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11:20 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 …
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: and digg
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.
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Contrary View on AOL — Key Stats Trending Down
Discussion: GigaOM
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   AOL's advertising alive and kicking
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Digg Users Revolt  —  Last week, JF alerted us in the forum that he received a takedown notice from 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: Freedom to Tinker and i-boy
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 …
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 …
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.
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
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yang & Filo Sumo Each Other To Save The World  —  Will wrestle for climate change from Yahoo's Yodel Anecdotal blog covers that the co-founders of Yahoo put on sumo suits to wrestle each other.  Jerry Yang and David Filo agreed to this match after Yahoos did their part to their impact on the environment.
Nicki Dugan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Will wrestle for climate change
Discussion: Valleywag and InsideGoogle
Anne Broache / CNET
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
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 …
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: and alex.moskalyuk
Business 2.0-the Business magazine should practice what it preaches  —  You remember the time when mom used to tell not to talk on the phone while ironing clothes lest you make a mistake and burn yourself.  And then one day she forgot to practice what she was preaching and...!
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Eisner's Prom Queen Seeing Success on Web  —  Less than halfway through its 80-day run, Prom Queen, the daily teen-aimed online soap opera launched by Michael Eisner's new production firm, is showing signs of becoming a modest hit, if short of an Internet sensation thus far.
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. …
Manoj Jasra / Web Analytics World:
Blogging Contest at Web Analytics World  —  Bloggers get your creative minds ready because on Wednesday May 9th I will be hosting my first ever blogging contest.  I am looking for new posts on the topic specified below, I will be posting all the submissions on my blog and the post which receives …
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Kim Zetter / Epicenter:
PC World Editor Quits Over Apple Story
Discussion: Ryan Block and Valleywag
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google gives $200,000 to plug-in hybrid car group
Discussion: The Long Tailpipe
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Disney's Vista Gadget Points To Future Of Marketing Widgets
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
The Lobby — are you on the list?
Discussion: Valleywag and Zoli's Blog
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Oxymoronic wireless headphones for Apple's iPod Shuffle II
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Geek To Live: Getting Things Done with Google Notebook
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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
 Earlier Items: 
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Citysearch Gets New Look And Video
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
10 Awesome Things Built on the Facebook API
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times: given a new lease of life
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Media Companies Still Seeking Double Standard On Consolidation
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
The Battle to Control Obama's Myspace
Noah Shachtman / Wired News:
Army Squeezes Soldier Blogs, Maybe to Death