit  —  Microsoft has hired Steven Berkowitz, the chief executive of Ask Jeeves, to run its floundering Internet division, Microsoft said yesterday.  —  Mr. Berkowitz became president of Ask Jeeves in 2001 and chief executive in 2003.
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
NEWS: BERKOWITZ TO MICROSOFT  —  (image credit) Rumors have been flying for some time, and I was not posting them.  But now I have confirmation.  Steve Berkowitz, head of Ask and someone I've worked with indirectly in the past (he was at IDG Books when I was at The Standard, an IDG property), is going to run MSFT's online MSN.
Discussion: Screenwerk and rev2.org
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
CEO of Ask.com moves to Microsoft  —  Just in - Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Ask.com (acquired by InterActiveCorp last year) is moving to Microsoft to head up their MSN.com, search monetization, and new Live.com platform.  Below is a copy of the email I received from Microsoft confirming the rumors that had been circulating around the Web.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and LiveSide
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
WHEN GIANTS TALK  —  The giant in the story "Jack and the Beanstalk" is an imposing figure, for size and bellowing voice.  He also possesses many wondrous and magical items, which Jack covets—and some of which he takes.  But what if Jack had grown, to the size of giant, and as loudly bellowed in response.
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eBay's Google guard: Yahoo or Microsoft?
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Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
Native Speaker:  —  There May Be an End-run for Apple Around Windows After All  —  Dave Winer, in his NerdTV interview several months back, said that he viewed his software developer job as giving customers whatever they want.  It wasn't his job to say "no" to customers, but rather to say …
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Wales Discusses Political Bias on Wikipedia  —  Conservative blogger Robert Cox, who writes the National Debate blog, told me he was amazed at the quality of Wikipedia and thought it was a great resource.  But there was something about the free online community-generated encyclopedia …
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft to Reissue Problem Patch to Fix Lockup Glitches  —  For some Windows users, there will be two Patch Tuesdays in April.  —  The Redmond, Wash. software maker plans to rerelease the problematic MS06-015 update on April 25 to correct an issue that has caused system hangs …
Discussion: InfoWorld, Security Fix and Bink.nu
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Sites Goes Online to Tell Smaller Stories  —  NEW YORK - Former television journalist Kevin Sites is mindful that his online dispatches from the world's war zones won't attract anywhere near the audience he's used to getting on the evening news.  But that's just fine, he said.
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Business 2.0:
The evolution of the NetFlix envelope  —  The key to Netflix's lean operations is its lightweight, versatile mailer.  Here's how 7 years of tweaking paid off.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - When the DVD first came out, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings had a key insight:
Discussion: Web Strategy
Marc Perton / Engadget:
It's Earth Day — so don't just toss your old computer!  —  It's Earth Day today, and the consumer electronics industry isn't above a little shameless self-promotion to show off their green cred.  And, we have to admit, recycling your old gear is a lot better than just tossing it into the basement — or worse, a landfill.
James Orry / pro-g.co.uk:
Xbox Live Arcade to get MAME and SEGA games  —  The Buzz: A Microsoft staffer, wishing to remain anonymous, has revealed that MAME and games from SEGA are heading to Xbox Live Arcade.  —  Speaking to SPOnG, a Microsoft source close to the Xbox Live Arcade project has spilled the beans …
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy
Paul Roberts / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
$5B spent on bounced e-mails?  —  Spam is a nuisance, we all know that.  No more so than for the poor suckers who find their name and reputation marred by some spam or phishing attack.  But a $5 billion problem?  That's the contention of (surprise surprise) e-mail security and antispam vendor IronPort.
Discussion: Techdirt and broadband
Jeffrey S. Young / Jeffrey Young's Technicon:
EBay: Evolution or Hibernation  —  The death spiral is starting for EBay.  —  First the company announces earnings that would be the envy of any smokestack company, but the stock gets hammered.  Guidance is very circumspect, the company admits that its recent inclusion of "online store" …
CNN:
TSA: Computer glitch led to Atlanta airport scare  —  ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — A bomb scare that led authorities to evacuate security checkpoints at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday was the result of a "software malfunction," Transportation Security Administration Director Kip Hawley said.
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