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6:05 PM ET, May 8, 2007

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Tom Sanders / Silicon Valley Sleuth:
Sun goes after Adobe Apollo, Ajax, Silverlight  —  The dust has hardly settled after Microsoft's unveiling of its Silverlight beta, or Sun Microsystems is making a plunge into the rich internet application market.  —  The server vendor on Tuesday will unveil its Java FX technology …
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look - Google Analytics Launches New Interface and Reporting  —  Since Google acquired Urchin's popular web analytics technology in 2005, re-branding as Google Analytics, the service has become a popular choice among marketers looking to understand their web site's traffic.
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Avinash Kaushik / Occam's Razor:
Google Analytics Is Re-Launched: Do These Five Things First In V2  —  Google announced the launch of Version 2 of Google Analytics today.  Over the next few weeks Google will upgrade current GA users to the new version.  Many of the most frequent GA users (big or small) …
Discussion: WebAnalytics.be Blog
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Analytics' New Interface
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
You're a Nobody Unless Your Name Googles Well  —  Abigail L. Garvey Wilson  —  Emerges From Obscurity;  —  Millions of John Smiths  —  Before Abigail Garvey got married in 2000, anyone could easily Google her.  Then she swapped her maiden name for her husband's last name, Wilson, and dropped out of sight.
Market Wire:
Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings  —  SAN JOSE, CA—(MARKET WIRE)—May 8, 2007 — Cisco (NasdaqGS:CSCO - News)  — Q3 Net Sales: $8.9 billion (increase of 21% year over year)  — Q3 Net Income: $1.9 billion GAAP; $2.1 billion non-GAAP  — Q3 Earnings Per Share: $0.30 GAAP (increase of 36% year over year);
Discussion: Between the Lines and BARRONS.com
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Business Wire:
HP Lifts Guidance for Second Quarter Earnings, Revenue  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced that it has raised its financial guidance for the fiscal second quarter ended April 30.  —  Based on preliminary data, HP expects to announce on May 16 …
Etan Vlessing / Reuters:
Warner Bros. bans Canada previews in piracy move  —  TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - In a pre-emptive strike against movie piracy originating from Canada, Warner Bros.  Pictures said Monday it will cancel preview screenings of its movies north of the border.
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Globe and Mail:
Warners cuts promo screenings over movie piracy worries
Discussion: Engadget and Michael Geist's Blog
kottke.org:
Growth of Twitter vs. Blogger  —  Further update: The Twitter data is bad, bad, bad, rendering Andy's post and most of this here post useless.  Both jumps in Twitter activity in Nov 2006 and March 2007 are artificial in nature.  See here for an update.  —  Update: A commenter noted …
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Brooks Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
ABC, Cox Bar Ad Skipping in Video on Demand  —  Walt Disney Co.'s two big TV networks, ABC and ESPN, have struck a deal with cable operator Cox Communications Inc. to offer hit shows and football games on demand — but with the unusual condition that Cox disables the fast-forward feature that allows viewers to skip ads.
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Valleywag:
Exclusive: Natalie Portman's lifecast  —  Natalie Portman, the actress who played Queen Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars saga, is touring around Silicon Valley in search of funding for a new project.  The winsome movie star, who came to public notice as a 12-year-old in the charge …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google launches Google Reader for the Wii  —  Google quietly launched Google Reader specifically designed for the Wii last night — the new interface even makes use of the buttons found on your Wiimote.  On my initial digging, I cannot find a similar interface designed specifically for the PS3 browser.
BBC:
Linux evolves for mobile phones  —  A version of the increasingly popular Linux operating system Ubuntu will be developed for use on net-enabled phones and devices.  —  The Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded project aims to create the open source platform for initial release in October 2007.
Nick / Rough Type:
Google preparing to police web  —  Increasingly worried by the use of conventional web sites to distribute the viruses that turn innocent PCs into botnet "zombies," Google appears to be readying a plan to police the web.  If the plan goes forward, Google will use new software …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Luke Jerod Kummer / New York Times:
A Boston Newspaper Prints What the Local Bloggers Write  —  While most newspapers are trying to stake bigger claims online, one new publication is pulling material off the Internet to be printed in ink.  —  John Wilpers, editor in chief of BostonNow, a free weekday daily introduced last month …
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Apple: Caris Ups Target, Estimates On Strong iPod Sales; Sees Huge iPhone Demand  —  Shebly Seyrafi, an analyst with Caris & Co., this morning raised his price target for Apple (AAPL) to $115 from $110, asserting that iPod sales in the June quarter should be up from the March quarter.
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Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier / Linux.com:
Turn your Linux box into a PDF-making machine
Consumerist:
Debt: Hasbro And Visa Pervert LIFE Board Game To Train Children …
Discussion: Cathode Tan
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mac share of surfers doubles in 8 months
Gizmodo:
Dream Tablet: Mac Tablet Concept Puts Other Tablets to Shame
Ian McAllister's Blog:
RSS web feeds for tags at Amazon.com
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and TechCrunch
Jason Brooks / eWEEK.com:
The State of Ubuntu 7.04 Is Strong
Discussion: Thinking Tech
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Why Microsoft Can't Buy Yahoo and "Just Be GE"
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John Andrews / johnon.com:
The New York Times flexes it's SEO Muscle
Valleywag:
The Coming Battle: Linked In v. Facebook
Li Evans / Search Marketing Gurus:
Paid Links Debate - The Experts Weigh In
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace/Photobucket: User Overlap Is Nearly 100%
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Me.com Launches A Ning Competitor
James Thomas / CenterNetworks:
My life without Google
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hot or Not Tears Itself Apart, Reinvents
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com and AppScout