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6:40 AM ET, April 11, 2008

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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Windows is ‘collapsing,’ Gartner analysts warn  —  The researchers damn Windows in current form, urges radical changes  —  Computerworld) Calling the situation “untenable” and describing Windows as “collapsing,” a pair of Gartner analysts yesterday said Microsoft Corp. must make radical changes …
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PC World:
Gartner Explains Why Windows Is Broken  —  Esther Schindler, CIO.com  —  In a session at the Gartner Emerging Trends conference this week, analysts Neil MacDonald and Michael Silver identified many reasons that Windows (and thus Microsoft) are in trouble.  —  Microsoft's operating system …
Discussion: Portfolio.com and Network World
Virtual Earth:
The New Release of Live Maps and Virtual Earth 3D is now Live!  —  I'm so glad to finally announce that the latest version of Live Maps is online and ready for you to play with.  This ended up being a much bigger release than originally planned including three full sprints of development.
Discussion: Webware.com and LiveSide
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
New Live Search Maps is Live
Discussion: Webware.com and Virtual Earth
Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Did you sign Google's noncompete?  Good, you're fired  —  A recently departed DoubleClicker tells us that Google managers asked employees at the online ad company it acquired last month to sign one-year noncompete agreements.  Most agreed, thinking that it would spare their jobs — but then layoffs came a week later.
Underwire / Wired:
Flickr Users Cry Mutiny Over New Video Feature  —  Flickr users are revolting.  Again.  —  Several groups protesting this week's addition of video to Yahoo's popular photo-sharing site have sprung up to object to the new feature.  —  One group, We Say No to Videos on Flickr …
Sam / Go Big Always:
Twitter: A two-way social computer?  —  Ok, not Twitter but something Twitter-like.  Twitter is nice because it strips everything away and focuses 100% on people and the economy of interaction (140 characters in a box, the end).  —  Twitter as social network
DealBook:
Google C.E.O. Taps Quattrone as Adviser in Yahoo Battle  —  Update: Mr. Quattrone's firm, Qatalyst, has been officially hired by Google, people close to the company told DealBook.  —  Look who Google's turned to for help.  —  Frank P. Quattrone is advising Eric E. Schmidt, Google's chief executive …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Nvidia CEO goes on Intel rant  —  Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang let rip with a diatribe against Intel at Nvidia's financial analyst day on Thursday.  Huang cited frustration with Nvidia's market share struggle with Intel and recent Intel comments stating that discrete graphics cards will become “unnecessary.”
Discussion: TG Daily and Engadget
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Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
The Social Press Release: Multimedia, Two-Way, Direct to the Public  —  The Social Press Release: Multimedia, Two-Way, Direct to the Public  —  Silicon Valley journalist/blogger Tom Foremski had had enough.  Two years ago, he wrote a poison pen letter to the PR industry in a blog post titled Die!
Mark Wilson / Stuff.tv:
Nike+ coming to iPhone and iPod Touch  —  I'm in Nike's HQ in Oregon where, apart from checking out the footwear it's fashioned for all 32 Olympic events (yes, including horse riding), I've had a chinwag with a Nike+ spokeperson to see where the running companion is headed following the arrival of miCoach.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Engadget
Washington Post:
Murdoch's 2-Pronged Bid May Boost Yahoo  —  Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is working both sides of the fence in an effort to acquire Yahoo — negotiating directly with the Internet portal while also attempting to join Microsoft's two-month-old bid for the company, according to sources close to the deal.
Discussion: BoomTown and Bits
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The PS3 Laptop: from Ben Heck to Engadget with love  —  Rewind back to late 2006.  The PS3 was launching alongside the Wii and geeky editors like ourselves were having a field day.  We'd already managed to convince our good pal Ben Heck to build another Xbox 360 laptop and the Wii Laptop …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
On the Menu at the Yahoo Top Managers Lunch Yesterday: Fear and AOL-oathing  —  For some reason, none of the half-dozen SVPs and EVPs I spoke to, who attended a lunch that Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang held yesterday for several dozen top-level execs, wanted to tell me exactly what was on the menu …
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Devices That Track Every Precious Need  —  IT'S 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?  How about your pets?  And your car?  —  It is possible to get answers to all these questions instantly over your cellphone or computer, using the same technology that guides you from place to place on a road trip.
Discussion: Slashdot
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Remains Favorite In Crowded Battle for Yahoo  —  Yahoo Inc.'s directors meet Friday to discuss alternatives to a Microsoft Corp. takeover, with many insiders still seeing a Microsoft deal — without the participation of News Corp. — as the most likely outcome.
Tom Hogarty / Lightroom Journal:
Lightroom 1.4.1 and Camera Raw 4.4.1  —  The Lightroom 1.4.1 and Camera Raw 4.4.1 updates have been posted to the following locations: Lightroom(Mac, Win), Camera Raw(Mac, Win).  The updates provide all of the changes included in the original Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 releases …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Underexposed
 
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InfoWorld:
Europe rejects plan to criminalize file-sharing
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL's Falco: Yes, We Might Merge With Yahoo; No, I Can't Say How …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Valleywag and GigaOM
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Keeping Network Solutions from cashing in on your subdomains
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