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8:50 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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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.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Google Controls Your Identity
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) …
Globe and Mail:
Warners cuts promo screenings over movie piracy worries  —  TENILLE BONOGUORE  —  TORONTO — One of America's biggest film companies has cancelled all promotional movie screenings north of the border because they claim there is no other way to stop Canadian movie piracy.
Discussion: Engadget and Michael Geist's Blog
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Etan Vlessing / Reuters:
Warner Bros. bans Canada previews in piracy move
Discussion: robhyndman.com and Slashdot
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Yet Another Newspaper Publisher Blames Internet For His Own Failure To Adapt To The Times  —  Okay, this is really beginning to get tiresome.  We thought that the newspaper industry had figured out that it needed to adapt to the times a few years ago when they finally started ditching subscription fees and registration gates.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mac share of surfers doubles in 8 months  —  Apple is eroding Microsoft's online market share, says analyst  —  The portion of people surfing the Web using a Mac has doubled in the past eight months, an Internet metrics analyst said today, and represents an audience that can't be ignored by Web application developers.
New York Times:
Why Wall St. Journal Editors Held News of Murdoch Bid  —  One of the trickiest things for a news organization to do is cover itself.  —  That was the situation some editors at The Wall Street Journal found themselves in last month when they learned that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation …
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.
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.
Discussion: Macsimum News and Podcasting News
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Is Big Software Now Like Big Pharma?  —  Fascinating discussion today at the venture capital panel at the Software 2007 conference in Santa Clara.  The panel included Bob Lisbonne of Matrix Partners, Ravi Mohan of Shasta Ventures, and Ted Schlein of Kleiner Perkins, and was moderated by Dan Dorosin of Fenwick and West.
 
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The State of Ubuntu 7.04 Is Strong
Discussion: Thinking Tech
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
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Valleywag:
The Coming Battle: Linked In v. Facebook
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