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1:20 PM ET, April 13, 2007

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Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Intel expected to launch new UMPC platform  —  The company is rumored to be announcing its entry into the nascent small-notebook market at the IDC  —  Business analysts at Intel's technology conference next week will focus on the company's powerful server chips, but industry blogs are showing …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Future of Intel's ultramobile PC?  —  Update: Infoworld has a long piece on Intel's pending announcement. … Interesting video that outlines what the future of UMPC might actually look like - or at least that's the vision.  This could be coming soon... in Beijing next week...who knows!
John Spooner / ChipLand:
Intel (and Microsoft) in your hip pocket  —  Intel could have UMPC (Ultramobile PC) news up its sleeve, or possibly in its hip pocket for next week.  A number of news sources are reporting that the chipmaker is preparing to announce its latest UMPC (ultramobile PC) platform …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Technology Evangelist Replaced by Charles McCord on Imus Show  —  So, I made up the Technology Evangelist temporarily replacing Imus thing.  This was a subtle, but key line to the story: … As in, 11 days behind on April Fool's jokes.  —  Can you run an April Fool's joke on days other than April 1st?
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
Here's Who's Replacing Imus: TechnologyEvangelist.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Hoax  —  Sigh, I fell for a late April fools' trick.
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 …
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: HipMojo.com, Valleywag and NewTeeVee
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's Leopard still plagued by lengthy bug list  —  A list of bugs accompanying the latest pre-release build of Apple Inc.'s Leopard operating system appears to have swelled somewhat since the Cupertino-based company last seeded the software to developers in early March.
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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.
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Lifehacker:
Edit photos online with Wiredness  —  Following in the footsteps of Fauxto and PXN8, Wiredness lets you perform simple photo-editing tasks using nothing more than your browser.  —  You can upload a photo (up to 5MB) from your hard drive or pull one from Flickr or a URL.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CEO Of Rivals Involved In Securities Fraud; May Kill Yahoo Acquisition  —  Rumors about a possible $100 million acquisition by Yahoo of sports content site Rivals surfaced today.  But two previous deals to acquire the company died once it was discovered that the CEO, Shannon Terry …
Discussion: rexblog.com, alarm:clock and WebProNews
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Electronics to Release Duo Hd Player  —  Seoul, Korea - April 13, 2007 : Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., a leader in consumer electronics and digital media technologies, and the first company to introduce a Blu-ray disc player will introduce a dual format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player in time for the holidays.
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 …
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
Lifehacker:
Google Earth adds hiking trails  —  Want to scout out some hikes before your next trip?  Google Earth's new layer has hundreds of them.  —  Specifically, the Trimble Outdoors Trips layer features GPS-marked trails for activities including hiking, biking, backpacking and running.
Discussion: Official Google Blog
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
McClatchy Sees Better Deal With Yahoo Ad Project  —  In a move that could shift the balance of power in the newspaper industry, McClatchy Co. has abandoned a nascent national online advertising partnership with Tribune Co. and Gannett Co. to join a rival group of publishers that is in the final stages …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Massive spam shot of 'Storm Trojan' reaches record proportions  —  It's the biggest spam blast in the last year  —  A massive spam outbreak that tries to trick recipients into opening a file attachment that can hijack their computers has already broken records, security companies said today.
Discussion: Tech_Space and Slashdot
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
What's Weighing Down Google's Stock?  —  A funny thing is happening to Google on the way to near-certain immortality.  Its stock, it seems, is as fallible as any other.  —  Consider the year-by-year appreciation of Google's stock price:  — 2004: Up 126.8%, from the offering price of $85 to $192.79.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Mexico City Earthquake, reported on Twitter first  —  How did I find out about the Mexico City Earthquake?  On Twitter.  As soon as people started reporting it on Twitter, I looked at the USGS maps.  The Twitterers beat the USGS by several minutes.  But now USGS Is reporting somewhere around a 5 to 6.0.
Discussion: parislemon and Twitterati
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The future of video advertising and search on the Net?  —  Imagine this.  You're watching a Pop!  Tech video, like we are right now (we're watching Ask a Ninja's Kent Nichols talk to the crowd about podcasting and how Ask a Ninja came about).  But, instead of doing advertising at the beginning of the video (like Pop!
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