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6:55 PM ET, April 8, 2008

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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Early notes on GoogleApps  —  The last few years when something new hits the tech blogosphere, I usually kick back and think while so many others scramble for position on Techmeme.  I find that by doing this I can usually find the nugget that they're all missing, assuming it's an area I'm interested in …
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
HuddleChat: Did Google Just Rip Off 37Signals?  —  Blogs are abuzz this morning about HuddleChat, a real-time chat application that a team of three Google developers created to show off Google's new App Engine platform.  The chat software bears a striking resemblance to the popular Campfire app from 37Signals.
Paul McDonald / Google App Engine Blog:
Introducing Google App Engine + our new blog  —  At tonight's Campfire One we launched a preview release of Google App Engine — a developer tool that enables you to run your web applications on Google's infrastructure.  The goal is to make it easy to get started with a new web app …
Jackson West / Valleywag:
GOOGLE APP ENGINE CAN'T HANDLE DEMAND FOR GOOGLE APP ENGINE …
Discussion: Download Squad and Mac Beach
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google App Engine: History's Next Step or Monopolistic Boondoggle?
Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Is Google App Engine HuddleChat a Campfire Rip-Off?
Discussion: The Last Podcast
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mossberg: I Have No Idea When 3G iPhone Is Coming, And I Don't Care  —  That Walt Mossberg prediction about a 3G iPhone in June?  Hold off on that, says Walt Mossberg.  The Wall Street Journal's personal tech guru tells us he has no idea when Apple (AAPL) is releasing its next phone.
Longofest / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds New iPhone OS 2.0 Beta (5A240d), SDK Update (Beta 3)  —  Apple has seeded a new version of the iPhone 2.0 Beta OS for developers enrolled in the beta iPhone Developer Program.  Also available today to all ADC members is an updated version of the iPhone SDK (Beta 3).
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone Developer Lockdown reportedly iPinkBricks all dev units  —  Readers report that update 5A240d is now available on the Dev Portal  —  Reports are streaming into TUAW that official iPhone developers have been hit this morning by the Pink Screen of Expired Release.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Video Launches - A Unique Experience  —  Flickr users can now add video clips alongside their photos, a much requested and much anticipated feature that has been promised for over a year.  —  The puppet version of Shel Israel graciously kicked things off for us by announcing the new feature in the Flickr Video below.
Associated Press:
Online Sales to Grow 17 Percent in '08  —  NEW YORK (AP)— Online spending is expected to rise a robust 17 percent this year, despite a sluggish economy that has bruised many brick-based retailers, according to an annual survey to be released Tuesday.  —  Retail sales online …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-021 - Critical  —  Vulnerabilities in GDI Could Allow Remote Code Execution (948590)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in GDI.
Discussion: Computerworld and Security Watch
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-018 - Critical
James Sherwood / The Register:
Nokia confirms ‘iPhone killer’ handset in pipeline  —  Nokia has confirmed that it's developing a touchscreen-equipped handset to take on the Apple iPhone, and has shown off pictures of the upcoming phone to drooling onlookers.  —  The Finnish giant's handset is codenamed ‘Tube’ …
Therese Poletti / MarketWatch:
Yahoo seems headed the way of PeopleSoft  —  Commentary: Yang's fight against Microsoft seems futile at this point  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Yahoo chief executive Jerry Yang has not resorted to boorish tactics like calling Steve Ballmer a sociopath or comparing him to Genghis Khan …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
EMC Buys 90s High Flyer Iomega For $213 Million  —  Storage giant EMC is buying Iomega for $213 million in cash, a slight premium above its $200 million market cap at the close of trading today.  Iomega, which makes portable hard drives and Zip drives, will become the core of EMC's consumer and small business storage device business.
Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews:
Want to Expand Your Twitter Friends?  Try Twubble  —  Twubble: Rating:  —  Want to Expand Your Twitter Friends?  Try Twubble.  If you want to follow more people and listen more effectively then this is a great twitter tool for you.  Twubble will actually look at your friends list …
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Cisco switch consolidates functions in the data center  —  Nexus 5000 consolidates storage, networking and virtualization, reduces costs  —  Computerworld) Cisco Systems Inc. announced the Nexus 5000 series of server access switches today for use in data centers to consolidate storage, networking and virtualization functions.
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Register
Dennis O'Reilly / CNET News.com:
Put a finer point on your Gmail searches  —  The first application I open and the last one I close each workday is Gmail.  —  Even though I use the service's labels and filters to sort my mail, I often found myself scrolling through the 600-plus messages in my Gmail in-box to find the one I need.
Discussion: PC World and Webware.com
Google Android News Android Forums:
Nokia N810 Running Google Android  —  First it was the Sharp Zaurus and the Armadillo 500, now it's the turn of the Nokia N810.  Yup, Google Android has been successfully installed on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and it works too.  —  The Wiki page at elinux.org details the install guide …
PC World:
Blu-ray Tech Advance Integrates iPhone, iPod Touch  —  Jonny Evans, Macworld.co.uk  —  The iPod touch and iPhone seem set to enter a special relationship with Blu-ray discs and players, with the imminent launch of new software that networks Apple's devices with Blu-ray technology.
 
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Homeland Security secretary proposes ‘Manhattan Project’
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Survey: 6 percent of U.S. teens own iPhones
Discussion: Electronista
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
US Court Rules Meta Tags Can Constituted Trademark Infringement
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Who's giving Vista a miss and waiting for Windows 7?
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Intel:
Intel Capital Announces New US$500 Million China Technology Fund II …
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iBig Box, the world's largest iPod dock
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Wal-Mart Ditches DRM... And Lots Of Major Label Music With It
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Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
VMware offers up MacBook Air for Fusion switcher video
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Intel: AMD's Troubles Are Making Investors Nervous
Andrew McLaughlin / Google Public Policy Blog:
How Google determines the names for bodies of water in Google Earth
Erik Kennedy / Infinite Loop:
Crucial tool now tells all about your Mac's memory
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