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12:15 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: ChipLand
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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!
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
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Technology Evangelist Podcast to Replace Imus on CBS
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Hoax  —  [Congrats to the Technology Evangelist show for taking over for Imus on CBS.]
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: Valleywag and NewTeeVee
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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 …
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Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
CBS "gets it", empowers the audience
Discussion: Gizmodo and Zatz Not Funny!
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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Apple Statement  —  CUPERTINO, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire …
sidekick.wetpaint.com:
T-Mobile Sidekick iD Makes a Statement  —  Personalization and Affordable Style Drive T-Mobile Sidekick iD  —  T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announces the new T-Mobile® Sidekick® iD, offering the latest in personalization on a communication device at an accessible price of $99.1 Designed …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Sidekick ID Hands On
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
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 …
Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
Three Of Four Say They Will Stop Shopping At Stores That Suffer Data Breaches  —  Most of those surveyed blame a merchant when they hear about a data breach.  —  Ever wonder how a security breach could affect your business?  If you're a merchant, it means you can probably say good-bye …
Discussion: The Register and Techdirt
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
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:
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.
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 …
Discussion: paidContent.org and WebProNews
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking:
Twitter trouble  —  Twitter is an amazing success story in terms of rapid user uptake and flattering press.  I had a chance to speak with the team a while back about the wild ride they've been on.  At that time they were fielding spikes of up to 11,000 requests per second across some 16 cores …
TeleGeography Research:
BSNL plans mega WiMAX rollout  —  India's BSNL is expected to float a tender to offer WiMAX services in 1,000 cities across the country.  Unnamed sources said BSNL is awaiting the final policy announcement by the Department of Telecommunications on 3G spectrum and broadband wireless access.
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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Microsoft confirms Vista OEM hack
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