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10:35 AM ET, April 4, 2006

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Mike / Techdirt:
GM Slow To React... Or Right On Schedule With Create-Your-Own Ad Controversy?  —  from the GM-gets-the-second-bounce-as- well dept  —  News.com has an article suggesting that GM somehow screwed up with its online create-your-own ad program that allowed tons of anti-GM ads to be created and passed around online.
RBuzz / ResearchBuzz:
Google's Got a New Related Links Feature  —  Thanks to Google Blogoscoped for this pointer to a new feature from Google: the ability to pull a related links list from Google into your pages along with pointers to relevant news, etc.  Check it out: http://www.google.com/relatedlinks/ index.html.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Related Links Now Out; Challenges Yahoo's Year-Old Y!Q Links  —  Google Blogoscoped spots a new Google Labs release, Google Related Links.  We wrote about these appearing last month, but there was no way for people to get them then for their own sites.  Now you can.
Google Maps API Official Blog:
Google Maps API Version 2  —  Maps API Version 2 is officially launching!  We're starting the beta-test of the new version that many of you have already been playing with these past few weeks.  —  Version 2 Features  —  Version 2 cleans up much of the API and improves performance …
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NaviGadget:
Easy photo mapping with Google Maps
Discussion: Gizmodo and Fosfor Gadgets
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Would you join a company just cause they let you blog?  —  Every once in a while someone comes up to me in the hallways or in a cafeteria here and says "I joined Microsoft because of Channel 9 and your blog."  —  That really used to freak me out because I didn't think that was a logical reason to join a company.
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Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro:
ROI, Scoble and HR- the proof?  —  Several years ago I presented the results of an HR metrics survey to the Institute of Human Resource Directors in London.  The results and my analysis was received with pin-drop silence.  I was followed by an HR professor who quietly and laser like ripped …
Discussion: think mojo and Inside the Cubicle
Richard / ctrl-ault-del:
New Job @ Metroblogging!  —  After an amazing two years of working on Technorati, I've decided to move on.  Technorati has shone a bright light on just how powerful social media has become in the greater context of the web and our every day lives.  And for my contribution I am extremely proud.
Ross / Zimbra - Blog:
A Pint of ALE - Ajax Linking and Embedding  —  Recently I had to write a document which required the inclusion of some images, a chart, and a few drawings in the text - something that modern word processors allow you to simply and readily do.  In fact, the ability to embed and edit rich content directly …
Julia Chang / salesandmarketing.com:
The World According to Google  —  The little-start-up-that-could has transformed itself into the 800-pound gorilla of the Web, though it has had to deal with recent growing pains.  But the Google sales and marketing team isn't ready to give up the top spot or its plans for making the globe a more Googley place to be
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microsoft.com:
Q&A: Bringing the Benefits of Virtualization Technology to the Mainstream  —  Microsoft delivers Linux support and makes Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 available to customers at no charge as part of its ongoing effort to radically simplify IT management.  —  REDMOND, Wash., April 3 …
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to 'host' Linux virtually
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Trust Me, I'm A Jedi Scientist — Those Aren't The Fraudulent Clicks You Were Looking For  —  Nice catch by Threadwatch, Click fraud concerns bruise Google from Bloomberg, where Google CEO Eric Schmidt is quoted saying to trust him, as a computer scientist, Google can stop those bad clicks:
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog
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Tim Mullaney / Dealflow:
Boo Hoo Hoo for VCs and IPOs?  —  From the naked self-interest category comes a release from the National Venture Capital Association today, arguing that the paucity of venture-backed IPOs threatens to hurt the economy.  It's true: Only 10 venture-backed companies went public in the first quarter.
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Newspapers see growing online audiences  —  CHICAGO — Newspapers' online audiences are growing rapidly, according to a new industry study, highlighting a key growth area that newspapers are seeking to exploit as print circulation continues to be challenged.
Discussion: Techdirt
Kristi Heim / Seattle Times:
Ex-Microsoft guru books rocket flight  —  Charles Simonyi created some of the most widely used computer-software programs on Earth.  Now he's ready to take on the next frontier: space.  —  Simonyi, formerly a top researcher at Microsoft and co-founder of Intentional Software in Bellevue …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Shimon Sandler:
Web Directories - Interview with Greg Hartnett  —  I recently got to know Greg Hartnett from the web directory: Best of the Web... or BOTW for short.  BOTW is the internet's oldest web directory.  Greg has been in the search industry since the beginning.  As a matter of fact …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
NaviGadget:
three new navigation systems from Magellan: 3000T, 3050T, and 6000T  —  Thales' navigation business, creators of the Hertz NeverLost and a leading global innovator of outdoor and vehicle navigation solutions, announced today three new portable vehicle navigation devices, the Magellan RoadMate 3000T, 3050T and 6000T.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Engadget
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
VON Canada - Day 1  —  It's been a full day at VON Canada here in Toronto, with the highlights for me being Alec Saunders's presentation (filling in admirably where Niklas Zennstrom was scheduled to speak), the Skype developer's panel, and the blogger panel at the end of the day.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Memeorandum Does Baseball  —  Tracking Major League Baseball coverage this year will be a little bit easier than before - Gabe Rivera is launching a Memeorandum site called BallBug today.  BallBug offers a news summary, updated every five minutes, spotlighting the most buzzed about baseball stories and blog posts on the web.
Rob Enderle / technewsworld.com:
What if Microsoft Bought Apple?  —  While neither Apple nor Microsoft is in critical shape, it does appear that both firms need each other right now — with an urgency that is unprecedented.  It may be time to explore the notion that a little cooperation could reduce, or solve, both firms' "impossible" problems.
 
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DIRECTV's pro HD DVR - D-HR20P
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AOL Enhances Mobile Search, Announces Study Results
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Hollywood to sell movies online
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Papers, Web sites in scrape on stories
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