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12:30 PM ET, April 13, 2007

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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  —  Update: Just kidding, enough with the April Fools jokes two weeks after April 1st, ok?  Did I learn a lesson from this?  Yeah, don't take Minnesotans for their word in the middle of the night even if they do produce a very good podcast.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Hoax  —  [Congrats to the Technology Evangelist show for taking over for Imus on CBS.]
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Technology Evangelist Podcast to Replace Imus on CBS
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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 …
Discussion: ChipLand
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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!
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: Valleywag and NewTeeVee
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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 …
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Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
CBS "gets it", empowers the audience
Discussion: Gizmodo and Zatz Not Funny!
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: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
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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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 …
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
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
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.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
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
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!
Discussion: Jim Kukral Online …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Next-gen Apple mouse may dump scroll ball for touch housing  —  One of the Apple fellows behind the company's multi-touch iPhone interface has shifted his attention to a next-generation mouse design that will forego the use of buttons or a scroll ball in favor of a touch-sensitive housing, a recent company filing has revealed.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
We Don't Need No Stinking Best Effort  —  Let me tell you about the problems I am having with my fax line.  Fax?  Why would anyone still have a fax line?  Well I have a few thousand business cards orbiting out there with my fax number attached, but the line also serves quite well as a secure …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and Slashdot
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 …
Discussion: paidContent.org and WebProNews
 
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