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1:30 PM ET, April 16, 2008


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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Launches Live Search News
Discussion: WebProNews
Bill Brand / Mercury News:
U.C. Berkeley student's Twitter messages alerted world to his arrest in Egypt  —  BERKELEY _ When Egyptian police scooped up UC Berkeley graduate journalism student James Karl Buck, who was photographing a noisy demonstration, and dumped him in a jail cell last week, they didn't count on Twitter.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Saves Man From Egyptian Justice  —  Twitter.  Don't leave home without it.  —  I don't know if this is as good for Twitter as the Charlie Rose incident was for Apple, but it's close.  UC Berkeley graduate journalism student James Karl Buck was arrested on April 10 without any charges …
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
How To Put Google Street View To Practical Use  —  Google Street View can scope out real estate, travel destinations, and even save you from your next parking ticket — all from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser.  —  Google Street View is the closest thing to teleportation that you can find outside the starship Enterprise.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Peter Birch / Google LatLong:
Introducing Google Earth 4.3  —  The Google Earth team is proud to announce the latest version of Google Earth is available today at  The release of Google Earth 4.3 (beta) greatly advances our vision of offering a realistic, 3D model of the world by giving users a higher quality, more immersive experience.
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Asus Eee PC 900  —  Few could argue that Asus created something special when it launched the Eee PC last year.  The idea of making a truly mobile, yet very affordable mobile computer was welcomed by the Press and consumers in equal measure.  Although the Eee PC 4G 701 that Andy reviewed …
Rory Reid / CNET
Asus Eee PC 900 Review  —  The Asus Eee PC 701 has earned a permanent place in history.  It almost single-handedly defined the sub-notebook — a genre of PC that made slow, inexpensive laptops the hottest properties in the computing world.  Many have tried to emulate its success …
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
Mac vs. PC: The Ultimate Lab Test for New Desktops & Laptops  —  This computer rivalry has been elevated to a cultural divide on par with Pepsi versus Coke.  Taking it beyond personal taste, PM crunches the numbers—with some surprising results (and detailed benchmark scores).  —  Photographs by Lendon Flanagan
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google's paid clicks anemic in March; Will it matter?  —  Google's paid click rate for March grew 2.7 percent in March, a tally that was deemed “anemic” by analysts.  —  Google's paid clicks have been the most overanalyzed metric of the first quarter, but we're about to find out whether …
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog and Techland
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
For Google A New Month, Same Story: Weak Paid Clicks
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Security is No Match for Chocolate and Good Looking Women  —  People are too trusting, especially when there's chocolate on the line.  —  A survey out today by the organizers of the tech-security conference Infosecurity Europe found that 21% of 576 London office workers stopped on the street …
Discussion: Defense in Depth
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Identity Theft Smash & Grab, CEO Style
Discussion: InformationWeek
Caroline McCarthy /
Microsoft planning a Zune-centric entertainment store?  —  Microsoft may be putting together an “entertainment marketplace” tentatively named Zune VideoX, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported Wednesday.  In other words, it's yet another digital content store trying to take a bite out of Apple's iTunes.
Don Reisinger / CNET   The other Microsoft-Apple battle  —  Everyone likes to talk …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Larger Prey Are Targets of Phishing  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An e-mail scam aimed squarely at the nation's top executives is raising new alarms about the ease with which people and companies can be deceived by online criminals.  —  Thousands of high-ranking executives across the country …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel: Netbook shipments about to ramp  —  Intel is putting a lot of faith in the so-called netbook market and reckons that mobile Internet devices are about to take off too.  —  What was telling about Intel's earnings conference call was how confident the company was about the netbook market …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Procrastinate much?  Americans watched over 10 billion online videos in February  —  All that time you waste at the office watching stupid cat videos on YouTube adds up: numbers released by ComScore on Wednesday indicate that U.S. Web users watched more than 10 billion online videos during the month of February.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, WebProNews and AppScout
Zoho Wiki:
Zoho CRM What is New  —  We are very happy to announce our new release.  In this release, we have mainly focused on the Role-based security administration for medium-range organizations, auto-responders as part of the email marketing, enhancements in data administration, customization of the product, usability enhancements and reports.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AdRoll Emerges From Private Beta With Co-Op Economics For Blog Advertising
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Akamai Sees “Read Adoption” …
Controversial ad system keeps its eye on the money
Discussion: PDA and paidContent
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Grooveshark Launches Web Media Player
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Drive-by surfers peril news sites
Verizon Files Application and Plan to Offer TV Throughout Five …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Songbird media player: the love child of Mozilla and WinAmp
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
It's Unofficial: Google's a Monopoly (Googolopoly)
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Russian government enacts Byzantine WiFi regulations
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
UK music industry demands an iPod tax (and the law is still an ass)
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple signs new iPhone parts supplier, updated
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
eBay: Did listings change make a difference?
Peter Dille / PlayStation.Blog:
Inside PLAYSTATION Network
Movie rentals still shy of 1,000
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Six Apart wrestles the social-media dragon

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Jeremy Borden / Columbia Journalism Review:
How a little-known, Uber-driving freelancer brought the lawsuit that forced Chicago to release a police shooting video

Alex Weprin / Politico:
CNN pivots HLN back toward news

Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Trust confirms BBC3 TV channel will be switched off and moved online by end of February 2016

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