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2:25 PM ET, April 16, 2007

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Tims / Tim Sneath:
INTRODUCING MICROSOFT SILVERLIGHT  —  It is with tremendous pleasure that I can reveal Microsoft Silverlight: our next-generation, cross-platform, cross-browser web client runtime.  Silverlight (previously codenamed "WPF/E") is a lightweight subset of XAML for building rich media experiences on the web.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Silverlight to Power the Next Generation of Media Experiences on the Web  —  Leading media companies and solution providers announce support for new solution for video and interactivity on Mac- and Windows-based Web browsers.  —  Today at the 2007 National Association …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Microsoft vs Adobe Smackdown - Silverlight and Adobe Media Player  —  Both Adobe and Microsoft are launching products that step right on each others' turf today.  Microsoft is launching Silverlight, a direct competitor to Adobe's Flash.  Meanwhile, Adobe is launching Adobe Media Player, a rival to Windows Media Player.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft Silverlight Takes On Adobe's Flash
Craig Rubens / NewTeeVee:
Silverlight Comes To Light
Discussion: Compiler
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
"WPF/E" becomes Silverlight, struts its video side
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Somasegar / Somasegar's WebLog:
Silverlight - The next generation web experiences
Discussion: WebProNews and Microsoft
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:   SilverLight, Microsoft Expression, & Visual Studio bring RIA's to life
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Google bought DoubleClick  —  If there was any need for proof that Google considers advertising its core competency, then last few days provide ample testimony to that fact.  The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has partnered with Clear Channel Communications to sell radio ads …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Rivals Start Weighing on Google-DoubleClick Deal; Want Close Regulatory Scrutiny  —  A flurry of activity over the weekend after Friday's announcement about Google's intention to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in cash.  Competitors like Yahoo, Time Warner and Microsoft, all of whom did bid for DCLK …
Nick / Rough Type:
Googleopoly  —  Whether or not Google's planned acquisition …
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Urges Review of Google-DoubleClick Deal
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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Karen / Official Google Blog:
An agreement with Clear Channel Radio  —  It's been more than a year since my dMarc Broadcasting colleagues and I joined Google.  We've been taking incremental steps toward our long term vision of bringing simplicity, efficiency, and accountability to the buying and selling of radio advertising.
Discussion: Epicenter and Googling Google
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Intel's MID UMPCs: So long XP/Vista, hello Linux  —  Big news on the UMPC front this morning folks.  Looks like Intel is shedding the Origami gorilla (read: Microsoft) as they prep a Linux-based platform to compete with Vista and XP-based UMPCs.  Intel will unveil their new MID …
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UMPCPortal.com:
UMPC News : New Linux distro for MIDs to be launched in May.  Redflag Mid Linux
Discussion: John Tokash's Blog and Ring Nokia
Business Wire:
Yahoo! and Newspaper Consortium Expand Strategic Partnership  —  Combines Strength of Newspapers' Unique Local Content and Relationships with Yahoo!'s National Reach and Advanced Technology to Create A Cutting-Edge Advertising Network for the Newspaper Industry
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Yahoo-Newspapers: It's Official: McClatchy Joins; Deal Expands …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Giving Away Information, but Increasing Revenue  —  THOSE who don't have $6,000 or enough prominent connections to get into a TED conference can take heart.  The price of admission just went to zero, provided you can settle for a more remote experience.  —  The TED organization …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New patent hints at Apple TV 2.0  —  A new Apple patent may give some foresight to the company's plans for offering a "true" multimedia center experience for the living room, as either enhancements to the Apple TV or an entirely new device.  The patent is for a "Multi-media center for computing systems" …
Discussion: Apple 2.0
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: GigaOM
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
In a Troubled Time, a New Business Magazine  —  Joanne Lipman, the editor of Portfolio, the new business magazine from Condé Nast, tapped gently last Monday on the door of David Carey, the publisher, and then burst into his bright Midtown corner office.
Nokia:
Widgets open up the mobile market for Web designers  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia introduces widget support for S60 and takes a significant step in realizing its vision of transforming mobility and the Internet with rich Web 2.0 experiences.  S60 will be the first mobile software platform …
 
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Mark Coker / VentureBeat:
Ignite lights up Web 2.0 Expo
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
Intel to demonstrate possible DRAM replacement
John Falcone / Webware.com:
HANDS-ON WITH ORB 2.0  —  Back in 2005, CNET reviewed Orb …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Sony really sucks at DRM
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Slashdot
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Google, Google, going ... gone  —  Om Malik reports …
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Orb MyCasting now available for the Nokia N800
Discussion: Darla Mack and jkOnTheRun
Verizon:
More Messages Mean More Value As Verizon Wireless Introduces …
Discussion: Phone Scoop and Mobility Site
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Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Brought To You By Goople  —  Google, meet Apple.  Apple, meet Google.
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Coghead launches; Undercuts Salesforce pricing by 23%
Nokia:
Highly desirable handset dressed in 18-carat gold plating
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
$100 Million Valuation For Geni
Ariel Leve / Times of London:
Phone rivals threaten to spoil iPod's party