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1:00 PM ET, April 7, 2007

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Bambi Francisco / MarketWatch:
Why I started Vator.tv, and why I'm leaving MarketWatch  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The story about Vator.tv and my involvement has missed one component: my side.  With that in mind, I feel it is only fair to me, to MarketWatch and to Vator.tv that I share my story.
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Vator TV - Bambi Quits MarketWatch, Perfects Marketing 2.0  —  Unintentionally, perhaps, but Bambi Francisco just perfected Web 2.0 marketing.  The journalist from the Dow Jones-owned financial news site MarketWatch was the subject of articles this week in the WSJ and ZDNet, both of which picked up on a possible conflict of interest.
Valleywag:
BREAKING: Bambi orphaned  —  Bambi Francisco, one of the gentlest journalists in Silicon Valley, has been cast out of her job at Marketwatch.  She'd been under pressure to resign when it became obvious that she'd been touting companies on the Dow Jones subsidiary's financial news site …
Discussion: Mark Evans and BloggingStocks
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Free 411 Service  —  Google threw a new product called Goog-411 into Google Labs today - a free telephone based information service that could replace toll 411 calls.  About 2.6 billion 411 calls are made in the U.S. each year, and it is a $7 billion/year market.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google launches 800GOOG411
Bilal Hameed / Startup Meme:
Google Dials 411 for Free, Takes On Jingle Networks
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
AOL TO LAUNCH WHITE LABEL AOL-ONLY ADWORDS MONDAY  —  This was embargo'd till Monday, but AOL just told me the embargo was broken so I can post it now.  AOL has worked with Google to execute a white label version of AdWords that allows AOL advertisers to target only AOL audience members.
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Reuters:
AOL launches search ad service with Google  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc.'s (NYSE:TWX - news) AOL division will introduce a paid search service on Monday backed by Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq:GOOG - news) technology to help advertisers better target AOL users.
Discussion: Mashable! and 901am
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
YouTube Launches CitizenTube - Official Political Vlog  —  YouTube has formally announced a new, official channel of political videos called CitizenTube.  Edited by Steve Grove, YouTube's Citizentube/YouTube News & Politics Editor, the channel appears intended to aggregate select political …
Leo Laporte / LOL: The Life of Leo:
Goodbye Twitter.  Hello Jaiku.  —  When I talk about Twitter people think I'm crazy.  Who would want to be bugged by hundreds of messages a day from your friends telling you what they're up to.  Well, as it turns out, lots of us would.  Twitter is positively addictive and everyone …
Terje Langeland / Bloomberg:
The maximum mileage  —  Some hybrid car owners go to great measures to figure out ways of getting as much as possible out of a tank of gas  —  Toyota Motor Corp. says its Prius gasoline-electric hybrid car gets about 55 miles to the gallon, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road.
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Engadget
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Windows XP still starring in HP ad  —  I was somewhat surprised to pop open yesterday's USA Today and see a nearly full page ad for an HP computer running Windows XP.  The PC, a Compaq desktop, is aimed at businesses and is touted for having dual hard drives allowing for redundant backup.
Read/WriteWeb:
The Sidebar Syndrome  —  Written by Bilal Hameed from the Startup Meme blog  —  This week we've seen evidence of a new trend in the Web, which I've termed "The Sidebar Syndrome".  Before I analyze the effects of this trend, let's first take a look at the services that may ultimately become flag bearers of the Sidebar era.
Discussion: Asa Dotzler
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Inspectors: IRS lost 490 laptops, many with unencrypted data  —  Every large organization loses laptops, but when those laptops contain the personal tax information of millions of Americans, it's a big deal.  Big enough that the Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration looked …
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Lifehacker:
LH Top 10: Greasemonkey user scripts  —  Sometimes web sites don't work or look the way you want them to - but if you're using the Firefox web browser with the Greasemonkey extension, you can do something about it.  —  What the heck is Greasemonkey and why are we always on about it?
Discussion: Web Worker Daily and digg
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Verizon cans the word 'Unlimited'  —  Humbling purge plan leaked to the INQUIRER  —  THIS MORNING, we revealed how Verizon admitted it was capping its "unlimited" downloads at 5GB.  Now it seems the firm is giving up using the word completely in its promotional material.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
 
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Tony Long / Wired News:
April 7, 1969: Birth of That Thing We Call the Internet
MacMinute:
Fastmac announces laptop Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade
John Borland / Wired News:
The TV Is Dead. Long Live the TV
Discussion: Engadget and duncanriley.com
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
New technology lets you read your voice mail
Discussion: Mobility Site
Scott Hanselman / Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen:
Are Blog URLs important?
PhysOrg.com:
Tokyo requests YouTube delete candidates' speeches
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Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
360's Guitar Hero II guitar works in Windows, Frets on Fire
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Regina Lynn / Wired News:
The 10 Real Reasons Why Geeks Make Better Lovers
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Three Reasons Why Twitter Will Be Sold Soon