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10:20 AM ET, April 3, 2008

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Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Arrington: ‘Demo needs to die’  —  TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, in discussing the decision to place TechCrunch 50 at the same time as DemoFall said, ‘Demo needs to die.’  —  The scheduling of the TechCrunch 50 conference, which was announced Wednesday, has pit it directly against DemoFall …
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Chrisshipley / The Guidewire:
Imitation Is Flattery?  Or Just Bad for Entrepreneurs?  —  There are a dozen other, perhaps more important and insightful, posts I'd rather be writing today.  But, alas, my friends at TechCrunch put a wall in my path today and I just can't ignore it, despite counsel from perhaps wiser advisers to do just that.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Announcing The TechCrunch50 Conference: September 8-10, San Francisco  —  Mark your calendars for the second annual TechCrunch launch conference, co-produced between TechCrunch and Jason Calacanis: TechCrunch50 at the San Francisco Design Center on September 8-10, 2008.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Memo to Chris Shipley: Luca Brasi Sleeps With the Fishes!  —  “Demo needs to die,” said TechCrunch Editor Michael Arrington yesterday.  —  Oh, my.  Oh, dear.  Not more bloody tangoing!?!  —  The pugnacious tech blogger-who was last seen slapping around other tech bloggers who deigned …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Apple passes Wal-Mart, now #1 music retailer in US  —  Over the past few years, we have watched Apple climb the music sales chart courtesy of the iTunes.  Last month we learned that Apple passed Best Buy to become the number two retailer in the the US.  Now, Apple has ascended to the top of the charts …
Sony:
SONY ROLLS OUT WORLD'S SMALLEST FULL HD CAMCORDER JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR SUMMER VACATION  —  The new pocket-sized Sony HDR-TG1 Handycam® camcorder's weighty high-definition capability will appeal to vacationers who prefer to “travel light.”  —  This diminutive camcorder weighs in at only ten ounces.
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James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Sony Intros Tiniest HD Video Camera Ever  —  Sony has introduced the HDR-TG1 Handycam, a midget-sized (dwarf, if you've seen In Bruges) high-definition video camera, weighing in at just ten ounces  —  Despite its tiny size, it is a full-featured camcorder that can record 1920 x 1080 HD video …
Discussion: IDG News Service and I4U News
Peter Glaskowsky / CNET News.com:
An Atom-powered Intel?  Not a chance  —  With Intel's focus on the new Atom-brand processors being described at the Intel Developer Forum this week, “Atom-powered” is the obvious description of the mobile Internet devices (MIDs) these chips will go into... and it seems like half the IDF stories …
Discussion: IDG News Service
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek reveals MID plans
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile
Dave Greenfield / Team Think:
IBM and Linden Partner on Enterprise-Class Second Life  —  IBM and Linden Labs are partnering to develop a version of Second Life that will live behind the corporate firewall.  —  As I mentioned in my previous post, Second Life is far too fat and clumsy to be taken seriously in the enterprise.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast to Twin Cities: Want WideBand?  Gonna Cost You Big  —  Comcast, the largest cable company in the US announced today that it is going to start selling a 50 megabits per second (down) connection in Minnesota's Twin Cities region.  The connection with 5 megabits/second upstream capability …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   Comcast launches 50Mbps broadband... for $150 per month
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
Why I don't like Friendfeed as much as I wanted, it lacks intention  —  Webware writes about Friendfeed this morning.  A quote from the article that drew my attention:  —  THE VISION … I have been using Friendfeed irregularly the past few weeks.  I was thinking about this the other day.
Discussion: Mark Evans and FriendFeed Watch
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louisgray.com:
FriendFeed's Increased Filtering Clears Deck of Unwanted Junk
Discussion: Webware.com and WinExtra
Intel:
Intel Unveils Second-Generation Intel-Powered Classmate PC — ‘Netbook’ for Worldwide Education Markets  —  New Strategic Investment, Software Certification Service also Disclosed at Shanghai IDF  —  Intel Corporation unveiled a new design of the Intel-powered classmate PC today at the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai.
CBC News:
Hands off our network, Bell tells CRTC  —  BY PETER NOWAK — Bell Canada Inc. is calling on the courts to scrap mandated access by competitors to its network, a move that could jeopardize some smaller companies that sell phone and internet services.  —  The Montreal-based company …
Discussion: p2pnet and DSLreports
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Zillow Disrupts Lending Market With Mortgage Marketplace  —  Zillow, the site where you can find pricing estimates and other info about houses around the United States, aims to disrupt the online lending market with the launch of its Mortgage Marketplace.  —  The marketplace is a free service that hooks lenders up with borrowers.
Andy Golding / Google News Blog:
Psst...secrets of Google News exposed!  —  Often publishers ask us why Google News didn't include one of their articles, or skipped the image associated with an article.  In the search for answers, we've noticed that there's a lot of confusion about how we include and rank articles.
 
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Dell: layoffs bigger than expected
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Just Put It on My Phone  —  Companies are introducing services …
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Sprint Says WiMax Commercial Launch Will Be Delayed
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Lilly Peel / Times of London:
Carphone may bid for Tiscali UK arm
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Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
AT&T Jumps on Board with Google's Android
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InfoWorld:
IT heresy revisited: Let users manage their own PCs
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Firefox 3 beta 5 portable edition available - safest way to try out FF3b5
Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat:
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Straight from AT&T Mobility CEO's Mouth: 3G iPhone Coming in “Months”
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