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1:20 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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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
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 …
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?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
eBay Selling Skype to Google? Let Us Pray*
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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  —  Amazon.com unveiled on Wednesday a text-messaging shopping service, which adds a mainstream player to the mix of companies that offer shopping to-go.  —  Amazon TextBuyIt is designed to let mobile device users window-shop, compare prices, and purchase products from Amazon.
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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Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Blinkx Brings Video Search to New P2P TV Service
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Blinkx Launches BBTV
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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.
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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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 …
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: Electronista and WebProNews
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
 
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
eBay Bans Auctions Of Digital Goods
Discussion: Download Squad and WebProNews
PR Newswire:
SAP Appoints Leo Apotheker Co-CEO
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: More On The iPhone Shortage; Why Bernstein Does Not Buy …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha, Bits and TechBlog
Kristin Neirinckx / PlayStation.Blog:
Feel the Shock Next Week!
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Creative Commons gains $4 million grant, loses CEO Lessig
Discussion: TechCrunch and bytes|genes
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Radiohead Continues New Media Onslaught With Remix Contest
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
What PR won't fix  —  No amount of PR and no number of company blogs …
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
Rebecca Buckman / Business Technology:
Is the iFund an iPhoney?  —  Last month, Apple unveiled plans …
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 Earlier Items: 
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Germany says “Willkommen!” to TV on iTunes
Giles Whittell / Times of London:
Video games: I'll never buy one
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
Blu-ray Xbox 360s may sell at a loss, say Taiwan makers
Discussion: Engadget and TGDaily.com
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft-Yahoo deal ‘preaction’
Discussion: CNET News.com
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Samsung Unveils Mobile Application for Second Life
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Some venture investors heading for the cellars, as larger economic problems loom
Dan Goodin / The Register:
eBay pulls Vista laptop pwned in hacking contest
Discussion: IDG News Service
 

 
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