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5:30 PM ET, April 3, 2007

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Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
The State of Technorati, April 2007  —  I typically issue the State of the Blogosphere report each quarter to give a glimpse into our data and what that may tell us about the global social media phenomenon.  As many of you have pointed out, it's been nearly six months since the last report.  Yow!
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Mark Evans:
Talking Up Technorati  —  If Technorati is looking for a suitor or more venture capital, the latest State of Technorati report is a dead giveaway.  CEO David Sifry talks about how Technorati has evolved into a new media company, how tags have really exploded, and how it's still …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Mirror mirror on the wall, which blog search is best of them all?  —  Last Friday I visited the famous South Park area in San Francisco.  It's a small park south of Market street where a number of cool Web 2.0 startups are located (Twitter's parent, Obvious Corp, is located in a building on one end of the park).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Technorati's Mating Dance
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Technorati Looking to Sell?
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-017  —  Vulnerabilities in GDI Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925902)  —  Version: 1.0  —  Who Should Read this Document: Customers who use Microsoft Windows  —  Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution  —  Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
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Google:
Google Announces TV Ads Trial  —  At Google, we are constantly looking for ways to improve user experience and bring value to advertisers, publishers and partners.  Users spend a lot of time watching TV so improving the relevance of advertising information on that medium is important.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Vonage hangs up on Verizon patent infringement with new agreement  —  Vonage has signed an agreement with a VoIP network services provider to carry calls placed by Vonage customers, giving the troubled VoIP provider an out on two of the three Verizon patents it was found to have infringed.
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Somasegar / Somasegar's WebLog:
Listening to your feedback - Expression and MSDN  —  When we announced Expression Studio last December, we saw great excitement from both the design and development community - excitement that is clearly reflected in the hundreds of thousands of CTP and trial downloads we've already seen.
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Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:   Microsoft Makes Expression Tools Available to MSDN Subscribers
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
EMI to Drop Digital Locks in Web Sales  —  EMI Group, the British music giant, broke ranks with the music industry's biggest corporations yesterday by announcing a deal to sell songs online through Apple's music service without copy protection.  —  The move by EMI, which ranks last among …
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Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft sued over Windows Vista marketing  —  A lawsuit alleges that Microsoft Corp. engaged in deceptive practices by letting PC makers promote computers as "Windows Vista Capable" even if they couldn't run the new operating system's "signature" features.
Business Week:
A Happier Tune for Napster  —  Investors bid the shares higher Tuesday after the online music service's quarterly revenue forecast beat Wall Street expectations  —  Napster (NAPS) continues battling for survival against tough rivals like Apple (AAPL), which dominates the online music market …
Discussion: paidContent.org and PR Newswire
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Drinks with Dell  —  When I blogged that I was headed down to Austin and the University of Texas last week, I got email out of the blue from Dell's chief blogger, Lionel Menchaca, inviting me to meet him and his colleagues over drinks or out at Dell HQ.  I said I hadn't been planning to pack …
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Insurgent / JoshWolf.net:
Watch the Unedited Video  —  During the course of this saga I have repeatedly offered to allow a judge to be the arbiter over whether or not my video material has any evidentiary value.  Today, you the public have the opportunity to be the judge and I am confident you will see, as I do …
Discussion: Social Media
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
SATELLITE STATIC  —  CARMEL GROUP THROWS WRENCH INTO SIRIUS/XM MERGER  —  The Carmel Group, the influential research firm whose analysis helped kill the 2003 merger of EchoStar and DirecTV, will release a new report today that outlines the strongest arguments yet against merging satellite …
Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
Greenpeace Ranks Apple Last in Greenness  —  Greenpeace Int'l Ranks Apple Last for Environmental Friendliness, While Lenovo Group Tops List  —  AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Greenpeace International placed Apple Inc. last in its rankings of major electronics makers for their environmental friendliness …
 
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
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FCC imposes rules designed to prevent pretexting
Michael Cohn / Red Herring:
BitTorrent to Serve Up Ads
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
ICANN may be looking for immunity from U.S. law
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
In VoIP, Cisco thinks small to go big
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Google vs. Microsoft: Vying for DoubleClick
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Mobile customers interested in dual-mode service after all
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