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1:20 PM ET, April 23, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
FON, Time Warner deal confirmed  —  It has been more than twenty days since we reported that FON, the share-your-Wi-Fi service company was in talks with Time Warner Cable.  Today, a news report from Associated Press confirms the deal and adds, that Time Warner Cable "will let its home broadband customers turn …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
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Associated Press:
Time Warner, Fon in Wi-Fi joint deal  —  Broadband customers will be allowed to host wireless hot spots.  —  In a big win for a little Wi-Fi start-up called Fon, Time Warner Cable Inc. will let its residential broadband customers turn their connections into public wireless hot spots …
Discussion: WebProNews and IP Democracy
Robert Levine / New York Times:
New Model for Sharing: Free Music With Ads  —  For years, music labels have been trying to prevent fans from downloading their songs on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.  Now, some of them would like to encourage people to listen to music that way — provided they view some advertising first.
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Switch on for Square Mile wi-fi  —  The City of London has fired up its first mesh wi-fi network, promising net access from just about anywhere in the Square Mile.  —  The area in London is not just Europe's leading financial centre - it is said to be the continent's most advanced wireless network too.
Josh / Redeye VC:
"Catch And Release" Business Models  —  As the success of sites such as MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Classmates, and Geni have demonstrated, viral marketing can be a very effective tool to help build social networks that appeal to a wide range of people for a number of different reasons.
Discussion: Futuristic Play
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Alex Krupp / Sensemaking:
Is social networking dead?  Nope. …
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
Chris Pirillo:
Google Calendar Security Notice  —  Uh, guys... y'all gotta tell your friends not to store usernames and passwords in public documents - at least, not without protecting them with passwords themselves.  More importantly, the last thing you want to do is set a reminder for yourself …
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Bilal Hameed / Startup Meme:
Google Calendar Nightmare Release … In a bid to enhance the collaboration and socialization aspects of Google Calendar, the Google Calendar team recently added the functionality to "Search and Add Events from the Web".  According to the official site:
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Free World Dialup and Verizon's patent on "name translation"  —  I am at a loss to explain how the patent office granted Verizon a patent on "name translation" given the extensive coverage of Free World Dialup (FWD) as the first instance of Internet to PSTN calling in October 1995.
Matt / Tracy and Matt's Blog:
HTC Advantage (X7500) unboxed  —  It's been a long time coming but finally the HTC Advantage is available to buy!  Our friends at Clove Technology kindly let us have a look at the device so, following on from our popular Samsung i600 unboxed video, I am pleased to bring you our HTC Advantage unboxing video!
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mobility Site
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
As Environmentalism Grows, Online Publishers Go Green  —  ONLINE publishers are strapping on their Birkenstocks.  —  Buoyed by the breakaway success of "An Inconvenient Truth," the film documentary of Al Gore's environmental lecture, publishers like The Washington Post …
Discussion: Screenwerk and The Next Net
Mad4 Mobile Phones.com:
Mobile screens become solar cells  —  A new patent has been granted to Motorola covering the use of a mobile phone LCD screen as a solar cell.  —  The Display and Solar Cell Device patent would allow mobile phones and other devices to be fitted with a solar cell screen that would power …
Discussion: IMT Blog, CrunchGear and textually.org
Lifehacker:
Browse the web with keyword shortcuts  —  OpenDNS, a free domain name service, lets you visit web sites just by typing keyword shortcuts into your browser's address bar.  —  We've posted about this service before: It replaces your existing DNS with its own and promises faster surfing …
Discussion: Compiler and Webware.com
Barry Schwartz / SearchCap:
Google Ranked "Most Powerful Brand" By BRANDZ  —  Gary Price reports that Millward Brown Optimor's BRANDZ Top 100 has ranked Google the most powerful brand.  The top 10 global brands are:  —  1. Google with $66.4 billion  —  2. General Electric with $61.9 billion  —  3. Microsoft with $55 billion
Discussion: Global Nerdy
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ResourceShelf:
Lists and Rankings: Top 100 Most Powerful Brands: Brandz 2007
Discussion: Screenwerk
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Publications:
IAB Declares War On Web Measurement Firms  —  DISCONTENT OVER THE STATE OF Web traffic metrics is coming to a head.  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau late last week issued an open letter to comScore and Nielsen//NetRatings requesting they submit to a third-party audit of their measurement processes.
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Digital Subscribers Like Free Radio, Too  —  As a group, fans of digital radio do not listen to traditional radio less than everyone else.  In fact, they listen to slightly more, according to a study recently released by Arbitron and Edison Media Research.  —  The study was conducted through …
Discussion: Podcasting News and Gizmodo
BBC:
TV's Dirty Secrets  —  Callers to premium-rate phone competitions on the GMTV breakfast show have been defrauded out of millions of pounds, a BBC investigation has found.  —  Panorama found a company working for GMTV had been finalising shortlists of potential winners "long before" phone lines closed, for the past four years.
Discussion: SMS Text News and mocoNews.net
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Kids and teens have pushed at least 6 immersive online worlds to over 2m UU/mth in the US  —  Wagner James Au has a great post on GigaOm about Gaia.  Gaia is a casual immersive MMORPG that describes itself as: … In an interview with Gaia's CEO, Craig Sherman, he quotes that Gaia has gone …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kohjinsha's SA1F00V adds touchscreen — still less than $1k
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Carnival of the Mobilists #70: Is RIM stupid or lying?
Bill Bishop / billsdue:
Reports Of The Death of China's Web 2.0 Gold Rush May Be Premature: Tudou.com (.)
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Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
CNN: Cell Cam Video got 2 million views
Discussion: Beet.TV and rexduffdixon.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Iriver's tiny B20 DMB TV gets stuffed
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Another mobile VoIP softphone for WinMobile
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Darren Murph / Engadget Mobile:
Nokia installs clever touchscreen game to market N95
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Kyle Odegard / Corvallis Gazette-Times:
The move should save the city time and money, and reduce paperwork
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kyte Launches: More Rich Media Streaming Presence
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Using Adsense to Fight Malicious BitTorrent Clients
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Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Former Media Executives Give New Life to 'Blank Check' Corporations
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PC Games, Once Down, Show Signs of Rebound
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