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3:00 PM ET, May 3, 2007

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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
45% of Europeans watch TV online  —  A new study from Motorola has found that an amazing 45% of Europeans now watch television online.  —  The survey covering the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain found that the French lead Europe in terms of online television consumption …
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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.
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Download Squad
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Music Industry Continues To Shoot Self In Foot; Forces Pandora …
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 and Todd Watson
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Wall Street Journal:
Ask.com Hopes Ads Compute to Buzz
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! Pipes Adds Geo Data Support  —  Yahoo! Pipes, the graphical, web-based RSS re-mixer (Radar post), has significantly increased its geo support.  They now provide a map output that plots your data on a Yahoo! supplied map.  Pipes will also export geocontent in KML …
Discussion: Compiler and Startup Meme
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Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
FCC Chairman Martin to Telcos: No Blocking Iowa Calls  —  BREAKING: FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said Thursday that the commission told large telcos to stop blocking calls into numbers for the Iowa-based free calling operations, threatening punitive actions if the carriers didn't comply.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Belgian Papers Back In Google; Begin Using Standards For Blocking  —  Belgian newspapers that sued Google to be removed from its index are now back in, having agreed to use the commonly-accepted blocking standards that they initially rejected as not being legal.
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Associated Press:
Google lists Belgian newspapers again as copyright row cools
Discussion: Techdirt and WebProNews
Microsoft:
Microsoft Acquires Mobile Advertising Pioneer ScreenTonic  —  ScreenTonic's mobile ad serving and management expertise increase advertiser opportunity across Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has agreed to acquire ScreenTonic SA …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
OLPC project clarifies: no plans for Windows support  —  Late last week the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project had a media event in Cambridge, and while I couldn't make the event, I did tape a video interview for the BBC on the project.  During my preparation I kept coming across these claims …
CNN:
Digg.com in 'hacking' copyright row  —  LONDON, England (CNN) — Digg.com, one of the most popular sites on the Web, is bracing for a possible legal battle over refusing to remove stories containing a single 32-digit code that lets people crack HD-DVD copyright protection.
Discussion: O'Flaherty and rexduffdixon.com
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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.
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: Engadget, Neowin.net and I4U News
Bilal Hameed / Startup Meme:
Google Reader Integrates With Gmail  —  Google has been on an integration spree for quiet a while now.  First they integrated Google Talk with Youtube, so users could view Youtube videos in Google Talk instead of sending strange and crypted urls.  Then they launched MyMaps allowing users …
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Leaked Halo 3 video bonanza!  —  If Halo 3 were a boat, it would be nestled comfortably at the bottom of the sea right now.  You see, we're talking about leaks.  A YouTube user by the name of bipchizzle has posted several new videos of the Halo 3 beta.  The quality isn't fantastic …
Discussion: Joystiq, DigitalBattle and digg
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification  —  As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.
Helen A.S. Popkin / MSNBC:
Twitter Nation: Nobody cares what you're doing  —  Then again, if you don't get it, that must mean you're totally too old  —  Using Twitter, you can find out what your friends are doing right this minute.  But seriously...do you care?  —  MSN Tech and Gadgets  —  Don't dial and drive
 
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James Cridland / James Cridland's blog:
To the BBC  —  Today's edition of 'Broadcast' appears …
Discussion: paidContent.org and tbites
Thor / Demand Satisfaction!:
How Digg could have avoided a community revolt
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Virtual World Revenues, $6 Billion by 2012
Discussion: alarm:clock and EMAC
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Cisco: Social networks will define media consumption
Discussion: Social Media Club
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL Slips to No. 3 on Internet
Discussion: Valleywag
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Frengo Raises $5.7 Million Series A Round
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Secret AACS numbers, the photoshopped edition
John Bardinelli / Joystiq:
Images of the Clements High student's "terroristic" maps
Discussion: GamePolitics.com and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Study predicts majority of laptops to have Flash drives by 2009
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BBC:
Call for Apple to go even greener
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Creative shuffles out tiny Zen Stone
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Susan Esparza / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog:
SEO Contest: Help People, Get Training, Go to SMX
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Obama Campaign Asks: Is It MySpace or Yours?
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Everything is Miscellaneous - how the Web destroys categories …
Andrew Brown / Guardian:
We all helped to speed the demise of professional photographers
 

 
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Jennifer Faull / The Drum:
Nearly 20% of YouTube users now pay less attention to TV, finds Google study

 
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