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8:55 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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PR Newswire:
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 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
Discussion: Wireless Doc and digg
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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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 …
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?
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.
Ensequence:
Ensequence Completes Series C Funding Round for $40 Million  —  Ensequence®, the interactive video company, today completed its $40 million Series C funding round.  The capital enables Ensequence to continue its worldwide expansion, open new offices in Los Angeles and New York …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent.org
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.
Phil Hollows / FeedBlitz News:
New Feature: Twitter!  —  FeedBlitz has now enabled one-stop Twitter publication for our premium publishers, automatically enabling them to deliver their content to their subscribers using the popular social networking service.  Every premium publisher's subscription signup form …
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.
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 …
People's Daily Online:
The more they play, the more they lose  —  Internet game operators have been ordered to install anti-addiction software on their games to help youngsters stay offline.  —  The government yesterday issued a regulation, which takes effect on April 15, demanding online operators set up a …
Discussion: Engadget, Raph's Website and Slashdot
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
Ysb Admin / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Site Explorer Matures a Bit More and Accepts Mobile Feeds  —  It's been nearly two years since we first made Site Explorer available .  How time flies!  Since its inception, we've added a number of new features to Site Explorer, including Feed Submission, Site Authentication and more data for webmasters.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 
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Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
US retailers drop 20GB PS3
Ismael Ghalimi / IT|Redux:
First Koral, then ThinkFree and EchoSign
Discussion: The 360
The Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
April 2007 Monthly Bulletin Release
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
RIAA and MPAA: Copyright holders should be allowed to use pretexting
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Some Facts About AAC  —  I've noticed a slight uptick …
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple iPod v. The Insulin Pump
Ken Krugler / Krugle Blog:
We're partnering with SourceForge
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Microsoft forbids free Xbox content
Discussion: Gizmodo
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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
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
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
Discussion: The Tech Report
Thomas Maier / Newsday:
Newspapers will never be as profitable as they once were …
Discussion: Techdirt and Romenesko
Matt Moore / Mail&Guardian:
European papers optimistic on future — with web's help
 

 
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Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
‘Serial’ conclusion leaves podcasters cautiously optimistic about the future

Brent Lang / Variety:
Sony Pictures could lose $75M on “The Interview”, which cost $44M to make, $30M to promote

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Danny Zappin's Zealot Networks Buys Majority Stake in YouTube Licensing Firm AudioMicro

 
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