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9:05 AM ET, April 4, 2008

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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
20 reasons why Seesmic acquired Twhirl  —  As TechCrunch just announced, Seesmic just acquired Twhirl.  And here are 20 ways it will benefit the Seesmic community  —Staying in touch with your friends using microblogging is much easier using a client than through your browser
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Seesmic Acquires Popular Twitter AIR Client Twhirl  —  San Francisco video/chat startup Seesmic has acquired Twhirl, a popular application created by German developer Marco Kaiser that allows users to access the Twitter service directly from their desktop, and also cross post to other services like Pownce and Jaiku.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:   Video chat startup Seesmic acquires Twitter client Twhirl
Google Public Policy Blog:
Cone of silence (finally) lifts on the spectrum auction  —  For three weeks at the end of January and early February, a small team of us holed up in double super secret “war rooms” in Mountain View, CA and Washington, D.C. to bid on Google's behalf in the FCC spectrum auction.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Mobile Phone Industry Takes Aim at the iPhone  —  LAS VEGAS — Last year, the wireless industry obsessed over the iPhone.  This year, the industry is buzzing about how to beat it.  —  Touch screens, the mobile Internet and devices packed with multimedia capabilities dominated the discussion …
Discussion: Gearlog and textually.org
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
MySpace Music leaves creators cold  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  What a pity that while raging against the (dying) major record label, keyboard warriors are content to see them gain more power over creators than ever before.  MySpace announced …
Discussion: p2pnet
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fox Interactive Media To Miss Revenue Targets; Chief Revenue Officer Out Amid Reorganization  —  Amidst all the excitement over the MySpace Music announcement today is another story about the fate of parent company Fox Interactive Media.  FIM, the division of News Corp. that controls MySpace …
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
South Park kills 10 YouTube memes for good  —  Viacom continues to pursue a $1 billion lawsuit against Google's YouTube for allowing video piracy.  On Viacom's Comedy Central, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone aren't helping their corporate parent's legal case.
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Richard Wray / Guardian:
Internet provider fires shot across bows of music industry on piracy  —  TalkTalk, the internet service-provider owned by Carphone Warehouse, has flatly rejected demands from the music and film industries that it should “police” the internet and cut off some broadband customers in an attempt to stem the flood of illegal file-sharing.
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Music versus TalkTalk - it's war...
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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook hires away Google's top chef  —  Is it “poaching” when a company steals a rival's chef?  At Google, executive chef Josef Desimone scrambled cruelty-free eggs by the truckload.  Now Facebook has hired him to replace steam-heated trays of takeout with the kind of free food Googlers are used to.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Ad network Federated Media raises $50M from Oak Hill Capital Partners, at $200M valuation  —  The ad network Federated Media has raised $50 million at a $200 million pre-money valuation from private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners, I've heard from a source, with investment bank Savvian helping to broker the deal.
Chris Nolan / Spot-On:
No More Bubbles  —  Finally, they're talking regulation on Wall Street.  And with straight - well, as straight as you can get in an election year - faces.  Amazing.  And, if you're a tech investor - or start-up CEO - pretty worrisome.  —  Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson was right …
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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:   The bubble to end all bubbles?
Tim / craigslist blog:
Finally: Craigslist Launches a Blog of Their Own  —  A month after we launched craigslistblog.org, the good people at craigslist launched their own blog.  Oh, and shortly thereafter, I received the following request from their CEO, Jim Buckmaster, to shut ours down: … This was my response:
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Salesforce.com's Benioff bests SAP's Plattner in debate  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Two titans in the enterprise software business faced off Thursday at a Churchill Club event at the Computer History Museum here, and a bit of history was made.  —  The sage, 64-year-old Hasso Plattner …
Internet Crime Complaint Center:
Reported Dollar Loss From Internet Crime Reaches All Time High  —  Washington, D.C. — According to the 2007 Internet Crime Report, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 206,884 complaints of crimes perpetrated over the Internet during 2007.  Of the complaints received …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Google's Android work far from finished  —  As a wise man once noted, the waiting is the hardest part.  —  It's been nearly six months since Google sent ripples through the mobile phone industry with the announcement of its plans to develop Android, a Linux-based operating system.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Fashion Designers Turning To Patents To Protect Their Designs (And Kill The Industry)  —  from the how-short-sighted-can-you-be dept  —  Five years ago we pointed out that the entertainment industry could take a wonderful lesson from the fashion industry.  After all, here was a highly competitive …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Microsoft extends XP Home 2 years—for budget laptops only  —  Windows XP Home Edition has been given a two-year reprieve by Microsoft.  Previously scheduled to be pulled from shelves less than three months from now, XP Home will be available at least through June 2010, and possibly later.
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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Roommates.com Not Immune From Discrimination Lawsuit, Appeals Court Rules
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Elizabeth White / Associated Press:
Dell CEO Says to Expect More Job Cuts
Michelle Meyers / CNET News.com:
Motorola to eliminate 2,600 jobs
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Intel's new tech will render stolen laptops unbootable
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