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8:20 PM ET, April 14, 2006

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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Microsoft Gets Social  —  Redmond has big plans for tools and partnerships that will let users consult a circle of friends when conducting Web searches  —  Software giant Microsoft is taking its MSN Search division on a comeback tour.  The next stop: Social search, a way of making Web search …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
MSN Windows Live Search Getting Answers Service; May Partner Or Acquire Eurekster  —  Via Threadwatch, Microsoft Gets Social from BusinessWeek has news that Microsoft may be buying or partnering with Eurekster to bring social search features to its MSN Window Live Search service.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Reuters:
Fox will put TV reruns on the Internet: report  —Text+NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp.'s Fox network has signed a six-year agreement with its 187 affiliated stations that will let it show reruns of its television programs on the Internet, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.
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Michael Schneider / Variety:
Fox, affils sync up  —  Net agrees to share non-linear revenue  —  Fox has sealed a new deal with its affiliates that will finally allow it to enter the iPod age.  —  The six-year pact — an extension of affils' previous agreement to contribute to Fox's costly NFL rights package …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Free Net TV threatens telecoms and cable
USA Today:
Sellers of Internet addresses surf for — and get — some big payoffs  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Internet domain names are red-hot again.  —  This year, 15 names used in Internet addresses have resold for at least six figures to companies and individuals hoping to tap into big audiences.  On.com got $635,000.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
ISP snooping gaining support  —  The explosive idea of forcing Internet providers to record their customers' online activities for future police access is gaining ground in state capitols and in Washington, D.C.  —  Top Bush administration officials have endorsed the concept …
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Lagging Ad Sales Contribute to Earnings Decline at Newspaper Chains  —  THE newspaper industry continues to flag financially, with three companies — The New York Times, Tribune and McClatchy — reporting sharply lower first-quarter earnings yesterday.  —  Executives of all of the newspaper companies …
Anthony Hanses / ps3portal.com:
| Exclusive - Inside the PS3 - Updated  —  This brings us to the information we have concerning the PS3.  As some gamers have heard, Sony revealed at GDC this year that they will be constantly reserving 1 of the 7 available SPEs on the Cell Processor for their OS.  This, we have discovered, is just the tip of the iceberg.
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Joystiq
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Ars Technica:
New PS3 operating system details?
Discussion: Gizmodo
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
AKISMET FOR MT: DEATH TO SPAM  —  If that headline means anything to you, then rejoice.  It's long been known that Akismet, WordPress's remarkable anti-comment spam technology, was the best out there.  Moveable Type users (like me) salivated at the thought of having Akismet-like functionality on our sites.
Discussion: Dr Dave and Venture Chronicles
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Matt Mullenweg / Akismet:   Akismet for Movable Type
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Video review of Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC  —  I have created a video review of the Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC.  This is my first ever video production, so this is more of a learning experience than anything.  Also, I was using an old webcam to record to video, so the quality is pretty poor.
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jkOnTheRun:   New video review of the Toshiba M400 Tablet PC
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Microsoft's Camera Phone Search Project and Other Camea Phone Search Tech  —  Search Briefs  —  Cameraphone Searching  —  Searching With Your Camera Phone: Photo2Search, Research from Microsoft  —  Always searching for info online by typing a query via a keyboard might one day be considered old school for some types of searching.
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Sits Down For TV Interview With Charlie Rose  —  Web Search—Google  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt Sits Down For TV Interview With Charlie Rose  —  In a taped interview, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, sat down with Charlie Rose for a 25 minute one-on-one interview that focused …
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
IPTV IS DEAD (PART 27)  —  Techdirt reminded us last year how broadcast IPTV is a dumb idea, as the future's all in faster-than-real-time downloads.  (Usual nod of head to Odlyzko for being a decade ahead of us all here.)  —  In future you'll only want to watch stuff that's gained a strong reputation for quality.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
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Mike / Techdirt:   The Telcos Could Revolutionize TV... But They Won't
Elias Torres:
hCalendar + Google Calendar Reminders  —  Everyone is talking about Google Calendar today.  I was supposed to be beta-beta testing it and have been thinking how to integrate with my Calendar+SPARQL work.  However, the beta-beta time expired and I never did anything with it.  The ideas were along the lines of:
frsirt.com:
Mozilla Products Memory Corruption and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities  —  CVE ID : CVE-2006-0748 - CVE-2006-0749 - CVE-2006-1045 - CVE-2006-1723 - CVE-2006-1724 - CVE-2006-1529 - CVE-2006-1725 - CVE-2006-1726 - CVE-2006-1727 - CVE-2006-1728 - CVE-2006-1729 - CVE-2006-1730 - CVE-2006-1530 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog:
Newsweek implements private label RSS reader  —  I have a strong preference for Newsgator over Bloglines so I'm very happy to read about their new partnership with Newsweek.  Newsweek readers can now use a free web based RSS reader wrapped in Newsweek branding and pre-seeded with Newsweek feeds.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
As Google Base Builds, Local Advertisers and Vertical Sites Get on Board  —  Matthew Scherg used to post job ads on Monster.com, but the leads were lacking and the price became too high for SITE Staffing, his Wisconsin-based job placement firm.  On Monday, the skilled staffing coordinator …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Gail Schiller / newsone.ca:
Brands take buzz to bank through free TV placement  —  LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - During the past four months, Apple iPods, Macs and other products have been featured 250 times on 38 different network primetime shows, including such hits as "CSI: NY" and "The O.C."
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
"Email — Should the Sender Pay?"  —  EFF Fundraiser, Debate Between Esther Dyson and Danny O'Brien  —  In light of AOL's adopting a "certified" email system, EFF is hosting a debate on the future of email.  With distinguished entrepreneur Mitch Kapor moderating, EFF Activist Coordinator Danny O'Brien …
Tom / Music thing:
The Monome MIDI controller is real  —  Before you read on, watch this video [QT] - without seeing the thing in action, it's just a box covered in buttons... A year ago, I wrote about the Bitbox, a wooden box covered in buttons and LEDs, which worked as a very cool sample-triggering device …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Mike / Techdirt:
More VCs Recognizing The Problems Of Our Patent System  —  from the a-good-sign dept  —  Back in December, it was great to see a VC, Greg Blonder, point out why he felt patents hurt innovation, while also taking his fellow VCs to task for their excessive interest in patents.
Discussion: SiliconBeat and A VC
Aswath Weblog:
Post-Disaster Communications Petition  —  Recently, FCC placed on public review a petition filed by Evslin Consulting and pulver.com.  The petition grew out of the experiences felt during a breakdown in communications network caused by Hurricane Katrina.  As you may recall …
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Mozilla Plugs Firefox Code Execution Hole  —  Mozilla has released a new version of the Firefox Web browser with what is described as "significant security and stability improvements."  —  Details on the security vulnerabilities being patched were not available April 13 when Firefox 1.5.0.2 was shipped as a high-priority update.
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Democrats more likely to favor iTunes taxes
misticriver.net:
iriver announcement - E10 mini-HDD Jukebox
Discussion: Tech Ticker and Engadget
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
TiVo Wins EchoStar Patent Suit
centerformediaresearch.com:
Blogs, Pods and Really Simple Stuff Deliver Advertising At An Increasing Rate
Discussion: Mark Evans and BuzzMachine
Guardian:
A thirst for knowledge  —  Wikipedia and other online databases provide …