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9:30 PM ET, May 1, 2006

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
New Microsoft Browser Raises Google's Hackles  —  With a $10 billion advertising market at stake, Google, the fast-rising Internet star, is raising objections to the way that it says Microsoft, the incumbent powerhouse of computing, is wielding control over Internet searching in its new Web browser.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Google and choice  —  I've been thinking some more about Google's attack on Microsoft for allegedly making its search engine the default engine on its new browser (see prior post).  As Google's Marissa Mayer puts it, "We don't think it's right for Microsoft to just set the default to MSN.
CNN:
Google searches for Microsoft limits  —  Paper says the search firm has told regulators it worries about MSN being the default for Internet Explorer.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Google has expressed concerns about competition from Microsoft in the Web search business in recent talks …
Discussion: TechSpot and Gadgetopia
IEBlog:
Search in IE7 (Part 2)  —  I posted previously that in IE7, the user is in control of search, and that changing the default search provider (as well as modifying the list of search engines in IE7's list) is easy.  In this post I'll describe some of the specifics and recap feedback we've gotten from users.
Discussion: Things That
Joe / Techdirt:
Google Claims IE's Searchbar Is Uncompetitive
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and Channel 9
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo Tech Not Really A Threat to CNet  —  There is this meme spreading around the web that Yahoo's newly launched technology site is a big threat to C/Net and its properties.  It is getting a lot of press - WSJ and NYT are all dutifully reporting what Yahoo is preaching.
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
NEWS: YAHOO LAUNCHES TECH NEWS CHANNEL
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   Yahoo 360: The Blog Ghost Town
Mike Davidson:
ABC Full Episode Streaming is Live... and it's Spectacular  —  Seinfeld fans will note the Teri Hatcher reference in the title of this post, but I just tried out ABC's full-episode streaming video service which launched a few minutes ago (around 2am this morning), and it is indeed quite nice.
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Staci / paidContent.org:
First Look: ABC.com's Ad-Supported Streaming "Experiment" [by Staci]
Discussion: Rex Hammock's Weblog
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 2: On Language and Tagging  —  Late last month, I gave a high-level overview of the growth of the blogosphere, covering the overall size of the data sets that Technorati tracks, the number of new blogs created each day, the number of posts per day, and the issue of splogs or spam blogs.
paulgraham.com:
The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn  —  The startups we've funded so far are pretty quick, but they seem quicker to learn some lessons than others.  I think it's because some things about startups are kind of counterintuitive.  —  We've now invested in enough companies that I've learned …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
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Silicon Valley Watcher:
Startup School: Launch fast, update frequently and be lazy
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Napster Sort Of Kind Of But Not Really Free Again  —  Napster announced yet another iteration today, allowing users to stream over two million tracks on their ad-supported website and to share links to artists, albums and even specific songs through email or on other websites.
Kimberly S. Johnson / denverpost.com:
Tuning in to families' needs  —  G-rated packages offered, but critics say publicity, choices fall short  —  Comcast customer Beth Stade of Lafayette, with sons Jack, 5, and Nick, 2, says she might switch to the Family Tier when the discount on her current cable package expires.
Steven Page / canada.com:
A Barenaked guide to music copyright reform  —  The Canadian music scene has been riding a remarkable wave in recent months, with packed clubs, breakout artists, and international acclaim.  While that success has garnered considerable attention, last week a group of well-known Canadian musicians took centre stage for another reason.
Cisco Cheng / PC Magazine:
Samsung Q1  —  With Samsung's novel Q1 device ($1,099 direct), the much-hyped UMPC platform by Microsoft and Intel has arrived.  First developed as part of the Origami project, these new, tiny Windows-based PCs are supposed to redefine how you compute on the go.
Wired News:
Ultimate Guide to Online Video  —  What do you want to watch?  —  The answer used to depend on limits — what day it was, what time it was, what channels you got.  A handy little thing called TV Guide laid it all out.  Television was a one-way medium - big broadcasters pushing content …
Discussion: elearnspace
Associated Press:
Viruses catch up to the Mac  —  Experts debate just how susceptible Apple is becoming  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Benjamin Daines was browsing the Web when he clicked on a series of links that promised pictures of an unreleased update to his computer's operating system.
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Samsung SCH-V890/SCH-V8900 slim slider  —  Samsung Korea has introduced the SCH-V890/SCH-V8900 slim slider phone.  The 3G phone has a 2.2 inch 262k color display and comes with a 1.3 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash.  The V890 has MP3 support and Bluetooth and Pictbridge connectivity.
Discussion: Gizmodo and SCI FI Tech
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Five Months After Its Debut, YouTube Is a Star  —  Online Video Site Could Help Create Old-Media Celebs, Too  —  The closest Terry Turner comes to Washington politics is his job as a bureaucrat at the Pentagon — until, that is, he fires up the camcorder pointed at a makeshift TV studio in his Arlington apartment.
Discussion: GOOG
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
BlogBurst to Launch Tomorrow
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Geek Chic: The Scope Watch
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Joytech HD 9.2-inch LCD for 360
Discussion: SCI FI Tech and Kotaku
Nick / Rough Type:
Monetizing the wasteland  —  User-generated content is great stuff.
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture:
Virtual-World Business Alliance Blooms
Discussion: 3pointD.com and SiliconBeat
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
AmTech: Apple to double iPod nano storage
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Let's ban "cool" codenames that don't pass search test
Discussion: Damien Mulley and Zoli's Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Russinovich / Mark's Sysinternals Blog:
The Power In Power Users  —  Placing Windows user accounts …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Visto wins patent suit, sues BlackBerry maker
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Features cut from Firefox 2
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Netflix vs. Blockbuster Revisited
Discussion: I4U News and Hacking NetFlix
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
New Google Test: More From The Top Result
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Drupal 4.7.0 released