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10:45 AM ET, May 3, 2007

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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
PC World editor resigns over apparent ad pressure  —  Award-winning Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken of PC World resigned Tuesday over disagreements with the magazine's publisher regarding stories critical of advertisers, according to sources.  —  McCracken, reached Wednesday evening …
Discussion: Valleywag and digg
Peter Rojas / peter.roj.as:   Harry McCracken takes a stand for editorial integrity, leaves PC World in protest
Brad Stone / New York Times:
In Web Uproar, Antipiracy Code Spreads Wildly  —  There is open revolt on the Web.  —  Sophisticated Internet users have banded together over the last two days to publish and widely distribute a secret code used by the technology and movie industries to prevent piracy of high-definition movies.
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CNN:
Digg.com in 'hacking' copyright row
Discussion: O'Flaherty
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pandora To Shut Out Non-U.S. Users Thursday Evening  —  If you live outside of the U.S. and enjoy listening to customized radio stations on Pandora, brace yourself for some bad news.  The site will be shutting you out starting Thursday evening.  Registered users who access the service …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Internet radio royalty hike delayed; last chance to petition Congress  —  Internet radio will remain safe and sound, at least through July of this year, on account of a new decision by the US Copyright Royalty Board.  Under the CRB's original ruling, Internet radio stations …
Discussion: Hear 2.0, TechSpot News and Slashdot
BBC:
Online TV viewing 'on the rise'  —  Almost half of European broadband users are using their computers to watch television online, a survey claims.  —  The ability to "take control" of their viewing was the motivation for many users said Motorola, which interviewed 2,500 people including the UK.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
45% of Europeans watch TV online
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Pandora shuts box on users outside US  —  Pandora.com, the popular net radio station that helps users discover new music and build custom playlists, will block most people outside the US from accessing its service because of legal pressure being exerted by record labels.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Music Industry Continues To Shoot Self In Foot; Forces Pandora …
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 …
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Haochi / Googlified:   Google Reader Updates
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Now Starring: The Algorithm - Ask.com To Focus On Ranking System In New TV Ads  —  Ask.com Hopes Ads Compute to Buzz from the Wall Street Journal reports that Ask.com is launching a new TV and Web advertisement campaign today, to try to generate buzz about the Ask.com search engine.
Discussion: Screenwerk
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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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches Browser Version of Messenger
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
How Wi-Fi Can Extend T-Mobile's Range  —  Aims to Improve Reception, Savings  —  T-Mobile USA Inc., the fourth largest U.S. wireless operator, is planning a national launch this summer of cellphones that can roam on Wi-Fi hotspots in homes and coffee shops, carrying calls over the Web …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google Goes Wireless  —  A coalition led by the Web search giant is scoring early wins in a tussle over $10 billion in wireless airwaves  —  For a company that's had an office in Washington, D.C., for less than two years, Google is wielding a surprising amount of power in the nation's capital.
The Boy Genius Report:
RIM Officially Announces BlackBerry Curve  —  I guess we were off a little.  As we hinted earlier in the week, the BlackBerry Curve has now been officially announced by RIM, apparently heading to AT&T initially in the United States.  The website is now live aswell at, http://www.blackberrycurve.com
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BBC:
Snowflakes promise faster chips  —  Chips could run faster and be more energy efficient thanks to a process from IBM that copies nature's creation of seashells and snowflakes.  —  The process, called airgap, enables trillions of microscopic vacuum holes to be placed between the copper wire in chips to act as an insulator.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Everything is Miscellaneous - how the Web destroys categories, disciplines and hierarchies  —  David Weinberger's "Everything is Miscellaneous" is the kind of book that binds together innumerable miscellaneous threads and makes something new, coherent, and incontrovertible out of them.
Alex Krupp / Sensemaking:
Cell Phone Software: The Billion-Dollar Sand Trap  —  We all know the advantages: Everyone owns one.  We all know how to use them.  Women love them and they fit nicely into a pocket.  Did I mention they do wireless?  —  Cell phones seem like the obvious platform for the next generation of billion-dollar startups.
 
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Adam Gaffin / Network World:
Homeless man disrupts Internet2 service
Market Wire:
Symantec Closes Fiscal Year 2007 With Solid March Quarter
Phil Bradley / Search Engine Land:
Return To The Search Engine Shoot-Out
Andrew Brown / Guardian:
We all helped to speed the demise of professional photographers
Discussion: Rough Type
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Silverlight on Linux? We're in, says Mono founder
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Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra
BBC:
The evolution of a giant  —  Microsoft is showing signs …
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Comcast Enters HD Quality Dispute
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Disney Targets Pre-Teens with New Social Networking Portal
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Brightcove Partners With CBS
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Vonage cites SCOTUS obviousness ruling in Verizon patent fight
Discussion: Digital Daily and digg
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google gives $200,000 to plug-in hybrid car group
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Disney's Vista Gadget Points To Future Of Marketing Widgets
Discussion: Tech Tracks
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft drops hints about Internet Explorer 8
 

 
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