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10:15 AM ET, April 20, 2006

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Microsoft:
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.
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Danielfe / Dan Fernandez's Blog:
Visual Studio 2005 Express Announcements!
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Staska / UMPC News:
Apple Origami UMPC?  Looks likely  —  Is Apple working on it's own Origami UMPC device?  Well, judging from patent applications filed by Apple in recent months, it seems so.  —  Does this picture look familiar:  —  It looks just like variation of Microsoft Touchpack software …
Discussion: TeleRead
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Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Apple Working on Origami UMPC?  —  With all the UMPCs being rolled out lately, Apple appears to be preparing one of its own, filing patents for a number of telltale technologies.  First, in a patent application dated today, we see a single-arc QWERTY keyboard similar to Microsoft Touchpack software …
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.
Discussion: Bambi Francisco and Valleywag
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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.
Discussion: Mark Evans and SearchViews
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Study: Use of Mobile Devices Is Growing  —  LOS ANGELES - Although most people still access the Internet on a computer, the use of mobile devices to check e-mail or browse the Web is growing, outpacing even laptops in some markets, according to a new study.  —  That's particularly the case …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Macgyver / Forever Geek:
Digg Corrupted: Editor's Playground, not User-Driven Website  —  As a follow up to an earlier post (Digg Army: Right in Line), there have been some vibrations that I think not only our readers would find interesting, but also all Digg users.  —  To quickly summarize the earlier post …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's flagship MacBook Pro to arrive at NAB  —  Apple Computer at the National Association of Broadcasters conference next week will unveil its most poweful Intel notebook yet, a 17-inch MacBook Pro strung with a few bells and whistles, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Microsoft Readies Storage Service to Rival Google's 'Gdrive'  —  Microsoft's "Live Drive" will provide users with a virtual hard drive, according to Redmond officials.  —  The MSN team is working on a new Windows Live service, code-named Live Drive, that will provide users with a virtual hard drive for storing hosted personal data.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
YahooNoFi  —  For past few days, a screenshot captured by a Yahoo user is leading to a lot of speculation about Yahoo coming up with its answer to Google's WiFi efforts.  There are a couple of reasons why this isn't going to happen - and none of them have to do with the fact that it was a screenshot …
CNN:
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) …
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Philips device could force TV viewers to watch ads  —  An invention from Royal Philips Electronics prevents TV viewers from switching the channel during commercials or fast-forwarding past commercials when watching DVR content.  —  Viewers would be released from the freeze only after paying a fee to the broadcaster.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
INTERESTING NEW GOOGLE RESULTS TEST  —  Check this out.  Thanks, reader Doug.  —  "Search this site" is integrated into the results, allowing a searcher to drill down into a particular site, right there in the SERPs.  Interesting.
Discussion: VoIP Blog
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Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:   Screenshots Of Google's New Search Results Screen
free411.com:
Jingle Networks Secures $26 Million of New Financing After Explosive Growth of 1-800-FREE411 Service  —  Additional Financing Includes Comcast Interactive Capital, Liberty Associated Partners and IDG Ventures; New Directory Service Receiving Seven Million Calls Per Month and Growing
Discussion: TechCrunch and Screenwerk
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
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 …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
What is click fraud ?  —  I was perusing my Icerocket RSS feed on my name.  (Got to see who is saying what about me right :).  Lo and behold, there was an article on click fraud saying that it was lower than some, namely me and Henry Blodgett had predicted, from former Alta Vista-ite and current Microsoftie Don Dodge.
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.
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.
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.
 
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hardmac.com:
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Paul Thurrott / winsupersite.com:
Windows Vista February 2006 CTP (Build 5308/5342) Review, Part 5: Where Vista Fails
Amanda Cantrell / CNN:
Apple investors look for Intel effect
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Braden Cox / The Technology Liberation Front:
A Pro-DRM FCC Commissioner
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