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7:35 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 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 …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Adobe Showcases Media Player (with DRM)  —  Adobe will unveil Monday its business plan for a desktop Flash media player still in development.  The product, due for beta release "this spring," will be a free platform monetized through licensing DRM and analytics tools.
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
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
"WPF/E" becomes Silverlight, struts its video side  —  At the NAB conference this morning, Microsoft is giving us a first glimpse at Silverlight, the artist formerly known as "WPF/E".  Because the announcement comes from the NAB conference, but also because it's one of Silverlights major strong points …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Microsoft Aims to Outshine Adobe's Flash
Discussion: CNET News.com and paidContent.org
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Microsoft Unveils New Browser-Based Video Platform at NAB …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to take Flash videos to desktop
Discussion: StartupSquad.com
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Flash Player 9 has 84.3% penetration as of March
Discussion: JD on EP
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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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 …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:   Google's DoubleClick bid draws complaints
New York Times:
Google Reaches Deal With Clear Channel to Sell Radio Ads  —  Google will begin selling advertisements across all of the stations of Clear Channel Communications, the No. 1 radio station owner in the United States, at the end of June, the companies will announce today.
Krucoff / Young Manhattanite:
YM Exclusive: Dodgeball Founders Leave Google  —  Getting Out of Dodge.  Dennis Crowley, founder of the mobile social networking service Dodgeball, and Alex Rainert resigned from their positions at Google, which acquired the service in May 2005, effective Friday April 13th.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
DodgeBall founder quits Google
Discussion: mocoNews.net
kottke.org:   - Dodgeball founders leave Google and that leaves Dodgeball probably dead.
Duncan J. Watts / New York Times:
Is Justin Timberlake a Product of Cumulative Advantage?  —  As anyone who follows the business of culture is aware, the profits of cultural industries depend disproportionately on the occasional outsize success — a blockbuster movie, a best-selling book or a superstar artist — to offset the many investments that fail dismally.
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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: Gadget Lab
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fotowoosh Will Turn Any Picture Into 3D Image  —  Fotowoosh Will Turn Any Picture Into A 3D Image  —  Fotowoosh, a new service from Maryland-based startup Freewebs, will turn any image (preferably an outdoor image) into a 3D model.  They went live on Friday.
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
$100 Million Valuation For Geni  —  Seven week old Geni raised a $10 million second round of financing last week, led by Charles River Ventures (see our coverage of CRV here), with a post-money valuation of $100 million.  George Zachary from CRV is joining the Geni board of directors.
Discussion: Futuristic Play
Ariel Leve / Times of London:
Phone rivals threaten to spoil iPod's party  —  Apple has sold 100m of its music players but Nokia and others are already outselling it with song-playing mobiles, reports Paul Durman  —  APPLE was celebrating last week as it marked the sale of its 100 millionth iPod - a landmark …
Sid Yadav / rev2.org:
Ustream.tv Enables Mass Live Streaming Through Webcam  —  Ever since Justin started reinventing The Truman Show on the Internet and broadcasting his everyday life for all to see, a bulb has been lit among many.  Ustream.tv, which launched very recently, is one that is, you could say a live version …
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
 
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Louise Story / New York Times:
New Form of Impulse: Shopping via Text Message
Discussion: textually.org and mocoNews.net
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Reunion, the un-glamorous social network that makes money
Iain Thomson / iTNews Australia:
US military puts router in space
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Gallery: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A410
Discussion: Engadget
Jay Palmer / Barron's Online:
High-Wired Act  —  YOU HAVE TO GET UP PRETTY EARLY in the morning …
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
Surprises @ Web 2.0 Expo
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 Earlier Items: 
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
eMachines updates line with new desktops, displays
Discussion: Gadgetell
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is Microsoft bidding up acquisitions on purpose?
Discussion: Digital Markets
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Obeys Fake Takedown Request From 15 Year Old
Computerworld Breaking News:
On virtual soapboxes, Mac fans weighed in — and not in a happy way, either
echannelline.com:
Telco equipment spending for 2007 to be low
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple keynote: live from NAB 2007
Bruno Giussani / Lunch over IP:
"Don't speak.  Point!"  - Three ingredients of the future of journalism
 

 
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