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11:25 AM ET, April 16, 2007

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Tims / Tim Sneath:
INTRODUCING MICROSOFT SILVERLIGHT  —  It is with tremendous pleasure that I can reveal Microsoft Silverlight: our next-generation, cross-platform, cross-browser web client runtime.  Silverlight (previously codenamed "WPF/E") is a lightweight subset of XAML for building rich media experiences on the web.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Silverlight to Power the Next Generation of Media Experiences on the Web  —  Leading media companies and solution providers announce support for new solution for video and interactivity on Mac- and Windows-based Web browsers.  —  Today at the 2007 National Association …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Adobe Set A Collision Course on Web  —  Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Inc. are on a collision course as they seek to dominate a new kind of software that will change how personal computers and the Web work together.  —  The companies have been partners in the past …
Discussion: Open Sources and Lost Remote
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to take Flash videos to desktop
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Microsoft vs Adobe Smackdown - Silverlight and Adobe Media Player
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft Silverlight Takes On Adobe's Flash
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
"WPF/E" becomes Silverlight, struts its video side
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Microsoft Aims to Outshine Adobe's Flash
Discussion: paidContent.org
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Microsoft Unveils New Browser-Based Video Platform at NAB …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Urges Review of Google-DoubleClick Deal  —  Microsoft, a veteran defendant of epic antitrust battles in the United States and Europe, is urging regulators to consider scuttling Google's plan to buy DoubleClick, an online advertising company.  —  Microsoft contends that the $3.1 billion deal …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Google bought DoubleClick  —  If there was any need for proof that Google considers advertising its core competency, then last few days provide ample testimony to that fact.  The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has partnered with Clear Channel Communications to sell radio ads …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Business Week
Richard Waters / Financial Times:   Google's DoubleClick bid draws complaints
Google:
Clear Channel Radio and Google Will Jointly Drive Radio Advertiser Expansion  —  Agreement Makes Guaranteed Inventory Available to Google Advertisers On More Than 675 Clear Channel Radio Stations  —  SAN ANTONIO AND MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16, 2007 — Clear Channel Radio and Google Inc. …
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
An agreement with Clear Channel Radio
Discussion: Googling Google
Om Malik / GigaOM:
DodgeBall founder quits Google  —  Dennis Crowley, founder of DodgeBall, a hipster SMS-social networking service that Google bought back in May 2005 has quit Google, reports Young Manhattanite.  Alex Rainert, employee #2 for DodgeBall has also left the company.  They both resigned on April 13th, 2007.
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USA Today:
Vonage: No tech 'workaround'  —  NEW YORK — Vonage has finally confirmed what many had feared: The embattled Internet phone company has no "workaround" in hand to sidestep Verizon's patented Internet phone technology.  —  Moreover, Vonage (VG) isn't sure that such a plan is even "feasible …
Nokia:
Highly desirable handset dressed in 18-carat gold plating  —  Espoo, Finland - Inspired by nature, and one of its most beautiful elements, gold, Nokia today unveiled the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold - a bold and prestigious new style statement.  Encased in a luxurious 18-carat gold plating …
Discussion: MobileWhack, CrunchGear and Gadget Lab
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
LeapTag - a new way to find online content  —  I've been test driving LeapTag, a new browser add-on for finding content related to topics of interest to you that combines a number of unique ideas I've not seen in similar tools.  LeapTag, as the name implies, uses tags you define to conduct searches for related content.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Intel's MID UMPCs: So long XP/Vista, hello Linux  —  Big news on the UMPC front this morning folks.  Looks like Intel is shedding the Origami gorilla (read: Microsoft) as they prep a Linux-based platform to compete with Vista and XP-based UMPCs.  Intel will unveil their new MID …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and TeleRead
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Giving Away Information, but Increasing Revenue  —  THOSE who don't have $6,000 or enough prominent connections to get into a TED conference can take heart.  The price of admission just went to zero, provided you can settle for a more remote experience.  —  The TED organization …
Discussion: Lunch over IP and Smart Mobs
Verizon:
More Messages Mean More Value As Verizon Wireless Introduces Unlimited Text, Picture, Video And Instant Messaging To Anyone In The U.S.  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced America's Choice® Select plans that include Unlimited Messaging.
Discussion: Phone Scoop and Mobility Site
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New patent hints at Apple TV 2.0  —  A new Apple patent may give some foresight to the company's plans for offering a "true" multimedia center experience for the living room, as either enhancements to the Apple TV or an entirely new device.  The patent is for a "Multi-media center for computing systems" …
Discussion: Apple 2.0
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Brought To You By Goople  —  Google, meet Apple.  Apple, meet Google.  —  Oh, you two already know each other?  Great!  Time for the two of you to hurry up and tie the knot, then.  Or at least start working together.  —  It's easy to see why tech fantasists root for a future tie-up between the two companies.
 
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo-Newspapers: It's Official: McClatchy Joins; Deal Expands …
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Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Coghead launches; Undercuts Salesforce pricing by 23%
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Louise Story / New York Times:
New Form of Impulse: Shopping via Text Message
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Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
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