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1:30 PM 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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Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Yahoo! Satellite Maps: Good for Pilots  —  When Google first launched their maps with satellite imagery, I immediately began using it as a tool for examining airports and non-airport landing spots.  —  It turns out that I wasn't alone.  The aviation community at large has been all over Google Maps.
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 …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Coming soon: Google Voice Search  —  The master of text-based search is looking to lend a lend a voice to Internet users everywhere, or so it appears based on Google's latest patent.  Patent #7,027,987 issued today by the US Patent and Trademark Office covers a "Voice interface for a search engine," which is described as:
Discussion: THE RAW FEED
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Mobile Voice Search Hot?
Discussion: The Pondering Primate
Gary / ResourceShelf:
New Search Patents and Published Patent Applications for Google …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Windows Live Academic Search  —  New research tool delivers enhanced search capabilities to the academic community.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 11, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the beta release of its Windows Live™ Academic Search service in seven countries.
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Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft creates academic search site to rival Google's
Heather Green / Business Week:
A Bloggy Boost for Old Media  —  Tech startup Pluck is rolling out syndicated blog offerings for traditional publications.  But is this a service anyone needs?  —  As recently as a year ago, it was inconceivable that much of Old Media would embrace blogs.
Discussion: Lloyd@work and Lost Remote TV Blog
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Associated Press:
Bloggers Join the Mainstream
Discussion: News Blog
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
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 …
Richard Water / MSNBC:
ABC experiment faces infrastructure problems  —  Internet not designed for mass-market streaming video, analysts say  —  SAN FRANCISCO - The design of the Internet is unsuited to the sort of "live" online television services announced this week by Walt Disney, according to analysts and Internet executives.
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
Fpullen / Fred Pullen's Blog:
Windows Vista Product Guide Preview Was Available!  —  The Windows Vista Product Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the innovative features and functions that make Microsoft® Windows Vista™ the next-generation Windows client operating system and successor to Windows XP.
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Maria Newman / New York Times:
MySpace.com Hires Official to Oversee Users' Safety  —  MySpace.com, the social networking Internet site popular with young people that has alarmed some parents and law enforcement officials concerned about sexual predators, announced yesterday that it was hiring a former federal prosecutor to be its first chief security officer.
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
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 …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Audio calls for talent  —  While browsing through the jobs at Google I stumbled across something new — postings targeted at future "Google Audio" employees.  Some of the positions they are looking to fill are: Customer Support Technician, Senior Sales Technical Support, Provisioning Manager …
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.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Blizzard reassures Mac gamers following Boot Camp  —  Game publisher Blizzard Entertainment has updated two frequently asked questions (FAQ) lists associated with World of Warcraft with information about Apple's recent release of Boot Camp, software that lets Intel-based Macs run Mac OS X and Windows XP.
Discussion: WOW Insider
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 …
Discussion: Raw
 
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Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
THE INTERNET CLIPBOARD IS HERE  —  I admit, I was a little dumbfounded …
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ROBO-ONE SETS 2010 DATE FOR SPACE ROBOT BATTLES
Discussion: THE RAW FEED
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
United Online Buys MyPoints for $56M
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Guy Kawasaki / Bona tempora volvantur:
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Globe and Mail:
China's got RedBerry
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
'Red Hat wraps Linux in sh*t,' says new exec