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4:05 PM ET, April 17, 2007

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Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner to Explore Reducing Cable Stake  —  Inside Time Warner Inc., senior executives are considering what was once unthinkable: whether the world's biggest media company should substantially reduce its cable-TV holdings over time.  —  Cable has been a core part of the company …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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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, Internet Outsider and NewTeeVee
Joe / Techdirt:   Report: Time Warner Considers Getting Rid Of The Cable
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
Bewkes: Future of Digital Is Cable TV
Discussion: HipMojo.com and paidContent.org
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 …
Robin Hamman / cybersoc.com:   virginia tech bloggers: approach and confirm or link and disclaim?
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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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Intel confirms programmable, multi-core chip  —  IDF Intel claims to have ended the GPGPU era before it even started with the revelation of a new multi-core processor design called Larrabee.  —  At the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel server chip chief Pat Gelsinger confirmed the long rumored Larrabee chip.
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
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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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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.
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.
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.
adCenter Blog:
adCenter Quality-Based Ranking  —  On the 16th April we improved how we establish the quality and relevance of ads and landing pages in relation to the search user's likely intent.  This improvement will ensure that we maintain a high quality of ads and relevance to the Live Search user …
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 …
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Russell Beattie's Back With A New Project — Mowser  —  Russell Beattie's been busy since he quit blogging last year, he's just been a little more quiet about it.  However, he's announced a new project, Mowser.  It's a combination of a transcoder (so mobile users can visit full HTML sites) …
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 …
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 …
Amanda Chapel / Strumpette:
EXCLUSIVE: PC Magazine Considers Edelman Boycott  —  If there's one thing that characterizes the current social media explosion, it's the rush to push the limits.  It's absolutely exhilarating... well... that is, until the Gods push back.  —  This is about the Gods pushing back.
Discussion: Valleywag, rexblog.com and Epicenter
 
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
We're expecting  —  Well, we tried to keep it a secret as long …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Broadband Wireless News:
Wi-Fi Creeps Into Aquariums, Alarm Clocks and other Smart Adaptable Network Devices
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and The Raw Feed
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Google presentation app on the way
Michael Gartenberg:
Annoying Mac OS feature
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
When the comes from the people - live. A new architecture of news.
Scott Knaster / Official Google Mac Blog:
Google data APIs connect Cocoa developers to Google
Discussion: Google Code and digg
Curt Nickisch / NPR:
Blogs Get Fit to Go to Print
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
What's Happening to Our Lovely Cult?
 Earlier Items: 
PR Newswire:
EMC Reports Record First-Quarter Results
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
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
The Death of Web Radio?
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Google: The Ad Dominator?
Nokia:
The new Nokia 6120 classic combines faster download speeds with functionality
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Strikes Ad Deal With More Papers