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9:45 AM ET, April 25, 2007

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Tyler Crowley / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
CalacanisCast 25 beta  —  Hello everyone, Tyler here - back with an impromptu podcast for your listening pleasure (read: no video)  —  As promised, Jason speaks with Fred Vogelstein from Wired regarding the recent fuss over interviews by email, and the upcoming Wired piece on A-list bloggers highlighting Michael Arrington.
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Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Interviews, Email or Live
Discussion: Mark Evans
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Calacanis Won't Do Phone Interview — Cowardly
Valleywag:
SILICON VALLEY USERS GUIDE: Interview etiquette
Eric Dash / New York Times:
No Charges for Apple Over Options  —  Federal securities regulators said yesterday that they would bring no civil charges against Apple over the backdating of executive stock options.  But they stopped short of removing the cloud that for nearly a year has hung over the company's chief executive, Steven P. Jobs.
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Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Autonomy to spin off consumer arm  —  Autonomy, the Cambridge-based search software company, on Wednesday announced plans to demerge and float its consumer division, with allows people to search internet TV and video clips.  —  The consumer division will be renamed Blinkx, and listed on London's AIM exchange for growth stocks in May.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Autonomy Exercises Option To Buy Blinkx; Merges With Its Consumer Division; Will IPO It In London  —  This is among the first such IPOs in the still-nascent online video search space, and almost solves the mystery of the weirdly secretive relationship between the data/information search company Autonomy …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Mashable!
John Liu / Bloomberg:
Google to Sell Online Ads on China Telecom Web Sites (Update6)  —  Google Inc. won the right to sell advertising on 400 Web sites owned by China Telecom Corp., helping it compete with Microsoft Corp. and dominant local rival Baidu.com Inc. in the world's second-biggest Internet market.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: 80 percent of blogs contain "offensive" content  —  Blogs are known to be a free-for-all for "expressive" content, but according to a new report by ScanSafe, a vast majority of blogs host content that is considered "offensive" and potentially "unwanted."
Discussion: The Webpreneur and digg
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PC World:
Blogs Now Infested With Offensive Content
Royal Pingdom:
Top 20 DNS server map shows US internet dominance  —  The US has long held a dominating position in the web hosting industry.  One way to examine this is to look at which DNS servers hold the most domain names.  It turns out that 16 of the 20 largest DNS servers in the world are located in the US.
Discussion: GigaOM
Iancr / Yahoo! Music Blog:
Lyrics By The Pound … Check out this now-embarrassing post from 1992 in rec.music.funky where I'm trying to decode the lyrics to "A Year And A Day" from Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique. … Yahoo! Music can tell you. … Click to download the Mike D interview MP3 … Or Rakim.  But mostly Yahoo! Music.
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Music and Gracenote Present Song Lyrics from U2, Prince …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Vista betas, RCs will reboot every 2 hours starting June 1  —  Microsoft to notify users of OS expiration, but no price break for testers  —  Microsoft Corp. today spelled out exactly how users of Windows Vista betas and release candidates can shift to the final code, and warned that beginning June 1 …
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista Beta 2, RC1 and RC2 set to expire
Discussion: One Microsoft Way, Neowin.net and digg
Nokia:
Over 100 million S60 devices shipped  —  Volume market attracts mobile innovation  —  S60 Summit 2007, Madrid, Spain - Nokia today announced that over 100 million S60 devices have cumulatively been shipped by S60 licensees to date.  S60 software built on Symbian OS is the world's leading …
Lorraine Woellert / Business Week:
Was Uncle Sam Bilked by IT Kickbacks?  —  The Justice Dept. has accused at least a dozen tech companies of running secret rebate and commission schemes, and more charges are expected  —  With some big players already named in lawsuits alleging a widespread kickback scheme …
Discussion: Rough Type
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Newsvine Relaunch Today: Build Your Own News Site  —  Seattle-based news site Newsvine will relaunch this afternoon with significant changes to the user experience.  They're calling the release "Evergreen."  —  Among the changes: like Netvibes, Pageflakes and other personalized homepages …
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Salesforce.com's Pitch to Startups  —  CEO Marc Benioff is opening an incubator to encourage software companies to develop complementary applications for AppExchange  —  Workers stand on ladders carefully positioning a company sign above a row of cubicles.
Basil / Mozilla Developer News:
What's happening with Mozilla Firefox 1.5?  —  Wanted to notify the community that Mozilla will only supply security and stability upgrades for Firefox 1.5 until mid-May of this year.  We encourage all Firefox 1.5 users to visit http://getfirefox.com to download the latest version of Firefox today.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's European Clone  —  If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Y Combinator can now consider itself twice flattered.  Y Combinator's funding methodology of investing a small amount of money across a wide array of young entrepreneurs has already inspired other programs, such as TechStars out of Colorado.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
EQO Gets $9 Million Series B  —  Vancouver-based EQO, makers of a mobile VoIP and IM client, just closed a $9 million second round financing on top of their $4 million CDN (~$3.5 US) series A financing.  The round was made by existing investors GrowthWorks and BDC Capital, with new investor, Ventures West, taking the lead.
Discussion: GigaOM and Mashable!
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Results from Apple's (Bumpy) 2nd Q Due Today  —  Investors following Apple (AAPL) are even more skittish than usual in advance of the company's second quarter earnings report, scheduled for 5 p.m. ET today.  —  "My crystal ball is one of the cloudiest on record," wrote a company watcher …
 
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Seeking Alpha:
AT&T Q1 2007 Earnings Call Transcript
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PC Pro:
Mac and Linux viruses to rise 'significantly'
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James Turner / O'Reilly ONLamp Blog:
The Virtues of Monoculture  —  I'm probably not saying anything …
Discussion: Slashdot
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Thoughts on the Hive Mind
Discussion: Hive Mind Bee Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Mac users get your FON on
Discussion: Martin Varsavsky
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
Mobile Content v Web Content
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Ask.com To Launch Contextual Advertising Product
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Valleywag:
TRAFFIC TRICKS: Technorati's search engine traffic
Discussion: 901am
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Myth of High-Tech Outsourcing
Peter Hartlaub / San Francisco Chronicle:
Another tragedy, another platform for video game fearmonger
Dell:
No Spin Zone: Dell Ushers In Better Mobile Storage Reliability …
Jon Udell:
Rewriting the enriched web
Discussion: Ryan Stewart