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8:10 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 …
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 …
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.
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!
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Rolling Stone Says They'll Launch Social Network
Discussion: We Want Media
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 …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Sidekick ID Hands On  —  The Sidekick ID: Don't Call It a Comeback  —  The Sidekick line is an odd animal.  It's not smartphone nor is it a fashion phone, but it seems to straddle the line between the two so precariously that it becomes everything to everyone.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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
Staci D. Kramer /   Interview, Part 1: Quincy Smith, President, CBS Interactive …
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 …
Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
Three Of Four Say They Will Stop Shopping At Stores That Suffer Data Breaches  —  Most of those surveyed blame a merchant when they hear about a data breach.  —  Ever wonder how a security breach could affect your business?  If you're a merchant, it means you can probably say good-bye …
Discussion: The Register and Techdirt
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.
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 …
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  I consider is a cool company, with an interesting product, even though they are in a crowded market.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Joshua Jaffe / VC Ratings:   Socializr, the "un-startup"
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Why Apple can't sell movies  —  While Apple's announcement of MGM adding content to the iTunes Store is undeniably good news, the announcement that more than 2 million movies have been sold since September 2006 is not.  Variety has come to an interesting conclusion for sales so far this year.
Discussion: Mashable! and NewTeeVee
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
VisiblePath Is A Lot Like LinkedIn, Except It's Useful  —  One of the better features of LinkedIn is the relationship map that shows your friends, and their friends, and their friends, and so on.  It is a useful tool when you need to talk to someone you don't know directly …
Google unveils UK payments system  —  Search giant Google has launched its payment service, Google Checkout, in the UK.  —  Checkout will compete with both the mainstream card processing services used by many online merchants and auction site eBay's Paypal service.
U.S. military plans to put Internet router in space  —  The U.S. military plans to test an Internet router in space, in a project that could also benefit civilian broadband satellite communications.  —  Cisco Systems Inc. and Intelsat General Corp., a subsidiary of Intelsat Ltd. …
Discussion: Boing Boing, The Raw Feed and Slashdot
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I call bulls**t on Valleywag
Brandon Boyer / Gamasutra:
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Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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