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10:00 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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Blogs, Cell Phones Provide Coverage of Virginia Tech Shootings  —  Information Week reports that blogs and cell phones helped provide some of the earliest coverage of the shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech this morning.  A New York Times article calls the horrific incident the "deadliest shooting rampage in American history."
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?
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 …
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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
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.
Discussion: Mashable! and Download Squad
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
The Death of Web Radio?
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Copyfight
Jon Hicks / hicksdesign:
Google Reader Theme  —  I've been using Flickr as a bit of testbed for a new site theme I've been working on for Google Reader.  C'mon after the Bloglines thing, I bet you saw it coming didn't you?!  —  Same drill again then.  There may well be oddness and inconsistencies …
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.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch20 Conference Site Now Live  —  The official TechCrunch20 Conference website is live and has officially launched, and we are now taking company submissions and attendee registrations.  The dedicated TechCrunch20 blog is published at techcrunch20.com/blog.
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
TechCrunch20 Now Live
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 and CrunchGear
APC:
Intel announces "Core 2 Duo on steroids" - automatic overclocking  —  Intel today announced new details of its forthcoming Santa Rosa PC platform, including a significant revision of the Core 2 Duo chip.  —  "We call this processor Core 2 Duo but really it's Core 2 Duo on steroids.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
WiMAX coming to Intel laptops in 2008
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and dailywireless.org
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.
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
100 Megabits to the home by 2015?  —  Can Americans dream about a day when they get a 100-megabit-per-second broadband connection, delivered over fiber?  FTTH Council, says yes, and is pushing the US government to adopt a 100 Megabit Nation policy.  The Council says that we have the technology …
 
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