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7:25 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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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.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
SilverLight, Microsoft Expression, & Visual Studio bring RIA's to life
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jay Fortner / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Feeds Apollo Ecosystem With New Internet Video Player
Discussion: CNET News.com and SurfBits
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Irony alert: Microsoft, AT&T oppose Google/DoubleClick merger on antitrust grounds  —  The old playground taunt of "it takes one to know one" seems especially apropos today as Microsoft and AT&T both raised antitrust questions about the proposed Google/DoubleClick merger.
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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 …
Nick / Rough Type:
Googleopoly  —  Whether or not Google's planned acquisition …
Discussion: BloggingStocks and InsideGoogle
Rich Tehrani / TMCnet:
Google Achieves Behavioral Targeting Nirvana
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Vonage admits it can't avoid Verizon patents
Discussion: TechSpot News
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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New York Times:   Suitors Raise Bid for Clear Channel
comScore:
Cookie-Based Counting Overstates Size of Web Site Audiences  —  Frequent Cookie Deletion by 3 out of 10 U.S. Internet Users Leads to Overstatements in Audience Sizes by a Factor as High as 2.5  —  Implications for Advertising and Audience Measurement Deemed Significant by ARF and Industry Experts
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Fred / A VC:
Overcounting Web Audiences
Discussion: Valleywag
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Irrational Exuberance 2.0  —  Although I was invited to speak, I decided not to go to this week's Web 2.0 Expo.  There wasn't enough value in my justifying a cross-country trip to California to attend or participate.  Most of the vendors/speakers I can engage with online.
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Mark Coker / VentureBeat:
Ignite lights up Web 2.0 Expo
Discussion: Webware.com
Business Wire:
VideoEgg, a Leading Video Solution for Social Networks, Receives Investment from WPP  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—VideoEgg, Inc., the leading video solution and video ad network for online communities, today announced a strategic investment from WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY), one of the world's leading communications services groups.
John Markoff / New York Times:
E-Mail Innovator Plans to Enlist in the Wireless Campaign of the Patent Wars  —  Nicholas Fodor is about to dive into the patent wars that have tangled up the business of wireless e-mail.  But his weapon of choice is not a lawsuit.  It is a new e-mail service he is developing using …
Discussion: GigaOM
Accenture Newsroom:
User-Generated Content Is Top Threat to Media and Entertainment Industry, Accenture Survey Finds  —  In its annual survey of senior executives in the media and entertainment industry, Accenture examined the growth strategies of companies across the landscape of advertising, film, music …
Business Wire:
Yahoo! and Newspaper Consortium Expand Strategic Partnership  —  Combines Strength of Newspapers' Unique Local Content and Relationships with Yahoo!'s National Reach and Advanced Technology to Create A Cutting-Edge Advertising Network for the Newspaper Industry
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Web 2.0 LobbyCam  —  I'll be turning on the camera sometime between now and 10 a.m. and we'll see how it goes walking around the streets of San Francisco.  I'll be hanging out in the lobby all day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — I have several parties/dinners to attend in the evening but don't have enough battery life to go that far.
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: DailyTechRag, Gadget Lab and 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.
 
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Linda Goin / VoIP Now:
74 Open Source VoIP Apps & Resources
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Tommi / Tommi's S60 applications blog:
Introducing Nokia Beta Labs
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DigiTimes:
Asustek to begin shipping notebooks to Dell in June and launch Classmate PCs in 2H
Discussion: Engadget and The Tech Report
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Web radio broadcasters appeal rate plan
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netvibes Launches Universe: Customized Public Pages
Gizmodo:
Samsung's Concept PCs: The Wizard of Odd
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 Earlier Items: 
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Xbox 360 scratching discs? Maybe, says Microsoft
Discussion: Joystiq, Neowin.net and digg
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
IBM, Yahoo Upgrade Enterprise Search App
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
Intel to demonstrate possible DRAM replacement
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Sony really sucks at DRM
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Google, Google, going ... gone  —  Om Malik reports …
Nokia:
Widgets open up the mobile market for Web designers
Verizon:
More Messages Mean More Value As Verizon Wireless Introduces …
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