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4:43 AM ET, April 6, 2007

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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.
Discussion: Yahoo! Search Blog
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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
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.
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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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 …
Jessica Hodgson / MarketWatch:
Apple probe will shake up whole music industry  —  LONDON (MarketWatch) — A European antitrust probe into the pricing of Apple Inc.'s (AAPL : , , ) iTunes music downloads service could force the music industry to unravel the complex web of intellectual property agreements which allow music to be sold across the world, experts say.
Discussion: Entrepreneur Watch and digg
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 …
Simon Carless / Gamasutra:
GameTap Reveals Sega Saturn License, Plans  —  Turner's GameTap subscription PC 'all you can eat' gaming service has now added Sega Saturn games to its service, with the debut of platform game Bug! as a special Easter-timed Easter Egg for its service.  —  The game is currently filed as 'Insect? …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life
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: Infinite Loop, MacUser, 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.
Patrick Klepek / 1UP.com:
WARHAWK WILL BE ON BLU-RAY AND PS NETWORK  —  Not yet known if there will be differences between the two.  —  As more and more favorable impressions are lumped on Warhawk, many have accepted the game's multiplayer focus and becoming more interested in when and how they can get their hands on the update to the PS One classic.
Discussion: Forever Geek and Kotaku
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, Opposable Thumbs and Joystiq
Mike Olson Blog:
Unbreakable Linux: The untold story.  - April 4, 2007; 3:09:11 PM  —  Last week, Oracle talked publicly about customer adoption of our Unbreakable Linux support program.This topic has gotten a lot of attention in the blogosphere over the last several months.
Discussion: Open Sources and Jeremy's Blog
 
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Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Domain Name Prices To Increase 7%; Verisign To Make $27 million More Per Year
New York Times:
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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
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New York Times:
Cable TV Networks Boycott eBay Ad Exchange
Jan Schaffer / J-Lab:
New Voices: 10 New Citizen Media Ideas Are Funded
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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
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
IRS rapped for missing laptops
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Microsoft criticized for Open XML petition
Discussion: Macsimum News
Gizmodo:
Verizon Wireless Gets its Mitts on BlackBerry 8830 World Phone