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7:05 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.
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 …
Discussion: HighContrast
Eric Auchard / Reuters:   Google to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 bln
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   In Role Reversal, Google Buys DoubleClick
Valleywag:
BREAKING: Google acquires Doubleclick for $3.1bn
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   What's Weighing Down Google's Stock?
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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Paul Miller / Engadget:   Apple WiFi iPod due Q3 2007? Let's not bet the farm.
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 and Slashdot
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
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
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 …
 
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Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Report Says the Young Buy Violent Games and Movies
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TV Networks Still Wrestling With 'Video'
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Julie Katz / Forrester's Marketing Blog:
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Market Wire:
Mobile TV/Video to Reach $12.7 Billion Globally
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Papers are said to plan Yahoo deal expansion
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Jayson Otke / newscenter.philips.com:
Philips to acquire Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a leading supplier …
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