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9:40 PM ET, April 29, 2006

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Microsoft:
The New York Times to Enhance Online and Offline Reading Experience With Times Reader  —  New application uses Microsoft software to benefit readers.  —  SEATTLE — April 28, 2006 — Today at the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention, The New York Times and Microsoft Corp. unveiled …
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Two steps backward  —  Microsoft is offering a means to read newspapers designed as newspapers on computers.  Why?  There are other methods of doing this now and I find them all not only awkward and unsatisfying but wrongheaded.  Why not design the next frontier for the sharing of news …
Discussion: TechBlog and blackrimglasses.com
Dan Frommer / Forbes:
Your Tube, Whose Dime?  —  NEW YORK -  —  The Web lets users watch whatever they want, whenever they want to watch it.  So what do they want to see?  A home-made video of two boys lip-synching along to the Pokémon television theme song.  Internet video site YouTube has streamed …
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
What I Said at Columbia University … I'm honored to have been invited.  I'm also grateful.  During the past few years I've had the privilege of working in a field that really led to this conversation we're going to have tonight.  There have been ups and downs along the way.  But it's been a great ride so far.
Discussion: Poynter Online
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Some AMD Opterons suffer heat issue  —  update Advanced Micro Devices is trying to track down and replace as many as 3,000 Opteron processors that could produce "inconsistent results" under an unusual, high-temperature circumstance.  —  The potential problem affects a number of single-core Opteron 152 …
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechSpot
David B. Caruso / Associated Press:
Cheap Trick, Allman Brothers Sue Sony  —  NEW YORK - Rock bands Cheap Trick and The Allman Brothers Band are suing Sony Music, claiming they are being shortchanged on royalties for songs downloaded legally over the Internet.  —  The suit, filed at a federal court in Manhattan …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
More On Yahoo & AT&T VoIP Messenger Deal  —  Based on some G2 I've been able to discover from some well healed off-shore type players in telcom who have played in the telco game for many years and made a bundle off of selling things to SBC I was able to ferret out a bit about the Yahoo/AT&T VoIP marriage and what it may mean...
Discussion: The Daily Om
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Test Internet Explorer 7 Without Installing It  —  To run Internet Explorer 7, you need Windows XP SP2.  —  Step 1  —  Download Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 (11.9 MB).  —  Step 2  —  Use WinRar (you can download a free trial) to extract the files from the setup to a folder - C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer 7.
Discussion: gHacks and Lifehacker
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Congress may consider mandatory ISP snooping  —  It didn't take long for the idea of forcing Internet providers to retain records of their users' activities to gain traction in the U.S. Congress.  —  Last week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a Republican, gave a speech saying …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Benjamin J. Romano / Seattle Times:
Building a Google?  Microsoft pouring cash into Web fight  —  Microsoft is supercharging its business in the coming year with a spending burst that made some Wall Street analysts do a double take Thursday.  —  The company plans to plow perhaps $2 billion more than expected …
Discussion: BeyondVC and deal architect
PC World:
Sony Readies iPod Rival  —  Company is developing a new digital music player that will go on sale later this year.  —  Sony is preparing to take another swing at Apple Computer's iPod digital music player, a top Sony executive said today.  —  The company is developing a new music player …
Bruce Lambert / New York Times:
Suffolk County Plans to Offer Free Wireless Internet Access  —  Suffolk County Plans to Offer Free Wireless Internet Access  —  Suffolk County is planning a wireless system to provide free access to the Internet to the 1.5 million residents who live throughout its 900 square miles.
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