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11:40 AM ET, April 14, 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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Google Spends $3.1 Billion For DoubleClick  —  Breaking: Google Spends $3.1 Billion To Acquire DoubleClick  —  About 20 minutes ago Google announced that they have agreed to acquired DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in cash (nearly double the size of their YouTube Acquisition).
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google buys ad firm DoubleClick for $3.1 billion  —  In its largest acquisition yet, Google has agreed to pay $3.1 billion in cash for online ad company DoubleClick, the companies announced Friday.  —  The deal gives Google a large network of advertisers and Web publishers to serve and sell ads to …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
The next step in Google advertising  —  Posted by Susan Wojcicki, Vice President, Product Management  —  At Google, we are constantly looking for new, innovative ways to make the information you want more accessible and more relevant—and to deliver it as fast as possible.
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Google to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billion  —  World's top search engine beats out Microsoft and others in bidding for DoubleClick, a leading digital marketing services firm.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Search engine leader Google is buying privately held DoubleClick …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
GoogleClick, Microsoft's Air Supply, & Bid 'Em Up Brin  —  How much worse can things get for Microsoft?  After having almost certainly begun the DoubleClick bidding, thus putting the online ad company in play, Microsoft has seemingly been outbid — again — by Google.
Discussion: Reuters
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
In Role Reversal, Google Buys DoubleClick
Discussion: New York Times
Valleywag:
BREAKING: Google acquires Doubleclick for $3.1bn
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
USI and Foxconn reportedly to make Wi-Fi iPod  —  Apple plans to launch new iPods featuring Wi-Fi in the second half of 2007.  Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) will produce the Wi-Fi modules and Foxconn will perform as the OEM system assembler, according to Taiwan portable music player component makers.
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ongoing:
Twitter, Rails, Seaside, Respect  —  If you're obsessive about dynamic languages and Web frameworks (and who isn't?) it's been a juicy few days.  Let's start with a bunch of pointers: Mike Pence interviews Avi Bryant & tries to start a fight.  Avi says "huh?".  DHH too, in his own space and an InfoQ interview.
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Ryan Tomayko:
Rails and Scaling with Multiple Databases
Discussion: Shebanation
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Acquires Internet (May 2017)  —  MAY 12, 2017 - BUSINESSWIRE.  Mountain View-based search giant Google Inc today announced they've acquired the internet for the astounding sum of $2,455.5 billion in cash.  The deal had been rumored in various search blogs since the beginning of the year …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Y Combinator, the incubator with buzz  —  Y Combinator has nailed the start-up incubator model, most likely because of its visionary leader.  —  Many famous incubators, from Idealab to CMGI, have come and gone over the years, and there are predictable autopsies suggesting the incubator model is flawed …
Discussion: Mercury News
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.
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
New Get a Mac Ad: Stuffed  —  It seems like only yesterday that Apple posted a fresh crop of 'Get A Mac' ads.  You know the ones, featuring Justin Long as the Mac and John Hodgman as the PC.  Well, looks like Apple forgot to post one called 'Stuffed.' As you can see in the picture PC …
Discussion: Apple Gazette and digg
TruBlog:
VIDEO showing internet telephony removed on some Nokia N95s  —  The Nokia N95 is a GREAT phone, capable of video, GPS, VoIP and more.  But before you buy on contract... ask if anything has been disabled.  —  Some carriers give you the whole phone... and some do not.
 
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Tom / New Scientist Invention blog:
Motorola's mobile smell-o-phone
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Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
SEE YOU AT NAB/RTNDA  —  NAB/RTNDA is just around the corner …
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AppleInsider:
Apple Inc. scores trademark coup with Beatles' label logos
Discussion: digg
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Says It Will Delay OS X Release for 4 Months
Discussion: Global Nerdy and Webomatica
Mike / Techdirt:
Lorne Michaels Wishes NBC Would Put More Of SNL On YouTube
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Dick / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner to Manage Feeds Across the AOL Network
Discussion: Startup Meme, Mashable! and A VC
Froosh / HipMojo.com:
Vimeo: What Could Have Been?  —  A couple of weeks ago …
Discussion: A VC and WeBothLike
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Report Says the Young Buy Violent Games and Movies
Discussion: Techdirt