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7:05 AM ET, April 12, 2006

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Yahoo! Search blog:
Mo' Beta Maps  —  Today we added global satellite imagery to Yahoo! Maps beta.  The new satellite imagery will help people visualize maps, driving directions, and local search, and is available across Yahoo! and to developers through our APIs.  —  Here are the highlights:
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Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Yahoo maps to finally offer satellite images  —  Yahoo's been in the mapping business longer than a lot of companies.  But the Sunnyvale company has let its competitors leapfrog it in one key area - satellite imagery.  That's finally changed.  Yahoo's Jeremy Kreitler is announcing …
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Live.com to be homepage of Vista, IE7  —  Microsoft's new hire, Niall Kennedy (formally of Technorati), wrote in his blog today that Live.com will be the default homepage for Vista and IE7: … This is something I've been predicting for a while, but until now Microsoft hadn't confirmed it.
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Fpullen / Fred Pullen's Blog:
Windows Vista Product Guide Preview Was Available!
Guy Kawasaki / Bona tempora volvantur:
The First 100 Days: Observations of a Nouveau Blogger  —  I've been a blogger for a whopping 100 days, and it's been a delightful and educational experience.  Some readers (Omer Trajman, in particular) asked me share my observations about my blogging experience, so here goes:
Discussion: Rex Hammock's Weblog
Evan Blass / Engadget:
"ROBO-ONE in the Space" promises low-orbit robot battles  —  Besides the promised army of nanobots that will fulfill our every want and need, there hasn't been too much about the "future" to get really jazzed up about — until, that is, we found out about a little event happening on October 10 …
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Edo / Pink Tentacle:
ROBO-ONE SETS 2010 DATE FOR SPACE ROBOT BATTLES
Discussion: THE RAW FEED
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Mobile Voice Search Hot?  —  If you have tried to do search on non-qwerty mobile phones, then you are all too familiar with the frustrations that go along with it.  Piper Jaffray projects the global mobile search revenues will generate $11 billion by 2008.
Discussion: The Pondering Primate
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Gary / ResourceShelf:
New Search Patents and Published Patent Applications for Google …
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment:
Tie me Webaroo down, sport  —  Is it a bubble yet?  There's no way to be sure, but one telltale sign of irrational exuberance the last time around was the proliferation of companies based on ideas that simply made no sense.  —  The portents are beginning to loom once more.
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
News Corp. Has New Pitch: Generation Fox  —  Reorganizes Sales Force to Sell 12- to 24-Year-Old Demo Across Platforms  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Move over MTV.  News Corp. is making an early grab for ad dollars aimed at the 12- to 24-year-old demographic and is retooling its sales operation …
Globe and Mail:
China's got RedBerry  —  Cheaper rival hits the market on eve of RIM's long-delayed debut  —  BEIJING and TORONTO — On the eve of its long-delayed China launch, BlackBerry is facing a sudden challenge from a cheaper Chinese rival called, unapologetically, RedBerry.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and OpsanBlog
Robert Plummer / BBC:
Business bites the blogging bullet  —  For the average business trying to protect and enhance its reputation, the prospect of having its actions scrutinised by an army of online commentators can feel like a threat.  —  After all, the last thing a firm wants, after spending years burnishing …
USA Today:
Ad money lures established media into uncharted waters  —  So I ask Mark Cuban — a man who enjoys disrupting the establishment as much as any billionaire around — why the media industry seems to have gone insane lately.  —  Press releases about deals that would've defied belief just a couple …
Discussion: Techdirt
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
'Red Hat wraps Linux in sh*t,' says new exec  —  With the sale of his company JBoss to Red Hat, Marc Fleury will be going to work for an open source pretender that has never done much in the way of innovation.  Or, at least that's what Fleury used to think.
Matt Mower / Curiouser and Curiouser!:
Combining OPML and RSS to create an export format for a blog  —  Marc Canter links to Joe Brockmeier's post about weblogs having a shared format.  Timely.  —  I've been thinking about this myself because I want such a format too.  Although I have written a tool to serve my own needs …
Associated Press:
IRS seeks PayPal's aid finding hidden cash  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service won approval from a federal court to ask PayPal to turn over information about people who might be evading taxes by hiding income in other countries, officials said Tuesday.
Discussion: Techdirt
PR Newswire:
Xero Mobile Announces Reverse Merger With OTCB Company and Forward Stock Split  —  LOS ANGELES, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Xero Mobile, Inc. today confirmed the completion of a reverse merger with publicly traded Desi TV, Inc., and further announced that the merged entity would operate under …
John Hagel / Edge Perspectives with John Hagel:
ABC and the Future of Media  —  There's been some debate online in the past few days regarding ABC's announcement that it will make some of its key programs (including Lost and Desperate Housewives, two of my favorites) available on the Internet for free.  Fred Wilson and Jeff Jarvis celebrate …
Discussion: A VC and Epeus' epigone
Associated Press:
Bloggers Join the Mainstream  —  A syndication service that delivers commentary from 600 bloggers for use by newspaper publishers is set to launch on Tuesday, further blurring the lines that divide blogs and mainstream media.  —  BlogBurst, as the service from blog technology company Pluck Corp. is known …
Discussion: News Blog
 
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Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Fujitsu TX Series with Blu-Ray Drive
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Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
THE INTERNET CLIPBOARD IS HERE  —  I admit, I was a little dumbfounded …
oecd.org:
OECD Broadband Statistics, December 2005
Discussion: GigaOM and Screenwerk
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
United Online Buys MyPoints for $56M
Discussion: paidContent.org
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Toshiba Portege M400 Core Solo tablet reviewed
Jason / yorkspace.com:
Introducing the Dell De-Crapifier...
Bill Burnham / Burnham's Beat:
Persistent Search: Search's Next Big Battleground
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jigsaw Raises $12 Million, Still Evil
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Hack Attack: Build your own DVR
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
EXCLUSIVE SCREENSHOTS OF GOOGLE CALENDAR / CL2
Tracy Staedter / dsc.discovery.com:
Tiny Flyer Navigates Like Fly
Discussion: THE RAW FEED
Reinhardt Krause / Investor's Business Daily:
Internet, Media Outfits Could Bid For Spectrum
Discussion: Techdirt and paidContent.org
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
The MySpace Economy  —  Tens of millions of people show …
Discussion: Techdirt and Marc's Voice
Momus / Wired News:
Hell Is Other People's Music
Discussion: Smart Mobs