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6:30 PM ET, April 13, 2007

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New York Times:
Google Buys DoubleClick for $3.1 Billion  —  Google reached an agreement today to acquire DoubleClick, the online advertising company, from two private equity firms for $3.1 billion in cash, the companies announced, an amount that was almost double the $1.65 billion in stock that Google paid for YouTube late last year.
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Business Wire:
Google to Acquire DoubleClick  —  Combination Will Significantly Expand Opportunities for Advertisers, Agencies and Publishers and Improve Users' Online Experience  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG - News) announced today a definitive agreement …
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Intel expected to launch new UMPC platform  —  The company is rumored to be announcing its entry into the nascent small-notebook market at the IDC  —  Business analysts at Intel's technology conference next week will focus on the company's powerful server chips, but industry blogs are showing …
Discussion: The Next Net and CrunchGear
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Future of Intel's ultramobile PC?  —  Update: Infoworld has a long piece on Intel's pending announcement. … Interesting video that outlines what the future of UMPC might actually look like - or at least that's the vision.  This could be coming soon... in Beijing next week...who knows!
AppleInsider:
Apple's iPod may gain Wi-Fi by holidays  —  Apple plans to launch new iPods featuring Wi-Fi during the second half of 2007, according to a report at DigiTimes, the same publication which first reported that Apple would be forced to push out Leopard's release until October.
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BBC:
Net reaches out to final frontier  —  A programme to kick-start the use of internet communications in space has been announced by the US government.  —  The Department of Defense's Iris project will put an internet router in space by the start of 2009.  —  It will allow voice …
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch
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Will / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Routers in space
Discussion: Epicenter and WebProNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Shannon Terry Is Pissed Off, Threatens Lawsuit Against TechCrunch  —  I just received the letter below by email, in reference to my previous post on Shannon Terry and Rivals.com.  I'm not going to make a statement on this just yet - our lawyers are involved and have advised me to keep quiet for now.
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Electronics to Release Duo Hd Player  —  Seoul, Korea - April 13, 2007 : Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., a leader in consumer electronics and digital media technologies, and the first company to introduce a Blu-ray disc player will introduce a dual format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player in time for the holidays.
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Software HD-DVD/Blu-ray Players Updated
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Cybercrooks exploiting new Windows DNS flaw  —  Cybercrooks are using a yet-to-be-patched security flaw in certain Windows versions to attack computers running the operating systems, Microsoft warned late Thursday.  —  The attacks target Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 systems through …
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BBC:
Leopard delayed by Apple iPhone  —  The next release of Apple's operating system, OS X, is being delayed by four months.  —  Scheduled to appear in mid-June, the new version of the Mac software, codenamed Leopard before now, will instead be released in October.
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Warner Music wants unprotected albums off Web site  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group on Thursday demanded that online retailer AnywhereCD remove its digital albums from the site, saying the start-up had violated their agreement by selling Warner's music without copy protection software.
Discussion: Coolfer
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Papers are said to plan Yahoo deal expansion  —  A dozen companies that own about 250 daily newspapers are preparing to expand a ground-breaking partnership with Yahoo Inc. to share advertising and editorial content, several newspaper executives familiar with the situation said.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Google Is Offering 411 Service  —  I haven't seen a lot of people connecting the dots between Google's recent announcement of 411 service and Microsoft's acquisition of Tellme.  —  Now obviously, there's one connection in that both are plays in local search, and it's certainly true …
Discussion: Open Sources and BloggingStocks
Lifehacker:
Google Earth adds hiking trails  —  Want to scout out some hikes before your next trip?  Google Earth's new layer has hundreds of them.  —  Specifically, the Trimble Outdoors Trips layer features GPS-marked trails for activities including hiking, biking, backpacking and running.
Lifehacker:
LH Top 10: Free Computer System Recovery Tools  —  Your data's trapped on a dead computer.  You lost your login password.  You never wrote down the product key on a non-working Windows installation.  Your Mac won't start.  —  Don't pay the extortionists at the computer repair shop 800 bucks …
Discussion: DailyTechRag and digg
Jayson Otke / newscenter.philips.com:
Philips to acquire Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a leading supplier of accessories for mobile devices  —  Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Charleston, South Carolina - Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) today announced that Philips will acquire US-based Digital Lifestyle Outfitters …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mobility Site
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Report Says the Young Buy Violent Games and Movies  —  A surge in online promotion and the proliferation of unrated DVDs has eroded the entertainment industry's promise not to entice youth with violent fare, according to a Federal Trade Commission report on the marketing of violence to teenagers.
 
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Imus, FCC, Cable Limits and Corporately Owned Media
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FeedBurner to Manage Feeds Across the AOL Network
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Froosh / HipMojo.com:
Vimeo: What Could Have Been?  —  A couple of weeks ago …
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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
TV Networks Still Wrestling With 'Video'
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Julie Katz / Forrester's Marketing Blog:
Transforming employees into brand advocates
Discussion: Online Spin and AttentionMax
Market Wire:
Mobile TV/Video to Reach $12.7 Billion Globally
Blizzard Entertainment:
BLIZZCON™ 2007 ANNOUNCED
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Bug hunters face online-apps dilemma
 Earlier Items: 
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Is cable in Verizon's crosshairs?
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
What's Weighing Down Google's Stock?
Phil Carson / RCR Wireless News:
Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kid phones
Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:
Sun Honeymoon Update: Servers
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed and digg
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
We Don't Need No Stinking Best Effort
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Massive spam shot of 'Storm Trojan' reaches record proportions
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
VisiblePath Is A Lot Like LinkedIn, Except It's Useful