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2:35 PM ET, April 2, 2008


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John Markoff / New York Times:
Intel Makes a Push Into Pocket-Size Internet Devices  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Intel plans to proclaim Wednesday in Shanghai that the next big thing in consumer gadgets will be the “Internet in your pocket.”  —  The challenge for the giant chip maker will be to prove that it is not too late …
New Intel® Centrino® Atom™ Processor Technology Ushers in ‘Best Internet Experience in Your Pocket’  —  With 45nm High-K Transistor Formula as Centerpiece, Execs at Shanghai Intel Developer Forum Outline ‘Milliwatts to Petaflops’ Hi-Tech Plans  —  Intel Corporation today introduced five …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Why Apple Will Go Atomic  —  What will Steve Jobs do next?  —  Intel's plans may offer the best Rosetta stone for decoding the secretive Apple chief executive's intentions.  The latest clue came Monday in Shanghai at the Intel Developer Forum, where the chip maker detailed its new lineup of low-cost …
Discussion: CNET and CrunchGear
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Amazon Launches SMS Buying Service  —  Amazon has launched Amazon TextBuyIt, a service that allows Amazon customers to purchase items via mobile phone text message.  —  To use the service, customers text the name of a product, its description, or its UPC or ISBN number to Amazon (262966).
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Amazon rings up shopping via text-message  — unveiled on Wednesday a text-messaging shopping service, which adds a mainstream player to the mix of companies that offer shopping to-go.  —  Amazon TextBuyIt is designed to let mobile device users window-shop, compare prices, and purchase products from Amazon.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google/Skype Acquisition or Partnership Imminent?  —  Something big is brewing between Google and Ebay's Skype, we've heard from multiple sources.  Actually, for weeks now there have been low level rumors of the two companies talking, but nailing down any details was difficult.
Dave Greenfield / Team Think:   Google to Buy Skype?
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   eBay's power sell: Skype to Google?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
At CTIA, Yahoo unveils a smarter mobile search  —  Yahoo announced a new mobile search strategy Wednesday at the CTIA Wireless trade show in Las Vegas, centered on the latest iteration of its Yahoo OneSearch product.  —  In a keynote address by Marco Boerrie, the company's executive vice president of …
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Microsoft hopes mobile update will help shed its all-business image
Discussion: Apple 2.0, WebProNews and Electronista
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Is sharing a folder copyright infringement?  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  A US Judge on Monday upheld the view that sharing copyrighted music is infringement.  It's a defeat for defendant Denise Barker and the Electronic Frontier Foundation …
Discussion: Mashable!
TechMeme Leaderboard's Top Ten: Six Months In  —  Gabe Rivera turned the world of ranking technology blogs upside down six months ago, seemingly overnight, with the debut of the TechMeme leaderboard, constituting the top 100 blog or news sources whose posts reached the popular site in the prior 30 day period.
Tim Turpin / Video Search Engine:
BLINKX INTRODUCES BBTV, FUSING HIGH-QUALITY, PREMIUM TV CONTENT WITH THE INTERACTIVE POWER OF THE WEB  —  Video Search Leader Delivers First Broadband TV Offering to Integrate Video into the Fiber of the Web for Full-screen, Online Television  —  blinkx, the world's largest video search engine …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Blinkx Launches BBTV
Ben Hoyle / Times of London:
Internet book piracy will drive authors to stop writing  —  Book piracy on the internet will ultimately drive authors to stop writing unless radical methods are devised to compensate them for lost sales.  —  This is the bleak forecast of the Society of Authors, which represents …
Carleen Hawn / FoundRead:
Lessons of YCombinator: Things I'd do differently after 2 startups  —  Editor's Note: Serial founder Tony Wright recently completed a 3-month stint at the incubator YCombinator, where, in November 2007, he and two partners launched RescueTime, which hawks free software to help individuals …
Jon Fortt / Big Tech:
Apple's new campus still a long way off  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs addresses the Cupertino City Council on April 18, 2006.  Image: City of Cupertino  —  According to city maps, the site of Apple's new campus will be bounded by Interstate 280, Wolfe Road, Pruneridge Avenue and Tantau Avenue.
Discussion: MacUser
James Niccolai / InfoWorld:
IBM merges System i and System p server lines  —  San Francisco - IBM is merging two of its server lines — System i and System p — into a single family of products, a move that was widely applauded but led some to ask: What took you so long?  —  When the two server lines were born almost …
Discussion: eWeek and Computerworld
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
eBay Bans Auctions Of Digital Goods  —  from the another-market-mucked-up-by-digital- goods dept  —  We've pointed out more than a few times how digital goods muck up traditional markets that are based on the concept of scarcity, and it appears that eBay has come to the same conclusion.
Discussion: Download Squad and WebProNews
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
What PR won't fix  —  No amount of PR and no number of company blogs can make a bad company look good — or smart.  Wal-Mart is the poster pig for that lipstick.  Again and again, they prove themselves to be mean, greedy, and stupid.  Again and again, they and their PR people are forced to apologize.
Discussion: Media Bullseye and SmoothSpan Blog
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: More On The iPhone Shortage; Why Bernstein Does Not Buy …
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Creative Commons gains $4 million grant, loses CEO Lessig
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Video games: I'll never buy one
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Lightroom 2: The deuce is loose!
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
Blu-ray Xbox 360s may sell at a loss, say Taiwan makers
Discussion: Engadget and
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft-Yahoo deal ‘preaction’
Discussion: PDA and CNET
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Some venture investors heading for the cellars, as larger economic problems loom
Darren Waters / BBC:
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