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12:40 AM ET, May 9, 2007

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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: Michael Geist's Blog and Engadget
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Studios sing chorus of "Blame Canada"
Etan Vlessing / Reuters:
Warner Bros. bans Canada previews in piracy move
Discussion: robhyndman.com and Slashdot
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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 …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screen Shot of Truemors: Guy Kawasaki's Rumor Service  —  We mentioned Guy Kawasaki's newest venture, Truemors, last week along with some early comments we got from the private beta testers ("rumor reporting bulletin board with twitter-like capabilities").  —  We've now gotten …
Discussion: Newsome.Org
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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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.
GamePolitics.com:
Hey, Jack... You Want Fries With That?  —  Not content to sue (so far this year) the Florida Bar, the Florida Supreme Court, GTA publisher Take-Two Interactive and leading gaming blog Kotaku, game-hatin' barrister Jack Thompson has focused on a new target, burger franchise Wendy's.
Discussion: Joystiq, Go Nintendo and digg
Donald Bell / CNET News.com:
First 1 trillion-pixel image  —  Medical imaging specialists Aperio have broken the 4GB file size limit on the TIFF image format by creating their own format called BigTIFF and offering the format into the public domain (an amazing fact in its own right).  To showcase the power …
Discussion: digg
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates makes case for Microsoft's ad business  —  SEATTLE—While Microsoft may face some challenges as it attempts to take advantage of the shift to Internet advertising, it has plenty of company and the determination to make the most of whatever opportunities the shift presents, said the company's chairman.
Discussion: ResourceShelf
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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Wall Street 2.0  —  Gordon Gekko is back.  —  20th Century Fox has announced that it will be filming a sequel to 1987 cult classic Wall Street.  The movie spawned lines that even today are quoted by stockbrokers and Investment Firms: lunch is for wimps and or course "Greed is Good".
Discussion: parislemon and Jeff Sandquist
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 …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mobile social networks, don't go it alone  —  The web-based social network boom and the rising use of cell phones for non-voice functions, makes the trendy 'mobile social network' phenomenon an obvious area for investment.  But the reality is that it's difficult to base a business off …
Discussion: Mashable! and Alec Saunders .LOG
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft Portable Media Center, RIP: 2004 - 2006
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update lands tonight
cellular-news:
Nokia Handset Designed for the Blind
Discussion: Darla Mack and VoIP Now
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Final iPod update is available via Download Center
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5 Second Life Lessons I'Ve Learned The Hard Way
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Journalist at center of YouTube case
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JupiterResearch Anticipates Substantial Growth in VoIP Telephony Market
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Yet Another Newspaper Publisher Blames Internet For His Own Failure …
Consumerist:
Debt: Hasbro And Visa Pervert LIFE Board Game To Train Children …
Discussion: Cathode Tan
Ian McAllister's Blog:
RSS web feeds for tags at Amazon.com
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and TechCrunch
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Apple: Caris Ups Target, Estimates On Strong iPod Sales; Sees Huge iPhone Demand
Jason Brooks / eWEEK.com:
The State of Ubuntu 7.04 Is Strong
Discussion: Thinking Tech
New York Times:
Why Wall St. Journal Editors Held News of Murdoch Bid
Valleywag:
The Coming Battle: Linked In v. Facebook
BBC:
Linux evolves for mobile phones
 

 
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
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Anthony Crupi / Sportico:
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Mark Harris / New York Times:
An analysis of Hollywood's grim status in 2024, recovering from a year of downsizing and strikes; supply lines will take at least a year to flow at capacity

 
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