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7:50 PM ET, April 2, 2008

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google to Lay Off About 300 at DoubleClick  —  In the first sizable layoffs in its history, Google is cutting about 300 jobs from the American operations of DoubleClick, the advertising technology company that it acquired recently, according to a person with direct knowledge of Google's plans.
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Official Google Blog:
Selling Performics Search Marketing  —  Since we closed the acquisition of DoubleClick on March 11, we've been immersed in integration planning for each of our products and business units.  Recently we completed this process for the DoubleClick Performics businesses, and have decided to split …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Google Selling Performics — Thanks, Google!
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
At CTIA, Yahoo unveils a smarter mobile search  —  Yahoo announced a new mobile search strategy Wednesday at the CTIA Wireless trade show in Las Vegas, centered on the latest iteration of its Yahoo OneSearch product.  —  In a keynote address by Marco Boerrie, the company's executive vice president of …
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Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 3 beta 5 now available for download  —  Please note: Firefox 3 Beta 5 is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback.  It includes new features as well as dramatic improvements to performance, memory usage and speed.
Discussion: Compiler, Macsimum News and BlueBlog
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Loses Its Musical Soul  —  Yahoo Music Vice President Ian Rogers has resigned to join a new stealth music startup called Topspin Media as CEO.  —  This is a blow to Yahoo - Rogers is one of the few music industry insiders who have a clear vision for what the future of music should be.
Discussion: Tech Confidential
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Iancr / FISTFULAYEN:
Cool Change  —  Word is leaking out, so I may as well set the record straight...  After four years and three months, I'm leaving Yahoo! for another opportunity.  I'll be joining founders Peter Gotcher and Shamal Ranasinghe as the CEO at a still-mostly-stealth company called Topspin Media.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Rick Aristotle Munarriz / Motley Fool:
Google's Going to Do What?! … The rumor mills are turning at a feverish pace.  —  Various sources are predicting that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is about to hook up with eBay's (Nasdaq: EBAY) Skype.  And Google's M&A appetite may not stop there.  Shares of Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Reuters:
Expedia shares rally on takeover rumor
Discussion: CNET News.com and WebProNews
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: More On The iPhone Shortage; Why Bernstein Does Not Buy The Theory That A 3G Phone Is Imminent  —  So here we are again, wondering about missing Apple (AAPL) iPhones.  —  The last time this became an issue, the question was why Apple's iPhone unit sales were so much higher than the sales …
Veronica Belmont:
Moving on to new projects  —  Hard to believe the time has already come, but soon enough I'll be moving on from Mahalo to embark on some exciting new projects!  Mahalo Daily has been a really amazing experience (and not just because I get to do things like fly a plane) …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Valleywag
Charlie Caroe / Telegraph Sport:
David Beckham century gift - a golden ipod  —  Former England captain David Beckham will be dancing for joy after his team-mates clubbed together to buy him a special something to celebrate him reaching the elite 100-cap club for his country.  —  Beckham, 32, who reached his century during …
Juan Carlos Perez / IDG News Service:
Pro Baseball Web Video Woes Continue  —  Major League Baseball's MLB.TV online broadcasting service encountered serious technical difficulties for the second straight day.  —  Major League Baseball's MLB.TV online broadcasting service encountered serious technical difficulties for the second straight …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
MLB.TV strikes out with premium online video
Discussion: MLB.TV Mosaic Blog and WebProNews
Jon Fortt / Big Tech:
Apple's new campus still a long way off  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs addresses the Cupertino City Council on April 18, 2006.  Image: City of Cupertino  —  According to city maps, the site of Apple's new campus will be bounded by Interstate 280, Wolfe Road, Pruneridge Avenue and Tantau Avenue.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
eBay Bans Auctions Of Digital Goods  —  from the another-market-mucked-up-by-digital- goods dept  —  We've pointed out more than a few times how digital goods muck up traditional markets that are based on the concept of scarcity, and it appears that eBay has come to the same conclusion.
escoBam / RADAR:
TINA BROWN TO PARTNER WITH BARRY DILLER ON NEWS AGGREGATION SITE  —  Former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor Tina Brown has more than her much-ballyhooed bio of Bill and Hillary Clinton coming down the pipeline: Radar has learned that the erstwhile “Queen of Buzz” is partnering …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Comcast to Bring Speedier Internet to St. Paul  —  Minnesota sports teams are not known for coming in first.  But the Twin Cities are now out in front in at least one respect: Comcast plans to announce tomorrow that it is beginning the rollout of a new broadband Internet technology …
louisgray.com:
TechMeme Leaderboard's Top Ten: Six Months In  —  Gabe Rivera turned the world of ranking technology blogs upside down six months ago, seemingly overnight, with the debut of the TechMeme leaderboard, constituting the top 100 blog or news sources whose posts reached the popular site in the prior 30 day period.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Announcing The TechCrunch50 Conference: September 8-10, San Francisco
Reuters:
MySpace Music to launch in days, sources say
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
For Some Advertisers, ‘Google Slap’ Means Plummeting Revenues
Pocket-lint.co.uk:
Orange France reveals number of iPhones sold
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
Sony Non-Shocker: Sixaxis Discontinued
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Interview: Douglas Merrill, President, EMI Digital Business …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
FriendFeed's goal: More than just a feed aggregator
Business Wire:
New Nike+ SportBand Expands the Nike+ Experience to Make Running Even Easier
 Earlier Items: 
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Report: sub-$200 WiFi touchscreen iPods from Apple by holidays
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
The New Opera Mini Arrives - Now 50% Faster Than Before
Scott Moritz / Fortune:
A new low for Motorola  —  Motorola's dismal week now includes …
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
iPhone users: Think young and rich, not different
Matt / Photo Matt:
OpenID and Spam
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Microsoft Surface launching April 17th... with AT&T
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
Judge to RIAA: You can't sue over songs ‘made available’ via P2P
 

 
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