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12:31 PM ET, April 9, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Rips Down HuddleChat  —  Google showcased HuddleChat, a real-time chat application, as one of many test applications (directory here) to show off their new Google App Engine platform last night.  —  Some bloggers noted that the application was a rip off of Campfire, a 37Signals product.
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Nate Westheimer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's App Engine: Aiming At Facebook, Not Amazon  —  There's no shortage of stories about Google's newly launched App Engine, but almost all of them get it wrong — because they compare the new service to Amazon's EC2 and S3 services (AMZN).  —  If the Silicon Valley echo chamber wants …
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Red Dog: Ray Ozzie's answer to the Google App Engine?  —  (Note: while we've been serving up a number of potential new Windows Live logos recently, this isn't one of them.  I just happen to like Clifford the Big Red Dog)  —  Much has been made recently about last night's announcement …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Red Dog: Yet another unannounced Microsoft cloud service
Bret Taylor / Bret Taylor's blog:
We need a Wikipedia for data  —  I just started blogging.  I am not sure what I want to write about, but I think one theme will be “things I want but want someone else to build.”  This article describes one of those things.  —  At Google, I worked on a number of projects that required data from third party data sources.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:   Is FriendFeed a better News Feed?  Interview with FriendFeed Co-Founder Bret Taylor
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:   Open-sourcing factual data, Wikipedia style
Heather Champ / Flickr Blog:
Video on Flickr!  —  Also available in: Deutsch, , Español, Português  —  Video!  Video!  Video!  The rumours are true and “soon” is now.  We're thrilled to introduce video on Flickr.  If you're a pro member, you can now share videos up to 90 glorious seconds in your photostream.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Video Launches - A Unique Experience
Paul Stamatiou:   Flickr Video: Thoughts from a Beta Tester
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day  —  Anyone who's been reading this blog for more than a few months knows I'm bullish on mobile social networking.  —  The space is wide open at this point - no one has created an application that has gotten enough traction to go mainstream.
Symbian Smart Phones World:
Exclusive: Latest update on the hotly anticipated Nokia Tube - The Rumours are over - Hands on the Nokia “Tube”  —  + Exclusive: latest update on the hotly anticipated Nokia Tube  —  Hands on the Nokia “Tube”  —  The Rumours are over!  —  Now whether the phone was inadvertently …
Chris Williams / The Register:
BBC to launch iPlayer for Wii  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  The BBC is set to launch a version of its popular streaming iPlayer catch-up service for Nintendo Wii owners in the UK today.  —  The first games console release for iPlayer is being unveiled at a media conference in Cannes.
Discussion: Electronista and Opposable Thumbs
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BBC:
BBC announces Nintendo Wii deal
Discussion: Joystiq
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Latest iPhone 2.0 beta reveals 3G chipset  —  Hidden away in the latest test firmware for iPhone developers is the mention of the chipset that will power third-generation cellular Internet access in Apple's next generation of the device.  —  Discovered by the creators of the popular ZiPhone jailbreak …
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Agreement to Acquire IndexTools' Analytics Business  —  Acquisition intended to enhance platform for comprehensive Web  —  analytics and extend offerings for on-line marketers  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced that it has entered …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Former Yahoo Exec to OpenX; OpenX to L.A.  —  Former Yahoo senior vice president Tim Cadogan will take the CEO job at OpenX, the popular open-source ad server startup, backed by Index Ventures, Accel Partners and others.  —  As part of the change, the company will move from it London HQ to Los Angeles.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
New RIAA Argument: Throwing A Promo CD In The Garbage = Unauthorized Distribution  —  from the next-up:-picking-your-nose=distribution dept  —  Last summer, the EFF sued Universal Music Group, after UMG had eBay takedown the sales of certain CDs.  The CDs were promotional CDs …
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Electronic Frontier Foundation:
UMG Says Throwing Away Promo CDs is Illegal
Discussion: p2pnet
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
More Motorola makeover: Former AT&T exec becomes chairman  —  Motorola announced Wednesday another in a series of moves to right its ship: It elected David Dorman to be the non-executive chairman of the board.  —  Dorman takes over for Ed Zander, Motorola's former CEO and current chairman.
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Motorola:
Motorola Elects David Dorman, Former Chairman and CEO of AT&T …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and mocoNews.net
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo gets investor support in efforts to fend off Microsoft  —  Yahoo has yet to get a white knight to step forward and defend the search giant, but on Tuesday, it scored a reconfirmation of an endorsement from Legg Mason, its second-largest shareholder, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo to acquire marketing analytics company
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal
New York Times:
Economy Has Become a Drag on Silicon Valley  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Housing prices in Silicon Valley remain defiantly high.  New BMWs and Saabs cruise Highway 101.  But for the first time there are signs that the current economic downturn is taking its toll on the country's cradle of technology and innovation.
CupBoy / nihilogic:
Super Mario in 14kB Javascript  —  Here's an experiment in keepings things small and confined to one Javascript file.  There are no external image files or anything, everything is rendered with Javascript using either canvas elements or old fashioned div-making tactics (for IE).
Preston Gralla / Computerworld Blogs:
Five reasons why Vista beats Mac OS X  — IT TOPICS:Desktop Applications, Enterprise Software & Services, Macintosh & Apple, Operating Systems, Software, Windows & Microsoft  —  The conventional wisdom, that Mac's OS X is superior to Windows Vista, is flat-out wrong.
Discussion: duncanriley.com and MacUser
Adobe:
Adobe Media Player Now Available  —  For immediate release  —  New Adobe AIR Application Redefines Next-Generation TV Experiences for Viewers and Broadcasters  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Media Player 1.0 software.
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
iPhone to Interface With PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Movie Playback  —  iPhone and PS3 to talk to each other in Blu-ray Disc movies  —  As wonderful as Logitech's Harmony universal remotes are, there's still one major piece of media entertainment equipment that it still cannot command: the PlayStation 3.
Discussion: Gizmodo and localmobilesearch.net
 
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AOL's Platform-A Makes Its Pitch To Small Publishers With Advertising …
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Hulu sells out ad inventory, more on the way
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Trulia integrates Google Street View nationwide!
Microsoft Help and Support:
Windows Live Writer update details
Discussion: LiveSide and Bink.nu
BBC:
Write on  —  The writing is on the wall for journalism …
Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
Segway's new RMP!
John Markoff / New York Times:
Study Gives High Marks to U.S. Internet
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
House Staffers Livid Over Web Site
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