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7:15 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 and ResourceShelf
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?
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 …
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.
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Virtual Earth Virtually Ignored? (aka What's in a name?)  —  You know, of all the online "Live" services that Microsoft has, I think the mapping service has been one of best.  However, hardly no one knows about it!  —  On Thursday last week, Google added their new myMaps feature to Google Maps.
Discussion: The Map Room
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Why doesn't Microsoft Maps get the hype?
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.
Andrew Hollinger / Google:
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Join in Online Darfur Mapping Initiative  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum today joined with Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) to unveil an unprecedented online mapping initiative aimed at furthering awareness and action in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Discussion: Compiler, Tech_Space and Ogle Earth
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
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
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 …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
AMD cuts prices, Intel launches new quad-core enthusiast processor  —  Yesterday, AMD announced that it won't meet first-quarter revenue targets, a situation that's due in part to the company's renewed price war with Intel.  Hence it's no coincidence that the company also announced a fresh round …
Discussion: The Tech Report
 
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
MS Patch Tuesday: Vista dinged again
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
RIAA and MPAA: Copyright holders should be allowed to use pretexting
John Falcone / Webware.com:
HD VIDEO PODCASTS COME TO ITUNES—AND APPLE TV
Discussion: Infinite Loop
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Some Facts About AAC  —  I've noticed a slight uptick …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple iPod v. The Insulin Pump
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Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Microsoft forbids free Xbox content
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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
Reuters:
Martha Stewart gives Web site a makeover
Ephraim Schwartz / InfoWorld:
Search fatigue … A year ago March, Neil Holloway …
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
OpenYou: The Limits of Privacy on the Social Web
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Weblogs 'need content warnings'
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