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1:00 AM ET, April 14, 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  —  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 / CNNMoney.com:
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 (CNNMoney.com) — Search engine leader Google is buying privately held DoubleClick …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
The next step in Google advertising  —  Posted by Susan Wojcicki, Vice President, Product Management  —  At Google, we are constantly looking for new, innovative ways to make the information you want more accessible and more relevant—and to deliver it as fast as possible.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:   Google to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 bln
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   In Role Reversal, Google Buys DoubleClick
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   What's Weighing Down Google's Stock?
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Warner unhappy with new, DRM-free AnywhereCD  —  Michael Robertson, founder of MP3.com, 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 …
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Warner Music wants unprotected albums off Web site
Discussion: CNET News.com, Techdirt and Coolfer
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: WebProNews and Epicenter
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
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Says It Will Delay OS X Release for 4 Months  —  Apple Inc., the computer and consumer electronics company, said Thursday that the introduction of the new version of its flagship Macintosh OS X operating system would be delayed as much as four months because of quality issues.
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BBC:   Leopard delayed by Apple iPhone
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 …
TruBlog:
VIDEO showing internet telephony removed on some Nokia N95s  —  The Nokia N95 is a GREAT phone, capable of video, GPS, VoIP and more.  But before you buy on contract... ask if anything has been disabled.  —  Some carriers give you the whole phone... and some do not.
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Is cable in Verizon's crosshairs?
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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: Download Squad, DailyTechRag and digg
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
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.
Discussion: Techdirt
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
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
GoogleClick, Microsoft's Air Supply, & Bid 'Em Up Brin  —  How much worse can things get for Microsoft?  After having almost certainly begun the DoubleClick bidding, thus putting the online ad company in play, Microsoft has seemingly been outbid — again — by Google.
 
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AppleInsider:
Apple Inc. scores trademark coup with Beatles' label logos
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Imus, FCC, Cable Limits and Corporately Owned Media
Froosh / HipMojo.com:
Vimeo: What Could Have Been?  —  A couple of weeks ago …
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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
TV Networks Still Wrestling With 'Video'
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
Julie Katz / Forrester's Marketing Blog:
Transforming employees into brand advocates
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Market Wire:
Mobile TV/Video to Reach $12.7 Billion Globally
 Earlier Items: 
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Papers are said to plan Yahoo deal expansion
Jayson Otke / newscenter.philips.com:
Philips to acquire Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a leading supplier …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Mobility Site
Lifehacker:
Google Earth adds hiking trails
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
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Intel expected to launch new UMPC platform
 

 
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