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1:45 PM ET, April 17, 2007

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Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Internet Names the Wrong Killer  —  In the absence of any official information from police on the identity of the Virginia Tech killer, internet sleuths claiming to be in-the-know have been calling attention — on message boards and online aggregators like Digg — to the LiveJournal blog of a particular 23-year-old gun nut in Virginia.
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Robin Hamman / cybersoc.com:   virginia tech bloggers: approach and confirm or link and disclaim?
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
The Death of Web Radio?  —  On April 16, right in the midst of the NAB2007 broadcasters conference, the Copyright Royalty Board upheld its earlier decision to impose higher royalty rates on Web radio stations.  The stations will have to cough up these royalty payments …
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BetaNews:
Copyright Board Upholds Decision; Internet Royalty Rates Proceed
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Judges reject appeals from webcasters
Intel:
Intel Names Winners Of Million-Dollar PC Design Challenge  —  Move Over Big, Beige Box, Home PCs are Getting a Makeover  —  Intel Corporation today announced the winners of the USD$1 million Intel® Core™ Processor Challenge, a contest designed to spur industry innovation in new …
Discussion: Paul Mooney and Channel 9
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APC:
Intel announces "Core 2 Duo on steroids" - automatic overclocking
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
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Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Set to Turn On Rights Filter
Discussion: Google Watch
Jon Hicks / hicksdesign:
Google Reader Theme  —  I've been dugg so the site is taking a right old thwacking at the moment.  Thankyou to Jez at Segpub for helping me out with the load!  —  I've been using Flickr as a bit of testbed for a new site theme I've been working on for Google Reader.
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Can the Web Replace Time Warner Cable?  —  The Wall Street Journal's Matthew Karnitschnig has this piece today that says Time Warner is thinking of lowering its investment stake in Time Warner Cable because, in part, the Internet is emerging as a "viable venue for watching TV."
Discussion: GigaOM and NewTeeVee
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Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
Bewkes: Future of Digital Is Cable TV
Discussion: paidContent.org and HipMojo.com
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Local TV stations face Net threat  —  LAS VEGAS—The Internet is the cause of much fear and loathing here at this gathering of broadcasters.  —  Some attendees of the National Association of Broadcasters conference this week are worried that local television affiliates will be the next business species …
Hjanssen / Port 25:
Windows Media Player Plug-in for Firefox  —  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog called 'We're Writing Firefox Plug-ins?  Interview with Ian Gilman and Thoughts on 10 Months at Microsoft' (Who came up with that title anyway!)  —  In which I chronicled my first 10 months on the job.
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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Quanta may be developing PDA handset for Dell  —  Quanta Computer is developing a PDA handset for Dell, and the new model is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year, according to industry sources.  —  Quanta said it would not comment on any issue concerning individual clients.
Light Reading:
Could Vonage Sprint to an Exit?  —  Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG - message board) is in talks with Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S - message board) about a way to resolve that carrier's patent lawsuit against the VOIP provider, Light Reading has learned.  And one source says a Sprint buyout of Vonage is on the table.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple seriously considering iPhone rebate, subsidy - report  —  Several recent developments on Apple's iPhone strategy have compelled one analyst to raise his estimates and price target on shares of the company, such as word that the iPod maker is seriously considering a move to subsidize …
Discussion: Engadget and Apple 2.0
Nokia:
The new Nokia 6120 classic combines faster download speeds with functionality  —  More and more consumers are using their mobile phones for tasks such as downloading music, streaming video, browsing the Internet or receiving emails with attachments.  The compact Nokia 6120 classic phone makes …
Tariq Krim / Netvibes.com Blog:
Enter the Netvibes Universe  —  Today we're introducing something that will change, and improve, the way you use Netvibes: the Netvibes Universe.  —  Personal Universes  —  Soon, every single Netvibes user will be able to create a personal Netvibes Universe, that is …
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Xbox 360 Notebook Computer Converter Announced  —  Halo 3 on the go!  —  Microsoft's oft-rumored plans for a portable Xbox may have just been spoiled.  The latest peripheral from the same folks that brought the world the Onimusha sword controller and the Final Fantasy X-2 gun controller promises …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Mobility Site and Gizmodo
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Strikes Ad Deal With More Papers  —  After a flurry of deal making over the last few days, Google and Yahoo, two giants of the online advertising business, are set to encroach on each other's turf even more aggressively than before.  —  On Monday, Yahoo announced a broad deal …
PR Newswire:
EMC Reports Record First-Quarter Results  —  Delivers 15th Consecutive Quarter of Double-Digit Revenue Growth, Q1 EPS increase of 36%  —  HOPKINTON, Mass., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC - News), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions …
Discussion: Between the Lines and BARRONS.com
Curt Nickisch / NPR:
Blogs Get Fit to Go to Print  —  · The blogosphere is coming to a newspaper near you.  —  Beginning this month with Boston as the pilot market, Icelandic publishing company Dagsbrun plans to launch free dailies in 10 U.S. cities.  The papers will run blogs alongside the usual newspaper fare.
Discussion: The Bivings Report and seattleduck
 
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John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Tellme Launches Free 411 Business Search Service
Scott Knaster / Official Google Mac Blog:
Google data APIs connect Cocoa developers to Google
Discussion: Google Code and digg
alarm:clock:
How-to Video Pioneer 5Min Launches, Raises Seed
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
What's Happening to Our Lovely Cult?
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Watching more, revealing less?
David Cay Johnston / New York Times:
House to Vote on Bill to Ban Web Site Names That Resemble Those of U.S. Agencies
 Earlier Items: 
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Google: The Ad Dominator?
Ken / Digital Common Sense:
On Being a Digital Road Warrior
Tony Smith / The Register:
Intel restyles laptop as wireless fashion accessory
Peter / The Local Onliner:
FatDoor Crawls the Web for Neighbor Info
Discussion: Webware.com and Screenwerk
Erik Wingren / blog.snap.com:
Introducing Snap Shots, from Snap.com
Li Evans / Search Marketing Gurus:
Newsvine Beats Digg To Punch