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11:50 AM ET, April 10, 2007


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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 …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Brings Web 2.0 To The Enterprise With ContentExchange  —  Today announced a new product called Salesforce ContentExchange, a content management product for unstructured data such as email and html.  They also publicly announced the acquisition of Koral …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: snags Koral's Web 2.0 content management service  — has taken another drink from its AppExchange marketplace pool, acquiring nine-person startup Koral and its on demand content management service.  Kendall Collins, senior vice president of product marketing for …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Salesforce Says Hello To Microsoft Sharepoint And Other New ECM Competitors
iProspect Social Networking User Behavior Study  —  Background and Definitions  —  In January 2007, iProspect partnered with independent research firm JupiterResearch to develop a series of survey questions focused on how the U.S. online population utilizes several of the most popular social …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Store Looks Promising?
Discussion: Social Media Club
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.
Discussion: Liberate Media, Listics and JD on EP
Tom Krazit / CNET
PG&E sees plug-in hybrids as potential profit centers  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Plug-in hybrids could one day turn motorists into energy traders, according to Pacific Gas & Electric.  —  The utility demonstrated on Monday a twist on the concept of the plug-in hybrid, which uses a higher capacity battery …
Breadcrumb Navigation Increasingly Useful … Not all design decisions are a matter of website survival.  Of course, it's important to get the big things right, or you won't have any users.  But getting the small things right enhances usability and fosters user comfort.  A perfect example here is the breadcrumb trail.
Drew Kora / 4 color rebellion:
Image of the Day - No More Heroes Shirts  —  Today's image comes to us from our friend Aaron, a 4cr reader spending a semester in Japan.  Apparently he came upon some pretty cool No More Heroes apparel and, being a fan of both Suda 51 and cool shirts, he just had to buy it and send a photo to us to gloat over his cool find.
Discussion: Kotaku and Nintendo Wii Fanboy
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage, say hello to Grave Dancers  —  Charter Communications, the St. Louis, Mo.-based cable service provider, is not-so-subtly getting ready for a dance... on Vonage's grave.  It has launched a promotion hoping to lure worried Vonage customers to switch to its VoIP service.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Erica Ogg / CNET
iTunes streamed to your phone?  Possibly  —  The release of Apple TV a few weeks ago has opened up an intriguing new possibility: streaming music from iTunes on your home computer to your cell phone.  —  No, Apple TV does not stream over the Internet or across a cellular phone network, but the SlingBox does.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Disney Mobile shares subscriber stats  —  Disney Mobile will soon celebrate its first anniversary, and the mobile virtual network operator is providing some statistics to show how consumers are using the service.  —  In a press release issued over the weekend, the company said 30 percent …
Rafe Needleman /
How to win in the Twitter vs. Jaiku battle  —  Over the weekend, a weird thing happened on the nanoblogging service Twitter (review; how-to): Its most popular contributor, Leo Laporte, announced that he was leaving Twitter for a competing service, Jaiku (review).  And that he was taking his fans with him.
Gizmodo's Long-Ass Nokia N95 Review: Why it Rocks, Why it Sucks  —  Nokia's N95 superphone is complicated, taking days for even the most experienced gadget journo to digest.  That's why lots of reviews I've seen so far are either extremely light or 10,000 word stunners: This is one of those long ones.
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Just don't call it a Web OS  —  When Richard MacManus published an overview of the so-called Web OS market almost a year ago, he said, "a lot of people don't consider a WebOS to be a real operating system, but I think that's semantics and not something worth debating."
Discussion: ZDNet
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
OpenYou: The Limits of Privacy on the Social Web  —  What do you think the above image (which I drew) represents?  It's YOU — as a slave of the popular internet culture and as a participant in the massive user-generated social web.  Allow me to describe what all these fancy colors and lines represent:
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Tom / I'd Rather Be Writing:
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