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5:25 AM ET, April 15, 2006

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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 …
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
siliconvalley.com:
Jury verdict is more good news for TiVo  —  MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - In a case cast as crucial to TiVo's survival, a federal jury decided that EchoStar Communication Corp. copied key technologies from the digital video recording pioneer and awarded nearly $74 million.
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
TiVo Wins EchoStar Patent Suit
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
Rogers Cadenhead / Wired News:
All Bets Are Off, Online Anyway  —  The United States is taking aim at internet casino ads as tensions build in a high-profile trade fight over the country's largely toothless online gambling ban.  —  Although many website operators insist internet gambling ads are legal …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Catchup Friday — Abrams to launch Socializr; Meetup, Zoom, Zixxo & more  —  Here are the latest Silicon Valley tidbits that fell between the cracks this week.  Happy Easter weekend!  —  Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams to launch Socializr?  Abrams, the early developer of the social networking concept …
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Reading the tea leaves: where the money is and isn't - new business models emerge  —  As Dave Winer and I were discussing how to pull off the unplanned unconference opposite Kevin Werbach's Supernova - it was the collision of business models that most dominated my mindstate.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
How Sun's "open DRM" dooms them and all they touch  —  David Berlind has written about Sun's "Open DReaM" crippleware project, a DRM that pretends to be "open source" and an "open platform" in a cynical bid to curry favor with copyfighters and studios.  The gimmick is that Sun's technology …
Sam / Signal vs. Noise:
Microsoft Origami: "Too revolutionary"  —  Price, Interface Dampen 'Origami' PC Debut  —  'Origami' Stumps CEOs in Jobs-Style Presentation  —  Overpriced, underwhelming, cumbersome: pick three.
Discussion: PC World's Techlog and GigaOM
vnunet.com:
China outlaws Outlook  —  Unlicensed email servers illegal under new rule  —  China has introduced regulations that make it illegal to run an email server without a licence.  The new rules, which came into force two weeks ago, mean that most companies running their own email servers in China are now breaking the law.
Discussion: Techdirt and GOODROI
Jimmie Geddes / Gadgets on the Go:
Sprint Treo 700p mid May, first week of June latest  —  Ok, I just spoke to my contact again a few minutes ago.  The Treo 700p is most likely end of May, latest first week of June. she said said it was originally supposed to be mid may, but they are finishing up testing it.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and PalmAddicts
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.
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
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Cell Phones to get Projectors soon  —  ILJIN Display Korea has announced that they successfully finished the development of an ultra small single LCD panel for digital projection.  Unlike traditional projectors which have 3 LCD panels (Red, Green and Blue) this new single LCD panel can play …
Discussion: Gearlog
 
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Uberphones:
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Discussion: Ubergizmo and Engadget Mobile
Peter Kafka / Forbes:
Sirius, EMI Agree On Player Deal
Discussion: Orbitcast and Engadget
Mark Ward / BBC:
Net clocks suffering data deluge
Adam Pasick / Reuters:
Beatles set to join online music revolution
Valleywag:
Valleyspeak winner: WiFired
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Metblogs launches Azeroth blog (World of Warcraft)
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Mozilla Plugs Firefox Code Execution Hole
Tom / Music thing:
The Monome MIDI controller is real
Gail Schiller / newsone.ca:
Brands take buzz to bank through free TV placement
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Sits Down For TV Interview With Charlie Rose
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
"Email — Should the Sender Pay?"
frsirt.com:
Mozilla Products Memory Corruption and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities