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4:15 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.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft Silverlight Takes On Adobe's Flash
Discussion: Webomatica and franticindustries
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:   SilverLight, Microsoft Expression, & Visual Studio bring RIA's to life
J. LeRoy / J. LeRoy's Evolving Web:   Witness the Awesome Rumored Power of the Silverlight!
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: Reuters, Todd Watson and Valleywag
Nick / Rough Type:
Googleopoly  —  Whether or not Google's planned acquisition of DoubleClick demands close antitrust scrutiny would seem to hinge on how broadly you define the ad market.  To Microsoft, the combination will end up controlling "more than 80%" of the market for placing ads on third-party web sites.
Discussion: BloggingStocks and
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Irony alert: Microsoft, AT&T oppose Google/DoubleClick merger on antitrust grounds
Rich Tehrani / TMCnet:
Google Achieves Behavioral Targeting Nirvana
Discussion: Slashdot
Bill Ray / The Register:
Vonage admits it can't avoid Verizon patents
Discussion: TechSpot News
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. …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
An agreement with Clear Channel Radio  —  It's been more than a year since my dMarc Broadcasting colleagues and I joined Google.  We've been taking incremental steps toward our long term vision of bringing simplicity, efficiency, and accountability to the buying and selling of radio advertising.
Discussion: Epicenter and Googling Google
New York Times:   Suitors Raise Bid for Clear Channel
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
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 …
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
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 and Gadget Lab
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.
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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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Xbox 360 scratching discs? Maybe, says Microsoft
Discussion: digg
Associated Press:
Ahead of the Bell: AQuantive
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Posting your Microsoft license keys to Web not the brightest thing to do
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
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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: Gadget Lab and Slashdot
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Google, Google, going ... gone  —  Om Malik reports …
Discussion: GigaOM and Texas Startup Blog
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Orb MyCasting now available for the Nokia N800
Widgets open up the mobile market for Web designers
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Discussion: Phone Scoop and Mobility Site
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Brought To You By Goople  —  Google, meet Apple.  Apple, meet Google.
Highly desirable handset dressed in 18-carat gold plating
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Intel's MID UMPCs: So long XP/Vista, hello Linux