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8:40 PM ET, April 24, 2006

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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Apple Chomps Into Forbidden Fruit: Ads  —  Set to Accept Podcast Ads on iTunes  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Coming soon to iTunes: ads.  Apple — a brand that prides itself on the purity of the user experience — will soon put up billboards on its popular iTunes service, according to content partners who have been briefed on the plan.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How Microsoft can shut down Mini-Microsoft  —  Disclaimer, I have not shown this post to anyone, particularly my employer, er Microsoft.  The ideas it contains are not vetted, and probably won't agree with anyone else's ideas.  —  OK, maybe you haven't heard about Mini-Microsoft yet …
Joe / Techdirt:
Inflated MySpace Page Views Explain 10-Cent CPMs  —  from the whip-page-view-inflation-now dept  —  Several months ago, we noted that something wasn't adding up when it came to MySpace.  Ostensibly they are one of the most viewed sites on the internet, yet their ability to pull in revenues seems almost pitifully poor.
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Paul Thurrott / winsupersite.com:
Windows Vista Build 5365 Review  —  Late Friday night, Microsoft finally posted the Windows Vista interim build I promised was on the way (here and here).  Windows Vista build 5365 follows build 5342 (see my screenshot gallery) by almost exactly a month and will be the final interim build Microsoft issues …
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Ed Oswald / betanews.com:
Microsoft Details Vista's Media Features
Discussion: Andre and Windows Vista Weblog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Save The Internet.  Why?  And For Whom?  —  Net activists have launched a Save the Internet campaign, hoping to build a grass roots groundswell in order to maintain the status quo over network neutrality.  —  You can read about the reasons in great detail here or simply watch a two minute video …
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Will O'Brien / Engadget:
Maker Faire (Part 2)  —  We've got more odd creations and far out gadgets from our leisurely Saturday and Sunday at the Maker Faire.  If you liked round one, check out round two to see more from the Faire and find out about this robot made from scrounged and garage sale parts.  See you next year, Maker Faire!
Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
One Day Soon, Straphangers May Turn Pages With a Button  —  PARIS, April 23 — In the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller "Minority Report," a subway passenger scans an issue of USA Today that is a plastic video screen, thin, foldable and wireless, with constantly changing text.  —  The scene is no longer science fiction.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Patent Awarded to RealNetworks May Give It a Competitive Edge  —  SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 — RealNetworks has received a patent on a way to stream multimedia content over the Internet, and the company said last week that it believed the patent would give it leverage as companies rapidly expand …
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
On Pokemonetisation...  Only colleague (but not for long) Simon Willison and I have been spending a hell of a lot of time over the last three weeks sitting in a tiny room with lots of whiteboards puzzling over motives for collecting and sharing and - frankly - it's semi doing my nut.
gizmag.co.uk:
Electronic golfball finder  —  April 23, 2006 We've written about a few golfball finding mechanisms in our time, but none are as expensive or as accurate as the BallFinder SCOUT.  The device exhibits an astonishing capability in digital imaging and tracking technology, using a video-based camera …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
PR Newswire:
IAC Appoints Jim Lanzone Chief Executive Officer of Ask.com  —  NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI - News) announced today that Jim Lanzone has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ask.com, overseeing worldwide business operations.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
St. Cloud Gets Tarred with Free-Doesn't-Work Brush  —  Education may be the key to launching new Wi-Fi networks: St. Cloud, Florida, is suffering from what appears to be a backlash against its citywide free Wi-Fi network given that it's only been in operation a month.
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Travis Reed / Associated Press:
Pioneering Wi-Fi city seeing some startup problems
Terence O'Hara / Washington Post:
Four Months Later, In-Q-Tel Again Needs New CEO  —  Amit Yoran resigned over the weekend as chief executive of In-Q-Tel , the venture capital arm of the U.S. spy community, after less than four months on the job.  —  Yoran, a seasoned technology entrepreneur and investor as well as a former head …
Discussion: SiliconBeat
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Matt Cutts on Toolbar Data  —  At last week's WebmasterWorld Pubcon conference in Boston, I had the opportunity to talk to Matt Cutts from Google a few times and when I posted my recollection of comments about Google and user or toolbar data for rankings he wanted to clarify.
Lowell Vickers / news.mywebpal.com:
Local family sued by record companies  —  A Rockmart family is being sued for illegal music file sharing, despite the fact that they don't even own a computer.  —  A federal lawsuit filed this week in Rome by the Recording Industry Association of America alleges that Carma Walls …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Everyone's an Editor as Wiki Fever Spreads to Shopping Sites  —  MILLIONS of people have lent their wisdom — or their perceived wisdom, at least — to Wikipedia's online articles, helping to make it one of the more talked-about Web sites in recent years.  Now Amazon.com and the people …
 
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ifoAppleStore:
Some Stores Now Blocking MySpace.com
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Popgadget:
RFID for fitness clubs
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Associated Press:
Judge: Web-Surfing Worker Can't Be Fired
Discussion: Techdirt
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Video Handsets Mostly Just Used as Phones
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linksys.com:
Linksys Announces The Immediate Availability Of Products Based …
Riyad Emeran / trustedreviews.com:
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook E8210 - 3G Notebook
Discussion: Engadget
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Apple unveils 17-inch MacBook Pro
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Iomega 1TB Network Attached Storage
Discussion: Ubergizmo
 Earlier Items: 
Christine Seib / Times of London:
Skype to sell EMI music on retail site
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Rapleaf to Challenge Ebay Feedback
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
RFID Enabled Purse
Read/WriteWeb:
Top Ten Reasons To Give Up Blogging
Agence France Presse:
Copyright crackdown pushes pirates onto the Internet
Discussion: Techdirt
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
WebOS market review
wildlyappropriate.com:
Non-Anarchy Tagging for Online Retailers
Microsoft:
Australia and Xbox Break World Water Balloon Record