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5:45 PM ET, April 10, 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
Discussion: Neowin.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Viacom Snubs Google Again, Partners With Yahoo On Search Advertising
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 to Ed Colligan, Palm will continue to support Palm OS base - Ed Colligan's keynote at the Palm Investor and Analyst Day, New York City  —  Just coming from the investor Day - Ed Colligan says "Palm is going to roll out new OS …
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Palm prepping its own Linux-based OS  —  Just a few years late, Palm is finally getting ready to land its users onto a modern Palm-built OS.  Ed Colligan, in his Investor Day keynote today, announced that Palm will be launching a homegrown Linux-based OS by the end of the year …
Discussion: Wireless Doc and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Takes Partial Ownership Of Maxthon Browser  —  Multiple sources are confirming that the Chinese/Israeli startup behind the Maxthon Browser has sold a minority stake to Google.  The total investment size is rumored to be around $1 million.  We are also hearing that this investment is part of a …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What would a Google investment in Maxthon mean to Microsoft?  —  Maxthon — the Chinese browser vendor that introduced tabbed browsing to Internet Explorer before Microsoft itself did — is poised to become a Google ally and partner, according to TechCrunch.com
Matt Moore / Mail&Guardian:
European papers optimistic on future — with web's help  —  Are newspapers set to become yesterday's news?  Don't count on it, say editors at some of Europe's iconic publications.  —  The pressures on the industry — in Europe as in the United States — are prodigious …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:   European Newspapers 'Optimistic' About Print And Digital
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.
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 …
Thomas Maier / Newsday:
Newspapers will never be as profitable as they once were, experts say, but can still do well  —  The writing on the screen  —  They don't feel like part of the traditional newspaper thrown on your doorstep - online chats, podcasts, video and audio feeds, plus searchable databases to aid …
Discussion: Techdirt and Romenesko
Ben Harrington / Telegraph:
Dow Jones close to Financial News deal  —  US financial publisher Dow Jones is poised to buy the London-based investment banking newspaper Financial News for about £27m.  —  It is understood Dow Jones, which publishes The Wall Street Journal, is in advanced negotiations to acquire Financial News.
Discussion: alarm:clock and paidContent.org
BBC:
Weblogs 'need content warnings'  —  Readers should be warned when they are reading blogs that may contain "crude language", a draft blogging code of conduct has suggested.  —  The code was drawn up by web pioneer Tim O'Reilly following published threats and perceived harassment to US developer Kathy Sierra on blogs.
Gizmodo:
iRobot's New Bots Clean Your Pool, Bring You Mai Tais  —  iRobot's new pool-cleaning bots make me wish I had a pool.  Both the Verro 300 and Verro 600 can vacuum up leaves, algae and bacteria from your pool, but what makes them extra cool is that they can do all of this while making sure …
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
New Technology Aims to Bore Impatient Spammers  —  Spammers are impatient, so a Canadian company has developed new technology to capitalize on that impatience to cut the volume of unwanted e-mail messages flooding the Internet.  —  For spammers, volume is king; the more e-mails sent advertising penny stocks …
 
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Erik Sass / MediaPost Publications:
Hearst, Fox Team For Digital Magazine Content
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Microsoft forbids free Xbox content
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Virtual Earth Virtually Ignored? (aka What's in a name?)
Discussion: Scobleizer and The Map Room
Google Watch:
15 video search lessons from the Search Engine Stategies conference
Discussion: Practical Blogging
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles:
Bloggers, mind your manners
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Intel: Getting A Boost From AMD's Woes
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
How-To: play DivX and Xvid on your Apple TV
Discussion: digg
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
AMD cuts prices, Intel launches new quad-core enthusiast processor
Discussion: The Tech Report
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Reuters:
Martha Stewart gives Web site a makeover
Discussion: paidContent.org
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
i-Dog gets 'Spider-Man' makeover
Business 2.0:
Employers take widgets to work
Ephraim Schwartz / InfoWorld:
Search fatigue … A year ago March, Neil Holloway …
Discussion: Channel 9
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage, say hello to Grave Dancers
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
OpenYou: The Limits of Privacy on the Social Web
Discussion: Scobleizer
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Disney Mobile shares subscriber stats
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