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12:45 AM ET, March 13, 2008


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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Iphone to go x86  —  Moorestown is fruity  —  THE IPHONE IS going to go x86 in a year or two, and Moorestown is set to be the lead vehicle.  A year of whispers was finally nailed down a few days ago with a comment and a slide.  —  First let me say that the rumour mill has been running amok since …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Insanely Great Mac
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: iPhone may get x86 processor, and pigs might fly  —  The Inquirer isn't just counting their chickens before they hatch — they're counting all the feathers, the chicken feet, and even the eggs of those chickens, too.  When we first heard that the slide you see above …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:   More evidence of Apple's iPhone eventually going Intel
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Disney: $123 Million From iTunes Since 2006 (AAPL)  —  Disney CEO Bob Iger tells the audience at the Digital Hollywood Media Summit that he's sold 4 million movies and “40 to 50” million videos through iTunes since he launched the service in 2006.  What does that mean in terms of dollars?  Not much.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Crgslst: The Endangered, Sexy Craigslist Search Tool  —  Denver, Colorado based has built crgslst, a very slick multi-city search tool for Craigslist.  Craigslist itself doesn't offer a multi-search service.  By combining the publicly available RSS feeds from Craigslist with AJAX …
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Google could be superseded, says web inventor  —  The next generation of web technology is likely to be far more powerful than the current crop, Tim Berners-Lee said  —  Google may eventually be displaced as the pre-eminent brand on the internet by a company that harnesses the power …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
YouTube: The Platform  —  (Update: Comment from YouTube added below).  In case there was still any doubt that Google wants to use YouTube to host all the video on the Web, it's announcement earlier today to broaden its APIs makes it clear that is its goal.  Once again, instead of making …
Bill Gates Asks Congress to Act Now to Maintain U.S. Innovation Lead  —  In House testimony, Gates urges improvements in country's math and science education, reform of immigration policies, and increased investment in basic research.  —  Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates will testify …
Gates repeats request for more H-1B visas
New York Times:
Woman at the Center of Governor's Downfall  —  She left a broken home on the Jersey Shore at 17 and came to New York City to work the nightclubs as a rhythm and blues singer.  Now, at 22, she is the unwitting, and as yet unseen, star of the seamy drama that is the downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York.
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Spitzer Scandal Sheds Light On Web Prostitution
Discussion: IP Democracy
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Future is Web Services, Not Web Sites  —  Remember The Graduate when Benjamin Braddock was advised to go into plastics.  The clip is here.  It seemed like a safe bet at the time - and it was.  —  Today the web maybe “the new plastics.”  It seems like every brand is building a new site or microsite.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Note to self: stop promoting, start thinking again (or “Scoble's Law")  —  It's really hard when you're excited about what you're working on to not talk about it.  Especially on your personal channels like your blog, Twitter account, and Facebook page.  Over the past month I've tried …
Discussion: Valleywag
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Latest Product Launch is a Couple of Facebook Apps  —  Amazon has now officially joined the Facebook craze.  It has launched two of its own Facebook applications: Amazon Giver and Amazon Grapevine.  —  Amazon Giver shows your Amazon wishlist on your Facebook page.
Discussion: All Facebook and Geek Madness
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Join OpenSocial in April, Microsoft Groans.  —  Following previous reports that Yahoo is talking to Google about joining OpenSocial, we are now hearing that the decision has been made and that it will be announced in April.  OpenSocial is Google's social-networking platform that is a response to Facebook.
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
IBM moves on secure mashups  —  San Francisco - IBM is unveiling technology to secure mashups Thursday and is donating it to the OpenAjax Alliance, an organization promoting AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) interoperability.  —  Through IBM's SMash (secure mashup) technology …
Discussion: Computerworld
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
E-mail inventor: I didn't foresee spam  —  Thirty-seven years after the first e-mail was sent, its creator says he never imagined it would become a tool for criminals  —  Ray Tomlinson does not recall the contents of the first e-mail that was ever sent.  —  He thinks it was probably QWERTY …
Discussion: WebProNews, WebGuild, JD on EP and Digg
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows 7 gets an outside tester: The government  —  The headline was updated at 3 p.m. to note that it is several states, not the U.S. department of Justice, that are overseeing the compliance of Vista and future Windows versions with the consent decree.  —  Microsoft has said precious little …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
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Samsung's YP-S2 Pebble MP3 Players Probably Hurt When Thrown
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
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Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Gnome 2.2 now available, planned for Ubuntu 8.04, RHEL 6, SLES 11
Discussion: Ars Technica
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Will IE 8 break the Web?
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