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11:55 PM ET, May 2, 2007

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Steve Jobs / Apple:
A Greener Apple  —  Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products.  Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals …
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Introducing Robots-Nocontent for Page Sections  —  We recently returned from our annual rendezvous at SES New York and, like always, learned a lot from our webmasters.  The 'Robots.txt Summit' generated some healthy discussions and support for adding a tag to parts of a page that do not relate …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Supports New Robots-Nocontent Tag To Block Indexing Within A Page  —  For over a decade, search engines have supported standards allowing you to prevent pages from being spidered or included within a search index.  Today, Yahoo now supports a new twist — a way to flag that part of your page shouldn't be included in an index.
Discussion: johnon.com and digg
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Digg Users Revolt  —  Last week, JF alerted us in the forum that he received a takedown notice from Blogger.com regarding a posting he made at his blog.  His post read nothing but this:  —  DRM cracked on HD DVD discs.  The processing key is  —  09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and i-boy
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Brad Hawkes / Official Google Reader Blog:
There are people who don't use feed readers?  —  It's fun to share interesting items with your friends and coworkers.  Google Reader has a "Share" button and a public page to go along with it, and some people have been putting that to great use.  Once you start sharing …
Discussion: Googlified and Download Squad
Jeff Bonforte / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Messenger, hold the download  —  Here's something I have been waiting to say for a long time... Yahoo! Messenger: Fast, Easy, Beautiful, and now with no download!  —  Again, no download.  —  That's right, today we launched the all-new Web-based Yahoo! Instant Messenger.
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches Browser Version of Messenger
Discussion: CenterNetworks
dive into mark:
Silly season  —  Springtime means conference time, which means it's silly season on the web again.  Adobe introduced Apollo, their latest attempt to recreate the web in their own image.  Apollo is based on Adobe's own markup language, Adobe's own runtime, Adobe's own graphics and animation framework …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft drops hints about Internet Explorer 8  —  At the Mix'07 conference in Las Vegas—Microsoft's annual event for web designers and developers—the spotlight has largely been on Microsoft's Silverlight platform, formerly known as Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere.
Business Wire:
Time Warner Inc. Reports First Quarter 2007 Results  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX - News) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2007.  —  In making the announcement, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dick Parsons said: "Time Warner is off to a strong start this year.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AOL's advertising alive and kicking
Discussion: IP Democracy
Fred / A VC:
The Mid Life Entrepreneur Crisis  —  I have two meetings this week with guys in their early to mid 40s that are two of the best entrepreneurs I've ever worked with.  Both are asking me the same thing - "what should I do next?"  —  There are questions of motivations, work/life balance …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
New Net radio fee collections delayed  —  The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board has pushed back the date on which a contentious fee hike for Internet radio broadcasters takes effect.  —  In a 32-page final rule (PDF) formally published Monday, the three-judge panel within the Library …
Discussion: TechSpot News
Nicki Dugan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Will wrestle for climate change  —  In Working at Yahoo!, Those Crazy Yahoos  —  What sort of incentive do you provide employees to encourage them to reduce their use of non-renewable resources by 20%?  A chance to watch your founders sumo wrestle each other.
Discussion: Valleywag and InsideGoogle
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:   Yang & Filo Sumo Each Other To Save The World
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google gives $200,000 to plug-in hybrid car group  —  Google's for-profit foundation Google.org has given a $200,000 grant to CalCars.org, a group that advocates the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric cars.  —  Plug-in hybrids are cars you can plug into an electricity outlet to recharge their batteries …
Discussion: The Long Tailpipe
xkcd.com:
Online Communities (click for full version)  —  Comics I enjoy:  —  Dinosaur Comics, A Softer World, Perry Bible Fellowship, Copper, Questionable Content, Achewood, Wondermark, Indexed,  —  Buttercup Festival  —  Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language …
Valleywag:
The Chart: Reality check on online video  —  Reality check on online video  —  In an interview with Doubleclick's chief executive, in today's Wall Street Journal, there's some interesting data.  David Rosenblatt, in the process of selling the online advertising broker to Google …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and alex.moskalyuk
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Disney's Vista Gadget Points To Future Of Marketing Widgets  —  All the buzz here at Microsoft MIX in Vegas is rightly about Silverlight, but one other impressive demo I came across was a Vista gadget (a.k.a. widget) for Disney.  Entertainment and Devices Division President Robbie Bach …
Bloomberg:
Dow Jones Holders Say Murdoch Bid May Trigger Auction (Update2)  —  Dow Jones & Co. shareholders say Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion takeover bid will spark an auction of the 125-year-old newspaper publisher.  —  ``We're in the first inning,'' said Lawrence J. Haverty Jr. …
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Vonage cites SCOTUS obviousness ruling in Verizon patent fight
Kim Zetter / Epicenter:
PC World Editor Quits Over Apple Story
Discussion: Ryan Block and Valleywag
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
The Lobby — are you on the list?
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Valleywag
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Oxymoronic wireless headphones for Apple's iPod Shuffle II
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Lifehacker:
Geek To Live: Getting Things Done with Google Notebook
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Peter Gabriel Tries Ad-Supported Music Downloads; Launches We7
Discussion: Profy.Com
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Intel cutting up to 1,000 jobs in New Mexico
Discussion: Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Manoj Jasra / Web Analytics World:
Blogging Contest at Web Analytics World
 Earlier Items: 
Nikhil Pahwa / contentSutra.com:
Social Networking Site Minglebox Receives $7 Million In Funding Fron Sequoia Capital
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER 'Mr. Magazine' Believes We'll Always Crave Ink on Paper
Newlaunches.com:
Business 2.0-the Business magazine should practice what it preaches
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
10 Awesome Things Built on the Facebook API
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Boo.com given a new lease of life
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Media Companies Still Seeking Double Standard On Consolidation
Discussion: TBO.com
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
The Battle to Control Obama's Myspace
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Eisner's Prom Queen Seeing Success on Web