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11:55 AM 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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Daniel Terdiman / ZDNet News:
Journalists look to bloggers for Virginia Tech story  —  When a blogger known as icantread01 posted his girlfriend's tale of being shot and wounded during the Virginia Tech massacre Monday, it set off a flurry of journalists trying to get ahold of him.  —  Reporters from several news organizations …
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Another Sad but Seminal Day for CitJ
Discussion: Things That and BlogHer
Mike / Techdirt:
Judge Says Too Bad To Webcasters Upset About New Webcast Rates  —  from the sorry,-nothing-can-be-done dept  —  Last month, when the RIAA pushed through new webcasting royalty rates that were clearly designed to kill off a lot of webcasters, many people said not to worry, that the whole thing was just part of a negotiation.
Discussion: RSS, Mark Evans, 901am and Like It Matters
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BetaNews:
Copyright Board Upholds Decision; Internet Royalty Rates Proceed  —  Stating that Internet streaming broadcasters' objections had neither put forth new evidence nor presented any clear sign that they had made some egregious error, the three-judge US Copyright Royalty Board this afternoon ruled …
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Judges reject appeals from webcasters  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists.
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
The Death of Web Radio?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Schmidt says YouTube 'very close' to filtering system  —  update LAS VEGAS—Google is very near enacting a filtering service that would prevent copyright content from being uploaded to video-sharing site YouTube, CEO Eric Schmidt said Monday.  —  Schmidt made the comments to about 300 people …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
NAB: GoogleTube Close To Its "Claim Your Content" Filtering System
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.
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.
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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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Ring Nokia, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
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 …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Google: The Ad Dominator?  —  Deals with Clear Channel and EchoStar and an agreement to acquire DoubleClick have competitors worried.  But they shouldn't give up the game just yet  —  Is Google gearing up to dominate the entire advertising business?  Consider that this month alone …
Li Evans / Search Marketing Gurus:
Newsvine Beats Digg To Punch  —  Looks like Newsvine's users beat Digg's users in promoting the tragic mass shooting at Virginia Tech to the front page.  It was just about 1 p.m., and I was just finishing up lunch when I decided to take a gander at how the social news sites were handling this story.
Ken / Digital Common Sense:
On Being a Digital Road Warrior  —  I've been a road warrior in one form or fashion for a very long time.  Lately, the things things I carry with me have changed...evolved.  I carry at least one camera, my Nikon D50, almost daily.  I carry a Marantz PMD660 digital recorder all the time.
 
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Watching more, revealing less?
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Quanta may be developing PDA handset for Dell
Discussion: Gizmodo
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Xbox 360 Notebook Computer Converter Announced
David Cay Johnston / New York Times:
House to Vote on Bill to Ban Web Site Names That Resemble Those of U.S. Agencies
Adobe:
Adobe Unveils Next Generation Internet Video Solution
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
Bewkes: Future of Digital Is Cable TV
Valleywag:
ROBERT SCOBLE: King of the shills
Tony Smith / The Register:
Intel restyles laptop as wireless fashion accessory
 Earlier Items: 
Peter / The Local Onliner:
FatDoor Crawls the Web for Neighbor Info
Discussion: Screenwerk
APC:
Intel announces "Core 2 Duo on steroids" - automatic overclocking
Erik Wingren / blog.snap.com:
Introducing Snap Shots, from Snap.com
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Nokia seeks lost Marble widgets
Discussion: Ring Nokia
Mike / Techdirt:
More Evidence That Obscurity Is A Bigger Threat To Content Creators Than Piracy
Discussion: robhyndman.com
Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Code: Better Gmail (Firefox extension)
Barbara Quint / newsbreaks.infotoday.com:
Sci-Tech Societies Unite to Create Scitopia.org Search Portal
Om Malik / GigaOM:
100 Megabits to the home by 2015?  —  Can Americans dream …