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1:05 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 …
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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 …
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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.]  —  [Oh, and the Technology Evangelist' show looks the best out of all the videocasts we've watched this week on Apple TV.  Better than regular TV by far.  Not as sharp as Discovery Channel (which is a 1080i …
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Technology Evangelist Podcast to Replace Imus on CBS
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
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 …
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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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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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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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
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 …
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.
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
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!
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.
 
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