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7:10 PM ET, April 6, 2007

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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Judge puts halt on new Vonage customers  —  update ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A federal judge on Friday ordered Vonage not to accept any new customers while it continues to infringe on Verizon Communications patents covering some aspects of Internet phone calls.  —  In at least a temporary setback …
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Reuters:
Vonage lawyer: Ruling a 'bullet to the head'  —  Judge says Internet phone company can use patented technology for existing customers.  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) — Vonage Holdings Corp. cannot service new customers while it appeals a finding that it infringed Verizon Communications Inc. patents …
Discussion: The Browser, GigaOM, A VC and CrunchGear
Matthew Barakat / Associated Press:
Judge imposes Vonage injunction
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Judge: no new customers for Vonage
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Patent Ruling Impact
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google launches 800GOOG411  —  Updated: Ever since Microsoft bought Tellme Networks, the big question is what would Google do in response?  It became a little clearer today when Google announced a free 411 service, which is a fraction of what TellMe-Microsoft has to offer.  More details here.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Voice Local Search Launched  —  You've heard the rumors.  Now you can try the experimental service from Google Labs.  Google Voice Local Search is now live and publicly claimed by Google.  Greg Sterling will be along to say more either here or in a fresh post.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Voice Local Search just launched  —  Just minutes ago, Google updated their Google Labs page with what they call "Google Voice Local Search".  It appears to be similar, if not related, to the long dead "voice search" project that doesn't work anymore.
Discussion: Googlified and Download Squad
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
GOOGLE DOES FREE 411
Discussion: Startup Meme
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati CEO Search Confirmed  —  Technorati has retained New York-based James & Company to conduct a CEO search for the company.  For the last few weeks, the firm has been reaching out to potential candidates in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to gauge their interest in leading the nearly four year old company.
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Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
Embracing Change  —  It's been a busy week at Technorati - new widgets, a report on the state of our company and, of course our all new State of the Live Web, which incorporates our original State of the Blogosphere.  Even after all that, there's still one more piece of news I'd like to share with you this week.
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Agence France-Presse, Google settle suit  —  NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse, a global news agency based in Paris, has settled its lawsuit against Google Inc. and will allow the Internet search leader to post news and photos from AFP journalists.  —  The deal, announced Friday …
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
VeriSign to raise domain fees  —  VeriSign on Thursday said it that it will increase the fees it charges for Internet domains ending in .com or .net.  —  Starting October 15, VeriSign will charge $6.42 for .com domains and $3.85 for .net domains, it said in a statement.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Mininova Wins .com Domain, Takes Down Scammer
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Nopporn Wong-Anan / Reuters:
YouTube offers to help Thais block offending pages  —  BANGKOK (Reuters) - Video-sharing Web site YouTube will help Thailand block access to pages that contain clips offensive to its revered monarch instead of blacking out the whole site, a cabinet minister said on Friday.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ News Blog:
Bottom Slurping for Google Juice  —  Is a service affiliated with Google ad man Tim Armstrong helping to fuel Web bottom feeding?  OK, maybe I'm blowing it a bit out of proportion, but here's the deal:  —  Associated Content, co-founded by Armstrong, is essentially a marketplace connecting aspiring writers …
Regina Lynn / Wired News:
The 10 Real Reasons Why Geeks Make Better Lovers  —  Editor's note: Some links in this story lead to adult material and are not suitable for viewing at work.  All links of this nature will be noted with "NSFW" after them.  —  I've read recently that geeks make better lovers …
Discussion: SMS Text News
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
360's Guitar Hero II guitar works in Windows, Frets on Fire  —  The USB-equipped X-plorer guitar that ships with the just-released Guitar Hero II for Xbox 360 has some interesting tricks up its nonexistant but metaphorically convenient sleeve.  No, we're not talking about breaking or shape-shifting …
Discussion: Engadget, Xbox 360 Fanboy and digg
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Three Reasons Why Twitter Will Be Sold Soon  —  Who will buy Twitter?  That should be on every user's mind because it's going to happen fast.  Let's look at the facts first.  —  Fact #1: According to Technology Review, Twitter had 100,000 users at the end of March.
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Microsoft set to unlock EMI songs  —  The software giant is on the verge of a deal similar to Apple's with EMI to sell tracks without anti-piracy protection  —  Microsoft has hinted that it may be close to reaching a deal with EMI to sell songs without anti-piracy protection via its Zune platform.
Peter Butler / Webware.com:
COOP FOR FIREFOX IMAGINES BROWSER-BASED SOCIAL NETWORKING  —  Earlier this week, Mozilla Labs made news with its announcement of a social-networking add-on called The Coop.  According to the official post on the Mozilla Labs blog, The Coop is "a Mozilla Labs project to experiment with adding social tools to the Web browser."
Darla Mack:
Nokia N95 To Hit The Flagship Stores  —  Ok so this really pretty little bird called me and had this to say...  Nokia Chicago will have their N95's in and available for sale tomorrow.  —  Since there was a waiting list these people will be the first to receive them.
Nick / Rough Type:
The real Web 2.0  —  While the Techmeme crowd oohs and aahs over the latest social networking knockoff from Silicon Valley - do you think, perhaps, we've reached the point of diminishing returns? - the real second generation of the internet continues to take shape quietly in places like Quincy …
Discussion: Todd Watson and Associated Press
 
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