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7:50 PM ET, April 19, 2006

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Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
With $13.5 million from Fox, Simply Hired is simply on a roll  —  It seemed like only yesterday when we were introduced to Simply Hired in a scratchy phone call with management (we were in an East Bay parking lot seeking a decent cell phone signal).  We were a bit underwhelmed at the time …
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Reuters:
News Corp. buying stake in jobs search engine
Discussion: SearchViews
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google to search inside business software programs  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc., the consumer Web search favorite, will help office workers dig deeper into business software programs and databases to find relevant information tidbits, the company said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google unveils enterprise Search Appliance
Dick / Burning Questions:
Burnvelopes?  No, FeedBurner Email  —  It turns out that not everybody is quite ready to ditch the old Inbox just yet.  People like to be notified when their favorite publishers have something new posted, but a large audience still finds the familiar setting of email to be the most comfortable and reliable way to receive updates.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FeedBurner Will Dominate Blog-to-Email  —  Some of you may have noticed that we've included a "Subscribe to TechCrunch by Email" widget on the right sidebar of TechCrunch for the last few days.  —  ReadWriteWeb and I have been quietly testing a superb new FeedBurner blog-to-email product …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and A VC
David Kirkpatrick / CNN:
Microsoft's new brain  —  Brutal competition.  A stock going nowhere.  Microsoft is in crisis, so Bill Gates has unleashed his new hire, software genius Ray Ozzie, to remake the company - and conquer the Web.  —  (FORTUNE Magazine) - Last June, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer summoned …
Associated Press:
Rights group says Yahoo gave China information used to jail a third Chinese user  —  BEIJING (AP) — Yahoo (YHOO) turned over a draft e-mail from one of its users to Chinese authorities, who used the information to jail the man on subversion charges, according to the verdict from his 2003 trial released Wednesday by a rights group.
Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Revenue Grows 34 Percent Year-over-Year; Earnings Increase 41 Percent  —  CUPERTINO, California—April 19, 2006—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2006 second quarter ended April 1, 2006.  The Company posted revenue …
Alison Maitland / Financial Times:
Skype says texts are censored by China  —  Skype, the fast-growing internet communications company that belongs to Ebay, has admitted that its partner in China has filtered text messages, defending this compliance with censorship laws as the only way to do business in the country.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Kids outsmart Web filters  —  Last November, Ryan, a high-school sophomore, figured out a way to outsmart the Web filters on a school PC in order to visit the off-limits MySpace.com while doing "homework" in the computer lab.  —  A teacher eventually spotted the social network on the screen in front of …
Jenn Shreve / Wired News:
How to Form a MySpace Watch  —  Wondering if registered sex offenders with MySpace pages live in your neighborhood?  —  To investigate, you can search for your city or ZIP code on your state's online registry.  Note: Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, D.C., don't currently provide this information online.
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Igear / iPod Gear:
Counterfeit Apple iPod Nanos and Shuffles  —  Apple's iPod has become so popular that counterfeiters are making their own versions and passing them off as authentic.  At first glance, the fake iPods appear very real.  Apple is warning its resellers of the existence of these fake iPods and how to identify them.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Mac Rumors and Gizmodo
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Mashups for fun—and profit?  —  Mashup Web sites, from celebrity stalking sites to an online pedometer for running enthusiasts, are certainly all the rage.  Now comes the hard part: making money off these things.  —  Though a handful of mashups have received venture capital backing …
Duncan / duncanriley.com:
Alan Meckler vs J-Cal at the WSJ  —  Interesting discussion between Alan Meckler of Jupiter Media and Jason Calacanis at the Wall Street Journal.  The truth, of course, is some where in between.  Meckler is right when he says 99.99% of bloggers aren't going to make any serious money …
Monica Chen / digitimes.com:
Intel preferred over VIA for UMPCs  —  Market sources indicated that Microsoft originally planned to partner with VIA Technologies to promote its "Origami" Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC), as VIA's C7-M embedded processor is priced at US$700-800, compared to the Intel Celeron M and Pentium M series at US$1,200-1,400.
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile.com
Peter Pollack / Ars Technica:
Philips files for patent to force ad viewing  —  Philips Electronics has done it again.  Flush with heady optimism after successful products such as the digital compact cassette (DCC) and the super audio CD (SACD), the redoubtable European giant has developed a way to keep television free …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
GSM-based, Windows Mobile 5-toting Treo  —  Some hawt spy photos of the new Windows Mobile Treo or just fuzzy pictures of someone's painted Sidekick?  You decide.  —  It seems that a temporary "test engineer"—can you hire those guys at Adecco?—was going off about a new WM5 Treo with GSM …
Yahoo! Publisher Network:
It Pay the Bills  —  Yahoo!'s resident toublemaker weighs in on the past and present of contextual advertising  —  When people can't think of anything particularly good to say about their job, I often hear "well, it pays the bills...", which often elicits a response of "yup" and a knowing nod.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
The Web 2.0 List — and news about Healthia, YackPack and Grouper's good fight  —  Silicon Valley venture capitalist Baris Karadogan has posted a helpful list of Web 2.0 companies.  —  It is huge, and he rightly remarks: "Who says there is no hype?"  —  And the Web 2.0 beat goes on.
Discussion: TJ's Weblog and Library clips
Jay Small / Small Initiatives:
Registration evolution at Scripps sites  —  The following item, regarding user registration at sites I work with in my "day job," was also posted to two newspaper industry e-mail lists.  My apologies if you've already seen it as a member of either list.  —  At 13 of E.W. Scripps' daily …
Discussion: yelvington.com
Bambi Francisco:
Facebook funding  —  Facebook received $25 million in funding for a $525 million pre-money valuation.  —  Nice work for Mark Zuckerberg, who in February 2004 started Facebook in his college dorm.  Back then, he paid $85 a month for three months to get his startup going.
Discussion: Valleywag
 
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Gary / ResourceShelf:
Yahoo Patents P2P Payment System, More Google Patents, and IBM …
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[berkman] Yochai Benkler
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Tony Smith / The Register:
AMD said to be researching 'reverse multi-threading' tech
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Gis a job - seriously!
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A FRANK INTERVIEW WITH JIM LANZONE
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Two Times Netflix, Promotes Blockbuster
Damian / japanchronicles.com:
A look at Sony's Portable TV service for PSP
Discussion: Gizmodo, Joystiq and eHomeUpgrade
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Panasonic 103 inch Plasma goes on sale this Christmas
Discussion: Gizmodo, HD Beat and Engadget
Associated Press:
Companies Warn About EU Broadcasting Rules
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Ignore bloggers at your peril, say researchers