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2:40 PM ET, April 30, 2006

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Benjamin J. Romano / Seattle Times:
Vista feature will enhance online newspaper reading  —  Even if you're reading All the News That's Fit to Print on an ultra-mobile computer, it may soon look and feel the same way it does spread out with your morning coffee — minus the ink-stained fingers, perhaps.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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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 …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft, NYT partner on newspaper software  —  Aiming to offer newspapers a new digital publishing alternative, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Friday touted a software program that tries to make publications easier to read on a computer screen.  —  As part of a speech …
Washington Post:
The Web's Million-Dollar Typos  —  Google Inc., which runs the largest ad network on the Internet, is making millions of dollars a year by filling otherwise unused Web sites with ads.  In many instances, these ad-filled pages appear when users mistype an Internet address, such as "BistBuy.com."
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
AOL: A Punching Bag in Need of a Big Hit  —  TIME WARNER will announce its first-quarter results on Wednesday, the first since the Icahn Insurgency against the company fizzled.  Aside from a renewed enthusiasm for cable television — one of Time Warner's myriad businesses …
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.
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
For Nintendo, The Glory Is In the Game  —  While Rivals Make Multimedia Hubs, Company Focuses on the Primary Purpose  —  It's almost a radical thought in the video game industry these days: What if a new game console were actually just about the games — and not about having a zillion other multimedia features?
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
MSN: Another Quarter Closer To Irrelevant  —  As shown by yesterday's numbers, MSN's financial performance continues to deteriorate.  With each passing quarter, in my opinion, the chance that the division will ever mount a serious challenge to Google and Yahoo in search (or any web business) gets slimmer and slimmer.
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Keith Reed / Boston Globe:
Dial-up provider loses Net access amid fee dispute  —  Service to thousands of dial-up Internet users in Massachusetts was disrupted this week after a federal court ruled against a Quincy company in a lawsuit that could have broad impact on the cost of dial-up service.
Discussion: isen.blog
Daniel Bernstein / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Guest Column: Who shouldn't blog in the PR industry?  —  Richard Edelman totally spoiled 'Fun with Dick and Jane' for me.  —  Edelman, well-respected president and CEO of Edelman PR Worldwide, wrote a blog post this last Monday recommending a few ways our industry can work towards improving how we're portrayed in film and television.
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Q to be launched May 22nd?  —  Alright Q fans, we've got some good news for you.  We've received word that Verizon and Motorola are holding a joint news conference in New York this May 22nd — no, not May 22nd 2007, though we should qualify that — to announce the Q. We know …
Discussion: Gadgetell
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
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Bruce Lambert / New York Times:
Suffolk County Plans to Offer Free Wireless Internet Access
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
More On Yahoo & AT&T VoIP Messenger Deal
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