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7:40 PM ET, April 11, 2008

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Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Crawling through HTML forms  —  Google is constantly trying new ideas to improve our coverage of the web.  We already do some pretty smart things like scanning JavaScript and Flash to discover links to new web pages, and today, we would like to talk about another new technology we've started experimenting with recently.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Now Fills Out Forms & Crawls Results
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
The problem with Google Apps Engine  —  If you are considering taking advantage of the new Google App Engine service from Google, I suggest you read this article first.  There are some hidden facts that you should be aware of before making your decision to adopt this platform.
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Pete Koomen / Google App Engine Blog:
We're up and running!  —  Google App Engine has been live …
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
New chip will let an iPod store 500,000 songs  —  A new storage technology will pave the way for MP3 players and other gadgets to store a hundred times more information  —  Mobile phones, iPods and other consumer devices may soon be able to hold a hundred times more information …
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Paul Marks / New Scientist:
IBM creates working racetrack memory device
Discussion: TeleRead, broadstuff and Slashdot
Kevin McLaughlin / crn.com:
Microsoft Exec: UAC Designed To ‘Annoy Users’  —  The User Account Control in Windows Vista improves security by reducing application privileges from administrative to standard levels, but UAC has been widely criticized for the nagging alerts it generates.  According to one Microsoft executive …
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Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:   Microsoft: Vista feature designed to ‘annoy users’
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Vista's UAC security prompt was designed to annoy you
Gary Morgenthaler / Business Week:
Apple's OS Edge Is a Threat to Microsoft  —  A recent upgrade to the Mac operating system moves Apple closer to challenging Microsoft for overall computing dominance, even in the corporate market  —  The 20-year death grip that Microsoft has held on the core of computing is finally weakening—pried loose with just two fingers.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
TiVo patent win against EchoStar upheld  —  Updated at 11:45 a.m. PDT with Dish Network's statement.  —  Another court has upheld TiVo's patent suit against EchoStar Communications.  —  A U.S. Appeals Court on Friday denied EchoStar's appeal on an earlier court ruling …
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Breaking News: Appeals Court Refuses to Hear Echostar Appeal, TiVo's Patent Victory Stands  —  Just off the wire, Dish Network has failed to convince an appeals court to overturn TiVo's earlier patent win against the company.  TiVo's earlier win is upheld.  —  This means that you very well …
Royal Pingdom:
Map of all Google data center locations  —  Data Center Knowledge recently published a “Google Data Center FAQ”.  As most other web geeks, we here at Pingdom tend to find this kind of information quite fascinating.  We have extracted some interesting tidbits, and also used the information …
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
See More on Yahoo! Maps  —  The Yahoo! Maps team is happy to announce the single biggest imagery update on maps.yahoo.com since the program inception.  While we've steadily added new cities around the world every month (over 500 now) since the beginning, we haven't made as much of a change in the US until today.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Virtual Earth:
The New Release of Live Maps and Virtual Earth 3D is now Live!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gartner Says Vista Will Collapse.  And That's Why The Yahoo Deal Must Happen  —  Gartner analysts Michael Silver and Neil MacDonald told a conference audience yesterday that Microsoft's Windows product is collapsing and must make radical changes to its operating system or risk becoming a has-been.
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WatchingTV Online:
HULU WORKING ON GLOBAL STREAMING DISTRIBUTION  —  One nice message from hulu, when I connected this morning from Switzerland.  Finally, someone cares about (frustrated) non US viewers.
Discussion: Download Squad
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Gives International Users a Sign
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
MacGameStore.com:
Burger Shop  —  This game is for Macintosh  —  Visit ReallyNeatGames.com for PC Windows Games  —  After receiving a set of strange blueprints in the mail, you build an extraordinary food-making contraption and open a restaurant.  Your goal?  To make food and satisfy customers while you explore …
Matt Pace / Compete Blog:
Obama v. Clinton: Ignore the Media Hype, This Race Isn't Close  —  With the majority of primary votes cast over a month ago, March was likely met with a fair amount of disappointment by anyone hoping the hoopla surrounding the presidential race would quiet down, if only for a moment.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Stats: Obama Still Winning On the Web
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Launching ToDo List Product?  —  TechCrunch reader Nicolas Hoizey noticed a blog post on the official Google Docs Blog today written by Andrew Cheng, a Google Marketing Manager.  Hoizey sent us the NetNewsWire screen shot above (click for large view).  —  The post, based on the screen shot, appears to be a simple to do list.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
GitHub: A Social Network for Programmers  —  Git is a decentralized version control system created by Linus Torvalds that is used by a number of open source projects, most notably perhaps the Linux kernel.  GitHub is a new hosted Git repository service that's being called a “social network” for programmers and with good reason.
Discussion: Ruby Inside
 
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft not opposed to regulation of online privacy
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Big tech companies accused of overstating patent problems
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Stitch Photos Into Panoramas with Free Software
BBC:
Europe rejects anti-piracy plans
Discussion: p2pnet and Gizmodo
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Notebook Exposes More Exporting Options
LAW.com:
Apple Hires HP's Top Corporate Lawyer
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Security Guru Gives Hackers a Taste of Their Own Medicine
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
L'affaire Yahoo is tres banale to Madison Ave.
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MediaSentry apparently ignoring Mass. cease-and-desist order
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Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Powerset: Don't call us a search engine
Discussion: Data Mining
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Lenovo's Entire New ThinkPad Line Leaked, X300 Gets Siblings
Dave Greenfield / Team Think:
The one thing Asterisk has been missing
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
On the Menu at the Yahoo Top Managers Lunch Yesterday: Fear and AOL-oathing
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