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2:45 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!
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
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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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 …
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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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.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Compubeaver case mod: the PC-stuffed beaver  —  Granted, we were admittedly taken aback when an off-kilter modder shoved a PC into a cow enclosure, but cramming a full-fledged computer into an actual animal takes things to a whole 'nother level.  Animal activism aside, this bizarre creation obviously utilizes …
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
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
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
 
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Lifehacker:
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
AMD names names: R600 now the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT
Discussion: TechSpot News
Blizzard Entertainment:
BLIZZCON™ 2007 ANNOUNCED
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Bug hunters face online-apps dilemma
Phil Carson / RCR Wireless News:
Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kid phones
Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:
Sun Honeymoon Update: Servers
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CEO Of Rivals Involved In Securities Fraud; May Kill Yahoo Acquisition
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 Earlier Items: 
TeleGeography Research:
BSNL plans mega WiMAX rollout
Discussion: GigaOM
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
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Will Wii Remake the Web?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Mexico City Earthquake, reported on Twitter first
Discussion: parislemon and Twitterati
Andrea Feczko / We Want Media:
Rolling Stone to Jump on MySpace Bandwagon
BBC:
Google unveils UK payments system
 

 
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