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2:10 PM ET, March 29, 2007

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BBC:
Dell gives the go-ahead for Linux  —  Computer giant Dell will start to sell PCs preinstalled with open source Linux operating systems, the firm has said.  —  The second largest computer maker in the world said it had chosen to offer Linux in response to customer demand.
Discussion: JasonKolb.com and Memex 1.1
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Linux: Driver Support is Key
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
DoubleClick Sale Could Risk Publisher Exodus  —  The stale world of online ad serving just got interesting again, as a possible acquisition of ad management firm DoubleClick was floated yesterday.  According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft or another buyer may grab the ad serving colossus soon.
Discussion: HipMojo.com, GigaOM and paidContent.org
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Should Microsoft buy DoubleClick?  Better double think that one  —  There is a lot of buzz in the financial press about Microsoft making a bid to acquire DoubleClick.  Larry Dignan at ZDNet thinks Microsoft should do it.  The Wall Street Journal says; … My Take?  It could be a good deal, but;
Bloomberg:
Microsoft in Talks to Buy DoubleClick, Journal Says (Update1)
Discussion: Epicenter and Digital Destiny
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Yahoo opens up e-mail APIs to outsiders  —  Yahoo on Wednesday is expected to release software that will allow third-party developers to write applications using Yahoo Mail.  —  The move to open up the application programming interfaces (APIs) to Yahoo Mail is meant to encourage Web developers …
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David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
The biggest Web site you've never heard of  —  Photobucket has 38 million members, but unless you use MySpace or Facebook, you might not know them.  Fortune's David Kirkpatrick provides a snapshot of the Web's hottest photo site.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Photobucket is the most important site …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Much Is Photobucket Worth?  —  Silicon Valley/Colorado based photo and video sharing site Photobucket has 36 million registered users and adds another 85,000 per day.  If the growth rate continues, they'll have 60 million users by the end of the year.  More users visit Photobucket each month - 17 million, than Facebook.
Discussion: The Browser
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone  —  BERKELEY (MarketWatch) — The hype over the unreleased iPhone has actually increased over the past month despite the fact that nobody has seen or used the device.  This, if nothing else, proves the power of branding and especially the power of brand loyalty.
BBC:
US 'no longer technology king'  —  The US has lost its position as the world's primary engine of technology innovation, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.  —  The US is now ranked seventh in the body's league table measuring the impact of technology on the development of nations.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Searching for Ads Offline  —  If there was any doubt about the scope of Google's ambitions in the advertising world, one of its recent job postings should dispel them: It seeks a "head of national TV sales" to help build "a world-class national TV advertising sales team."  —  Then there is radio.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Eisner: The Web Doesn't Change Content  —  Michael Eisner has demonstrated more than the idle curiosity or knee-jerk distrust in online video one might expect from a man with a long career of high-profile executive roles at ABC, Paramount Pictures, and Disney.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Variety and Mashable!
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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
MySpace, Eisner in online video deal
Nokia:
Nokia 5700 XpressMusic: Adding a new twist to mobile music  —  3G Smartphone can download and play tracks from range of Internet music stores  —  Espoo, Finland - Today, Nokia revealed the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic, an accessible 3G smartphone augmented by a dedicated audio chip for enhanced music performance.
BBC:
Web ad spend overtakes newspapers  —  Spending on UK internet advertising surged in 2006, overtaking newspaper ads for the first time, a report says.  —  Online advertising expenditure jumped 41.2% to £2.01bn during the year, the report by the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers said.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
YouTube adds remixing and real-time chat  —  YouTube went offline last night for updating.  The new version is live now.  Features include the capability to customize the colors and content on your personal profile page, and a new Google Labs-like feature, TestTube, where you can experiment with new YouTube features.
PC World:
Sony's PlayStation 3 Going to 80GB  —  Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is planning a new version of the PlayStation 3 game console with a higher-capacity hard-disk drive, according to a U.S. regulatory filing made by the company.  —  The filing to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission …
Discussion: Engadget, The Tech Report and You NEWB
Intel:
Intel Details Upcoming New Processor Generations  —  Marking the next step in Intel's "tick-tock" product strategy and cadence to deliver a new process technology with an enhanced microarchitecture or entirely new microarchitecture every year, Intel Corporation will begin producing …
Discussion: Gear Live, Paul Mooney and MacSlash
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Torvalds 'pretty pleased' about new GPL 3 draft  —  Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project and a major figure in the open-source programming movement, said Wednesday he's "pretty pleased" with changes in a third draft of the General Public License (GPL) released Wednesday.
 
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New AMD Platform Advances the Windows Vista™ Premium Experience …
Business Wire:
MIVA Signs Exclusive Pay-Per-Click Agreement with Conde Nast Interactive in the U.K.
Jason Margolis / BBC:
Wi-fi buses drive rural web use
John Leyden / The Register:
Security can boost privacy
Discussion: Techdirt
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redefining The Tag  —  The basic format for embedding images …
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Startup aims to keep network security vendors honest
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Social Media Marketing for Small Business
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Wilson Rothman / New York Times:
A Radio Station Just for You  —  FOR all the talk about satellite radio …
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Apple vs Apple TV Mod'rs
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: New mobile web browser - Deepfish!
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