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1:30 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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear
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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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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Hoax  —  Sigh, I fell for a late April fools' trick.  I took this hook, line, and sinker because of the past behavior on this site (they've always been a fairly straightforward tech site).  I'm not happy with myself about not being skeptical enough.  It's one thing to make something up on April 1.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
Here's Who's Replacing Imus: TechnologyEvangelist.com
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 …
BBC:
Net reaches out to final frontier  —  A programme to kick-start the use of internet communications in space has been announced by the US government.  —  The Department of Defense's Iris project will put an internet router in space by the start of 2009.  —  It will allow voice …
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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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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.
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: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
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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
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
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 …
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.
 
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Bug hunters face online-apps dilemma
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Is cable in Verizon's crosshairs?
Read/WriteWeb:
Sneak Peek At Unisfair - Corporate Events Go Virtual!
Phil Carson / RCR Wireless News:
Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kid phones
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Compubeaver case mod: the PC-stuffed beaver
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Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:
Sun Honeymoon Update: Servers
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We Don't Need No Stinking Best Effort
TeleGeography Research:
BSNL plans mega WiMAX rollout
Discussion: GigaOM
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The future of video advertising and search on the Net?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Next-gen Apple mouse may dump scroll ball for touch housing
Live Maps:
Collections Redux for Scoble
Discussion: Ogle Earth
Brian White / Engadget Mobile:
Treo 755p makes cameo on Sprint site
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
Three Of Four Say They Will Stop Shopping At Stores That Suffer Data Breaches
Discussion: The Register and Techdirt
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Mexico City Earthquake, reported on Twitter first
Discussion: parislemon and Twitterati
Brandon Boyer / Gamasutra:
Breaking: Fallout IP Sold To Bethesda
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Blue's News
BBC:
Google unveils UK payments system
 

 
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