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6:55 AM ET, April 10, 2007

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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Salesforce.com snags Koral's Web 2.0 content management service  —  Salesforce.com has taken another drink from its AppExchange marketplace pool, acquiring nine-person startup Koral and its on demand content management service.  Kendall Collins, senior vice president of product marketing for salesforce.com …
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Says Hello To Microsoft Sharepoint And Other New ECM Competitors
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
How to win in the Twitter vs. Jaiku battle  —  Over the weekend, a weird thing happened on the nanoblogging service Twitter (review; how-to): Its most popular contributor, Leo Laporte, announced that he was leaving Twitter for a competing service, Jaiku (review).  And that he was taking his fans with him.
Discussion: TechLifeBlogged
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
iTunes streamed to your phone?  Possibly  —  The release of Apple TV a few weeks ago has opened up an intriguing new possibility: streaming music from iTunes on your home computer to your cell phone.  —  No, Apple TV does not stream over the Internet or across a cellular phone network, but the SlingBox does.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Takes Partial Ownership Of Maxthon Browser  —  Multiple sources are confirming that the Chinese/Israeli startup behind the Maxthon Browser has sold a minority stake to Google.  The total investment size is rumored to be around $1 million.  We are also hearing that this investment is part of a …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Neil McIntosh / Complete Tosh,:
This Blogger's Code of Conduct  —  God preserve us from the Well Intentioned (WI).  In the wake of the shocking Kathy Sierra episode, the WI have managed not to conclude there are simply some unpleasant people in the world who we should ignore, or report to the police.
PC World:
Google Admits Using Outside Source for Chinese App  —  Software updated, but Sohu.com still wants apology and compensation.  —  Faced with mounting questions over similarities with a rival's software, Google Sunday acknowledged that a dictionary of Chinese words used with one of its recently …
Discussion: Startup Meme and Slashdot
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google's IME Caught Plagiarizing
Discussion: Compiler and Googling Google
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
New WiMAX broadband technology a boon for labels  —  LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - If you've never heard the term "WiMAX" before, don't sweat it.  You're probably not alone.  —  But in the hyper-wonk, tech-speak jargon of the wireless industry, WiMAX is the latest thing making its way through …
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Gizmodo
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Gizmodo:   WiMAX is Coming, and the Music Industry Doesn't Want to Miss Out
PlagiarismToday:
Why Wordpress.com is Virtually Spam Free  —  A recent study by WebmasterWorld found that an estimated 77% of all blogs on Google's Blogspot service were spam.  Similarly, AOL Hometown, had well over 80% of its results turn out to be spam.  Even MSN Spaces, which as not mentioned in the report …
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Joseph Laszlo:
Akimbo Throws in the TV Towel  —  The key Internet video story for the year, if you ask me, is bridging the gap between the PC and the TV, getting Internet video to the box where consumers most want to see it.  [See the outlook and mandate sections of Programming for the Three Screens, a TV and Filmed Entertainment report.]
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Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
RIP - Dell Axim  —  It's with great sadness that I bring you the news that the last of the Dell Axim X51v line has gone out the doors of Dell and puts an end of a great run of Pocket PCs from Dell.  —  In late 2002, Dell released the Dell Axim X5.  The Dell Axim X5 shook up the Pocket PC world offering …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Dell stops selling Axim handheld
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Raw Feed
Valleywag:
THE CHART: Hottest startups  —  In two threads — one on Linked In, the other on Venture Beat — commenters are nominating the hottest startups of Silicon Valley.  We totted up the mentions on both threads.  Facebook, the college social network, scores highest; with Admob, the mobile ad network, following up.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and VC Ratings
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Electronic Arts Plays Catch-Up After Shrug-Off of Wii (Update1)  —  Video-game designer Nick Earl spent eight months holed up with his development team rushing to adapt ``The Godfather'' for Nintendo Co.'s Wii.  —  The reason for the long hours: Earl's employer, Electronic Arts Inc. …
Tom / I'd Rather Be Writing:
Twenty Usability Tips for Your Blog — Condensed from Dozens of Bloggers' Experiences  —  I've been doing research on what distinguishes good blogs from poor ones, especially by reading "lessons learned" posts by bloggers.  I've come up with 20 principles I think are worthwhile.
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs and Bokardo
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo's Long-Ass Nokia N95 Review: Why it Rocks, Why it Sucks  —  Nokia's N95 superphone is complicated, taking days for even the most experienced gadget journo to digest.  That's why lots of reviews I've seen so far are either extremely light or 10,000 word stunners: This is one of those long ones.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Has Pop-Ups Ads  —  The GooTube team is not inserting advertising into YouTube clips as post or pre-rolls.  That might happen, but not quite yet.  Chad Hurley has said that in-clip ads would not be appreciated by the YouTube user base.  He may be right.
iProspect:
iProspect Social Networking User Behavior Study  —  Background and Definitions  —  In January 2007, iProspect partnered with independent research firm JupiterResearch to develop a series of survey questions focused on how the U.S. online population utilizes several of the most popular social …
Fvogelstein / Epicenter:
My other interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt  —  Eighteen months ago, in November 2005, I interviewed Google CEO Eric Schmidt for a story I was working on for Fortune Magazine.  I left the magazine before I finished the piece, and in a classic case of old media thinking, I didn't publish the interview.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Widevine to Offer Flash DRM 'Holy Grail'  —  Widevine, a multiplatform digital rights management provider, will announce Tuesday it has added Flash DRM to its library.  The Seattle-based company, which touts its independence from content services, devices, operating systems …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Finetune Launches Apollo Desktop Player
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David Hinkle / Nintendo Wii Fanboy:
Guitar Hero 3 headed to the Wii this Fall?
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Circuit City: We'll have Paper Mario by 2 p.m. on launch day, or you get $20
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Mozilla: Why Desktop E-Mail Crucifies the Browser
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Birthplace of Silicon Valley in shambles
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Last.fm Launches Subscriptions - Surviving the Online Radio Fallout
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Google Blogoscoped:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo Snags TellMe Execs
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Google News is NOT newspaper driven: Zell vs. Schmidt
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Red Zune to Include Exclusive Sports Content
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Things Computers Can Do in Movies
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Man on the Hot Seat at Cisco
Joe / Techdirt:
Six Months After Port Security Bill, Online Gambling Thrives
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
Alpha Geek: Useful Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets
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Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
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