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6:25 PM ET, April 30, 2007

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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
MIX07: Q&A with Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie  —  After demos of Silverlight to the MIX07 crowd, Techcrunch founder and editor Mike Arrington interviewed Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Scott Guthrie, general manager of Microsoft's developer platform.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Port 25
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Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft to launch Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Coming Online Soon: The Five-Minute 'Charlie's Angels'  —  The question probably never occurred to viewers in the 1970s and 1980s, but suddenly it is highly relevant: exactly how much worthwhile entertainment content was there in shows like "Charlie's Angels," "T. J. Hooker," and "Starsky and Hutch"?
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   Sony TV Shrinks 'Charlie's Angels', More For MySpace; Considers …
Terry Semel / Yodel Anecdotal:
Democracy and the online ad  —  Tonight we're announcing the acquisition of Right Media, which I believe has the potential to dramatically enhance Internet advertising.  We hope to revolutionize the way ads are bought and sold on the Internet and, in turn, drive more value for advertisers, publishers, and partners.
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Fred / A VC:
Right Idea  —  Back in December 2005, I wrote a post …
Discussion: The Browser and Media Biz
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Yahoo-Right Media: Execs Address Questions Of Conflicts, Value
Discussion: Business Wire
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Supreme Court ruling makes "obvious" patents harder to defend  —  In a decision issued today, the US Supreme Court reinvigorated the "obviousness test" used to determine whether a patent should be issued.  Ruling in the case of KSR v. Teleflex, the Court found that the US Court of Appeals …
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
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Colin Colehour / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Personalization Workshop: Gadget Maker and More  —  Today, Google is having a group discussion and workshop on Google's personalization products.  Colin Colehour will be reporting live from the Googleplex event for us and I'll be updating the post with new info as it comes in.
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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google to Launch iGoogle
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Google nudges states to make records more accessible  —  WASHINGTON — By providing free consulting and some software, Google is helping state governments make reams of public records that are now unavailable or hard to find online easily accessible to Web surfers.
Discussion: Google Watch
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Seeks Clearer Path to State Data
Discussion: Search Engine Land and SearchViews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
eBay Launches "ToGo" Widgets For Any Listing  —  As you can see with the embedded Flash widget above, eBay is now letting users embed information about any listing or group of listings directly into a website.  Their hope is to encourage bloggers and social network users who discuss famous listings …
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechFold
DigiTimes:
Xbox 360 GPU to go to 65nm in fall, TSMC to see side benefits, says paper  —  Sources at equipment makers were cited by a Chinese-language Commercial Times report as saying that the Xbox 360 will be equipped with a 65nm-made Xenos graphics processing unit (GPU) in the fall …
Jon Udell:
A conversation with John Lam about the dynamic language runtime, Silverlight, and Ruby … He's the creator of RubyCLR and, as it happens, he joined Microsoft on the same day I did.  John's been running silent since then, but no longer.  In this conversation we discuss the dynamic language runtime …
BBC:
BBC gets TV on-demand service OK  —  BBC shows such as Doctor Who and EastEnders are to be made available on-demand after the BBC's iPlayer service was given the green light.  —  The service - which will launch later this year - allows viewers to watch programmes online for seven days after their first TV broadcast.
Discussion: Mashable!, Liberate Media and Slashdot
Nadia Cameron / InfoWorld:
Dell looks beyond direct model  —  In leaked internal memo, Dell CEO admits for the first time he has an interest in developing an indirect channel  —  Dell CEO Michael Dell has dropped his biggest hint yet that the PC vendor is looking at an indirect channel.
BBC:
Apple admits laptop battery issue  —  Apple has said that "some batteries" in its range of MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops have "performance issues".  —  The company has issued a software update to fix the issue and has offered to replace defective batteries.
Discussion: The Apple Core, Gadget Lab and digg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
Announcing MyPodcastNetwork  —  We're excited to announce the release of the newest major feature from SplashCast today.  We're calling it MyPodcastNetwork.  —  The basic idea is that it's an easy way to collect all your favorite audio and video podcasts and display them live on your startpage or webpage.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Incentives Matter: Why Comments on Digg Are So Bad  —  Comparing the comments on Slashdot story Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source to the ones on the Digg story 7 Reasons Microsoft Loves OpenSource on the same topic, it seems that there is a sharp contrast in the quality of the comments posted by the users of the site.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and Glass House
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Got Roomfuls of Stuff?  Now Sites Will Help Keep Track of It  —  PACK rats, shopaholic showoffs and avid collectors take note: the Internet will give you a place to track your stuff for free.  One condition: you have to keep your wallet open.  —  At least three companies have emerged …
 
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Valleywag:
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Lifehacker:
Ubuntu: How to install Ubuntu Linux on a Mac
Discussion: Forever Geek and DailyTechRag
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Peter Gabriel shakes the tree, ad-supported MP3s fall out
stonetemple.com:
Adam Lasnik talks about paid links, duplicate content and more
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Album giveaway could ignite music revolution
Discussion: hypebot
Hugo Ortega / Uber Tablet:
Unboxing the OQO 02 outside America
Making the Switch:
When did I become such a tool?
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
If you upgrade into an Elite, your Arcade games have a surprise for you
Discussion: Cathode Tan and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Hollywood suddenly loves tech?
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Finally, the On-Demand, Online Garage Band Gets Real
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
YouTube Launches Active Share
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
We'd Love To Hear Your S3 Stories...And Numbers
Frank De Maria / Text Analytics Solutions …:
REUTERS ADVANCES DEVELOPMENT OF SEARCH CAPABILITY WITH THE ACQUISITION …
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Advertiser Requests on Invalid Clicks
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Yahoo loses VP of consumer search, to Accel Partners
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A Virtual Ad Agency for Online Radio
 

 
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