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3:50 PM ET, April 10, 2007

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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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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
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts:   New Palm OS will come before the end of the year according …
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
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! …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Salesforce.com buys Web content management firm  —  Salesforce.com, best known for its hosted sales applications, is pushing into Web content management.  —  The company on Tuesday expects to detail new products and the acquisition of start-up Koral, which created a Web content management service tied to Salesforce.com.
Discussion: Webware.com and Venture Chronicles
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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 …
Discussion: The Media Age
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Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
European Newspapers 'Optimistic' About Print And Digital  —  A wide-ranging AP article surveying the European newspaper landscape finds editors "optimistic" about both the web and the survival of print.  The gist: while US newspapers self-flagellate in pursuit of a purpose and a business model …
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
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.
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 …
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
i-Dog gets 'Spider-Man' makeover  —  Tiger Electronics, maker of the i-Dog, is releasing two new versions of the musical toy, both inspired by the upcoming Sony Pictures release "Spider-Man 3."  The aptly-named Spi-Dog, available now for $40, retains the music response features and built …
Discussion: Gearlog, Engadget, I4U News and Ubergizmo
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 …
Discussion: The Lompoc Record
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.
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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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Wetpaint Enables Private Messaging for Wikis
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
AMD cuts prices, Intel launches new quad-core enthusiast processor
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Reuters:
Martha Stewart gives Web site a makeover
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Newlaunches.com:
Waterfall with Plasma Display
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Thomas Maier / Newsday:
Newspapers will never be as profitable as they once were …
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Ephraim Schwartz / InfoWorld:
Search fatigue … A year ago March, Neil Holloway …
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Vista: Whatever happened to fast boot?
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Wilfing on the web, the new British pastime
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