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3:05 AM ET, May 9, 2007

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Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
You're a Nobody Unless Your Name Googles Well  —  Abigail L. Garvey Wilson  —  Emerges From Obscurity;  —  Millions of John Smiths  —  Before Abigail Garvey got married in 2000, anyone could easily Google her.  Then she swapped her maiden name for her husband's last name, Wilson, and dropped out of sight.
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Avinash Kaushik / Occam's Razor:
Google Analytics Is Re-Launched: Do These Five Things First In V2  —  Google announced the launch of Version 2 of Google Analytics today.  Over the next few weeks Google will upgrade current GA users to the new version.  Many of the most frequent GA users (big or small) …
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Valleywag:
Exclusive: Natalie Portman's lifecast  —  Natalie Portman, the actress who played Queen Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars saga, is touring around Silicon Valley in search of funding for a new project.  The winsome movie star, who came to public notice as a 12-year-old in the charge …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Are we ready for Natalie.tv?  —  Valleywag says that Natalie Portman …
Discussion: Industry Girl
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screen Shot of Truemors: Guy Kawasaki's Rumor Service  —  We mentioned Guy Kawasaki's newest venture, Truemors, last week along with some early comments we got from the private beta testers ("rumor reporting bulletin board with twitter-like capabilities").  —  We've now gotten …
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google launches Google Reader for the Wii  —  Google quietly launched Google Reader specifically designed for the Wii last night — the new interface even makes use of the buttons found on your Wiimote.  On my initial digging, I cannot find a similar interface designed specifically for the PS3 browser.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mac share of surfers doubles in 8 months  —  Apple is eroding Microsoft's online market share, says analyst  —  The portion of people surfing the Web using a Mac has doubled in the past eight months, an Internet metrics analyst said today, and represents an audience that can't be ignored by Web application developers.
Globe and Mail:
Warners cuts promo screenings over movie piracy worries  —  TENILLE BONOGUORE  —  TORONTO — One of America's biggest film companies has cancelled all promotional movie screenings north of the border because they claim there is no other way to stop Canadian movie piracy.
Discussion: Michael Geist's Blog and Engadget
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Studios sing chorus of "Blame Canada"
Tom Sanders / Silicon Valley Sleuth:
Sun goes after Adobe Apollo, Ajax, Silverlight  —  The dust has hardly settled after Microsoft's unveiling of its Silverlight beta, or Sun Microsystems is making a plunge into the rich internet application market.  —  The server vendor on Tuesday will unveil its Java FX technology …
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Final iPod update is available via Download Center  —  Windows Vista Team Blog : Final iPod upd...  Nick White announced at the Windows Vista Team Blog that the final compatibility update is available  —  Heh...  I'm sure the irony was not lost on people that the "Safely Remove Hardware" …
Nick / Rough Type:
Google preparing to police web  —  Increasingly worried by the use of conventional web sites to distribute the viruses that turn innocent PCs into botnet "zombies," Google appears to be readying a plan to police the web.  If the plan goes forward, Google will use new software …
GamePolitics.com:
Hey, Jack... You Want Fries With That?  —  Not content to sue (so far this year) the Florida Bar, the Florida Supreme Court, GTA publisher Take-Two Interactive and leading gaming blog Kotaku, game-hatin' barrister Jack Thompson has focused on a new target, burger franchise Wendy's.
Discussion: Joystiq, Go Nintendo and digg
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Is Big Software Now Like Big Pharma?  —  Fascinating discussion today at the venture capital panel at the Software 2007 conference in Santa Clara.  The panel included Bob Lisbonne of Matrix Partners, Ravi Mohan of Shasta Ventures, and Ted Schlein of Kleiner Perkins, and was moderated by Dan Dorosin of Fenwick and West.
Donald Bell / CNET News.com:
First 1 trillion-pixel image  —  Medical imaging specialists Aperio have broken the 4GB file size limit on the TIFF image format by creating their own format called BigTIFF and offering the format into the public domain (an amazing fact in its own right).  To showcase the power …
Discussion: digg
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates makes case for Microsoft's ad business  —  SEATTLE—While Microsoft may face some challenges as it attempts to take advantage of the shift to Internet advertising, it has plenty of company and the determination to make the most of whatever opportunities the shift presents, said the company's chairman.
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels "revolting" against eMusic's low prices?  Hardly  —  Billboard recently ran a piece discussing a label "revolt" at eMusic, the number two US retailer of downloadable music.  According to the article, at least six independent labels are dissatisfied with their eMusic contracts …
Discussion: hypebot and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
RateItAll Launches Read/Write Widget  —  RateItAll, a social network based around online reviews and opinions, has released a new distributed rating widget.  It enables users to not only view (read) a widget, but to interact with it and enter data (write).  The initial application …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mobile social networks, don't go it alone  —  The web-based social network boom and the rising use of cell phones for non-voice functions, makes the trendy 'mobile social network' phenomenon an obvious area for investment.  But the reality is that it's difficult to base a business off …
Discussion: Mashable! and Alec Saunders .LOG
 
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft Portable Media Center, RIP: 2004 - 2006
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update lands tonight
cellular-news:
Nokia Handset Designed for the Blind
Discussion: Darla Mack and VoIP Now
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Wall Street 2.0  —  Gordon Gekko is back.  —  20th Century Fox …
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Skype for Salesforce Now Available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Journalist at center of YouTube case
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JupiterResearch Anticipates Substantial Growth in VoIP Telephony Market
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Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings
Consumerist:
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Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Apple: Caris Ups Target, Estimates On Strong iPod Sales; Sees Huge iPhone Demand
Jason Brooks / eWEEK.com:
The State of Ubuntu 7.04 Is Strong
Discussion: Thinking Tech
Valleywag:
The Coming Battle: Linked In v. Facebook
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Growth of Twitter vs. Blogger
 

 
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CBC to lose another 400 jobs by March

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New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

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