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10:20 PM ET, April 16, 2007

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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Irony alert: Microsoft, AT&T oppose Google/DoubleClick merger on antitrust grounds  —  The old playground taunt of "it takes one to know one" seems especially apropos today as Microsoft and AT&T both raised antitrust questions about the proposed Google/DoubleClick merger.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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Rich Tehrani / TMCnet:
Google Achieves Behavioral Targeting Nirvana
Discussion: Digital Destiny and Slashdot
Nick / Rough Type:
Googleopoly  —  Whether or not Google's planned acquisition …
Discussion: BloggingStocks and InsideGoogle
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Irrational Exuberance 2.0  —  Although I was invited to speak, I decided not to go to this week's Web 2.0 Expo.  There wasn't enough value in my justifying a cross-country trip to California to attend or participate.  Most of the vendors/speakers I can engage with online.
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Tim O'Reilly: We are becoming part of the machine  —  Tim O'Reilly opened the keynote phase of the Web 2.0 Expo describing the Web 2.0 philosophy: "It's about building the global computing network and harnessing all the collective intelligence of all the people who are connected. …
Mark Coker / VentureBeat:
Ignite lights up Web 2.0 Expo
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
NETVIBES UNIVERSES: SINGLE PAGE AGGREGATORS FOR THE BIG GUYS
Discussion: E L S U A
USA Today:
Vonage: No tech 'workaround'  —  NEW YORK — Vonage has finally confirmed what many had feared: The embattled Internet phone company has no "workaround" in hand to sidestep Verizon's patented Internet phone technology.  —  Moreover, Vonage (VG) isn't sure that such a plan is even "feasible …
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Vonage admits it can't avoid Verizon patents
Discussion: GigaOM and TechSpot News
comScore:
Cookie-Based Counting Overstates Size of Web Site Audiences  —  Frequent Cookie Deletion by 3 out of 10 U.S. Internet Users Leads to Overstatements in Audience Sizes by a Factor as High as 2.5  —  Implications for Advertising and Audience Measurement Deemed Significant by ARF and Industry Experts
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Fred / A VC:
Overcounting Web Audiences  —  When you hear a web site's audience size, it's most often stated in unique visitors.  And those unique visitor counts are usually generated by analytics packages that use cookies to determine unique visitors (browsers).  There are other methods …
Discussion: Valleywag and Pronet Advertising
Google:
Clear Channel Radio and Google Will Jointly Drive Radio Advertiser Expansion  —  Agreement Makes Guaranteed Inventory Available to Google Advertisers On More Than 675 Clear Channel Radio Stations  —  SAN ANTONIO AND MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16, 2007 — Clear Channel Radio and Google Inc. …
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New York Times:   Suitors Raise Bid for Clear Channel
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
TechCrunch20 Now Live  —  While the startup-sphere was all knee-deep in DEMO coverage last January, TechCrunch's Mike Arrington and Sequoia Capital EIA and Weblogs Inc cofounder Jason Calacanis talked up their plans to launch their conference TechCrunch20.  Their idea is to bring together 20 …
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Accenture Newsroom:
User-Generated Content Is Top Threat to Media and Entertainment Industry, Accenture Survey Finds  —  In its annual survey of senior executives in the media and entertainment industry, Accenture examined the growth strategies of companies across the landscape of advertising, film, music …
John Markoff / New York Times:
E-Mail Innovator Plans to Enlist in the Wireless Campaign of the Patent Wars  —  Nicholas Fodor is about to dive into the patent wars that have tangled up the business of wireless e-mail.  But his weapon of choice is not a lawsuit.  It is a new e-mail service he is developing using …
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM
Gizmodo:
TomTom One XL Makes Official Debut with Larger, Wider Touchscreen  —  We knew it was coming, and this morning TomTom officially debuted its new GPS handheld, the TomTom One XL.  The new device will have a wide 4.3-inch touchscreen display with built-in Bluetooth and 32MB of RAM.
PhysOrg.com:
Microsoft: Silverlight More than a Flash  —  Microsoft gives a name to its Flash-killer technology.  The technology formerly known as WPF/E is now known as Silverlight.  —  Microsoft has given a go-to-market name for its cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering the next generation …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Windows-Now.com
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Silverlight to Power the Next Generation …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netvibes Launches Universe: Customized Public Pages  —  This afternoon Netvibes will announce the launch of Netvibes Universe, allowing users to create highly customized versions of Netvibes and publish them for public access.  Netvibes has created 100 or so branded versions for the launch …
Business Wire:
VideoEgg, a Leading Video Solution for Social Networks, Receives Investment from WPP  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—VideoEgg, Inc., the leading video solution and video ad network for online communities, today announced a strategic investment from WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY), one of the world's leading communications services groups.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Web 2.0 LobbyCam  —  I'll be turning on the camera sometime between now and 10 a.m. and we'll see how it goes walking around the streets of San Francisco.  I'll be hanging out in the lobby all day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — I have several parties/dinners to attend in the evening but don't have enough battery life to go that far.
dive into mark:
Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Rails Developer David Heinemeier Hansson's Response to Alex Payne's Interview  —  Source: Twitter Trouble. … I feel I deserve an enormous share of that flattering press. … I'm going to pretend that everyone has these problems.
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
WiMAX coming to Intel laptops in 2008
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Linda Goin / VoIP Now:
74 Open Source VoIP Apps & Resources
Discussion: digg
Tommi / Tommi's S60 applications blog:
Introducing Nokia Beta Labs
DigiTimes:
Asustek to begin shipping notebooks to Dell in June and launch Classmate PCs in 2H
Discussion: Engadget and The Tech Report
Gizmodo:
Samsung's Concept PCs: The Wizard of Odd
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Xbox 360 scratching discs? Maybe, says Microsoft
BBC:
Broadband challenge faces Britain
Associated Press:
Ahead of the Bell: AQuantive
Discussion: HipMojo.com
 Earlier Items: 
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
IBM, Yahoo Upgrade Enterprise Search App
Business Wire:
Yahoo! and Newspaper Consortium Expand Strategic Partnership
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Sony really sucks at DRM
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Google, Google, going ... gone  —  Om Malik reports …
Nokia:
Widgets open up the mobile market for Web designers
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New patent hints at Apple TV 2.0
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Giving Away Information, but Increasing Revenue