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12:50 PM ET, April 25, 2007

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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: Startup Meme, Mashable! and TechFold
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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: Beet.TV and Mashable!
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google surpasses Microsoft as world's most-visited site  —  It's official: Google rules the world.  —  The Mountain View search engine has outstripped Microsoft on two fronts, becoming both the most visited Web site and the most valuable global brand.  —  The events are major milestones for Google …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Passes Microsoft For Most Visited Site In The World
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
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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Apple's Jobs 'was warned' on options
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Ask.com to Launch Contextual Ad Network  —  IAC/InterActiveCorp is launching a contextual ad network to complement its existing search ad distribution network.  It hopes the offering will become a viable alternative for publishers to Google's AdSense network.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung announces 1.8-inch 120GB disk for UMPCs and perhaps, iPods  —  Oh Samsung, you and your obsession with the "world's biggest" puts even Jersey girls to shame.  Chalk-up two more this morning with the world's highest capacity 1.8- and 2.5-inch hard disk drives.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and iLounge
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
SSD prices in freefall — won't overtake hard disks anytime soon
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google gets in on 'Intel Inside' campaign  —  Intel is injecting some of Google's famous ad magic into its "Intel Inside" campaign.  —  The world's largest microprocessor supplier and the most popular search engine were set to announce on Wednesday a co-marketing initiative that will allow makers …
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
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: broadbandreports.com and GigaOM
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
FCC to reveal spectrum auction plan  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday is expected to begin setting rules for one of the most important wireless spectrum auctions in the foreseeable future.  —  The new rules, which determine how to divvy up licenses and actually auction …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' to strengthen its voice  —  SAN FRANCISCO—In the next several months, Second Life avatars may find their long-awaited voice, said Philip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Lab, publisher of the virtual world.  —  Many Second Life members have long desired to bring voice to their text-based avatars.
eMediaWire:
Presenting the Coffee Machine That Reads Minds  —  Coffee machine company says it will lead the way for "super-automatic" coffee machines that use artificial intelligence.  This new breed of learning coffee makers could be introduced in the next several years, predicts coffee machine retailer.
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Raw Feed
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 …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Web threats to surpass e-mail pests  —  SAN FRANCISCO—By next year, Internet users can expect more cyberattacks to originate from the Web than via e-mail, security firm Trend Micro predicts.  —  E-mail has traditionally been the top means of attack, with messages laden with Trojan horses and other malicious programs hitting inboxes.
Discussion: TechSpot News and Macsimum News
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 …
Nathan Vardi / Forbes:
Patent Pirates  —  Hedge funds and institutional investors are financing the latest wave of IP lawsuits.  —  DeepNines is a tiny Dallas software maker that protects corporate computer networks from hackers and other threats.  But in August it became an attacker, filing a lawsuit against McAfee (nyse: MFE - news - people ).
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
 
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Gizmodo:
Samsung's Wireless 1080p Plasma Is Almost Ready, But Is It Safe Enough …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Gadget Lab
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Introduce User-Generated Content
Kim Nelson / Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Amazon.com Q1 2007 Earnings Call Transcript
Discussion: Between the Lines
Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA Seriously Smacked Down (Again) By Judge
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AT&T Q1 2007 Earnings Call Transcript
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Screenwerk
PC Pro:
Mac and Linux viruses to rise 'significantly'
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Neowin.net
Lorraine Woellert / Business Week:
Was Uncle Sam Bilked by IT Kickbacks?
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Salesforce.com's Pitch to Startups
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Tyler Crowley / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
CalacanisCast 25 beta  —  Hello everyone, Tyler here …
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's European Clone
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Thoughts on the Hive Mind
Discussion: Hive Mind Bee Blog
Basil / Mozilla Developer News:
What's happening with Mozilla Firefox 1.5?
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
EQO Gets $9 Million Series B
Discussion: alarm:clock and GigaOM
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: 80 percent of blogs contain "offensive" content
Discussion: The Webpreneur and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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