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4:35 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.
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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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Pandora shuts box on users outside US
Discussion: Download Squad and VentureBeat
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Music Industry Continues To Shoot Self In Foot; Forces Pandora …
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.
Discussion: Zero Day, Neowin.net and Security Fix
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The Microsoft Security Response Center:
May 2007 Advance Notification  —  Hello everyone, this is Christopher Budd.  —  It's the Thursday before May 8, 2007, the date for the May 2007 monthly security bulletin release.  As we do each month on this day, we've posted our Advance Notification.  In it, we try to provide …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
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
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
iProspect Launches in Norway and Denmark  —  iProspect, the search marketing firm, added iProspect Norway and iProspect Denmark creating the largest search marketing network in Scandinavia.  This follows their recent moves in Spain.  —  The press release said:
John Bardinelli / Joystiq:
Images of the Clements High student's "terroristic" maps  —  Images of the maps made by the Clements High School student have found their way to the internet.  If there are small children in the room, cover their delicate eyes.  Might want to close the blinds, sweep the room for bugs, and unplug your webcam, too ... just to be safe.
Discussion: GamePolitics.com and digg
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL Slips to No. 3 on Internet  —  After more than a decade connecting more Americans to the Internet than any other company, AOL has given up its title as the leading Internet service provider, a reflection of changing consumer habits and its own strategic shift.
Discussion: Valleywag
 
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Stephen / Live Granades:
LOLTrek  —  Let's talk about lolcats.  Lolcats, or cat macros …
Discussion: Tech_Space and digg
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Web-ifies its chat application
Discussion: Webware.com
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Do We Really Need a Security Industry?
Eric Caoili / DS Fanboy:
Pretty much the best DS Lite mod ever
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
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
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Cisco: Social networks will define media consumption
Discussion: Social Media Club
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Frengo Raises $5.7 Million Series A Round
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Study predicts majority of laptops to have Flash drives by 2009
Discussion: Gadget Lab
BBC:
Call for Apple to go even greener
Discussion: Gadget Lab, I4U News and Apple
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! Pipes Adds Geo Data Support
Discussion: Compiler and Startup Meme
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Creative shuffles out tiny Zen Stone
Discussion: digg
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?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Now Starring: The Algorithm - Ask.com To Focus On Ranking System In New TV Ads
Discussion: Screenwerk and Todd Watson
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