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3:15 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 …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Why Apple Will Go Atomic  —  What will Steve Jobs do next?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
At CTIA, Yahoo unveils a smarter mobile search  —  Yahoo announced a new mobile search strategy Wednesday at the CTIA Wireless trade show in Las Vegas, centered on the latest iteration of its Yahoo OneSearch product.  —  In a keynote address by Marco Boerrie, the company's executive vice president of …
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Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Microsoft hopes mobile update will help shed its all-business image
Discussion: WebProNews and Electronista
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.
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
iPhone users: Think young and rich, not different
Discussion: CNET News.com and One More Thing
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Opera Mini 4.1 released  —  Opera Mini 4.1 guided tour  —  Microsoft isn't the only company releasing a point upgrade to its mobile software this week.  Opera has released Opera Mini 4.1, which is a minor update to its Opera Mini web browser for cellphones with Java virtual machines.
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
The New Opera Mini Arrives - Now 50% Faster Than Before
Discussion: IntoMobile and Phone Scoop
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?
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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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 …
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.
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
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: More On The iPhone Shortage; Why Bernstein Does Not Buy The Theory That A 3G Phone Is Imminent  —  So here we are again, wondering about missing Apple (AAPL) iPhones.  —  The last time this became an issue, the question was why Apple's iPhone unit sales were so much higher than the sales …
Scott Moritz / Fortune:
A new low for Motorola  —  Motorola's dismal week now includes an offer for its phone unit that confirms its place in the bargain basement of the tech marketplace.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Motorola may have just had its worst week ever.  —  It started with a joyless plan to jettison the mobile phone business last Wednesday.
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
 
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Verizon:
HD Video on Demand Now Available To More Verizon FiOS TV Customers …
Discussion: DSLreports and Engadget HD
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Why AMD is set to go fabless
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 3 beta 5 now available for download
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Compiler
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
SAP Plans Div Hike; Names Apotheker Co-CEO
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Not “notable” enough for Wikipedia? Biographicon wants you
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
What PR won't fix  —  No amount of PR and no number of company blogs …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Germany says “Willkommen!” to TV on iTunes
Giles Whittell / Times of London:
Video games: I'll never buy one
Tim Turpin / Video Search Engine:
BLINKX INTRODUCES BBTV, FUSING HIGH-QUALITY, PREMIUM TV CONTENT …
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, Kotaku and TGDaily.com
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft-Yahoo deal ‘preaction’
Discussion: PDA and CNET News.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Some venture investors heading for the cellars, as larger economic problems loom
 

 
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