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8:30 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.
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  —  Breaking: Google Spends $3.1 Billion To Acquire DoubleClick  —  About 20 minutes ago Google announced that they have agreed to acquired DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in cash (nearly double the size of their YouTube Acquisition).
Paul R. La Monica /
Google to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billion  —  World's top search engine beats out Microsoft and others in bidding for DoubleClick, a leading digital marketing services firm.  —  NEW YORK ( — Search engine leader Google is buying privately held DoubleClick …
Froosh /
Google Buys Doubleclick for $3.1 Billion; Blocks MSFT Acquisition  —  I saw this first on TechCrunch.  The NYT reports that it's a done deal.  —  When I wrote that MSFT won't buy DCLK, I was right.  But I was wrong when I thought that Google wouldn't, because that would cause a publisher flight.
Discussion: alarm:clock and Techdirt
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   In Role Reversal, Google Buys DoubleClick
Valleywag:   BREAKING: Google acquires Doubleclick for $3.1bn
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   What's Weighing Down Google's Stock?
Eric Auchard / Reuters:   Google to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 bln
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.
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  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.
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
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Warner unhappy with new, DRM-free AnywhereCD  —  Michael Robertson, founder of, has launched a new music download service that sells DRM-free albums, but Warner Music Group is not happy about it.  The service, AnywhereCD, sells music in MP3 format with no copy protection …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Warner Music wants unprotected albums off Web site
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: Download Squad, DailyTechRag and digg
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 …
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.
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Software HD-DVD/Blu-ray Players Updated
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.
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.
Discussion: Startup Meme, Mashable! and A VC
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
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.
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Market Wire:
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Philips to acquire Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a leading supplier …
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Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kid phones
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