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12:10 PM 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:
Salesforce.com Brings Web 2.0 To The Enterprise With ContentExchange  —  Today Salesforce.com 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 …
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Salesforce Says Hello To Microsoft Sharepoint And Other New ECM Competitors
iProspect:
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 …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Store Looks Promising?
Discussion: Social Media Club
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.
Discussion: Liberate Media, JD on EP and Listics
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
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 …
Alertbox:
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 News.com:
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 News.com:
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 …
Gizmodo:
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.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
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.
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:
Kotaku:
Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta Dated  —  Bungie just announced that the Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta goes live May 16th at midnight PDT and ends on June 6th at 11:59pm PDT.  In short: Those who picked up Crackdown with the Beat or snagged a spot through promotions will be able to check out the game's multiplayer earlier.
Chitika Blog:
Get More Out of Conferences and Networking Events -By Chris Brogan  —  Expert: Chris Brogan, Network2.tv  —  You've shuffled into the convention center, and found your way over to where you pick up your badge.  It's finally here.  You're at the big conference.  There's a big fat guide of topics and speakers, and lots to do.
Discussion: Beth's Blog and mydigimedia
 
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Thomas Purves:
Canada Worse than 3rd World Countries when it comes to Mobile Data Access
Matt Moore / Mail&Guardian:
European papers optimistic on future — with web's help
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista: Whatever happened to fast boot?
Discussion: Computerworld
Carlo / Techdirt:
It's Not China's Poor Copyright Laws That Fuel Piracy There
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
Wilfing on the web, the new British pastime
Discussion: Rough Type
Associated Press:
Googling your date … CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — Dating used …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
AACS hacked to expose Volume ID: WinDVD patch irrelevant
Discussion: Gadget Lab
MediaShift:
BALL STATE VISIT  —  Journalism Education Stuck in Same Oldthink Mode as Big Media
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Finding Their Niche in Cellphone Games
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Finetune Launches Apollo Desktop Player
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Widevine to Offer Flash DRM 'Holy Grail'
Discussion: Mashable! and Ryan Stewart
Tom / I'd Rather Be Writing:
Twenty Usability Tips for Your Blog — Condensed from Dozens …
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs and Bokardo
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Has Pop-Ups Ads
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Mozilla: Why Desktop E-Mail Crucifies the Browser
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