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4:40 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!
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.
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Software HD-DVD/Blu-ray Players Updated
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BBC:   Leopard delayed by Apple iPhone
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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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.
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Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
McClatchy Sees Better Deal With Yahoo Ad Project
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.
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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.
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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 …
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.
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Jayson Otke / newscenter.philips.com:
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
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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.
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.
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 (AdAge.com) — 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
Market Wire:
Mobile TV/Video to Reach $12.7 Billion Globally  —  But Many Questions Remain in These Early Days  —  A slew of announcements by mobile carriers, and technology and media/broadcast companies have touted mobile TV and video over the past year.  In the US, MobiTV announced its 2 millionth subscriber.
 
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Julie Katz / Forrester's Marketing Blog:
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Marc L. Songini / Computerworld:
N.D. bans forced RFID chipping
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BBC:
Google unveils UK payments system
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
E-mail monitoring may violate European laws
Blizzard Entertainment:
BLIZZCON™ 2007 ANNOUNCED
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Bug hunters face online-apps dilemma
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Sneak Peek At Unisfair - Corporate Events Go Virtual!
Phil Carson / RCR Wireless News:
Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kid phones
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Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:
Sun Honeymoon Update: Servers
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TeleGeography Research:
BSNL plans mega WiMAX rollout
Discussion: dailywireless.org and GigaOM
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Technology Evangelist Replaced by Charles McCord on Imus Show
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
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VisiblePath Is A Lot Like LinkedIn, Except It's Useful
 

 
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