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8:40 PM ET, April 29, 2006

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Microsoft:
The New York Times to Enhance Online and Offline Reading Experience With Times Reader  —  New application uses Microsoft software to benefit readers.  —  SEATTLE — April 28, 2006 — Today at the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention, The New York Times and Microsoft Corp. unveiled …
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Two steps backward  —  Microsoft is offering a means to read newspapers designed as newspapers on computers.  Why?  There are other methods of doing this now and I find them all not only awkward and unsatisfying but wrongheaded.  Why not design the next frontier for the sharing of news …
Discussion: TechBlog and blackrimglasses.com
Dan Frommer / Forbes:
Your Tube, Whose Dime?  —  NEW YORK -  —  The Web lets users watch whatever they want, whenever they want to watch it.  So what do they want to see?  A home-made video of two boys lip-synching along to the Pokémon television theme song.  Internet video site YouTube has streamed …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Some AMD Opterons suffer heat issue  —  update Advanced Micro Devices is trying to track down and replace as many as 3,000 Opteron processors that could produce "inconsistent results" under an unusual, high-temperature circumstance.  —  The potential problem affects a number of single-core Opteron 152 …
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechSpot
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Test Internet Explorer 7 Without Installing It  —  To run Internet Explorer 7, you need Windows XP SP2.  —  Step 1  —  Download Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 (11.9 MB).  —  Step 2  —  Use WinRar (you can download a free trial) to extract the files from the setup to a folder - C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer 7.
Discussion: gHacks and Lifehacker
Stace / Wireless, cell phones, mobile phone reviews:
Motorola's Feng Shui Phone  —  When we found Samsung "Perfume" mobile phone patent application we wondered, what's next?  Well next is "Feng Shui" cellphone from Motorola.  —  In an application published on April 20, Motorola wants to patent "Method and apparatus for evaluating locations according to Feng Shui principles".
Discussion: Gizmodo and Techdirt
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
More On Yahoo & AT&T VoIP Messenger Deal  —  Based on some G2 I've been able to discover from some well healed off-shore type players in telcom who have played in the telco game for many years and made a bundle off of selling things to SBC I was able to ferret out a bit about the Yahoo/AT&T VoIP marriage and what it may mean...
Discussion: The Daily Om
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Congress may consider mandatory ISP snooping  —  It didn't take long for the idea of forcing Internet providers to retain records of their users' activities to gain traction in the U.S. Congress.  —  Last week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a Republican, gave a speech saying …
Discussion: IP Democracy
PC World:
Sony Readies iPod Rival  —  Company is developing a new digital music player that will go on sale later this year.  —  Sony is preparing to take another swing at Apple Computer's iPod digital music player, a top Sony executive said today.  —  The company is developing a new music player …
Benjamin J. Romano / Seattle Times:
Building a Google?  Microsoft pouring cash into Web fight  —  Microsoft is supercharging its business in the coming year with a spending burst that made some Wall Street analysts do a double take Thursday.  —  The company plans to plow perhaps $2 billion more than expected …
Discussion: BeyondVC and deal architect
palm.com:
Treo™ 700w Updater 1.10  —  for Verizon Wireless smartphones  —  The Treo 700w Updater installs the latest software on your smartphone.  It is designed to update your device while preserving your data.  In some instances, user set preferences may not be retained after updating.
Corey Hajim / CNN:
9 tech IPOs worth waiting for  —  It's been a while since a technology IPO was a good idea.  Here are some great new choices.  —  NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - It takes consistent profits to qualify for an IPO these days.  Even solid companies are waiting longer before trying, and many just sell to big corporations instead.
Bruce Lambert / New York Times:
Suffolk County Plans to Offer Free Wireless Internet Access  —  Suffolk County Plans to Offer Free Wireless Internet Access  —  Suffolk County is planning a wireless system to provide free access to the Internet to the 1.5 million residents who live throughout its 900 square miles.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Branding 2.0 - Ask A Ninja  —  I'm going to take some time out from the neverending barrage of Web 2.0 launches and try to explain how smart individuals are building global brands with zero marketing dollars, simply by leveraging existing social networks like MySpace, YouTube and the blogosphere itself.
Discussion: Forever Geek
 
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Sam Anderson / Slate:
The Fab 4 Million  —  YouTube and the neglected art of lip-syncing.
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Happy Endings  —  Cameron Wilson at the USACM Policy Blog writes …
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