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1:40 PM 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 …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Microsoft vs Adobe Smackdown - Silverlight and Adobe Media Player  —  Both Adobe and Microsoft are launching products that step right on each others' turf today.  Microsoft is launching Silverlight, a direct competitor to Adobe's Flash.  Meanwhile, Adobe is launching Adobe Media Player, a rival to Windows Media Player.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to take Flash videos to desktop  —  Not content with having a dominant position in Web video, Adobe Systems on Monday is expected to launch Adobe Media Player for playing Flash videos offline.  —  At the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas next week …
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: NewTeeVee and paidContent.org
Somasegar / Somasegar's WebLog:
Silverlight - The next generation web experiences
Discussion: WebProNews and Microsoft
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft smacks down new Media Player too...
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and Beet.TV
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Rivals Start Weighing on Google-DoubleClick Deal; Want Close Regulatory Scrutiny  —  A flurry of activity over the weekend after Friday's announcement about Google's intention to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in cash.  Competitors like Yahoo, Time Warner and Microsoft, all of whom did bid for DCLK …
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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
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 …
Nick / Rough Type:
Googleopoly  —  Whether or not Google's planned acquisition …
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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: Epicenter and Googling Google
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Google, Google, going ... gone  —  Om Malik reports that DodgeBall founder Dennis Crowley resigned from Google on April 13th, 2007.  This follows resignations from various Blogger team members and the dMarc founders. … So who will be next?  With all of the problems that YouTube …
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teendrama:
me + alex quit google. (dodgeball forever!!!!)
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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 …
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 …
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UMPCPortal.com:
UMPC News : New Linux distro for MIDs to be launched in May.  Redflag Mid Linux
Discussion: John Tokash's Blog and Ring Nokia
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 …
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
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
In a Troubled Time, a New Business Magazine  —  Joanne Lipman, the editor of Portfolio, the new business magazine from Condé Nast, tapped gently last Monday on the door of David Carey, the publisher, and then burst into his bright Midtown corner office.
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Orb MyCasting now available for the Nokia N800  —  I have been playing with the Nokia N800 for a couple of weeks and as you will hear soon on MobileTechRoundup podcast #97 James and I are really having a blast with this fun device.  Nokia just announced another application that is officially available …
Discussion: Darla Mack and jkOnTheRun
Nokia:
Widgets open up the mobile market for Web designers  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia introduces widget support for S60 and takes a significant step in realizing its vision of transforming mobility and the Internet with rich Web 2.0 experiences.  S60 will be the first mobile software platform …
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
 
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John Markoff / New York Times:
E-Mail Innovator Plans to Enlist in the Wireless Campaign of the Patent Wars
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