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12:15 AM ET, April 6, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Web 2.0: End of Innocence  —  David Galbraith, a good friend of mine, is not a man of extremes.  Polite to a fault, he uses logic to make his arguments.  Today, in response to our My Maps post, he wrote a stinging piece, The Day Web 2.0 Died.  Hyperbole?  I don't think so …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Launches MyMaps - Platial Gets Screwed  —  A launch from Google that's sure to go down well: MyMaps, rolled out in the last few hours, lets you create your own personalized maps within Google Maps.  —  You can mark your favorite places, draw shapes to represent areas and lines to represent journeys …
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
My Maps - New Google Maps Update Supports Google Earth Features  —  Google has just released a significant update to Google Maps which allows anyone to, in a sense, create their own maps "mashups" - or what they call "My Maps".  Google was kind enough to demo the new features to me on Wednesday.
Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
Map-making: So easy a caveman could do it
Valleywag:   STARTUPS: Google's victims
David Galbraith:
The Day Web 2.0 Died.  —  Google release a completely obvious …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Osunick / del.icio.us:
making Firefox more del.icio.us  —  For the past few months, we've been working on a new del.icio.us Bookmarks extension for Firefox.  We quietly released it to the addons.mozilla.org community to see what would happen, and we've been constantly working on it to make it great for our core community of users.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Early Prototype Of FireFox Coop Released  —  Firefox's exploration of bringing social networking features into the browser has moved forward a step.  There is now a very rough prototype of "Coop" available as a Firefox Add-on that tries out some of the ideas discussed on the Firefox Labs wiki.
Discussion: Forever Geek and CostPerNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   If You Don't Use Del.icio.us, You Will Now  —  Social bookmarking …
Inside AdWords:
Two changes to how top ads are displayed  —  Our product teams are constantly making adjustments to improve both the user and advertiser experience.  As many of you may have already noticed, we've recently made two changes to the top AdWords ads that appear above search results on Google.com.
Stephen Bagg / Compete Blog:
Craigslist's Dirty Little Secret  —  It's no wonder that Craigslist is champion of the online classifieds revolution; Compete reports just under 17 million people visiting per month.  The site boasts quick accessibility, a straight-forward interface, and a posting registry ranging from video games …
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Comcast Cuts Off Bandwidth Hogs  —  Man your PCs.  The bandwidth hogs are revolting and Comcast is the recipient of their virtual torches and pitchforks.  —  Customers across the country have been contacted by the telecom giant with a warning to curb excessive bandwidth consumption or risk a one-year service termination.
The Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
April 2007 Advance Notification  —  This is Christopher Budd once again.  I noted on Tuesday when discussing the release of MS07-017 that our out of band release was not cancelling our regularly scheduled April 2007 release.  In that vein, as part of our regular release process …
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Microsoft criticized for Open XML petition  —  An online petition posted by Microsoft to fast-track the standardization of its Office Open XML document format masks the company's concern over the procedure, according to a leading open-source advocate.  —  The petition is an attempt …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Neil Long / Computer gaming industry news from MCV:
Secret Atari project revealed  —  Ambitious new PS3 Home-beating community portal in the works, says Atari online boss.  —  MCV can reveal that Atari is to roll out a major new online initiative in the summer which will allows users to create their own gaming experiences.
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Opposable Thumbs
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Review: Apple TV brings iTunes videos to your HDTV, but quality disappoints  —  NEW YORK - Apple Inc. has graced the public with another smooth, white, exquisitely designed gadget, this time aiming at making it easier to play iTunes movies and songs on the living-room TV set.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple's not fighting back against Apple TV hacks  —  We had a word with Apple yesterday about the Apple TV — specifically about that supposed backdoor.  We asked whether enthusiasts really are in fact having services and hacks shut down through surreptitious software updates and backdoors into the Apple TV …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Gizmodo and digg
New York Times:
Cable TV Networks Boycott eBay Ad Exchange  —  Auctions on eBay may be adored by millions of consumers around the world, but the large cable television networks have decided they want nothing to do with them.  —  Cable networks like Turner Networks, Discovery, Lifetime and ESPN have decided …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Patrick Klepek / 1UP.com:
WARHAWK WILL BE ON BLU-RAY AND PS NETWORK  —  Not yet known if there will be differences between the two.  —  As more and more favorable impressions are lumped on Warhawk, many have accepted the game's multiplayer focus and becoming more interested in when and how they can get their hands on the update to the PS One classic.
Discussion: Forever Geek and Kotaku
 
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New York Times:
Spinning Into Oblivion  —  DESPITE the major record labels …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Teaching Google To See  —  "Image search" is really something …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Homes, not just homepages  —  More than ever, home buyers …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
EMI Releases First Album With DRM-Free Option; Artists Selling Direct from Site
Discussion: emigroup.com
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
GOOGLE TALK WIDGET GETS BETTER
Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
Google to build $600M datacenter in South Carolina
Discussion: Neowin.net
Jan Schaffer / J-Lab:
New Voices: 10 New Citizen Media Ideas Are Funded
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I finally get "semantic" Web
 Earlier Items: 
Lisa Hoover / Download Squad:
Talk to your Skype contacts from any phone
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Stephan / JAJAH:
PSP (PlayStation Portable) gamers around the globe: Call with JAJAH!
Gizmodo:
Verizon Wireless Gets its Mitts on BlackBerry 8830 World Phone
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google's Chief Gets $1 in Pay; His Security Costs $532,755
BBC:
Cursor hackers target WoW players
Discussion: WOW Insider
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
Beaming Up 3-D Objects on a Budget
Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
Thailand Bans YouTube
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Online Experiment for Print Magazine