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3:00 AM ET, April 6, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Web 2.0: End of Innocence  —  David Galbraith, a good friend of mine, is not a man of extremes.  Polite to a fault, he uses logic to make his arguments.  Today, in response to our My Maps post, he wrote a stinging piece, The Day Web 2.0 Died.  Hyperbole?  I don't think so …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Launches MyMaps - Platial Gets Screwed  —  A launch from Google that's sure to go down well: MyMaps, rolled out in the last few hours, lets you create your own personalized maps within Google Maps.  —  You can mark your favorite places, draw shapes to represent areas and lines to represent journeys …
Discussion: Data Mining, 901am and alarm:clock
Valleywag:   STARTUPS: Google's victims
David Galbraith:
The Day Web 2.0 Died.  —  Google release a completely obvious …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
Map-making: So easy a caveman could do it
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
If You Don't Use Del.icio.us, You Will Now  —  Social bookmarking service Del.icio.us has one of the more popular Firefox Add-ons, but until recently it didn't sync with your account and bring bookmarks and tags to the browser.  A few months ago they quietly released a new version …
Discussion: franticindustries
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Osunick / del.icio.us:
making Firefox more del.icio.us  —  For the past few months, we've been working on a new del.icio.us Bookmarks extension for Firefox.  We quietly released it to the addons.mozilla.org community to see what would happen, and we've been constantly working on it to make it great for our core community of users.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Early Prototype Of FireFox Coop Released  —  Firefox's exploration of bringing social networking features into the browser has moved forward a step.  There is now a very rough prototype of "Coop" available as a Firefox Add-on that tries out some of the ideas discussed on the Firefox Labs wiki.
Discussion: Forever Geek and CostPerNews
Inside AdWords:
Two changes to how top ads are displayed  —  Our product teams are constantly making adjustments to improve both the user and advertiser experience.  As many of you may have already noticed, we've recently made two changes to the top AdWords ads that appear above search results on Google.com.
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Comcast Cuts Off Bandwidth Hogs  —  Man your PCs.  The bandwidth hogs are revolting and Comcast is the recipient of their virtual torches and pitchforks.  —  Customers across the country have been contacted by the telecom giant with a warning to curb excessive bandwidth consumption or risk a one-year service termination.
Discussion: Furdlog, broadbandreports.com and digg
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Startups...please think about your marketing messages... re …
Stephen Bagg / Compete Blog:
Craigslist's Dirty Little Secret  —  It's no wonder that Craigslist is champion of the online classifieds revolution; Compete reports just under 17 million people visiting per month.  The site boasts quick accessibility, a straight-forward interface, and a posting registry ranging from video games …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple's not fighting back against Apple TV hacks  —  We had a word with Apple yesterday about the Apple TV — specifically about that supposed backdoor.  We asked whether enthusiasts really are in fact having services and hacks shut down through surreptitious software updates and backdoors into the Apple TV …
Discussion: MacUser, Infinite Loop, Gizmodo and digg
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
GOOGLE TALK WIDGET GETS BETTER  —  Google pushed out a nice update to the Web version of their Talk application earlier this week.  Users can now have more than four conversations at once, embed Flickr slideshows into chat, and my personal favorite: popping out the chat list as its own window.
The Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
April 2007 Advance Notification  —  This is Christopher Budd once again.  I noted on Tuesday when discussing the release of MS07-017 that our out of band release was not cancelling our regularly scheduled April 2007 release.  In that vein, as part of our regular release process …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's Mac OS X may gain multi-sized icon interface  —  Apple Inc. has developed an enhancement to its Mac OS X Finder user interface that will allow for different-sized icons within the same window as a means of representing their importance, a recent patent application has revealed.
Discussion: digg
Neil Long / Computer gaming industry news from MCV:
Secret Atari project revealed  —  Ambitious new PS3 Home-beating community portal in the works, says Atari online boss.  —  MCV can reveal that Atari is to roll out a major new online initiative in the summer which will allows users to create their own gaming experiences.
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Opposable Thumbs
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Microsoft criticized for Open XML petition  —  An online petition posted by Microsoft to fast-track the standardization of its Office Open XML document format masks the company's concern over the procedure, according to a leading open-source advocate.  —  The petition is an attempt …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Is Old Media Killing Itself By Being Bloggy?  —  Is Old Media Killing Itself by Blogging?  —  Interesting point implicit in Technorati's new State of the Live Web: as newspaper and other mainstream media use blogs more, does the public's distinction between traditional journalism and blogging blur further?
 
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Heather Hopkins / Hitwise UK:
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Patrick Klepek / 1UP.com:
WARHAWK WILL BE ON BLU-RAY AND PS NETWORK
Discussion: Forever Geek and Kotaku
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Domain Name Prices To Increase 7%; Verisign To Make $27 million More Per Year
New York Times:
Spinning Into Oblivion  —  DESPITE the major record labels …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Teaching Google To See  —  "Image search" is really something …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Homes, not just homepages  —  More than ever, home buyers …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
EMI Releases First Album With DRM-Free Option; Artists Selling Direct from Site
Discussion: emigroup.com
Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
Google to build $600M datacenter in South Carolina
Discussion: Neowin.net
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Cable TV Networks Boycott eBay Ad Exchange
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jan Schaffer / J-Lab:
New Voices: 10 New Citizen Media Ideas Are Funded
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Review: Apple TV brings iTunes videos to your HDTV, but quality disappoints
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I finally get "semantic" Web
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Blog Meme - Five Reasons Why I Blog
Gizmodo:
Verizon Wireless Gets its Mitts on BlackBerry 8830 World Phone
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google's Chief Gets $1 in Pay; His Security Costs $532,755
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Online Experiment for Print Magazine