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10:00 AM 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
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  —  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.
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.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Adobe Media Player Debuts For Online …
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: Outside the Lines and Ryan Stewart
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.
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 …
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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 …
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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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).
Discussion: GoNintendo and sarahintampa
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 Kwan / Mobile Magazine Online:
Asus Eee PC with Windows XP Has Hidden Shortcomings  —  Remember yesterday when we discovered that the Windows-powered Asus Eee PC would cost the same as its Linux-powered counterpart?  Well, while the two units may bear the same outward appearance and come attached with the same price tag …
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Boy Genius Report
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Tony Smith / The Register:
HP launches Linux-loaded Eee PC rival
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Virtualization's Dark Side  —  SAN FRANCISCO -  —  The decision to switch to virtualization is easy enough: As companies discover that the process can consolidate hardware and save space, energy and money, virtualization is sweeping through the world's desktops and data centers.
Discussion: Virtualization.com
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Preston Gralla / Computerworld Blogs:
Five reasons why Vista beats Mac OS X
Discussion: duncanriley.com and MacUser
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Hulu sells out ad inventory, more on the way
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Long-delayed AMD ‘Barcelona’ chip available
Discussion: Engadget and CNET News.com
Nicole Fabris / ABI Research:
Flat-Rate Price Plans Pose Serious Network Challenges for Operators
Discussion: GigaOM, mocoNews.net and IntoMobile
Margaret Kane / CNET News.com:
Motorola names former AT&T boss as chairman
Chris Williams / The Register:
BBC vs ISPs: Bandwidth row escalates as Tiscali wades in
Discussion: paidContent and Open Gardens
Pallavi Gogoi / Business Week:
Is Circuit City Up for Sale?
Discussion: DealBook
 Earlier Items: 
Chris / Trulia Blog:
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!
Discussion: Crave, Gizmodo, Tech Blog and Engadget
Smashing Magazine:
Footers In Modern Web Design: Creative Examples and Ideas
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo gets investor support in efforts to fend off Microsoft
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
House Staffers Livid Over Web Site
Discussion: Internet Alchemy
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Why We Need Web Apps on the Desktop
 

 
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