Peter Lauria / New York Post:
HEAVENLY DEAL — SIRIUS, XM SET TO CONFIRM MERGER PLAN TODAY — Satellite radio operators Sirius and XM are expected to announce their long-awaited merger today, according to a source familiar with the deal. — The two sides were locked in negotiations over the weekend trying to hammer …
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog: It's Official: XM and Sirius Are Merging
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast: Sirius, XM Merger to be announced today?
Lance Ulanoff / Gearlog: XM and Sirius Announce Merger
Jon Healey / Bit Player: Blanket licenses, XM-Sirius and other tidbits
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Sirius and XM Merging Today?
Paul Colligan / Paul Colligan's Profitable Podcasting: The Merger Proves It ... Satellite Radio Is A Gimmick, Not A Format
Froosh / HipMojo.com: XM, Sirius To Merge?
Darren Murph / Engadget: Sirius and XM set to merge?
Scott Goldberg / Digital Media Wire: New York Post says XM and Sirius to Announce Merger
XM and Sirius to Announce Merger Today — ABC News Has Confirmed That Satellite Radio Providers XM and Sirius Will Announce a Merger Today — ABC News has confirmed reports that two satellite radio providers XM and Sirius will announce a long-anticipated merger today.
Discussion: IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband, Orbitcast and Dvorak Uncensored
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband: XM and Sirius-This Marriage Could Work IF. What do you think?
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast: "Merger of equals" with Karmazin in charge
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Sources: XM Radio, Sirius merger imminent — XM Radio and Sirius are reportedly in final negotiations that should result in a merger. First reported by the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal is confirming that the two companies are very close to a deal that may be announced as early as today.
Discussion: Doc Searls Weblog and Graceful Flavor
Evan Blass / Engadget:
It's official: XM and Sirius plan to tie the knot — It's been more than two years since we first reported that XM and Sirius were in talks to merge, and although the New York Post may have jumped the gun a bit way back then, it was certainly on the money today, as the two satellite radio pioneers …
XM and Sirius Officially Merge — The rumors were flying all day after that NY Post story hit and now we can officially tell you that XM and Sirius are indeed merging. Mel Karmazin (head of Sirius) will be CEO while Gary Parsons (head of XM) will be chairman of the new company.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Orbitcast, Things That and Gadgetell
Steve Poland / TechCrunch: XM and Sirius Finally Merging; Will it Matter for Long?
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast: OFFICIAL: Sirius and XM Announce Merger
Doug Berger / Gadgetell: Breaking: XM and Sirius officially merge!
Thomas Heath / Washington Post:
Satellite Radio's XM, Sirius to Merge — District-based XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and New York-based Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., which together control the emerging satellite subscription radio market, today announced that they plan to merge in a $13 billion deal.
Discussion: Lost Remote and WebMetricsGuru
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: XM, Sirius announce a merger
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: XM, Sirius Satellite radio announce proposed merger - XSirius?
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
3X DVD introduced: HD DVD, now in lower resolution! — Doug Carson & Associates (DCA), makers of DVD mastering software, announced today that the first 3X DVD-ROM disc was officially mastered over the weekend, a move that some think will allow HD DVD to become more popular and possibly even win the ongoing "format war" with Blu-ray.
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Lower Res HD-DVD Intro'ed ...
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Is "3X DVD" HD DVD's secret weapon against Blu-ray?
Is "3X DVD" HD DVD's secret weapon against Blu-ray?
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Why AOL Created 63 Million New OpenIDs — Written by Jitendra Gupta of Karmaweb and edited by Richard MacManus — Late last week AOL announced its support of the open identity system OpenID, for all 63 million of their AOL/AIM Ids (for those looking for a quick introduction to OpenID, click here).
Discussion: Innovation Creators, Venture Chronicles and KarmaWeb
Rod Boothby / Innovation Creators: How many ways can your service reach people?
Jitendra Gupta / KarmaWeb: AOL creates 63 million new OpenIDs
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MSN Experimenting With Most Digg Like Service Yet — Last week we saw first Yahoo! and then Dell launch sites that were largely acknowledged to be Digg inspired. Digg may not have invented the vote-on-news motif but it may have been most important in popularizing the paradigm so far.
Om Malik / GigaOM: What TiVo & Digg have in common?
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Entrepreneurs profit from free Web names — NEW YORK — It's not often you can compare Internet addresses with clothing, but a growing practice comes close, contributing to a global shortage in good names. — Entrepreneurs have been taking advantage of a five-day grace period to sample millions …
Discussion: Things That, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and WebProNews
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: AdSense Arbitragers Using Free Domain Names Thanks to Loophole
Andy Beal / WebProNews: Domain Registration Loophole
Looking for Odeo's new home — In the last few months, we here at Obvious have been increasingly focused on Twitter. As a result, our original product, Odeo, has not gotten the attention it deserves. — It does not cost us much to run—in fact, AdSense covers the hosting …
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Ballmer blames pirates for poor Vista sales — Will crank up the WGA — THE SHY and retiring, softly-spoken CEO of Microsoft, Steve "Sounds of Silence" Ballmer is blaming software pirates for Vista's poor sales. — Ballmer admitted to financial analysts that the predictions for Vista …
Discussion: TechSpot News
Matthew Aslett / Computer Business Review:
Take Microsoft's Linux money, says Red Hat — Red Hat Inc's CEO has said the company is encouraging customers to adopt Microsoft Corp's offer of support vouchers for Novell's Inc's rival Linux operating system in order to get the issue over with. — Microsoft announced in November 2006 …
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog, JD on EP and Slashdot
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Red Hat Dismissing Microsoft, Oracle
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
Eyespot Powers NBA's Video-mixing site — Not unlike an unheralded draft pick who cracks the starting lineup, startup video-editing site Eyespot jumps into the big leagues Tuesday as the technology engine behind the NBA's new "highlights mixer" web site. — With league-sanctioned clips of dunks …
Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google News isn't top dog in UK news search, either — Last week, my article, "Is Google News the Tail Wagging the News Search Dog?," appeared in Search Engine Watch - just as Search Engine Strategies was getting underway in London. The article cited data showing that Yahoo News and AOL News …