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5:05 AM ET, April 20, 2006


 Top Items: 
Red Herring:
Facebook Gets Another $25M  —  Greylock Partners leads new investment round in social network site as its valuation soars.  —  Privately held Facebook received $25 million in its second round of venture financing Wednesday to help the social network web site expand features for sharing information as its market value soars.
Business Week:
Social Networking's Gold Rush  —  The movement continues to defy doubters and draw big investments.  The latest includes $25 million for a piece of Facebook  —  Just a few months ago, many experts and investors were inclined to dismiss social networking sites as a mere fad.
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.
Read/WriteWeb:   Feedburner's new email subscription service impressive - but it's not game over yet
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1  —  Broad customer momentum and feedback advances vision of Your Data, Any Place, Any Time.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 19, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Service Pack 1 …
Discussion: Full of I.T.
Danielfe / Dan Fernandez's Blog:   Visual Studio 2005 Express Announcements!
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 …
News Corp. buying stake in jobs search engine
Discussion: SearchViews, Screenwerk and TechCrunch
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.
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
FT: Zennström confirms Skype filters text; questions he would not answer  —  The Financial Times' Alison Maitland scored an interview with Niklas Zennström that ran yesterday.  In it Zennström confirms the TOM-Skype joint venture censors text messages on behalf of the Chinese government.
Radeon X1600 in MacBook Pro is massively underclocked!  - Lionel - 13:55:45  —  In our forums (in French), SpacetitoX has reported that while playing with his MBPro and its GPU while running WinXP, he has noticed an interesting point: … Having a MBPro, I have repeated the operation.
Discussion: Gizmodo and O'Grady's PowerPage
Paul Thurrott /
Windows Vista February 2006 CTP (Build 5308/5342) Review, Part 5: Where Vista Fails  —  I still remember the day very clearly.  It was Monday, October 27, 2003.  Several thousand developers—and, let's face it, quite a few garden variety Windows enthusiasts—charged into Hall …
Discussion: Silicon Valley Sleuth
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
ShopWiki tries to push into shopping search space  —  The shopping comparison site space seemed crowded a couple of years ago.  But Shopzilla honed its way in, eventually selling to E. W. Scripps for $525 million last summer.  Is there room for yet another player?  ShopWiki, a start-up out of New York, hopes so.
Swapping job security for a startup  —  Why did Toni Schneider leave a good job at Yahoo to dive back into the fray with blog-software maker Automattic?  Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur.  —  John Battelle, Business 2.0 Magazine  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) …
Duncan /
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Alan Meckler versus Jason Calacanis
Adam Thierer / The Technology Liberation Front:
A Paranoid Parent Ponders GPS Tracking His Kids  —  Well it didn't take long for a young, rebellious punk to turn into a paranoid, condescending parent.  I'm already talking to my kids in ways that used to make me resent my own parents.  And I'm already beginning to think about how to watch …
Discussion: Telepocalypse and Washington Post
Eleanor Mayne /
MP3 Inventor Could've Been a Contender  —  "The iPod is the world's fastest selling electrical equipment ever," said early MP3 inventor Kane Kramer, "and I suppose, in a way, I am the world's biggest failure."  Although he lost his patents in the '80s, Kramer is consulting lawyers to see whether …
Discussion: Techdirt
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 and Besting Adwords
The Beat / MILE HIGH COMICS presents …:
Chris Ware moves ACME to FSG  —  As picked up on by various bloggers who got hold of Drawn & Quarterly's fall catalog, Chri Ware's much-lauded and now self published ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY is switching distributors from Norton to FSG.  Fantagraphics, the former ANL publishers …
Amanda Cantrell / CNN:
Apple investors look for Intel effect  —  When company reports results Wednesday, analysts will have a close eye on sales of new Macs.  —  NEW YORK ( - When Apple reports its second-quarter earnings Wednesday, investors and analysts will watch closely for evidence of how the company's switch to Intel chips is panning out.
Discussion: Macsimum News
Braden Cox / The Technology Liberation Front:
A Pro-DRM FCC Commissioner  —  Last night a FCC commissioner came out in favor of...DRM?  Yes, at a reception sponsored by the DC Bar Association in her honor, Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, the newest addition to the FCC, spoke eloquently on a number of issues but perhaps most remarkable …
Discussion: JD on EP and Geek News Central …
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Red / Portable Gadgets:
SONY Releasing New Cyber-shot H5 and T30 with Large Screen
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
2% of U.S. Internet Traffic goes through Photobucket
Discussion: Mashable*
PC Magazine builds a mobile office
Will O'Brien / Engadget:
How-To: Design your own iPod super dock (Part 1)
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Screenshots Of Google's New Search Results Screen
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
GSM-based, Windows Mobile 5-toting Treo
 Earlier Items: 
Monica Chen /
Intel preferred over VIA for UMPCs
Discussion: Engadget and
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google to search inside business software programs
Jay Small / Small Initiatives:
Registration evolution at Scripps sites
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Kids outsmart Web filters
Elinor Mills / CNET
Mashups for fun—and profit?
David Kirkpatrick / CNN:
Microsoft's new brain  —  Brutal competition.  A stock going nowhere.