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11:40 AM ET, March 26, 2007


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Steve Fox / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
InfoWorld folds print mag to focus on online and events  —  Yes, the rumors are true.  As of April 2, 2007, InfoWorld is discontinuing its print component.  No more printing on dead trees, no more glossy covers, no more supporting the US Post Office in its rush to get thousands of inky copies …
Virginiah / infoworlditexecconnect …:
InfoWorld Brand Moves Online  —  The news hit the internet this morning: as of next month, InfoWorld will no longer be distributed in a print edition.  To take maximum advantage of the opportunities for our business going forward, and remove the distraction of maintaining and fretting over a costly …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Sugar fueled batteries could power portable electronics  —  Before you take a swig of that kosher Coke this passover, think about what else you could be doing with your sugar-rush-in-a-can: powering your laptop for example, if a team of researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri are successful.
'Juiced-up' Sugar-Fueled Battery Could Power Portable Electronics  —  Juicing up your cell phone or iPod may take on a whole new meaning in the future.  Researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri have developed a fuel cell battery that runs on virtually any sugar source …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Hot Spectrum Draws Cash, and Ideals  —  It is referred to as the last beachfront property in the wireless world — a prized swath of spectrum that is about to be sold at federal auction.  And it has touched off an intense lobbying effort pitting cellular companies against a variety …
Bob Garfield / AdAge:
Bob Garfield's Chaos Scenario 2.0  —  The Post Advertising Age  —  Maybe you'd better lean forward.  Presently you will be given five reasons to consider something barely imaginable: a post-apocalyptic media world substantially devoid of brand advertising as we have long known it.
The Independent:
So, how many podcasts did you download today?  —  Simon Kelner of 'The Independent' caused a stir last week when he said he didn't know anyone who'd used a podcast.  What a dinosaur!  But, discovers Tim Luckhurst, he can't be alone.  Most days, responses to newspaper blogs barely …
Discussion: Telegraph Blogs
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zimbra Desktop To Launch: Full Offline Functionality  —  Zimbra will announce a new offline client application, Zimbra Desktop, later this week.  It will allow Zimbra users to access and use Zimbra's email and other office applications, in the browser, when offline.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zimbra Desktop Launched - Growing Trend of Offline Access to Web Apps
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Coming soon: Offline access to Web applications
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Build Your Own With Ustream  — launched a week ago, and is rising steadily in popularity.  It's a simple idea - the site shows live video of Justin, who lives in San Francisco with his buddies and spends his time meeting with local startups and personalities.
Discussion: and The Webpreneur
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Amazon leaks Adobe CS3 pricing, availability dates, code split [u]  —  One of the largest online retailers has let slip the entire launch strategy for Adobe's Creative Suite 3 and its various individual apps — and revealed that PowerPC-based Macs may soon become second-class citizens in the program designer's eyes.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Monkey Bites, Gadget Lab and digg
Dave Coustan / Earthling:
Announcing the Helio Ocean  —  This morning Helio announced the details of their new device featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Ocean.  —  It's a dual-slider, meaning that if you slide it one way, a numerical keypad slides out from the bottom, and if you slide it the other way, a nice QWERTY keypad slides out from the side.
Discussion: Gizmodo and hyku | blog
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Intel to produce chips in China  —  Intel has announced that it will open a wafer fabrication facility in China, a significant milestone in the chip giant's manufacturing history.  —  As reported earlier, the plant will be located in an industrial rust-belt hub in northeast China called Dalian …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Maker of Mobile Games Brings Line to BlackBerry  —  Is that BlackBerry owner tapping out a crucial e-mail message, or playing just one more round of Asphalt: Urban GT 2?  —  Gameloft, a leading maker of games for cellphones, plans to announce today that it is bringing its line of mobile games …
Discussion: MoCoNews
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Drop in Ad Revenue Raises Tough Question for Newspapers  —  For newspapers, February was the cruelest month.  So far.  —  Revenue from advertising was in striking decline last month, compared with February a year ago, and were generally weaker than analysts had expected.
Mike / Techdirt:
Architect Of The DMCA Admits It Hasn't Worked Out; Suggests New Approach Needed  —  from the not-much-of-an-apology-though dept  —  Michael Geist notes the surprising news that Bruce Lehman, an original architect of what became the DMCA, is basically admitting that the law has been a failure and hasn't worked out at all as planned.
Discussion: Reel Pop, The Long Tail and digg
Sebastiaan / Cocoia Blog:
Review: Security in OS X Leopard Preview Build  —  I've got a few friends who really develop Apple software for a living (whose names I'd rather not discuss here) and run Apple's developer builds of Leopard for software testing purposes.  Every once in a while, I come by and test some of my apps …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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LimeWire Defiant in Face of RIAA Pressure
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EE Times:
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The Album, a Commodity in Disfavor
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Windows Live Core - the Software as a Service platform
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Why Seed Investing Is Less Risky Than Later Stage Investing