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5:00 PM ET, April 17, 2007

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Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner to Explore Reducing Cable Stake  —  Inside Time Warner Inc., senior executives are considering what was once unthinkable: whether the world's biggest media company should substantially reduce its cable-TV holdings over time.  —  Cable has been a core part of the company …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Can the Web Replace Time Warner Cable?  —  The Wall Street Journal's Matthew Karnitschnig has this piece today that says Time Warner is thinking of lowering its investment stake in Time Warner Cable because, in part, the Internet is emerging as a "viable venue for watching TV."
Discussion: GigaOM, Internet Outsider and NewTeeVee
Joe / Techdirt:   Report: Time Warner Considers Getting Rid Of The Cable
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
Bewkes: Future of Digital Is Cable TV
Discussion: HipMojo.com and paidContent.org
Karen / Official Google Blog:
We're expecting  —  Well, we tried to keep it a secret as long as we could, but to be honest, we've been dying to tell you about the bun we've got in the oven.  We'll soon be welcoming a new addition to the Google Docs & Spreadsheets family: presentations.  —  First of all, we want to welcome the team from Tonic Systems to Google.
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Ryan Stewart / O'Reilly Radar:
Live Blogging the Expo Day 2 Keynote (Part 2) - Google announcing Power Point feature  —  I'm updating this as Eric talks, but the big news is that Google is announcing slide show features for Google Docs and Spreadsheets.  —  Bill Tancer of Hitwise and David L. Sifry of Technorati talked …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web 2.0 Expo: Eric Schmidt Interview
Discussion: BARRONS.com and Epicenter
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Internet Names the Wrong Killer  —  In the absence of any official information from police on the identity of the Virginia Tech killer, internet sleuths claiming to be in-the-know have been calling attention — on message boards and online aggregators like Digg — to the LiveJournal blog of a particular 23-year-old gun nut in Virginia.
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Open Letter: A Lesson Learned Twittering  —  The following is an open letter to Jim Louderback, Editor-in-Chief of PC Magazine, as well as any of the several hundred employees who work for Ziff Davis Media.
Discussion: Epicenter
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Amanda Chapel / Strumpette:
EXCLUSIVE: PC Magazine Considers Edelman Boycott  —  If there's one thing that characterizes the current social media explosion, it's the rush to push the limits.  It's absolutely exhilarating... well... that is, until the Gods push back.  —  This is about the Gods pushing back.
Intel:
Intel Names Winners Of Million-Dollar PC Design Challenge  —  Move Over Big, Beige Box, Home PCs are Getting a Makeover  —  Intel Corporation today announced the winners of the USD$1 million Intel® Core™ Processor Challenge, a contest designed to spur industry innovation in new …
Discussion: Paul Mooney, John Furrier and Channel 9
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Intel confirms programmable, multi-core chip  —  IDF Intel claims to have ended the GPGPU era before it even started with the revelation of a new multi-core processor design called Larrabee.  —  At the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel server chip chief Pat Gelsinger confirmed the long rumored Larrabee chip.
Adobe:
Adobe Unveils Next Generation Internet Video Solution  —  For immediate release  —  Adobe Media Player Enables Distribution, Viewing and Monetization of Video Content  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Media Player™ at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Be funny or die: Will Ferrell enters the world of user-submitted video  —  Comedian Will Ferrell and partner Adam McKay quietly launched their newest contribution to the pool of ever-growing video sites last week, called FunnyorDie.com, which allows users to upload their own comedy videos to the site to be voted on by other viewers.
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
The Death of Web Radio?  —  On April 16, right in the midst of the NAB2007 broadcasters conference, the Copyright Royalty Board upheld its earlier decision to impose higher royalty rates on Web radio stations.  The stations will have to cough up these royalty payments …
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Idiots killed the radio stars
Discussion: Associated Press
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Xbox 360 Notebook Computer Converter Announced  —  Halo 3 on the go!  —  Microsoft's oft-rumored plans for a portable Xbox may have just been spoiled.  The latest peripheral from the same folks that brought the world the Onimusha sword controller and the Final Fantasy X-2 gun controller promises …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Mobility Site and Gizmodo
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Light Reading:
Could Vonage Sprint to an Exit?  —  Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG - message board) is in talks with Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S - message board) about a way to resolve that carrier's patent lawsuit against the VOIP provider, Light Reading has learned.  And one source says a Sprint buyout of Vonage is on the table.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple seriously considering iPhone rebate, subsidy - report  —  Several recent developments on Apple's iPhone strategy have compelled one analyst to raise his estimates and price target on shares of the company, such as word that the iPod maker is seriously considering a move to subsidize …
Tariq Krim / Netvibes.com Blog:
Enter the Netvibes Universe  —  Today we're introducing something that will change, and improve, the way you use Netvibes: the Netvibes Universe.  —  Personal Universes  —  Soon, every single Netvibes user will be able to create a personal Netvibes Universe, that is …
Jon Hicks / hicksdesign:
Google Reader Theme  —  I've been dugg so the site is taking a right old thwacking at the moment.  Thankyou to Jez at Segpub for helping me out with the load!  —  I've been using Flickr as a bit of testbed for a new site theme I've been working on for Google Reader.
Gizmodo:
Rumor Smashed: Apple's WWDC Keynote Not 3 Hours  —  We'd just reported that the Keynote, likely without iPhone and Leopard, would be a mindblowing, lord of the rings-esque 3 hours long.  Actually, that's wrong.  —  The official word from Apple is that it's actually 1.5 hours long.
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Russell Beattie's Back With A New Project — Mowser  —  Russell Beattie's been busy since he quit blogging last year, he's just been a little more quiet about it.  However, he's announced a new project, Mowser.  It's a combination of a transcoder (so mobile users can visit full HTML sites) …
 
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What's Happening to Our Lovely Cult?
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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Quanta may be developing PDA handset for Dell
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Local TV stations face Net threat
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Google: The Ad Dominator?
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