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11:00 AM ET, April 3, 2007

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Google:
Google Announces TV Ads Trial  —  At Google, we are constantly looking for ways to improve user experience and bring value to advertisers, publishers and partners.  Users spend a lot of time watching TV so improving the relevance of advertising information on that medium is important.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Master of Search Seeks Mastery of the TV Dial  —  Following its conquest of YouTube last year, Google is now aiming for a piece of the old-fashioned tube.  —  The Internet search giant is announcing Tuesday that it will begin selling television ads on the 125 national satellite programming …
Discussion: The Media Age and Lost Remote
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google to sell EchoStar satellite TV ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. will sell and select some of the ads shown to EchoStar Communications Corp.'s 13.1 million satellite TV subscribers, marking the online search leader's latest effort to extend its marketing muscle beyond the Internet.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Google Watch
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Satellite circuit for Google TV ads
Discussion: Mashable!
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google extends into TV, signs deal with Dish Network
Discussion: Download Squad and BloggingStocks
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
The State of Technorati, April 2007  —  I typically issue the State of the Blogosphere report each quarter to give a glimpse into our data and what that may tell us about the global social media phenomenon.  As many of you have pointed out, it's been nearly six months since the last report.  Yow!
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Mirror mirror on the wall, which blog search is best of them all?  —  Last Friday I visited the famous South Park area in San Francisco.  It's a small park south of Market street where a number of cool Web 2.0 startups are located (Twitter's parent, Obvious Corp, is located in a building on one end of the park).
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Mashable!
BBC:
EU price probe into Apple iTunes  —  The EU has launched a probe into what Apple's online music store iTunes charges users across Europe, accusing it of restricting customer choice.  —  Brussels believes agreements between Apple and record companies violate EU laws by preventing users in one country buying music from a site elsewhere.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Vonage hangs up on Verizon patent infringement with new agreement  —  Vonage has signed an agreement with a VoIP network services provider to carry calls placed by Vonage customers, giving the troubled VoIP provider an out on two of the three Verizon patents it was found to have infringed.
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Jared A. Favole / MarketWatch:   Vonage delays annual report, cites Verizon litigation
Elizabeth Montalbano / Computerworld:
Blogger posts Windows Vista SP1 fixes on Web site  —  Hotfix.com owner says he's got the inside line on 100+ patches  —  The owner of a blog dedicated to software patches has posted online more than 100 fixes he said are expected to be included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Compete Introduces Attention Statistics  —  In an attempt to go beyond page views and visits, today web stats company Compete introduced "Attention metrics".  The reason is that interactive Web page technologies such as Ajax and Flash - not to mention online video - are making simple page views and visits increasingly outdated.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Software lets you create cybertwin  —  If spending too much time online turns you into your evil twin, then it might be time for a "cybertwin."  —  An Australian upstart on Monday introduced MyCyberTwin, an early version of software that lets people create and customize a virtual personality …
Discussion: Todd Watson and TechCrunch
Stevie Smith / Monsters and Critics:
Google's wrist slapped for "airbrushing history"  —  Wraith7nApr 3rd, 2007 - 11:54:35  —  This is ridiculous.  There is no law stating that Google must have up to date sattilite maps of an area.  If they want to have older higher res pictures of an area than that's not the goverments concern.
Lisa Lee / Reuters:
Early U.S. Daylight Savings a bust in power savings  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early onset of Daylight Savings Time in the United States this year may have been for naught.  —  The move to turn the clocks forward by an hour on March 11 rather than the usual early April date was mandated …
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
Eric Kintz / The Marketing Excellence blog:
Top 10 Reasons as to why I still need to be convinced about marketing on Second Life  —  I have been analyzing Second Life for months, but a great article in Brandweek titled "are marketers dying on Second Life?" prompted me to write this post.  —  Second Life is the Internet-based virtual world …
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BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Eric Kintz: Marketers Flopping in Second Life
Discussion: cgm
Arnaud Fischer / Search Engine Land:
The Impending Social Search Inflection Point  —  Online consumer information retrieval has reached another inflection point: A shift from pure algorithmic search to social search.  Searchers have become increasingly sophisticated, and basic algorithmic Web results are getting diluted …
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
CrossPosted: 10 Things You Can Do With Mixed Media RSS  —  If you're already reading the SplashCast blog, and you really ought to, then you'll see this post there.  I worked on it for quite awhile though, am quite proud of it, and wanted to post it here too.  If you like it, there's no shame in giving it a click over on Digg.
Christopher Null / PC World:
The 50 Best Tech Products of All Time  —  From breakthrough hardware to time-honored software, we salute those amazing products that changed technology—and our lives—forever.  —  The Beatles.  Citizen Kane.  Muhammad Ali.  Many have laid claim to being the "best ever" …
 
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Josh Bancroft / Josh Bancroft's TinyScreenfuls.com:
Video: Why Intel 915 graphics don't have a WDDM driver for Vista
Gizmodo:
Sprint's Treo 755p Also Comes in Maroon
Discussion: Treonauts
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Exclusive: Peepel takes on Google Docs&Spreadsheets
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
ViddYou Launches Blogger for Vloggers
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Targeted real-time ads reach downloaded content
Jon Healey / Los Angeles Times:
Not for Attribution  —  Will Attributor.com starve content or set it free?
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
MSNBC Jockeys for Attention Online
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Hot or Not Goes Free
 Earlier Items: 
comScore:
COMSCORE, INC. FILES REGISTRATION FOR INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK
Discussion: TechCrunch
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
VCs Aim to Out-Angel the Angels
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
LonelyPlanet.tv - Lonely Planet Goes the YouTube Route
Discussion: Compiler and The Blog Herald
Dgohara / MacResearch:
MacResearch: Science Related Requests for Apple
Crashtron / iPhone-Scene:
H.264 hardware encoder for Mac - encode movies for iPod, Apple TV and iPhone
Software News:
Oracle Linux adopters labelled 'idiots'
Kevin Murphy / Computer Business Review:
Web 2.0 is vulnerable to attack
Discussion: Slashdot
 

 
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