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11:55 AM ET, April 11, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gartner Says Vista Will Collapse.  And That's Why The Yahoo Deal Must Happen  —  Gartner analysts Michael Silver and Neil MacDonald told a conference audience yesterday that Microsoft's Windows product is collapsing and must make radical changes to its operating system or risk becoming a has-been.
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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 …
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
“Windows is too monolithic,” declares Gartner, opening the door for Linux  —  “The Innovator's Dilemma” is finally catching up with Microsoft.  As Gartner analyst Michael Silver declares (and ZDNet's Larry Dignan captures), … That monolithic nature will become ever less relevant …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:   Windows “Collapsing” - 2011 Tipping Point For Web Apps In The Enterprise
PC World:
Gartner Explains Why Windows Is Broken
Discussion: Portfolio.com
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
New chip will let an iPod store 500,000 songs  —  A new storage technology will pave the way for MP3 players and other gadgets to store a hundred times more information  —  Mobile phones, iPods and other consumer devices may soon be able to hold a hundred times more information …
Discussion: p2pnet, CrunchGear and GigaOM
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
IBM breakthrough means 500,000 song iPod  —  IBM is working on a new form of memory that promises future iPods could hold half a million songs the company has confirmed.  —  In two papers published in the April 11 issue of Science, IBM Fellow Stuart Parkin and colleagues at the IBM Almaden Research Center …
InfoWorld:   IBM lays claim to cheaper, faster memory
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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Harrison Hoffman / CNET News.com:
Live Maps gets a major upgrade
Discussion: CyberNet and Webware.com
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 …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Launching ToDo List Product?  —  TechCrunch reader Nicolas Hoizey noticed a blog post on the official Google Docs Blog today written by Andrew Cheng, a Google Marketing Manager.  Hoizey sent us the NetNewsWire screen shot above (click for large view).  —  The post, based on the screen shot, appears to be a simple to do list.
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.
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: Technology Live and Darren Herman
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.
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Washington Post:
Murdoch's 2-Pronged Bid May Boost Yahoo
Discussion: BoomTown and Bits
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
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
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
PR industry: Still grasping for a clue  —  Mark Glaser has a post up at the PBS Media Shift blog about the “social media press release” and how it is still a work in progress.  He has a good recap of how it started a couple of years ago, how some forward-thinking PR practitioners and agencies came …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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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
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Business Wire:
GE Reports First Quarter 2008 Net EPS of $.43, down 2%, and …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
Oracle Warns of Critical DB Server Vulnerabilities  —  The database server giant plans to issue patches for at least 41 vulnerabilities across hundreds of product lines.  —  Database server giant Oracle Corp. plans to ship a major security update on Tuesday, Apr. 15 to cover more than 40 vulnerabilities in a wide range of products.
 
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