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10:40 AM 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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: UMPCPortal, I4U News, Engadget and Crave
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?
Darren Waters / BBC:
Children flock to social networks  —  More than a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds in the UK have a profile on a social network, research shows.  —  Most sites, such as Bebo, MySpace and Facebook, set a minimum age of between 13 and 14 to create a profile but none actively enforce the age requirement.
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS |
Social networks - will the government crack down?  —  Last week we had the Byron review, today we have Ofcom research on children and social networking and on Friday the Home Office will publish what it calls “Good Practice Guidance for the Providers of Social Networking and Other User Interactive Services”.
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: demands 999 ads on social networking sites
Michelle Quinn / Los Angeles Times:
A top Google techie joins EMI
Discussion: WebProNews
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Senior Executive Leaving Google
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Official: OOXML approved as international standard
Discussion: Open Source and Reuters
Kevin J. O’Brien / New York Times:
Reversing Loss, Microsoft Wins Open-Format Designation
Discussion: IT News Digest and InfoWorld
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).
Discussion: WebProNews, CrunchGear and Mashable!
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Amazon launches text-message shopping
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 …
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.
Discussion: CrunchGear, TechCrunch and The Raw Feed
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 …
Robert Andrews /
Blinkx Launches Yet Another Online TV Service  —  After Joost, Babelgum, iPlayer, Livestation, Vuze et al comes yet another online TV platform.  Web video search index Blinkx is branching farther out in to distribution by launching its own version - hybrid P2P player Blinkx Broadband TV (BBTV).
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
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft-Yahoo deal ‘preaction’
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
SAP sets succession plan; Apotheker named co-CEO
Discussion: PR Newswire and AccMan Pro
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Samsung Unveils Mobile Application for Second Life
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New VIA VX800 Series Chipsets to Extend VIA Leadership in Ultra Mobile Market
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Video: Lenovo's Ideapad U8 MID teases with Intel's Atom
Motorola to stop Singapore mobile phone production
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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 Earlier Items: 
Dan Goodin / The Register:
eBay pulls Vista laptop pwned in hacking contest
Discussion: IDG News Service
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft Surface finds home in AT&T stores
Discussion: Forbes, TechCrunch and CrunchGear
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Polling Twitter: 4 Startups that Take the Pulse of the Twittersphere
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Magnify Gives Birth to VidyUp: First Release Based on YouTube's New APIs
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Joi Ito Takes Lead At Creative Commons
Laura Marquez / ABCNEWS:
Going Topless to Office Meetings
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Stores Out of iPhones, Piper Says; 3G Soon?