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1:50 AM ET, April 27, 2006

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Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Microsoft Tries for Safer Surfing  —  Internet Explorer Revised in Response to Security Concerns, Loss of Users  —  Internet users were given a peek yesterday at a revamped version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, a response to criticism that the most popular tool for Web surfing …
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
A Firefox versus IE7 smackdown  —  For the past few months I've been using Firefox 1.5 and a succession of Internet Explorer 7 betas side by side, in roughly equal percentages.  Most of the time, I barely noticed the difference.  That's an enormous improvement over IE6 …
Discussion: Windows Connected and Neowin.net
Nick Bradbury:
Dvorak is wrong about Internet Explorer  —  In his post The Great Microsoft Blunder, John Dvorak claims that Microsoft made a huge mistake by linking Internet Explorer to Windows.  While I agree with much of what he says (Microsoft has taken an enormous number of hits due to Internet Explorer) …
Discussion: Mark Evans and Office Evolution
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Democrats lose House vote on Net neutrality  —  update A hotly contested Democratic bid to enshrine extensive Net neutrality regulations in the law books failed Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives.  —  By a 34-22 vote, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee rejected …
Sean Michael Kerner / internetnews.com:
Are Google Results More Relevant?  —  TORONTO — Apparently Google isn't just the most trafficked and utilized search engine; it may also well be the most relevant as well.  —  A panel at the Search Engine Strategies Toronto conference revealed that people perceive Google provides more relevant results than other search engines.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Is Google Search More Relevant Or Is There A Brand Factor?  —  The battle of which search engine is the most relevant has been going on for years.  Yesterday at SES Toronto's Searcher Behavior Research Update panel we had two presenters talk about studies they have conducted to determine which search engine is the most relevant.
Eirikso / eirikso.com:
Yahoo GO TV first take  —  Okay, so Yahoo has started offering their version of Meedio as a free download.  For all the features you need to be connected to the internet with an IP from the US.  Still I was able to test all the basic functionallity.  And I am not impressed.  —  First, some history:
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Survey Shows the Blogosphere is Breaking Out  —  The long tail is growing appendages.  A new survey released today of over 36,000 readers of blogs shows different segments of blog readers have distinct characteristics.  Conducted by the Blogads network, the study breaks out blog audiences …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE PROMOTES FIRST NON GOOGLE PRODUCT ON HOMEPAGE  —  And it's Firefox, and the execution is not exactly subtle.  Now, it's only promoted to folks inside the US, and only folks using IE (which is to say, most people, but not Mac folks like me who use Firefox or Safari).
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft licenses new way to make friends  —  A San Francisco start-up is making friends with Microsoft to create the next great thing in social networking.  —  Wallop is a 12-person start-up that hopes to take on sites like Friendster and MySpace.com by tapping the technology developed by Microsoft's research unit.
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Notifying webmasters of penalties  —  If you don't want to read the full post, the executive summary is that Google's Webspam team is working with our Sitemaps team to alert some (but not all) site owners of penalties for their site.  In my world (webmasters), this is both a Big Deal and a Good Thing …
Gary Hamel / Wall Street Journal:
Management à la Google  —  Once again, Google's on a tear.  Last week its stock price rose 9%, buoyed by a 60% jump in first-quarter profits and a 79% gain in revenues.  Yet Google is still down 7% off its all-time high.  Presumably, many of the investors who drove its shares …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's … and GigaOM
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft scoops up asset-tracking firm  —  update Microsoft has acquired Canadian asset-tracking company AssetMetrix as part of its continued expansion of its management software.  —  Founded in March 2000, AssetMetrix helps businesses manage their fleet of PCs and software.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Tom Raftery / Tom Raftery's I.T. views:
China blocks Technorati  —  I received an email this morning from Ken Carroll of ChinesePod telling me that China has blocked Technorati at the great firewall - it would appear that Technorati will no longer be available to anyone to use in China.  —  Co-incidentally, when I interviewed …
Discussion: cubicgarden.com
Josh Hallett / hyku | blog:
Southwest Airlines Blog  —  Southwest Airlines has launched a corporate blog called Nuts About Southwest at http://blogsouthwest.com/.  I was tipped to this by a reporter that called me to comment on the fact they have launched a blog.  —  According to the site their blog mission is:
 
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
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Vista firewall shackled due to customer demand: Microsoft
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Piracy worse than child pornography
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