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3:15 PM ET, April 4, 2006

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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
GM slow to react to nasty ads  —  update General Motors did little in the way of damage control on Monday after a do-it-yourself ad campaign for a GM SUV was hijacked by critics of the company and thousands of negative ads flooded the Web.  —  As part of a partnership with the TV show …
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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.
Jackie Huba / Church of the Customer Blog:
Why Chevy Tahoe campaign was doomed before it launched
Discussion: Between the Lines
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
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 …
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Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
Raise an ALE to Google Maps API v2
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
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.
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.
Jtreem / Inside the Cubicle:
The difference between Employee and Corporate blogs  —  The Wall Street Journal today published a story on employee/corporate blogging (apparently, they do not understand the semantical difference).  The article is called "The Inside View," and I would link to it, but I can't seem to find the proper URL.
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Leslie Walker / Washington Post:
New Trends In Online Traffic  —  Visits to Sites for Blogging, Local Information and Social Networks Drive Web Growth  —  While growth is slowing at most top Internet sites, it is skyrocketing at sites focused on social networking, blogging and local information.
Discussion: Screenwerk
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
THE LAST NAME TEST  —  Folks who have a blog blessed with lots of link love enjoy the ego boost that comes with entering their own name into Google - in most cases, the result will be that person's blog at the top of the list.  Scoble noticed my post about Ask and did the last name test …
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Walt likes Ask.com (my ego search disagrees)
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.
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 …
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—In a rare discussion on the severity of the Windows malware scourge, a Microsoft security official said businesses should consider investing in an automated process to wipe hard drives and reinstall operating systems …
Inquirer:
Lucent takes legal action against Microsoft over Xbox 360  —  Patent place, again  —  NETWORKING GIANT Lucent is suing Microsoft alleging it breaches a patent it holds.  —  The patent, 5,227,878, was issued to Lucent on July 13th 1993 and called "Adaptive Coding and Decoding of Frames and Fields of Video".
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
 
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Edo / Pink Tentacle:
ITR ROBOT SEEKS PLACE IN THE HOME
Discussion: Gearlog, Gizmodo and Engadget
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Toshiba M400 upgraded and running
NaviGadget:
three new navigation systems from Magellan: 3000T, 3050T, and 6000T
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
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VON Canada - Day 1  —  It's been a full day at VON Canada …
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Boo Hoo Hoo for VCs and IPOs?
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Newspapers see growing online audiences
Discussion: Techdirt
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The World According to Google
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VV Show #30 - Scott Johnson of Ookles
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CNN signs a deal to use AP stories on its website, the first time it has done so since cutting ties 14 years ago to focus more on original reporting

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The National Music Publishers' Association files an FTC complaint against Spotify, saying Spotify's decision to offer audiobooks reduced songwriters' royalties

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