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5:30 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.
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.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
SilverLight, Microsoft Expression, & Visual Studio bring RIA's to life
Discussion: CNET
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Adobe Set A Collision Course on Web
Jay Fortner / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Feeds Apollo Ecosystem With New Internet Video Player
Discussion: CNET and Macsimum News
J. LeRoy / J. LeRoy's Evolving Web:
Witness the Awesome Rumored Power of the Silverlight!
Discussion: istartedsomething
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.
Rich Tehrani / TMCnet:
Google Achieves Behavioral Targeting Nirvana
Discussion: Slashdot
Karen / Official Google Blog:
An agreement with Clear Channel Radio
Discussion: Epicenter and Googling Google
New York Times:   Suitors Raise Bid for Clear Channel
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 …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Vonage admits it can't avoid Verizon patents
Discussion: TechSpot News
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
Fred / A VC:
Overcounting Web Audiences
Discussion: Valleywag
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
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.
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
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
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netvibes Launches Universe: Customized Public Pages
Samsung's Concept PCs: The Wizard of Odd
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Irrational Exuberance 2.0  —  Although I was invited to speak …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Xbox 360 scratching discs? Maybe, says Microsoft
Discussion: digg
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
IBM, Yahoo Upgrade Enterprise Search App
Accenture Newsroom:
User-Generated Content Is Top Threat to Media and Entertainment …
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
Intel to demonstrate possible DRAM replacement
John Falcone /
HANDS-ON WITH ORB 2.0  —  Back in 2005, CNET reviewed Orb …
 Earlier Items: 
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Sony really sucks at DRM
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Lab
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Orb MyCasting now available for the Nokia N800
Widgets open up the mobile market for Web designers
More Messages Mean More Value As Verizon Wireless Introduces …
Discussion: Phone Scoop and Mobility Site
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
In a Troubled Time, a New Business Magazine
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Brought To You By Goople  —  Google, meet Apple.  Apple, meet Google.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Intel's MID UMPCs: So long XP/Vista, hello Linux