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11:10 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 …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google buys ad firm DoubleClick for $3.1 billion  —  In its largest acquisition yet, Google has agreed to pay $3.1 billion in cash for online ad company DoubleClick, the companies announced Friday.  —  The deal gives Google a large network of advertisers and Web publishers to serve and sell ads to …
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.
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
In Role Reversal, Google Buys DoubleClick
Discussion: Digital Markets
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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Twitter, Rails, Seaside, Respect  —  If you're obsessive about dynamic languages and Web frameworks (and who isn't?) it's been a juicy few days.  Let's start with a bunch of pointers: Mike Pence interviews Avi Bryant & tries to start a fight.  Avi says "huh?".  DHH too, in his own space and an InfoQ interview.
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Ryan Tomayko:
Rails and Scaling with Multiple Databases
Discussion: Shebanation
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Y Combinator, the incubator with buzz  —  Y Combinator has nailed the start-up incubator model, most likely because of its visionary leader.  —  Many famous incubators, from Idealab to CMGI, have come and gone over the years, and there are predictable autopsies suggesting the incubator model is flawed …
Discussion: Mercury News
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.
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.
Discussion: Reuters
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.
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 and Slashdot
 
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Tom / New Scientist Invention blog:
Motorola's mobile smell-o-phone
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SEE YOU AT NAB/RTNDA  —  NAB/RTNDA is just around the corner …
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