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4:45 AM ET, April 13, 2007

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PR Newswire:
Apple Statement  —  CUPERTINO, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple today released the following statement:  —  iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned.  We can't wait until customers get their hands …
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple announces Leopard delays due to the iPhone  —  Apple has just issued a [press release] statement announcing that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has been delayed until October.  The reason? iPhone: "we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Apple delays Leopard; blame the iPhone
Philiped / Apple 2.0:   Behind the Leopard Delay
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Now a Rolling Stone Social Network  —  New York-based media giants are suddenly getting jiggy with the new new Media.  CBS announced its mega-digital media strategy, which means Quincy Smith, the CBS Interactive head-honcho is finally putting a PowerPoint presentation he showed me last year to good use.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Valleywag and Mashable!
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Andrea Feczko / We Want Media:
Rolling Stone to Jump on MySpace Bandwagon  —  When Keith Blanchard, Wenner Media's executive director for online media, including Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Men's Journal, asked our journalism class how many people visit Rolling Stone's website, only one person raised his hand.  —  Ouch.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and MediaVidea
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Rolling Stone Says They'll Launch Social Network
Discussion: We Want Media
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking:
Twitter trouble  —  Twitter is an amazing success story in terms of rapid user uptake and flattering press.  I had a chance to speak with the team a while back about the wild ride they've been on.  At that time they were fielding spikes of up to 11,000 requests per second across some 16 cores …
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Rafe Colburn / rc3.org:   Twitter developer: Rails performance blows
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
VIRIDIAN AND VIRTUAL SERVER TIMING UPDATES  —  As the person who oversees the development plans, teams and strategy for Microsoft's virtualization software on desktops and servers, I want to update everyone on the timing of our server virtualization offerings.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (935964)  —  Vulnerability in RPC on Windows DNS Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution.  —  Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a limited attack exploiting a vulnerability in the Domain Name System (DNS) Server Service in Microsoft Windows 2000 …
PR Newswire:
CBS Corporation Announces the Creation of the CBS Interactive Audience Network  —  New Deals Signed with AOL, Microsoft, CNET Networks, Comcast, Joost, Bebo, Brightcove, Netvibes, Sling Media and Veoh, Solidify CBS's Position as the Most Widely Distributed Professional Content Provider Online
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Interview, Part 1: Quincy Smith, President, CBS Interactive …
sidekick.wetpaint.com:
T-Mobile Sidekick iD Makes a Statement  —  Personalization and Affordable Style Drive T-Mobile Sidekick iD  —  T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announces the new T-Mobile® Sidekick® iD, offering the latest in personalization on a communication device at an accessible price of $99.1 Designed …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Sidekick ID Hands On
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Bloomberg:
Google's Acquisitions Chief Looking for `Crazy' Ideas (Update1)  —  Google Inc. looks for ideas that are ``really crazy'' when sizing up potential purchases, the Internet company's top dealmaker said.  —  ``We look at everything very carefully,'' Salman Ullah, Google's director of corporate development …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
DRM, lock-ins, and piracy: all red herrings for a music industry in trouble  —  A British media research company has peered into the music industry's crystal ball, and the outlook for the next couple of years isn't so hot.  Global music sales will drop to $23 billion in 2009 …
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Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Why Apple can't sell movies
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
When Funding Spoils Startups  —  I 'm reading about two startups this morning and I can't help but draw a comparison.  —  TechCrunch features the two-way storage widget released by Box.net.  I consider Box.net is a cool company, with an interesting product, even though they are in a crowded market.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Joshua Jaffe / VC Ratings:
Socializr, the "un-startup"
Discussion: Bokardo
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Technology Evangelist Podcast to Replace Imus on CBS  —  This is supposed to be under embargo until Midnight EST, but heck, it involves us, so you're hearing it here first.  —  Things are moving very fast at Technology Evangelist, and an amazing opportunity has been presented to us that we simply couldn't pass up.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Microsoft confirms Vista OEM hack  —  In response to widespread chatter on blogs and forums, Microsoft has acknowledged the presence of hacks that may allow pirates to bypass the product activation security feature in its Windows Vista operating system.  —  According to a post …
Valleywag:
SILICON VALLEY USERS GUIDE Schmooze spot map  —  Here it is: a guide to Silicon Valley's busiest networking locations.  We've included old standbys such as Buck's of Woodside, the legendary deal-making diner, a place of pilgrimage for every journalist looking to take the pulse of Silicon Valley.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Close To Acquiring Rivals.com; Price Could Reach Nine Figures  —  You're reading it here first: Yahoo is close to making its biggest sports acquisition after, well, the Broadcast.com deal: the college sports network Rivals.com, paidContent.org has learned.
 
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Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
Beatles join the iPod revolution
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FTC: Game Industry Stricter Than Movies or Music
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Ask.com To Launch New Search Algorithm Code Named Edison
Andrew Yoon / Joystiq:
Major Nelson talks Guitar Hero downloads, Halo 3
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's WriteWith Launches - Collaborative Blogging
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