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9:15 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
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.
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 …
Business Wire:
GE Reports First Quarter 2008 Net EPS of $.43, down 2%, and Continuing EPS of $.44, down 8%; Revenues of $42.2 billion, up 8%; Orders of $24 billion, up 8%; Solid Industrial Earnings Offset by Financial Services  —  1Q 2008 Highlights  — Continuing earnings per share (EPS) of $.44 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: GE Q1 Earnings Down 8 Percent; NBC Revs Up 3 Percent; Stock Slides On Outlook  —  Yes, we're getting close to that time again... GE, the parent company of NBCU, has announced surprisingly weak Q1 results with continuing income sliding 8 percent to $4.36 billion from $4.9 billion.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
New Live Search Maps is Live
Discussion: Webware.com and Virtual Earth
Darmano / Logic+Emotion:
The Top 10 Made Up Words of Web 3.0  —  You won't find these in Wikipedia.  But someone had to write them down.  Inspired by Web jargon and making their first appearence on Twitter, I give you the Top 10 made up words of Web 3.0:  —  1. Socialstainable  —  The act of socially conscious …
Discussion: GigaOM and Darren Herman
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
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
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 …
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 …
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: Underexposed and Gadget Lab
 
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InfoWorld:
IBM lays claim to cheaper, faster memory
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Brandon Laurino / PlayStation.Blog:
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Washington Post:
Murdoch's 2-Pronged Bid May Boost Yahoo
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Google App Engine for developers
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Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Retailers Fined for Digital TV Offenses
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The PS3 Laptop: from Ben Heck to Engadget with love
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Europe rejects plan to criminalize file-sharing
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Attention Flickr video haters: Try a free doughnut
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Remains Favorite In Crowded Battle for Yahoo
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Bush's Cyber Secrets Dilemma
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
The Social Press Release: Multimedia, Two-Way, Direct to the Public
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Politicians fret over military gear resold on eBay, Craigslist
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