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1:35 AM ET, April 11, 2007

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Reuters:
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.
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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 News.com:
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 …
PalmInfocenter.com:
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.
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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
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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.
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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
How-To: play DivX and Xvid on your Apple TV
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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.
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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 …
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
Ensequence scores $40 M, more MLB stuff  —  Interactive video enabler Ensequence announced Tuesday a $40 million "C" round of venture funding, moolah that the firm will use to expand its operations, including the opening of offices in New York and LA.  —  By putting down solid roots …
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Ensequence:
Ensequence Completes Series C Funding Round for $40 Million
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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.
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.
209.34.241.67:
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
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Why doesn't Microsoft Maps get the hype?
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.
Allan Leinwand / GigaOM:
Web 2.0 & Death of the Network Engineer  —  I was recently meeting with a Web 2.0 company discussing their network infrastructure plans.  As I started asking questions about their racks of servers, their storage area network (SAN), their plans for routing, load-balancing and network security …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Some Facts About AAC  —  I've noticed a slight uptick in misinformation about the AAC audio format.  It could be coincidence, but I suspect it's a result of Apple's recent push towards selling DRM-free music on the iTunes Store.  There are some people who have long insisted that Apple's grand scheme …
Discussion: digg
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
Rock Arrived  —  We just got the first silicon for our Rock systems - you have no idea how cool it is to have this arrive on my desk in a plastic sandwich bag (don't worry, with packaging like that, they don't send me the ones we put in saleable systems):  —  That's the front, this is the back:
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Similarity searches accelerate P2P downloads by 30-70 percent
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April 2007 Monthly Bulletin Release
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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
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