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6:25 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 …
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Future of Intel's ultramobile PC?  —  Update: Infoworld has a long piece on Intel's pending announcement. … Interesting video that outlines what the future of UMPC might actually look like - or at least that's the vision.  This could be coming soon... in Beijing next week...who knows!
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 …
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch
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Will / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Routers in space
Discussion: Epicenter and WebProNews
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Skype, SMC and FON Team Up To Offer You Everything Wi-Fi  —  Skype's new online store offers a Fon Wi-Fi Router and Skype SMC Wireless phone for a very low bundled price.  LAPTOP goes hands-on with the goods.  —  Skype wants to win over the mainstream by luring them with bargains beyond …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple WiFi iPod due Q3 2007? Let's not bet the farm.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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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BBC:
Leopard delayed by Apple iPhone  —  The next release of Apple's operating system, OS X, is being delayed by four months.  —  Scheduled to appear in mid-June, the new version of the Mac software, codenamed Leopard before now, will instead be released in October.
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Warner Music wants unprotected albums off Web site  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group on Thursday demanded that online retailer AnywhereCD remove its digital albums from the site, saying the start-up had violated their agreement by selling Warner's music without copy protection software.
Discussion: Coolfer
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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.
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
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.
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
Jayson Otke / newscenter.philips.com:
Philips to acquire Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a leading supplier of accessories for mobile devices  —  Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Charleston, South Carolina - Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) today announced that Philips will acquire US-based Digital Lifestyle Outfitters …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mobility Site
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.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Is cable in Verizon's crosshairs?  —  news analysis A judge's broad interpretation of patents in Verizon's lawsuit against Internet telephony provider Vonage could give the phone company enough firepower to go after cable operators and other voice over Internet Protocol providers.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
 
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Market Wire:
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