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6:55 PM ET, April 13, 2007

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New York Times:
Google Buys DoubleClick for $3.1 Billion  —  Google reached an agreement today to acquire DoubleClick, the online advertising company, from two private equity firms for $3.1 billion in cash, the companies announced, an amount that was almost double the $1.65 billion in stock that Google paid for YouTube late last year.
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Business Wire:
Google to Acquire DoubleClick  —  Combination Will Significantly Expand Opportunities for Advertisers, Agencies and Publishers and Improve Users' Online Experience  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG - News) announced today a definitive agreement …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Google Spends $3.1 Billion For DoubleClick
Discussion: Tech Beat
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Intel expected to launch new UMPC platform  —  The company is rumored to be announcing its entry into the nascent small-notebook market at the IDC  —  Business analysts at Intel's technology conference next week will focus on the company's powerful server chips, but industry blogs are showing …
Discussion: The Next Net and CrunchGear
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AppleInsider:
Apple's iPod may gain Wi-Fi by holidays  —  Apple plans to launch new iPods featuring Wi-Fi during the second half of 2007, according to a report at DigiTimes, the same publication which first reported that Apple would be forced to push out Leopard's release until October.
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BBC:
Net reaches out to final frontier  —  A programme to kick-start the use of internet communications in space has been announced by the US government.  —  The Department of Defense's Iris project will put an internet router in space by the start of 2009.  —  It will allow voice …
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Will / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Routers in space
Discussion: Epicenter and WebProNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Shannon Terry Is Pissed Off, Threatens Lawsuit Against TechCrunch  —  I just received the letter below by email, in reference to my previous post on Shannon Terry and Rivals.com.  I'm not going to make a statement on this just yet - our lawyers are involved and have advised me to keep quiet for now.
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Electronics to Release Duo Hd Player  —  Seoul, Korea - April 13, 2007 : Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., a leader in consumer electronics and digital media technologies, and the first company to introduce a Blu-ray disc player will introduce a dual format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player in time for the holidays.
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Software HD-DVD/Blu-ray Players Updated
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Cybercrooks exploiting new Windows DNS flaw  —  Cybercrooks are using a yet-to-be-patched security flaw in certain Windows versions to attack computers running the operating systems, Microsoft warned late Thursday.  —  The attacks target Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 systems through …
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Lifehacker:
LH Top 10: Free Computer System Recovery Tools  —  Your data's trapped on a dead computer.  You lost your login password.  You never wrote down the product key on a non-working Windows installation.  Your Mac won't start.  —  Don't pay the extortionists at the computer repair shop 800 bucks …
Discussion: DailyTechRag and digg
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Papers are said to plan Yahoo deal expansion  —  A dozen companies that own about 250 daily newspapers are preparing to expand a ground-breaking partnership with Yahoo Inc. to share advertising and editorial content, several newspaper executives familiar with the situation said.
Lifehacker:
Google Earth adds hiking trails  —  Want to scout out some hikes before your next trip?  Google Earth's new layer has hundreds of them.  —  Specifically, the Trimble Outdoors Trips layer features GPS-marked trails for activities including hiking, biking, backpacking and running.
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Report Says the Young Buy Violent Games and Movies  —  A surge in online promotion and the proliferation of unrated DVDs has eroded the entertainment industry's promise not to entice youth with violent fare, according to a Federal Trade Commission report on the marketing of violence to teenagers.
Mike / Techdirt:
Lorne Michaels Wishes NBC Would Put More Of SNL On YouTube  —  from the why-listen-to-the-talent?  dept  —  Just as Viacom employee Jon Stewart appears to believe his bosses are making a mistake in taking Viacom content off of YouTube, it looks like NBC employee and Saturday Night Live creator …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Google Is Offering 411 Service  —  I haven't seen a lot of people connecting the dots between Google's recent announcement of 411 service and Microsoft's acquisition of Tellme.  —  Now obviously, there's one connection in that both are plays in local search, and it's certainly true …
Discussion: Open Sources and BloggingStocks
Dick / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner to Manage Feeds Across the AOL Network  —  FeedBurner will be working with AOL to manage hundreds of the company's RSS, podcast and video feeds consisting of news, sports and entertainment content.  Additionally, all Time Warner properties including HBO, New Line Cinema, Time Inc. and Warner Bros.
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Imus, FCC, Cable Limits and Corporately Owned Media
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Froosh / HipMojo.com:
Vimeo: What Could Have Been?  —  A couple of weeks ago …
Discussion: A VC and WeBothLike
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Warner Music wants unprotected albums off Web site
Discussion: Coolfer
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
TV Networks Still Wrestling With 'Video'
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Julie Katz / Forrester's Marketing Blog:
Transforming employees into brand advocates
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BBC:
Leopard delayed by Apple iPhone
Market Wire:
Mobile TV/Video to Reach $12.7 Billion Globally
Jayson Otke / newscenter.philips.com:
Philips to acquire Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a leading supplier …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mobility Site
 Earlier Items: 
Blizzard Entertainment:
BLIZZCON™ 2007 ANNOUNCED
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Bug hunters face online-apps dilemma
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Is cable in Verizon's crosshairs?
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
What's Weighing Down Google's Stock?
Phil Carson / RCR Wireless News:
Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kid phones
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
We Don't Need No Stinking Best Effort
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Massive spam shot of 'Storm Trojan' reaches record proportions
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
VisiblePath Is A Lot Like LinkedIn, Except It's Useful
 

 
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