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12:40 AM ET, April 11, 2007


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Viacom, Yahoo join ad forces  —  Multi-year search ad deal covers 33 of Viacom's sites and could expand to 140 more worldwide.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) — Media conglomerate Viacom Inc. said Tuesday that it had chosen Yahoo Inc. to provide search advertising for 33 of its Internet sites in a major boost to Yahoo's new Web ad system.
PR Newswire:
Viacom and Yahoo! Strike Multi-Year Search Marketing Deal  —  Yahoo! to be Exclusive Provider of Sponsored Search and Contextual Ads Across MTVN and BETN Global Websites  —  NEW YORK and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Viacom (NYSE: VIA - News, VIA.B - News) and Yahoo! …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Yahoo, Viacom strike search deal  —  Yahoo on Tuesday announced a major customer for its new Panama search-advertising platform: Viacom.  —  Under a multiyear partnership, Yahoo will serve as the exclusive provider of sponsored search and contextual ads to Viacom's 33 entertainment sites …
Palm Announces New Linux Based Mobile Platform  —  Today at Palm Inc's Analyst Day, Palm CEO Ed Colligan officially announced that Palm will deliver a new Linux and open source based mobile computing platform combined with Palm OS Garnet technology on new products later this year.
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts:
New Palm OS will come before the end of the year according …
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Palm prepping its own Linux-based OS
Discussion: Wireless Doc and digg
John Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
HD video podcasts come to iTunes—and Apple TV  —  One of our biggest complaints with the Apple TV was the dearth of HD video content.  The product is capable of streaming 720p high-def video, but to date, all of the movies and TV shows at Apple's iTunes Store are encoded at a "near DVD" resolution of 480p.
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
How-To: play DivX and Xvid on your Apple TV
Discussion: digg
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Not a good day for Microsoft  —  During the Microsoft antitrust trial, Corporate PR spokesman Mark Murray used to start each press gathering with the words, "This has been another great day for Microsoft."  —  But even an eternal optimist like Murray might have a tough time putting a shine on the Microsoft news of the day on April 10.
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
MS Patch Tuesday: Vista dinged again  —  The carefully crafted image of Windows Vista as the most secure operating system of all time is beginning to take a beating.  —  For the second time this month, Microsoft has shipped a security bulletin with patches for a "critical" …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
MuniFi: Build it and they still don't come?  —  MuniFi has now been live long enough in many cities to get some feedback.  Like we predicted, this year many of these bigger networks will now be put to the test.  —  And well, certain initial findings are a little troubling when it comes …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
High school teens say they'll plunk down $500 for iPhone  —  Though it hasn't yet hit the market, most high school students are already aware of Apple's iPhone device, with a significant number saying they're interested in forking over the $500 to call one their own, a recent study has shown.
Virtual Earth Virtually Ignored? (aka What's in a name?)  —  You know, of all the online "Live" services that Microsoft has, I think the mapping service has been one of best.  However, hardly no one knows about it!  —  On Thursday last week, Google added their new myMaps feature to Google Maps.
Discussion: The Map Room
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Why doesn't Microsoft Maps get the hype?
Jon Udell:
Too busy to blog?  Count your keystrokes.  —  Some years ago, very suddenly, I ran into the brick wall of repetitive stress injury.  I had to lay off keyboards entirely for a couple of weeks, and wound up writing most of the first draft of my book in longhand on yellow legal pads.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google's next advertising deal, DirecTV  —  VentureBeat is hearing that Google is negotiating an advertising deal with DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite broadcast service with 16 million subscribers.  —  Dish, the nation's second largest satellite TV company, announced a deal with Google last week.
Ysb Admin / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Site Explorer Matures a Bit More and Accepts Mobile Feeds  —  It's been nearly two years since we first made Site Explorer available .  How time flies!  Since its inception, we've added a number of new features to Site Explorer, including Feed Submission, Site Authentication and more data for webmasters.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
People's Daily Online:
The more they play, the more they lose  —  Internet game operators have been ordered to install anti-addiction software on their games to help youngsters stay offline.  —  The government yesterday issued a regulation, which takes effect on April 15, demanding online operators set up a …
Discussion: Raph's Website, Engadget and Slashdot
Ellie Gibson /
US retailers drop 20GB PS3  —  Model with larger hard drive is more popular, says Sony  —  While the 60GB PlayStation 3 continues to be widely available in North America, some retailers have stopped selling the 20GB model - including Sony's official online outlet, SonyStyle.
Phil Hollows / FeedBlitz News:
New Feature: Twitter!  —  FeedBlitz has now enabled one-stop Twitter publication for our premium publishers, automatically enabling them to deliver their content to their subscribers using the popular social networking service.  Every premium publisher's subscription signup form …
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The Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
April 2007 Monthly Bulletin Release
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
RIAA and MPAA: Copyright holders should be allowed to use pretexting
Andrew Hollinger / Google:
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Join in Online Darfur Mapping Initiative
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
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Intel: Getting A Boost From AMD's Woes
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
New Technology Aims to Bore Impatient Spammers
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
AMD cuts prices, Intel launches new quad-core enthusiast processor
Ben Harrington / Telegraph:
Dow Jones close to Financial News deal