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4:15 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  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Web advertising leader Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOG - News) said on Friday it will acquire DoubleClick Inc., a leading online advertising network, for $3.1 billion, consolidating Google's grip on the Internet ad market.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google buys ad firm DoubleClick for $3.1 billion
Discussion: HighContrast
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   In Role Reversal, Google Buys DoubleClick
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   What's Weighing Down Google's Stock?
Valleywag:
BREAKING: Google acquires Doubleclick for $3.1bn
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
USI and Foxconn reportedly to make Wi-Fi iPod  —  Apple plans to launch new iPods featuring Wi-Fi in the second half of 2007.  Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) will produce the Wi-Fi modules and Foxconn will perform as the OEM system assembler, according to Taiwan portable music player component makers.
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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.
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
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.
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
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 …
Lifehacker:
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Philips to acquire Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a leading supplier …
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