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3:00 PM ET, April 15, 2007

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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Twitter, Ustream — how much is too much?  —  Way back in the mists of time, Internet-wise, there was Jenni-cam — a camera (and later, cameras) trained upon Jennifer Ringley 24 hours a day, regardless of what she was doing.  That seemed kind of weird, but after awhile it wasn't really that weird at all.
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Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
The First Law of Ambient Broadcasting (Or, Twitter)  —  As it refers to the evolving discussion around the rapidly evolving technologies which are able to track and broadcast your activities 24/7, such as Twitter or Ustream, Mathew Ingram asks the question that begs to be asked: "How Much Is Too Much?"
Discussion: Scobleizer
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
PodTech's Scoble and Jeremiah to Test UStream Technology at Web 2.0 Expo  —  Update: The live stream of the conference is available here.  —  Friend and CEO of UStream TV Chris Yeh (lead investor and acting CEO of Ustream) was kind enough to swing by PodTech and by on my upcoming Web Strategy Video Show this Thursday.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Hidden links  —  Most people understand hidden text is something like white text on a white background, and know to steer clear of it.  Let me show you an example of a hidden link.  Normally a hidden link could be in several forms:  — hidden text that also happens to be hyperlinked …
Discussion: 10e20 and Smalltalk Tidbits …
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
How to report paid links  —  One thing I heard at SES London was that people wanted a way to report paid links specifically.  I'd like to get a few paid link reports anyway because I'm excited about trying some ideas here at Google to augment our existing algorithms.
Michael Gray / Graywolf's SEO Blog:
How Can So Many PHD's Be So Wrong  —  There's a famous saying that if you put enough chimpanzees in front of enough typewriters eventually you'll end up with the works of William Shakespeare.  However it's seem the largest collection PHD's in the world at Google are having a really hard …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:   Is This Google's Achilles Heel?
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Google Wants You to Disclose the Paid Links it Can't Find
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can LeapTag Capture The Magic Of StumbleUpon?  —  San Jose based LeapTag is part bookmarking (like del.icio.us) and part discovery (like StumbleUpon).  It's a good way to keep track of websites that you like using tags, and it's also useful for serendipitous discovery of new sites you might like …
Discussion: Webware.com and KillerStartups.com
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft and DoubleClick: What if Redmond wanted to lose?  —  The pundits have spoken: Chalk up another win for Google and another loss for Microsoft in the bidding war for display-ad vendor DoubleClick.  —  Many industry watchers believe Google was wiling to pay a whopping $3.1 billion …
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Deal or No Deal? The psychology of making deals
Discussion: HipMojo.com and CNET News.com
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Price Breaks In Canada Won't Happen Yet  —  Mark Evans points to a Globe and Mail article about why our friends to the North won't see the kind of price wars we see in the USA.  —  I beg to differ as we have enterered the era of global telephony carriers, where as a result of IP boundaries no longer exist.
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Heather Scoffield / Globe and Mail:
The phone war is over. For Ted, it's vindication
Bruno Giussani / Lunch over IP:
"Don't speak.  Point!"  - Three ingredients of the future of journalism … At a recent conference in California, Ethan Zuckerman, the Harvard-based co-founder of GlobalVoices and an insightful blogger, was asked whether newspaper and television editors were still relevant in these days of participatory, "citizen" journalism.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
MS update hopes to clean up the Office  —  Latency issues led to irate users even before November launch  —  Microsoft Corp. late on Friday released an update to Outlook 2007 designed to speed up the communication software's much-criticized sluggishness.  —  The 8.3 MB update should accelerate …
Gizmodo:
New Mac vs. PC Ads Show Vista as Lardass  —  The latest Mac ad throws fire on the flames of the War on Craplets.  —  A message to those PR people, engineers, product managers, VPs and CEOs at Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, and our other favorite PC makers: Don't let the people in charge of putting …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and CrunchGear
Drinkstuff.com™:
USB Speed Typing Mouse  —  New in March  —  Back - More products in USB Gadgets  —  If you have your own private office, you might find yourself getting a bit lonely from time to time.  This cute little pedaling mouse will keep you company and let you challenge your typing ability!
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
This is How We Catch You Downloading  —  In March we reported in some detail about the case of 500 UK file-sharers being legally pursued following claims that they uploaded games from the German publisher 'Zuxxez' onto file-sharing networks.  —  Since then, many people have been in touch …
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