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9:30 AM ET, April 2, 2008

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furrier.org:
Breaking News: Google CIO Douglas Merrill Quits Becomes President of EMI  —  Posted by Furrier.org in Technology.  —  Update: People within EMI are saying that they are lining up mainstream media exclusives for tomorrow either NY Times or WSJ and want to kill all blog coverage.  —  More brain drain at Google.
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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
iso.org:
ISO/IEC DIS 29500 receives necessary votes for approval as an International Standard  —  ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology - Office Open XML file formats, has received the necessary number of votes for approval as an ISO/IEC International Standard.  —  Approval required at least 2/3 …
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Official: OOXML approved as international standard
Discussion: Reuters and Matusow's Blog
Kevin J. O’Brien / New York Times:
Reversing Loss, Microsoft Wins Open-Format Designation
Discussion: IT News Digest and InfoWorld
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.
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 …
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 and Mashable!
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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Amazon launches text-message shopping
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Today's iPhone Users are Young, Rich, and Technically Savvy
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The anatomy of an iPhone user (and why they want new form factors)
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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.
Discussion: TechnoLlama, Web Strategy and IT Facts
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: TechCrunch and The Raw Feed
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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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Microsoft:
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 …
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Arik Hesseldahl / Byte of the Apple:
Gene Munster: Sold Out iPhones Suggest New iPhone Coming
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Video: Lenovo's Ideapad U8 MID teases with Intel's Atom  —  Oh my.  Look at what Lenovo is cooking up with the help of Intel's newest Atom processor.  Unveiled at Intel's IDF in Shanghai, the new Ideapad U8 device features a 4.8-inch touchscreen display and bullseye, optical mouse for …
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
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Video: Samsung Instinct UI walkthrough  —  One ultra-glossy phone plus a dozen or so overly ornate chandeliers is a recipe for video disaster, and indeed, we managed to capture the beautiful outline of said chandeliers in far more detail than we ever intended here.
Discussion: Switched, Engadget Mobile and Tech Blog
Mike Musgrove / Post I.T.:
Congress Goes Virtual in Online World Hearing  —  A Linden Labs worker put on her nicest black suit and her most formal pair of wings this morning, to help run a Congressional subcomittee hearing about online virtual worlds that was broadcast simultaneously in the company's own virtual world, Second Life.
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James Hohmann / Los Angeles Times:   House panel takes a whirl in virtual world
 
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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
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Blinkx Launches Yet Another Online TV Service
Sony:
The BRAVIA W4000-Series LCD TV: A New Standard In Picture Excellence
Reuters:
Motorola to stop Singapore mobile phone production
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eBay pulls Vista laptop pwned in hacking contest
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Has Microsoft lost its way on desktop computing?
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