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5:05 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
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!
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 …
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.
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Software HD-DVD/Blu-ray Players Updated
BBC:   Leopard delayed by Apple iPhone
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 …
Joris Evers / CNET
Cybercrooks exploiting new Windows DNS flaw  —  Cybercrooks are using a yet-to-be-patched security flaw in certain Windows versions to attack computers running the operating systems, Microsoft warned late Thursday.  —  The attacks target Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 systems through …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Papers are said to plan Yahoo deal expansion  —  A dozen companies that own about 250 daily newspapers are preparing to expand a ground-breaking partnership with Yahoo Inc. to share advertising and editorial content, several newspaper executives familiar with the situation said.
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
McClatchy Sees Better Deal With Yahoo Ad Project
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Skype, SMC and FON Team Up To Offer You Everything Wi-Fi  —  Skype's new online store offers a Fon Wi-Fi Router and Skype SMC Wireless phone for a very low bundled price.  LAPTOP goes hands-on with the goods.  —  Skype wants to win over the mainstream by luring them with bargains beyond …
Apple's iPod may gain Wi-Fi by holidays
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.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Warner Music wants unprotected albums off Web site  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group on Thursday demanded that online retailer AnywhereCD remove its digital albums from the site, saying the start-up had violated their agreement by selling Warner's music without copy protection software.
Discussion: Coolfer
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Is cable in Verizon's crosshairs?  —  news analysis A judge's broad interpretation of patents in Verizon's lawsuit against Internet telephony provider Vonage could give the phone company enough firepower to go after cable operators and other voice over Internet Protocol providers.
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.
LH Top 10: Free Computer System Recovery Tools  —  Your data's trapped on a dead computer.  You lost your login password.  You never wrote down the product key on a non-working Windows installation.  Your Mac won't start.  —  Don't pay the extortionists at the computer repair shop 800 bucks …
Discussion: DailyTechRag and digg
Jayson Otke /
Philips to acquire Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a leading supplier of accessories for mobile devices  —  Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Charleston, South Carolina - Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) today announced that Philips will acquire US-based Digital Lifestyle Outfitters …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mobility Site
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Report Says the Young Buy Violent Games and Movies  —  A surge in online promotion and the proliferation of unrated DVDs has eroded the entertainment industry's promise not to entice youth with violent fare, according to a Federal Trade Commission report on the marketing of violence to teenagers.
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 …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
TV Networks Still Wrestling With 'Video'  —  2007 TV Upfront Summit: What Should a Digital Ad Look Like?  Watch the Video  —  NEW YORK ( — Shifting dollars to digital may be on every advertiser's to-do list for the 2007 upfront, but uncertainty over what the digital advertising environment …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
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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Neal Sandler / Business Week:
SpeedBit's Incredible Shrinking Download
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Julie Katz / Forrester's Marketing Blog:
Transforming employees into brand advocates
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Marc L. Songini / Computerworld:
N.D. bans forced RFID chipping
Discussion: Techdirt and Gadget Lab
Market Wire:
Mobile TV/Video to Reach $12.7 Billion Globally
Google unveils UK payments system
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Joris Evers / CNET
Bug hunters face online-apps dilemma
 Earlier Items: 
Phil Carson / RCR Wireless News:
Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kid phones
Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:
Sun Honeymoon Update: Servers
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed and digg
TeleGeography Research:
BSNL plans mega WiMAX rollout
Discussion: and GigaOM
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Technology Evangelist Replaced by Charles McCord on Imus Show
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Next-gen Apple mouse may dump scroll ball for touch housing
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VisiblePath Is A Lot Like LinkedIn, Except It's Useful

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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