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12:30 PM ET, April 4, 2006

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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.
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RBuzz / ResearchBuzz:   Google's Got a New Related Links Feature
Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Related Links
Discussion: InsideGoogle
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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.
Discussion: Coolz0r
Ben Edelman:
The Spyware - Click-Fraud Connection — and Yahoo's Role Revisited  —  In August 2005, I posted half a dozen examples of what I call "syndication fraud" — Yahoo placing advertisers' ads into spyware programs, and charging advertisers for resulting clicks.  But Yahoo's spyware problems extend beyond mere syndication fraud.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Trust Me, I'm A Jedi Scientist — Those Aren't The Fraudulent Clicks …
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog
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 …
Tony Smith / The Register:
Fujitsu exhibits fold-out keyboard UMPC  —  Fujitsu has put on show a pair of conceptual PC designs, one intended to show how an "ultra-mobile" machine might operate, the other a home computer system which looks funky enough but probably won't give Apple's industrial designers any sleepless nights.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Tech Digest
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?
Discussion: think mojo and Inside the Cubicle
Craig Ellison / PC Magazine:
Navman Unveils GPS/Camera Combo  —  In what is a first in the GPS category, Navman is introducing a new GPS that combines turn by turn navigation with a digital camera.  —  The new iCN750 will feature a 4-inch WQVGA (480-by-272 pixel) touch screen, a GPS unit preloaded with maps …
Discussion: Gearlog and The Map Room
John Markoff / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Work With Start-Up on Chip That Uses Less Power  —  SAN FRANCISCO, April 3 — I.B.M. plans to announce an alliance on Tuesday with a small Silicon Valley company that has designed a flexible microprocessor chip intended to perform tasks like video processing using less than a tenth the power of today's chips.
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Mac's Moment?  —  Apple has its best chance in years to make a dent in the business market  —  Japan's Aozora Bank Ltd. is planning to do something once unheard of in the business world: switch nearly all of its 2,300 desktop personal computers to Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh computers.
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.
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.
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Borders to sell Sony digital reading device  —  The Sony Reader, a new text-reading device that lets you have the Bible or the entire works of Tolstoy on hand but carry around the physical equivalent of a paperback, will be sold at Borders bookstores.  —  The gadget, which debuted …
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
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
 
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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Walt likes Ask.com (my ego search disagrees)
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
ITR ROBOT SEEKS PLACE IN THE HOME
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gearlog and Engadget
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
"THE NURTURING WEB"...?  —  Yeah, the phrase "The Nurturing Web" …
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Toshiba M400 upgraded and running
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Powell Warns Net Neutrologists Not to Be Naive
Ben Drawbaugh / HD Beat:
DIRECTV's pro HD DVR - D-HR20P
Discussion: HDBlog.net, PVR Wire and Engadget
NaviGadget:
three new navigation systems from Magellan: 3000T, 3050T, and 6000T
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
VON Canada - Day 1  —  It's been a full day at VON Canada …
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What if Microsoft Bought Apple?
microsoft.com:
Q&A: Bringing the Benefits of Virtualization Technology to the Mainstream
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Hyped Web Stories Are Irrelevant
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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