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10:30 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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Yahoo to acquire marketing analytics company
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal
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.
Discussion: Podcasting News and Digital Trends
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Adobe Launches Media Player
Discussion: last100
Staci D. Kramer /
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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, sarahintampa and Digg
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
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
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
House Staffers Livid Over Web Site  —  Financial Information Being Posted Is Too Personal, Aides Say  —  Working from a cramped loft apartment a mile from the Capitol, a small Internet company has sparked a privacy rights battle with hundreds of angry top House staffers upset that the Web site …
Discussion: Internet Alchemy
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AOL's Makes Its Pitch To Small Publishers With PubAccess Service
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
More Motorola makeover: Former AT&T exec becomes chairman
Discussion: PR Newswire and Electronista
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
iPhone to Interface With PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Movie Playback
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mercury News:
Analyst says Yahoo shareholders prefer Microsoft bid to nothing
Preston Gralla / Computerworld Blogs:
Five reasons why Vista beats Mac OS X
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Hulu sells out ad inventory, more on the way
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Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code: Malicious Flash Banner Ad
Discussion: Spyware Sucks
Brooke Crothers / CNET
Long-delayed AMD ‘Barcelona’ chip available
 Earlier Items: 
Nicole Fabris / ABI Research:
Flat-Rate Price Plans Pose Serious Network Challenges for Operators
Discussion: GigaOM, and IntoMobile
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Virtualization's Dark Side
Chris / Trulia Blog:
Trulia integrates Google Street View nationwide!
Microsoft Help and Support:
Windows Live Writer update details
Discussion: LiveSide and
Write on  —  The writing is on the wall for journalism …
Smashing Magazine:
Footers In Modern Web Design: Creative Examples and Ideas
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Why We Need Web Apps on the Desktop