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5:00 AM ET, April 30, 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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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Microsoft Software Will Let Times Readers Download Paper  —  SEATTLE, April 28 — Microsoft and The New York Times unveiled software on Friday that would allow readers to download an electronic version of the newspaper and view it on a portable device.  —  With Microsoft's new Windows Vista software …
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
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?
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
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
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.
Discussion: ben barren
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
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
Windows Live ID:
New sign-in UI.. it's alive!  —  Today we are rolling out a new sign-in experience for Windows Live sites like Live.com, Ideas, Mail, Expo, Favorites and Custom Domains.  This is the next step in our Windows Live ID deployment.  —  When our team first started working on Windows Live ID …
Discussion: LiveSide
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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Ryan Block / Engadget:
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PC World:
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