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7:00 AM ET, May 1, 2007


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Colin Colehour / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Personalization Workshop: Gadget Maker and More  —  Today, Google is having a workshop (along with product news) on Google's personalization services.  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.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
iGoogle Gadget Maker
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Rebrand & New Features: Google IG To Relaunch as iGoogle
Discussion: BlogHer
Staci D. Kramer /
Google Files Response To Viacom Lawsuit; Denies Claims; Seeks Jury Trial  —  The legal to-and-fro between Google/YouTube and Viacom continued today when the search company planned to file its response to the media company's $1 billion-plus claims of copyright infringement.
Discussion: RSS
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Google To Viacom: Sorry, You're All Wrong  —  This won't come as a surprise to anyone, but today Google filed an answer to Viacom's copyright lawsuit against Google and its YouTube video sharing service.  As one person at Google put it, the answer to the $1 billion suit, filed in mid-March, basically says "Deny, deny, deny."
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Calls Viacom Suit on YouTube Unfounded  —  Responding to Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement suit over video clips on YouTube, Google said Monday that it would not back off, declaring that the law was on its side.  —  "We are not going to let this lawsuit distract us," …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Lisa Lerer / Forbes:   Google Case Spells Windfall For Lawyers
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
MIX07: Microsoft's expanding Web platform  —  I met with Charles Fitzgerald this afternoon to talk about the MIX07 Silverlight and related announcements.  He is general manger of platform strategy for Microsoft, which means he carries the evolving script for understanding how all the pieces …
Jon Udell:
A conversation with John Lam about the dynamic language runtime …
Dell to choose Ubuntu  —  Analysis — Officially, Dell Inc. hasn't said a word yet about which Linux it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops.  Several sources within Dell, however, have told that Dell's desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu.
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
SplashCast Adds New RSS to Media Player  —  SplashCast, the media widget player, is announcing their new RSS feature today.  —  The new RSS functionality will let you display video and audio enclosures on your SplashCast player.  Podcasts can be found in the SplashCast directory and saved in your channel.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
SplashCast Expands Media Player
Discussion: Mashable!
Informed Speculation: Jason Calacanis' next venture  —  Jason Calacanis, the publishing entrepreneur who sold a group of weblogs to AOL for $25m, has enjoyed sowing confusion about his plans.  We've been fooled ourselves.  There was the rumor run by Valleywag that the avid podcaster intended …
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
VeriSign to offer passwords on bank card  —  NEW YORK - A leading provider of digital-security services wants to make disposable passwords easier for consumers to accept by squeezing the technology into the corner of a regular credit or ATM card.  —  Fran Rosch, vice president …
Discussion: Zero Day
Clear Channel Launches Social Networking Sites  —  Radio giant Clear Channel is getting into the social networking business.  The company's online music and radio division is introducing a dozen station-branded social networks in the coming months.  Each social network will function essentially …
Motion-sensitive laptop developed  —  A motion-sensitive laptop which can be controlled much like a Nintendo Wii remote is under development.  —  The tablet PC laptop has been adapted to respond to a user when moving the machine up or down, side to side, or forwards and backwards.
PR Newswire:
First Phase Deployment to 10,000 Homes in and Around the City of Grand Ledge, West of Michigan's Capital, Lansing  —  LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ —, a Los Angeles, CA based Broadband over Power Line (BPL) network provider ( , in cooperation with Consumers Energy …
Discussion: GigaOM
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
P.E. Classes Turn to Video Game That Works Legs  —  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Children don't often yell in excitement when they are let into class, but as the doors opened to the upper level of the gym at South Middle School here one recent Monday, the assembled students let out a chorus of shrieks.
Fabián Rodríguez:
It's D Day  —  To all those ending up here - sorry.  I had to take this down until further notice, I am still not sure why.  Just to be clear, bandwidth never was a problem.  Thanks for understanding.  —  À tous ceux qui arrivent ici référés par d'autres sites, désolé.
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Fernando Cassia / Inquirer:
One man writes Linux drivers for 352 USB webcams  —  Face to Face Michel, the pipe-smoking French Linux guru  —  A LONE HOBBYIST programmer sitting at his home in France is responsible for adding 352 USB webcams to the list of those supported by Linux.  He tells the INQUIRER about this often unknown and unrecognised achievement.
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Peter Gabriel shakes the tree, ad-supported MP3s fall out
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Supreme Court ruling makes "obvious" patents harder to defend
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