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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google's CIO leaves search giant for job at EMI  —  Updated 5 p.m. PDT with more information and context.  —  Google Chief Information Officer Douglas Merrill is leaving Google to become president of EMI's digital unit, according to sources.  —  A Google spokesman confirmed that Merrill …
Discussion: Outside the Lines and Mashable!
Michelle Quinn / Los Angeles Times:
A top Google techie joins EMI
Discussion: WebProNews
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Senior Executive Leaving Google
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 News.com
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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 …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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.
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Kevin J. O’Brien / New York Times:
Reversing Loss, Microsoft Wins Open-Format Designation  —  Microsoft has won an international standards designation for its open-document format, according to voting results obtained Tuesday, apparently ending a divisive yearlong battle with software rivals before a global standards-setting organization.
Discussion: IT News Digest and InfoWorld
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's Office Open XML now an official ISO standard
Rubicon Consulting:
The Apple iPhone: Successes and Challenges for the Mobile Industry  —  Quick Facts  —  The Apple iPhone is easily the most publicized new mobile device in recent memory.  But despite all the discussion about the product, there's relatively little hard information available to the public on its impact.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The anatomy of an iPhone user (and why they want new form factors)
Discussion: CNET News.com
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Today's iPhone Users are Young, Rich, and Technically Savvy
Associated Press:
Police: Couple covered up theft with Craigslist post  —  MEDFORD, Ore. — It wasn't a hoax or revenge that cost a Southern Oregon man many of his belongings when people responded to a Craigslist posting and nearly emptied his rural home, officers say: It was a pair of thieves covering their tracks.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Sprint's Samsung Instinct: At Last, a Decent iPhone Competitor  —  Samsung's Instinct may be the best stab at the coveted title of iPhone killah this CTIA.  The 3.1-inch touchscreen phone has localized haptic feedback, plus three hard navigation keys.  If it sounds familiar …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Video: Samsung Instinct UI walkthrough
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Tech Blog
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft Surface finds home in AT&T stores  —  Here's an advance look at a story I wrote for Wednesday's paper.  The news is slated to be announced Wednesday at the CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas.  —  AT&T says it will start using Microsoft Corp.'s Surface computers in selected retail stores later …
Discussion: Forbes and TechCrunch
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AT&T First to Introduce Microsoft Surface in Retail Stores …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and PalmAddicts
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Stores Out of iPhones, Piper Says; 3G Soon?  —  Will Apple (AAPL) surprise everyone with an earlier-than-expected debut of the next generation iPhone?  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster raised that possibility today.  He writes in a research note that calls today to 20 Apple retail …
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 …
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Amazon launches text-message shopping  —  SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc.'s brick-and-mortar competitors have yet another reason to fear the Web: a new service that lets shoppers compare prices and buy things with a few quick taps on their cell phones.  —  Amazon TextBuyIt, which launched late Tuesday …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Some venture investors heading for the cellars, as larger economic problems loom  —  Despite a one-day rise in the stock market, the macro-economic outlook is stormy, and confidence is falling among venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.  —  Last fall's housing slowdown has led to turmoil among Wall Street banks.
Discussion: New York Times
Dan Goodin / The Register:
eBay pulls Vista laptop pwned in hacking contest  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  An eBay listing for the Windows Vista laptop that was successfully compromised at last week's Pwn2Own hacking contest was removed after the online auctioneer said it violated terms the forbid sales of items that might do harm.
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Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
FCC Chairman says no to Skype, forced open access
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
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House panel takes a whirl in virtual world
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Has Microsoft lost its way on desktop computing?
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