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2:20 AM ET, May 3, 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 …
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CoolTechZone.com:
Why Apple Should Acquire AMD Today's Top Stories  —  (Column) - Let's face it.  AMD is having quite a bit of financial problems in its race against Intel to grab more market share.  Although AMD has done well, and I respect them for what they have accomplished considering the sheer difference …
Discussion: Christopher Null, MacUser and Slashdot
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
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: Download Squad
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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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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
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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
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
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
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 …
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER 'Mr. Magazine' Believes We'll Always Crave Ink on Paper  —  When Lebanese journalist Samir Husni was teaching students at the University of Mississippi about magazine journalism in 1986, one student had trouble pronouncing his Arabic name and took the simple route, calling him "Mr. Magazine."
Discussion: rexblog.com
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 …
 
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Mike Shields / Adweek:
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
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Kim Zetter / Epicenter:
PC World Editor Quits Over Apple Story
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
The Lobby — are you on the list?
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David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
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Lifehacker:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
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Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Intel cutting up to 1,000 jobs in New Mexico
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 Earlier Items: 
Nikhil Pahwa / contentSutra.com:
Social Networking Site Minglebox Receives $7 Million In Funding Fron Sequoia Capital
Newlaunches.com:
Business 2.0-the Business magazine should practice what it preaches
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
10 Awesome Things Built on the Facebook API
Valleywag:
The Chart: Reality check on online video
Business Wire:
Time Warner Inc. Reports First Quarter 2007 Results
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Boo.com given a new lease of life