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7:15 PM ET, April 17, 2007

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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  —  Schmidt starts off by announcing a presentation feature for Docs & Spreadsheets.  John Battelle points out that this completes the Office suite, so he asks is it now a competitor to MS?  Schmidt says no, because it doesn't have the same or all of MS Office's functionality.
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Web 2. Expo: Google's Eric Schmidt Announces Presentation Feature …
Discussion: Epicenter
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."
Joe / Techdirt:   Report: Time Warner Considers Getting Rid Of The Cable
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.
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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.
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  Revenues - $1,672 Million  —  Operating Income - $169 Million  —  Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense - $460 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO …
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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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Hjanssen / Port 25:
Windows Media Player Plug-in for Firefox  —  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog called 'We're Writing Firefox Plug-ins?  Interview with Ian Gilman and Thoughts on 10 Months at Microsoft' (Who came up with that title anyway!)  —  In which I chronicled my first 10 months on the job.
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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 …
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Quanta may be developing PDA handset for Dell  —  Quanta Computer is developing a PDA handset for Dell, and the new model is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year, according to industry sources.  —  Quanta said it would not comment on any issue concerning individual clients.
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.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Watching more, revealing less?  —  Getting a late start today for some reason.  Procrastinating about going across the bay to the Web 2.0 Expo.  I have a dinner over there tonight, so I have to go at some time.  —  This morning I watched Scoble drive to San Francisco and park his car, on his way to Moscone for the Expo.
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
What's Happening to Our Lovely Cult?  —  Apple is no longer the Apple of old.  —  I'm sure the decision to delay a major update to OS X and shift engineering staff to the iPhone instead makes lots of business sense, but it signals loud and clear Apple's shift from computers to consumer electronics.
adCenter Blog:
adCenter Quality-Based Ranking  —  On the 16th April we improved how we establish the quality and relevance of ads and landing pages in relation to the search user's likely intent.  This improvement will ensure that we maintain a high quality of ads and relevance to the Live Search user …
 
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Cisco invests in networking start-up Avega
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