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7:40 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.
Jackson West / Valleywag:
GOOGLE APP ENGINE CAN'T HANDLE DEMAND FOR GOOGLE APP ENGINE The sign-in page for Google's new App Engine platform apparently runs on App Engine — and ran out of it's server allocation this morning, triggering the error message above when a tipster tried to sign up.
Discussion: Download Squad and Mac Beach
Paul McDonald / Google App Engine Blog:
Introducing Google App Engine + our new blog
GigaOM:
App Engine: Competition Is Good for Everyone
Discussion: OStatic blogs
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?
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.
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
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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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’ …
Discussion: VentureBeat, last100 and MacDailyNews
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 …
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 …
Andrew McLaughlin / Google Public Policy Blog:
How Google determines the names for bodies of water in Google Earth  —  Hundreds of millions of users around the world use Google Earth.  Many of them have strong — and sometimes conflicting — opinions about how places should be named and where borders should be drawn.
Discussion: WebProNews and Screenwerk
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.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Releases Firmware Updates for Notebooks, Keyboard, and iMac  —  Apple released EFI Firmware Updates for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac today.  The firmware update descriptions are predictably short: … Users should note that while the EFI Firmware upgrades are downloaded …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Puppet Parody Show Gets Sponsorship; Original FastCompany Show Doesn't  —  Loren Feldman's puppet video show, which parodies a video interview show run by Shel Israel called Global Neighborhoods, has landed an official sponsor, Feldman says.  Meanwhile, Global Neighborhoods itself remains sponsorless.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Homeland Security secretary proposes ‘Manhattan Project’  —  Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff  —  Risks from cyberattacks are increasing and the consequences are so great that the country needs a “Manhattan Project” for network security, Michael Chertoff …
Discussion: eWeek
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
 
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Google LatLong:
Google Transit arrives in Chicago
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Alan Parekh / Hacked Gadgets:
Instant Messenger and Skype Contact Online Notification Picture Frame
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Cisco switch consolidates functions in the data center
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Register
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Survey: 6 percent of U.S. teens own iPhones
Discussion: Electronista
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Who's giving Vista a miss and waiting for Windows 7?
Discussion: WinBeta
Newlaunches.com:
iBig Box, the world's largest iPod dock
EurekAlert!:
Most powerful laser in the world fires up
Discussion: DailyTech
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Next Web:
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Wal-Mart Ditches DRM... And Lots Of Major Label Music With It
Discussion: VentureBeat and Listening Post
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
Erik Kennedy / Infinite Loop:
Crucial tool now tells all about your Mac's memory
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and MacUser
PC World:
Blu-ray Tech Advance Integrates iPhone, iPod Touch
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Cuill is banned on 10,000 sites
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Nokia N810 Running Google Android
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