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9:25 AM ET, April 3, 2007


 Top Items: 
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.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and David Card
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: Google Watch and
Elinor Mills / CNET
Satellite circuit for Google TV ads  —  After months of speculation, Google has officially jumped into the television business.  —  The Web giant announced on Monday that it is partnering with EchoStar to sell commercials over the DISH satellite broadcaster's 125 national programming networks …
Discussion: Mashable!
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: IP Democracy and Lost Remote
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google extends into TV, signs deal with Dish Network
Discussion: Download Squad
George Ou:
Why is Microsoft hell-bent on ruining their reputation?  —  Microsoft had multiple chances to release a patch for the ANI (Animated Cursor) Exploit in the months of January, February, and March but failed to release any patches for the vulnerability that was originally disclosed privately to Microsoft on December 20 2006.
Elizabeth Montalbano / Computerworld:
Blogger posts Windows Vista SP1 fixes on Web site  — 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) …
Associated Press:
Report: EU Launches ITunes Probe  —  LONDON (AP) - European Union regulators are investigating Apple Inc.'s iTunes online music store for possible violation of competition rules, a British newspaper reported Monday.  —  The Financial Times said Apple and several major music companies had been sent a …
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear, Techdirt and RSS
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.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and
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
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: 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
Crashtron / iPhone-Scene:
H.264 hardware encoder for Mac - encode movies for iPod, Apple TV and iPhone  —  Clearly faster than a mac an USB stick converts movies into the H.264 format.  —  Elgato announced a new hardware for mac that helps you to encode your movies for your iPod, Apple TV or the upcoming iPhone.
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" …
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!
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
VCs Aim to Out-Angel the Angels  —  Responding to the emergence of a new breed of wealthy investor, venture capitalists are boosting their early-stage investments in startups  —  In October, as startup Jaxtr hit up venture capital firms for its first round of funding, it landed an unusual arrangement.
Discussion: Information Arbitrage
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
ViddYou Launches Blogger for Vloggers
Elinor Mills / CNET
Targeted real-time ads reach downloaded content
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
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 Earlier Items: 
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: - Lonely Planet Goes the YouTube Route
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Software News:
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Kevin Murphy / Computer Business Review:
Web 2.0 is vulnerable to attack
Discussion: Slashdot
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
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Business Week:
Cold Cash From A Hot Site
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Twitter: Is Brevity The Next Big Thing?
Discussion: Cost Per News and parislemon