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8:20 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.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
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!
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 paidContent.org
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Master of Search Seeks Mastery of the TV Dial
Discussion: Lost Remote
Valleywag:
DOUBLECLICK: All power to Google
Discussion: Between the Lines
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.
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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) …
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.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Neowin.net
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Business Week:
Cold Cash From A Hot Site  —  Can MySpace pull in revenue fast enough for Rupert?  —  As numbers go, this one's a whopper.  Last year MySpace users called up an average of 31.5 billion unique page views per month.  That's as though everyone on the planet visited the site once a week.
Discussion: 901am, Mashable! and The Webpreneur
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   MySpace Ad Revenue Pegged To Grow 201 Percent: Merrill Lynch
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple and EMI ditching DRM is good, but it's not good enough  —  Last night the lot of us Engadget editors went to bed with sweet dreams of a DRM-free world dancing through our little heads.  Lo and behold, this morning we woke up and to our pleasant surprise, EMI announced that in conjunction with Apple …
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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!
Discussion: Scobleizer, louisgray.com and Mashable!
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" …
Software News:
Oracle Linux adopters labelled 'idiots'  —  One of the first converts to Oracle's support for Linux has revealed the public backlash it has endured since their decision to drop Red Hat.  —  Melbourne company Opes Prime Stockbroking told ZDNet Australia that in the weeks following its announcement …
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: TechCrunch
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Twitter: Is Brevity The Next Big Thing?  —  Jack Dorsey has long been obsessed with status.  [I'M WRITING THE LEAD TO MY COLUMN] Not in the snob-appeal sense, but status as in "where are you and what are you doing."  He became fascinated with the idea while programming software for cab and courier companies.
Discussion: Cost Per News and parislemon
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Raising money from VCs?  Check out Venture Hacks  —  Venture Hacks is a new site launched by two entrepreneurs to help founders of start-ups navigate the hairy world of venture capital.  —  It aims to provide tips, such as how to negotiate a good deal when raising money …
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
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.
 
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comScore:
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Discussion: TechCrunch
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Major League Baseball Subscription Service To Carry Ads; 45 Advertisers Back It
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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
New bill lets colleges use federal funds to fight P2P
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
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Web 2.0 is vulnerable to attack
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