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7:00 AM ET, April 8, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Jumps Head First Into Web Services With Google App Engine  —  Our live coverage of the Google App Engine launch event is here.  —  Google isn't just talking about hosting applications in the cloud any more.  Tonight at 9pm PT they're launching Google App Engine (Update: The site is live) …
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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 …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
App Engine: Host Your Apps with Google  —  Tonight at their second CampFireOne Google Code is announcing App Engine, a hosted platform for web developers.  The actual service will launch later tonight in a closed Beta.  10,000 developers will be granted access on a first come, first serve basis.
Discussion: Techdirt
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google hopes to house Web software on App Engine  —  Google plans to launch a service called App Engine Monday evening that the company hopes will attract programmers and eventually companies needing an expandable foundation for online applications.  —  App Engine, free to the first 10,000 people …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google App Engine readies for brawl with Amazon  —  For all the rivals Google is making as it continues to expand into nearly every facet of the Internet, Amazon has thus far remained one fellow power relatively unscathed.  That is about to change.  Tonight, the search giant …
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Google App Engine Goes Up Against Amazon, But That's Not the Point  —  Sure, Google App Engine, the service Google's announcing tonight, looks pretty similar in concept, if not details, to the trio of Web services Amazon.com offers, including the EC2 computing engine, the S3 storage service, and the SimpleDB database product.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google Engine: Competitor or knock-off?
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
jkOnTheRun review- hands on with the HP Mini-Note UMPC  —  The Asus EEE PC woke people up to the benefits that a sub-notebook device brings to consumers, especially if it's priced attractively.  HP is releasing their hotly awaited sub-notebook and the Mini is a solid first effort in this small notebook category.
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
HP strikes chord with Mini-Note PC
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Ballmer's Secret Weapon  —  Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer may have a secret weapon in his fight with Yahoo! Chief Executive Jerry Yang for control of the beleaguered Web portal: Yahoo! shareholders who also hold gobs of Microsoft stock.  —  Because of the software giant's size …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Answers Microsoft With Yet Another No
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple notebook lines to see major design changes, sources say  —  Apple Inc.'s existing MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks will be the last of their breed, as both product families are destined for major design changes upon their next refresh, AppleInsider has learned.
Wei Luo / Google LatLong:
All the news that's fit to print on a map: The New York Times in Google Earth  —  I read a lot of news by surfing the Internet, as do many of my colleagues and friends, and I've always dreamed of a way to browse news based on geography.  What's happening in Paris today?  What are the top headlines in Japan?
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
‘The Sims Online’ is officially reborn as ‘EA Land’  —  For anyone familiar with The Sims Online, the poorly-received virtual world launched by Electronic Arts in 2002, take note: EA is relaunching it under a new name and for a new price: free.  —  Born as The Sims Online, it will now be called EA Land.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Kyle Monson / AppScout:
The Future of Travel Search  —  My feature story today on PCMag.com, Web Sites for Cheap Flights, has 10 sites worth checking out if you're planning on flying somewhere in the near future.  I'm actually planning a trip myself right now, so I know the headache of schlepping from site to site in search of the best price.
Robert McMillan / IDG News Service:
RSA Conference: Web Page Can Take Over Your Router  —  Researcher Dan Kaminsky tomorrow will show attendees of the RSA security conference how a Web-based attack could be used to seize control of certain routers.  —  Kaminsky has spent the past year studying how design flaws …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Engadget
Darren Waters / BBC:
Search engines warned over data  —  Search engines should delete personal data held about their users within six months, a European Commission advisory body on data protection has said.  —  The recommendation is likely to be accepted by the European Commission and could lead to a clash with search giants like Google, Yahoo and MSN.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
The $10 billion state bond for high-speed trains — good for Silicon Valley, good for California?  —  We've covered electric sports cars, electric three-wheeled cars and other forms of clean transportation that Silicon Valley investors have been pumping money into over the last several years.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Foreclosures Shown On Scary, Encroaching Heat Maps  —  If you want to see in stark colors exactly how the mortgage credit crisis is spreading across the country, go to real estate search site HotPads and look at the foreclosure heat maps in your area.  These are map mashups that take foreclosure data …
 
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