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12:20 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 …
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Intel:
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: I4U News, UMPCPortal, Crave and Engadget
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Video: Lenovo's Ideapad U8 MID teases with Intel's Atom
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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Dave Greenfield / Team Think:
Google to Buy Skype?  —  Rumors are out again that Ebay's albatross. aka Skype, may soon be unloaded to Google.  The deal could be valued at as much as $6 billion: … Complaints with Skype isn't anything new.  Rumors have been ripe for sometime that Ebay had to do somthing with the P2P VoIP system.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   eBay's power sell: Skype to Google?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
eBay Selling Skype to Google? Let Us Pray*
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and A VC
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Loses Another Exec: CIO Douglas Merrill Goes To EMI  —  Word is from John Furrier that Google Chief Information Officer Douglas Merrill is leaving the company to become president of EMI.  News.com has confirmation of his departure from Google and says sources also say he's going to EMI.
Discussion: Google Watch and TechCrunch
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:   What Could A Google Exec Do If He Ran A Major Record Label?
Darren Waters / BBC:
Children flock to social networks  —  More than a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds who are online 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 limit.
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
UK.gov demands 999 ads on social networking sites
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS | dot.life:   Social networks - will the government crack down?
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).
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 …
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Samsung Unveils Mobile Application for Second Life  —  Models show Samsung Electronics' phones equipped with the latest Second Life wireless solutions at the CTIA mobile convention in Las Vegas, Wednesday.  —  Samsung Electronics has introduced a wireless solution, which can help Samsung …
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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 …
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Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
Judge to RIAA: You can't sue over songs ‘made available’ via P2P
Discussion: DSLreports and p2pnet
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 …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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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.
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Lightroom 2: The deuce is loose!  —  I'm delighted to announce that the beta of the 64-bit-native Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 has been posted to Adobe Labs.  Everyone is free to download the beta build and try it for 30 days, while customers of Lightroom 1.x are free to use it for the duration of the beta program.
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 …
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: A VC and New York Times
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 …
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
Blu-ray Xbox 360s may sell at a loss, say Taiwan makers  —  If, as previously reported, Microsoft adopts built-in Blu-ray Disc (BD)-ROM drives for a new version of its Xbox 360, sales prices are likely to be lower than the corresponding production costs since current OEM quotes for BD-ROM drives …
Discussion: Engadget and TGDaily.com
 
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft-Yahoo deal ‘preaction’
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
eBay pulls Vista laptop pwned in hacking contest
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