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2:20 PM ET, April 10, 2007


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Palm Announces New Linux Based Mobile Platform  —  Today at Palm Inc's Analyst Day, Palm CEO Ed Colligan officially announced that Palm will deliver a new Linux and open source based mobile computing platform combined with Palm OS Garnet technology on new products later this year.
Discussion: Phone Scoop and All About Symbian
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Palm prepping its own Linux-based OS  —  Just a few years late, Palm is finally getting ready to land its users onto a modern Palm-built OS.  Ed Colligan, in his Investor Day keynote today, announced that Palm will be launching a homegrown Linux-based OS by the end of the year …
Discussion: Wireless Doc and digg
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts:
New Palm OS will come before the end of the year according to Ed Colligan, Palm will continue to support Palm OS base - Ed Colligan's keynote at the Palm Investor and Analyst Day, New York City  —  Just coming from the investor Day - Ed Colligan says "Palm is going to roll out new OS …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Takes Partial Ownership Of Maxthon Browser  —  Multiple sources are confirming that the Chinese/Israeli startup behind the Maxthon Browser has sold a minority stake to Google.  The total investment size is rumored to be around $1 million.  We are also hearing that this investment is part of a …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   What would a Google investment in Maxthon mean to Microsoft?
Matt Moore / Mail&Guardian:
European papers optimistic on future — with web's help  —  Are newspapers set to become yesterday's news?  Don't count on it, say editors at some of Europe's iconic publications.  —  The pressures on the industry — in Europe as in the United States — are prodigious …
Discussion: The Media Age
Robert Andrews /
European Newspapers 'Optimistic' About Print And Digital  —  A wide-ranging AP article surveying the European newspaper landscape finds editors "optimistic" about both the web and the survival of print.  The gist: while US newspapers self-flagellate in pursuit of a purpose and a business model …
Nick / Rough Type:
Salesforce vs. Google  —  Up to now, and Google have been defined, competitively, by their mutual disdain for the Horrible Monster of Redmond.  ("I don't think it makes sense for me to comment on the words and actions of Steve Ballmer," sniffs Chief Googler Eric Schmidt at the start of a new Wired interview.)
Discussion: BloggingStocks
iProspect Social Networking User Behavior Study  —  Background and Definitions  —  In January 2007, iProspect partnered with independent research firm JupiterResearch to develop a series of survey questions focused on how the U.S. online population utilizes several of the most popular social …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Store Looks Promising?
Discussion: Social Media Club
Weblogs 'need content warnings'  —  Readers should be warned when they are reading blogs that may contain "crude language", a draft blogging code of conduct has suggested.  —  The code was drawn up by web pioneer Tim O'Reilly following published threats and perceived harassment to US developer Kathy Sierra on blogs.
iRobot's New Bots Clean Your Pool, Bring You Mai Tais  —  iRobot's new pool-cleaning bots make me wish I had a pool.  Both the Verro 300 and Verro 600 can vacuum up leaves, algae and bacteria from your pool, but what makes them extra cool is that they can do all of this while making sure …
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
i-Dog gets 'Spider-Man' makeover  —  Tiger Electronics, maker of the i-Dog, is releasing two new versions of the musical toy, both inspired by the upcoming Sony Pictures release "Spider-Man 3."  The aptly-named Spi-Dog, available now for $40, retains the music response features and built …
Discussion: Engadget, I4U News and Ubergizmo
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Disney Mobile shares subscriber stats  —  Disney Mobile will soon celebrate its first anniversary, and the mobile virtual network operator is providing some statistics to show how consumers are using the service.  —  In a press release issued over the weekend, the company said 30 percent …
Chitika Blog:
Get More Out of Conferences and Networking Events -By Chris Brogan  —  Expert: Chris Brogan,  —  You've shuffled into the convention center, and found your way over to where you pick up your badge.  It's finally here.  You're at the big conference.  There's a big fat guide of topics and speakers, and lots to do.
Discussion: Mark Evans, Beth's Blog and mydigimedia
Ephraim Schwartz / InfoWorld:
Search fatigue … A year ago March, Neil Holloway, president of Microsoft's Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations, boasted about how good Microsoft's search engine would become in six months.  —  "What we're saying is that in six months' time we'll be more relevant in the U.S. market place than Google.
Discussion: Channel 9
Tom Krazit / CNET
PG&E sees plug-in hybrids as potential profit centers  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Plug-in hybrids could one day turn motorists into energy traders, according to Pacific Gas & Electric.  —  The utility demonstrated on Monday a twist on the concept of the plug-in hybrid, which uses a higher capacity battery …
Business 2.0:
Employers take widgets to work  —  Webified mini-apps have taken the blog world by storm.  Now new versions are getting ready to launch on corporate desktops, Business 2.0 Magazine reports.  —  (Business 2. Magazine) — Most technologies these days are spawned in the consumer world …
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta and GigaOM
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
Wilfing on the web, the new British pastime  —  It is the virtual equivalent of window-shopping, and a lot of us seem to be spending a lot of time doing it.  "Wilfing" - or surfing the web without any real purpose - has become a new national pastime, according to a survey out today.
Discussion: Rough Type
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Thomas Maier / Newsday:
Newspapers will never be as profitable as they once were …
Discussion: Techdirt and Romenesko
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Google's next advertising deal, DirecTV
Discussion: The Utube Blog
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 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage, say hello to Grave Dancers
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Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
OpenYou: The Limits of Privacy on the Social Web
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It's Not China's Poor Copyright Laws That Fuel Piracy There
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Just don't call it a Web OS
Discussion: ZDNet
Associated Press:
Googling your date … CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — Dating used …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
AACS hacked to expose Volume ID: WinDVD patch irrelevant
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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