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4:10 PM ET, April 18, 2007

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CNNMoney.com:
BlackBerry service back  —  Service problems disrupted e-mail traffic but the company says most service is restored.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A system failure knocked out BlackBerry service to millions of customers late Tuesday but the company said Wednesday morning that service for "most customers" was restored.
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WNBC:
BlackBerry Woes Getting Better  —  NEW YORK — New information on a BlackBerry system failure that NewsChannel 4 first reported Tuesday night.  —  The company that makes the handheld device said things were repaired Wednesday morning.  —  Research in Motion, the Canadian company that provides …
Yahoo! Tech Advisors:
BlackBerry Goes Down, BlackBerry Goes Up
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Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:   BlackBerry Blackout
Russell Shaw / The BlackBerry Beat:
BlackBerry service still down- but you wouldn't know it from RIM site
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Gizmodo:   BlackBerry Outage Update: It's Kinda Up
Consumerist:   Your Blackberry Isn't Working
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Yahoo's quarterly earnings fall 11%  —  Much-hailed Panama ad system may have set expectations too high.  —  Investors betting on Yahoo Inc.'s 2007 comeback might have gotten ahead of themselves.  —  The Internet company Monday reported first-quarter earnings that fell 11% …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquiring StumbleUpon  —  High-flying startup StumbleUpon has been rumored to be in acquisition discussions since at least last November.  Recently we've heard that talks have heated up again, with Google, AOL and eBay as potential suitors.  A source with knowledge of the deal …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why eBay wants Stumbleupon  —  Updated: TechCrunch just reported that StumbleUpon is in talks to being acquired with AOL, Google and eBay as possible suitors.  Though we have not been able to chat with folks from StumbleUpon, the social bookmarking discovery service, we have heard that eBay is the likely winner of the derby.
DigiTimes:
HTC to ship Google handsets by year-end  —  High Tech Computer (HTC) is now manufacturing Google handsets with shipments officially commencing at the end of 2007, according to handset component makers.  The makers also said the shipment volume will reach as high as one million units.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Google Phone launching end of 2007?  —  The on-again, off-again Google Phone rumors just got a healthy stir by Digitimes.  The Taiwanese tech rag says that HTC is building the phone with initial shipments set to hit by the "end of 2007" — globally in 2008.  They cite "handset component makers" as their source.
Eric Case / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
How to make a pie  —  Posted by: Yoah Bar-David, Software Engineer, Google Tel-Aviv  —  I have a friend who is a great chef and owns a restaurant.  A while ago he called and asked me in his mild French accent "how to make a pie."  I can cook, and I do it quite often.
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Google Spreadsheets Adds Charts
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Exclusive: Facebook May Launch Local Classifieds  —  Facebook is considering the launch of a local classifieds service, a source told Mashable.  Under the proposed system, it would be free to list items in your own network, and cost a few dollars to post to each additional network.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
David Filo / Yodel Anecdotal:
Don't even leave a footprint  —  Jerry Yang and I just announced at our quarterly employee all-hands that Yahoo! has committed to going carbon neutral this year.  Essentially, that means we're going to invest in greenhouse gas reduction projects around the world to neutralize Yahoo!'s impact on the environment.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
The VoIP wars: air supply is an optional feature  —  Mobile carriers seek to choke new market  —  Truphone boss James Tagg says his fledgling company will ask Ofcom to intervene if mobile networks continue to cripple VoIP-capable handsets.  —  Another VoIP provider told us today that Orange …
Discussion: All About Symbian and Techscape
SecurityFocus:
Notes On Vista Forensics, Part One  —  Introduction  —  While the fundamental principles of computer forensics remain largely unchallenged, the landscape upon which investigators operate is constantly changing.  A combination of new technologies and changing habits of use means …
Newlaunches.com:
Only 244 copies of Genuine Windows Vista sold in China  —  Microsoft spent millions of dollars advertising its next generation OS 'Windows Vista' in China, in fact the IT juggernaut threw up the biggest Vista Ad on the 421 meter high Jin Mao tower in Shanghai China.
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Virginia Tech: How Media Are Evolving  —  (Note: This will appear tomorrow as an op-ed piece in the Washington Examiner newspaper.)  —  Once again, horror has given us a glimpse of our media future: simultaneously conversational and distributed, mass and personal.
BBC:
Web counting tools 'need change'  —  The way web audiences are measured could be ripe for an overhaul, according to two reports out this week.  —  Measurements based on page-views and cookies (small text files which track net use) could be affected by changing user behaviour, the studies warn.
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