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10:45 PM ET, April 9, 2007


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Tom Neumayr / Apple:
100 Million iPods Sold  —  Apple® today announced that the 100 millionth iPod® has been sold, making the iPod the fastest selling music player in history.  The first iPod was sold five and a half years ago, in November 2001, and since then Apple has introduced more than 10 new iPod models …
PC World:
Google Admits Using Outside Source for Chinese App  —  Software updated, but still wants apology and compensation.  —  Faced with mounting questions over similarities with a rival's software, Google Sunday acknowledged that a dictionary of Chinese words used with one of its recently …
Discussion: Startup Meme
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
No twinkie badges here.  —  I was doing my best to ignore Tim O'Reilly's misguided effort to play hall monitor to the blogosphere, wishing it would just go away.  But unfortunately the New York Times did not ignore it.  How could it pass up a juicy opportunity to make us all look like the louts they all too often think we are?
Mike / CrunchNotes:
My Thoughts On O'Reilly's Code of Conduct
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
New WiMAX broadband technology a boon for labels  —  LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - If you've never heard the term "WiMAX" before, don't sweat it.  You're probably not alone.  —  But in the hyper-wonk, tech-speak jargon of the wireless industry, WiMAX is the latest thing making its way through …
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Gizmodo
Gizmodo:   WiMAX is Coming, and the Music Industry Doesn't Want to Miss Out
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Details of the next dash update  —  While the actual update is about a month away from being released, today we released official details on some of the new features and enhancements the free update will contain.  In addition to [MSN Messenger] Windows Live Messenger integration …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update
Discussion: MacUser and parislemon
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Electronic Arts Plays Catch-Up After Shrug-Off of Wii (Update1)  —  Video-game designer Nick Earl spent eight months holed up with his development team rushing to adapt ``The Godfather'' for Nintendo Co.'s Wii.  —  The reason for the long hours: Earl's employer, Electronic Arts Inc. …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq, Go Nintendo and Game | Life
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets:
Google News is NOT newspaper driven: Zell vs. Schmidt  —  Poor Google?  —  The outpouring of support for the $150 billion market cap company (that is oft cited as the most influential corporation in a generation) whenever anyone dares to discuss the fairness, or not, of the business model …
Rafe Needleman /
How to win in the Twitter vs. Jaiku battle  —  Over the weekend, a weird thing happened on the nanoblogging service Twitter (review; how-to): Its most popular contributor, Leo Laporte, announced that he was leaving Twitter for a competing service, Jaiku (review).  And that he was taking his fans with him.
Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog:
Pictures of the New Text Input Device  —  Okay, I'm no product shot expert, but I was able to get a few pictures of the new Text Input Device this morning.  There have been some questions about how it attaches, and how comfortable the controller would be with the keyboard attached.
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
Alpha Geek: Useful Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets  —  Windows Vista's Sidebar gets no respect - and that's a shame.  With the right gadgets, the Sidebar can help you get things done, especially if you have enough screen estate to keep it running in the foreground (like on a widescreen monitor).
Discussion: DailyTechRag
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
RIP - Dell Axim  —  It's with great sadness that I bring you the news that the last of the Dell Axim X51v line has gone out the doors of Dell and puts an end of a great run of Pocket PCs from Dell.  —  In late 2002, Dell released the Dell Axim X5.  The Dell Axim X5 shook up the Pocket PC world offering …
Erica Ogg / CNET
iTunes streamed to your phone?  Possibly  —  The release of Apple TV a few weeks ago has opened up an intriguing new possibility: streaming music from iTunes on your home computer to your cell phone.  —  No, Apple TV does not stream over the Internet or across a cellular phone network, but the SlingBox does.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Macsimum News
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
AT&T: Free calls may cost $250 M  —  How much could the so-called Free Calling schemes cost AT&T this year?  More than $250 million, if you are to believe a letter AT&T chief lobbyist Jim Cicconi sent to FCC chairman Kevin Martin last week.  —  As the phone giant's latest move …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG and Valleywag
Fvogelstein / Epicenter:
My other interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt  —  Eighteen months ago, in November 2005, I interviewed Google CEO Eric Schmidt for a story I was working on for Fortune Magazine.  I left the magazine before I finished the piece, and in a classic case of old media thinking, I didn't publish the interview.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo Snags TellMe Execs  —  The ink on the Microsoft-TellMe Networks deal isn't even dry, and we are already seeing some key executives leaving the company.  Gary Clayton, the chief creative officer of TellMe and the man who helped develop the critically acclaimed mobile search application …
Akimbo Lets Consumers Download Thousands of Videos for Viewing on Their Computers  —  Largest Internet VOD Service Available for TV and PC  —  Akimbo™ Systems today announced that its Internet video-on-demand service will be available next week in beta release for Windows XP and Vista-based PCs.
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