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2:10 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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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 News.com and CrunchGear
PC World:
Intel Says Nehalem CPUs will Ship this Year
Discussion: Electronista and TGDaily.com
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?
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   eBay's power sell: Skype to Google?
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).
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Amazon rings up shopping via text-message
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!
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Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Microsoft hopes mobile update will help shed its all-business image  —  LAS VEGAS — While Apple's iPhone wants to attract business users, Microsoft is desperately trying to move away from its “all work and no play” image.  —  On Tuesday the Redmond-based company unveiled an updated version …
Discussion: Apple 2.0, WebProNews and Electronista
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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: Silicon Alley Insider
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Blinkx Launches BBTV
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Blinkx Brings Video Search to New P2P TV Service
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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.
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Microsoft Surface launching April 17th... with AT&T  —  No, Microsoft hasn't suddenly transformed its 30-inch, multi-touch Surface into a big-ass cellphone.  It has, however, chosen AT&T to launch the world's first Surface into retail.  Shoppers in New York, Atlanta, San Antonio …
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
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
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Radiohead Continues New Media Onslaught With Remix Contest  —  Rock band Radiohead has already pushed the envelope in the past year by first releasing their new album under a pay-what-you-want price scheme in October, and then calling on fans to create a music video for any of the album's songs in March.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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OpenID and Spam
James Niccolai / InfoWorld:
IBM merges System i and System p server lines
Discussion: eWeek
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How our digital lives are spreading out
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Opera Mini 4.1 released
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, IntoMobile and AppScout
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: More On The iPhone Shortage; Why Bernstein Does Not Buy …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha, TechBlog and Bits
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Creative Commons gains $4 million grant, loses CEO Lessig
Discussion: TechCrunch and bytes|genes
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Germany says “Willkommen!” to TV on iTunes
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Giles Whittell / Times of London:
Video games: I'll never buy one
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Lightroom 2: The deuce is loose!
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
Blu-ray Xbox 360s may sell at a loss, say Taiwan makers
Discussion: Engadget and TGDaily.com
Nokia:
Nokia unveils four new devices and local email solution aimed …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft-Yahoo deal ‘preaction’
Discussion: CNET News.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Some venture investors heading for the cellars, as larger economic problems loom
Darren Waters / BBC:
Children flock to social networks
 

 
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