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9:45 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.
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Trouble in conference land: TechCrunch50, DEMO happening at the same time  —  The dates are out for the next TechCrunch conference, and surprise: TechCrunch50, in its second year, will be held on almost the exact same dates as venerable — or some might say vulnerable — tech-startup conference DEMO …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Memo to Chris Shipley: Luca Brasi Sleeps With the Fishes!
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
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
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
IBM and Linden Lab to create enterprise-safe virtual worlds  —  Plenty of people are skeptical that enterprises will embrace virtual worlds as a venue for doing serious business.  IBM, on the other hand, is a total believer that 3-D worlds such as Second Life augur the future of online commerce.
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Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
IBM will host own private area on Second Life
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
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
wikee.iphwn.org:
iPhone Dev Team  —  You are here: main » news » pwnage_announcement  —  The “DevTeam” would like to announce the release of the OS X version of the PwnageTool application.  —  The team (and especially Wizdaz) have been working hard to bring you this release in as short a time as possible.
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 louisgray.com
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
FriendFeed's goal: More than just a feed aggregator
Discussion: WinExtra and FriendFeed Watch
Gizmodo:
Straight from AT&T Mobility CEO's Mouth: 3G iPhone Coming in “Months”  —  We're at an AT&T lunch, and AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega just dropped some meaty bits.  He had mentioned earlier in the event that he expected all of their smart integrated devices to be 3G in the next couple months.
Mylene Mangalindan / Business Technology:
The Threat of “Free”  —  Businesses sometimes are quick to dismiss the threat of “free” Internet-based companies.  But these organizations may actually turn out to be competitors, as a new examination of Craigslist's revenue shows.  —  Popular online-classifieds Web company Craigslist …
 
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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
Discussion: The Register
Knut Grimsrud / Technology@Intel:
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Discussion: Crave and Engadget
Ashley Highfield / BBC Internet Blog:
“Hidden Costs” of Watching TV Online?
Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
AT&T Jumps on Board with Google's Android
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IT heresy revisited: Let users manage their own PCs
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