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11:15 AM ET, April 20, 2007

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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Collaborating with Marratech  —  As a company, we thrive on casual interactions and spontaneous collaboration.  So we're excited about acquiring Marratech's video conferencing software, which will enable from-the-desktop participation for Googlers in videoconference meetings wherever there's an Internet connection.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Marratech; Gets Into WebEx Territory  —  After reporting a monster fiscal quarter (the company has close to $12 billion in cash sitting around now and has hired nearly 2,000 new employees this year), Google made a quiet announcement on its corporate blog tonight …
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Business Wire:
Google Announces First Quarter 2007 Results  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.  —  "The global growth of our core search and ads business and our focus on building our partnerships drove …
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:   Breaking: Google acquires video conferencing company
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Google Web Conferencing Software has Full Screen Video and Application Sharing
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Your slice of the web  —  I'll probably visit more than 100 web pages today, and so will hundreds of millions of people.  Printed and bound together, the web pages you'll visit in just one day are probably bigger than the book sitting on your night table.  Over the next month alone, that's an entire bookcase full!
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Anil Dash:
Google Web History - Good and Scary  —  Many years ago, when the web was a simpler place, one of the scariest monsters conjured up to describe the privacy threats that lurked on the Internet was the DoubleClick cookie, used for tying your ad-viewing behavior on the web to your real-world identity.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Search History Expands, Becomes Web History  —  Google's Search History feature, which was switched on as a default option for many Google searchers in February, has now been renamed Web History to reflect how it has expanded to track what Google users do as the surf the web.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace News...Kinda Sucks  —  Update: Ironically, I just saw this post at the top of MySpace News.  Feel free to vote for it.  —  Mashable was the first blog to announce the imminent launch of MySpace News on Wednesday evening, but now the site is live, it seems to, well, suck a little bit.
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Michael Calore / Compiler:
MySpace News Should Be Benched
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
HANDS-ON WITH MYSPACE NEWS: FAR FROM A DIGG KILLER
Discussion: franticindustries and Startup Meme
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg API, Flash Application Toolkit, and Contest Announced!  —  Many of you have been asking about the Digg API and I'm happy to announce that it is now publicly available at services.digg.com along with a Flash application toolkit.  This will be a great tool for Digg users and partners …
Waxpancake / upcoming.yahoo.com:
The New Upcoming  —  Whew!  The new release of Upcoming is finally out the door.  We're still working out the bugs, so let us know if you find anything broken or weird!  Lots to talk about, and I'm sure you'll have lots of questions, so let's get right into it.  What's new?  —  Upcoming Grows Up
Discussion: Download Squad and WebProNews
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Petition Against Alexa's Statsaholic Lawsuit  —  To join this this petition, please scroll to the bottom and leave a comment expressing your support for Statsaholic.  —  Update: Commenters are proposing boycotts of Amazon coverage in the blogosphere, in addition to their services and the Alexa toolbar.
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Rod / TechFold:
Boooo to Amazon - Suing Statsaholic: Amazon API/ECS Boycott time?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Wal-Mart $299 HD DVD player on the way  —  Get ready to get your cheap HD on kids.  Wal-Mart just threw down some serious green for a batch of Chinese-made HD DVD players.  Just as they brought DVD players down to near-disposable status, their deal for 2 million HD DVD players produced …
George Ou:
Fear and anger erupt over $3 Microsoft Suite  —  By now, most people have heard that Microsoft will be selling a $3 version of Windows XP Starters Edition along with Office and some other educational software to students in the third world, but fear and anger have erupted in some circles in the Internet community.
Discussion: Newlaunches.com
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Big Money in Little Screens  —  Searching the Web on a mobile phone has been a lot like getting online via dial-up modem circa 1995: slow, tedious and not terribly useful.  Typing on tiny buttons, squinting at a list of links and clicking through to a page that won't display properly is enough to test anyone's patience.
Mike / Techdirt:
Google, Wikipedia Sued By Politician Confused About How The Internet Works  —  from the nice-work dept  —  In the US, when someone threatens to sue a site like Google or Wikipedia because of postings made by its users that are defamatory, you just point them to section 230 …
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Cathryn Atkinson / Globe and Mail:   Internet hosts should be made to pay for libellous statements, suit contends
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Most frequently visited websites - not what you'd expect  —  March's Comscore numbers just came out.  I took a look at the top 2000 web domains, but this time I ranked them by number of visits per month.  The results were a little surprising.  Here are the 41 sites that were visited 10 times …
Discussion: Pronet Advertising
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Lots of new stuff just added to Spaces  —  Some new stuff and some interesting numbers from Spaces: it's now available in 51 countries in 25 languages, there have been 93 million spaces created since Spaces was released, and more than 111 million people a month use Spaces.
John Musser / ProgrammableWeb:
Google AJAX Feed API  —  Google this week announced the release of the Google AJAX Feed API.  What is it?  It's a JavaScript library that lets you mashup RSS and Atom feeds entirely on the client, thus no need for server-side coding.  In addition, one of the useful core features …
Discussion: Compiler
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Google Feed API
 
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