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3:20 PM ET, March 29, 2007


 Top Items: 
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:, Gadget Lab and Memex 1.1
Linux: Driver Support is Key
Discussion: WebProNews
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:   Dude, you're getting Linux!
Dwight / TechBlog:
Dell doing Linux, but who actually cares?
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 …
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
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:, GigaOM and
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;
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.
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, IP Democracy and Mashable!
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
MySpace, Eisner in online video deal
Martin LaMonica / CNET
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 …
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
ETech: Big Company Hacks at Yahoo
Discussion: WebProNews
Microsoft Security Advisory (935423)  —  Vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling  —  Microsoft is investigating new public reports of targeted attacks exploiting a vulnerability in the way Microsoft Windows handles animated cursor (.ani) files.  In order for this attack to be carried out …
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.
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.
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 /
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 …
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A Radio Station Just for You  —  FOR all the talk about satellite radio …
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