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12:30 PM ET, March 29, 2007

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Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
Introducing the Yahoo! Mail Web Service  —  At Yahoo!, we pride ourselves on helping people around the world (over 500 million of them!) connect and communicate with each other using the vast array of communications platforms we offer.  Of those platforms, the most popular is Yahoo! Mail …
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
ETech: Big Company Hacks at Yahoo
Larry Larsen / Channel 10:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: New mobile web browser - Deepfish!  —  Sorry to quash the irrational exuberance of suspected Zune and Halo 3 announcements, but this one is still big and you're getting it early.  There's a new web browser in town for Windows Mobile fans that goes by the name Deepfish.
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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
Find a Notebook, Desktop, Server …:
Dell to Expand Linux Factory Installed Options  —  Since launching Dell IdeaStorm a little more than a month ago, one idea has risen to and stayed at the top: better support for Linux.  We have heard you and appreciate the direct feedback.  On March 13, we responded by launching …
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Direct2Dell:
Linux: Driver Support is Key  —  We received over 500 comments to my last post about expanding Linux onto more of the Dell product line.  As noted on IdeaStorm, we're working on it.  —  A few trends emerged from the comments and I want to address them directly in this and future posts.
Discussion: WebProNews
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?
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
DoubleClick Sale Could Risk Publisher Exodus
Discussion: HipMojo.com and paidContent.org
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: Variety and Mashable!
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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
MySpace, Eisner in online video deal
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: MacSlash
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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.
Ipp / Tutorial Ninjas:
Apple vs Apple TV Mod'rs  —  Several of us over in the Awkward TV IRC(l0rdr0ck, myself, and others) have had our Mod'd Apple TV's played with over night(SSH/VNC disabled), our guess is apple has started to fight back the mod'd Apple TV's.  This is a warning to all of you to block your Apple TV …
Wilson Rothman / New York Times:
A Radio Station Just for You  —  FOR all the talk about satellite radio, the most vibrant frontier in radio may be the Web.  Many traditional AM and FM stations have begun streaming on the Internet, along with hundreds of smaller online-only operators.  Even subscription download services like Napster …
Discussion: CCUCEO
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.
Discussion: Engadget and Michael Gartenberg
 
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Charles Knight / Read/WriteWeb:
Top 100 Alternative Search Engines, March 2007
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redefining The Tag  —  The basic format for embedding images …
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Startup aims to keep network security vendors honest
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Social Media Marketing for Small Business
Discussion: Dumpster Bust
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Want to Write for Wired's Business Blog?
Discussion: Frank Barnako
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
An update on spam reporting
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AlcaLu Pushes the Optical Envelope
Nokia:
Nokia 5070: Fun and function
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JD Lasica / Social Media:
Citizen media: Where is it heading?
Discussion: MediaVidea
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MOG Launches MOG TV, Plus a Whole Lot More
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Torvalds 'pretty pleased' about new GPL 3 draft
Sramana Mitra / Sramana Mitra on Strategy:
Shai Agassi is Leaving SAP