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3:45 PM ET, April 11, 2008

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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 …
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Paul Marks / New Scientist:
IBM creates working racetrack memory device
Discussion: TeleRead and Slashdot
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
IBM breakthrough means 500,000 song iPod
Discussion: InfoWorld
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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Windows is a glacier and glaciers don't melt overnight  —  Boy this Windows collapsing under its own weight argument has some legs.  —  A few points about this Gartner presentation two days ago, which has raised quite a ruckus on Techmeme.  The analysts argued Wednesday morning that Windows …
Discussion: Slashdot, PC World and ReadWriteWeb
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 …
Gary Morgenthaler / Business Week:
Apple's OS Edge Is a Threat to Microsoft  —  A recent upgrade to the Mac operating system moves Apple closer to challenging Microsoft for overall computing dominance, even in the corporate market  —  The 20-year death grip that Microsoft has held on the core of computing is finally weakening—pried loose with just two fingers.
Discussion: The Mac Observer, MacDailyNews and Digg
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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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Vista's UAC security prompt was designed to annoy you  —  User Account Control is easily one of the most hated features of Windows Vista, according to readers.  The seemingly endless stream of UAC pop-ups, asking you to confirm this action or that action, just get in the way (and aren't particularly zippy, given the screen redraw).
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Kevin McLaughlin / crn.com:
Microsoft Exec: UAC Designed To ‘Annoy Users’
Discussion: DailyTech and Gizmodo
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Crawling through HTML forms  —  Google is constantly trying new ideas to improve our coverage of the web.  We already do some pretty smart things like scanning JavaScript and Flash to discover links to new web pages, and today, we would like to talk about another new technology we've started experimenting with recently.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Matt Cutts
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.
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 …
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: Darren Herman and Technology Live
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Stats: Obama Still Winning On the Web  —  We all know by now that if you could vote on the Internet, Barack Obama would already be president.  His Website has always attracted more traffic than those of other candidates.  Unaffiliated video-endorsement site YouBama popped up spontaneously to collect video endorsements from supporters.
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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.
Discussion: Zero Day
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Breaking News: Appeals Court Refuses to Hear Echostar Appeal, TiVo's Patent Victory Stands  —  Just off the wire, Dish Network has failed to convince an appeals court to overturn TiVo's earlier patent win against the company.  TiVo's earlier win is upheld.  —  This means that you very well …
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Powerset: Don't call us a search engine  —  It appears 2008 might well be shaping up to be the year that semantic technology kicks off: Semantic search engine Hakia has begun licensing its technology, the intelligent organizer Twine is readying for launch, and now natural language search engine Powerset …
Discussion: Data Mining and Economist
 
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Wall Street Journal:
The Turf War Over a Dance Craze
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Traditional software licensing: Why you pay more and a look at your options
Discussion: deal architect
space-travel.com:
Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt
Peggy Anne Salz / msearchgroove:
Qualcomm Sharpens Its Focus on Services; Roadmap Takes Shape …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Royal Pingdom:
Map of all Google data center locations
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Economics Of Live Streaming: Like Web Video, But Worse
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Lenovo's Entire New ThinkPad Line Leaked, X300 Gets Siblings
 Earlier Items: 
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's Minimum Bid Change Happening Next Week
Discussion: Cartoon Barry Blog
Fuad Abazovic / Fudzilla:
Microsoft to open Apple-like retail shops
Dave Greenfield / Team Think:
The one thing Asterisk has been missing
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
MacHeist bundle is back, shipping retail box soon
Discussion: MacUser
USA Today:
More cities offer WiFi on buses
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
IAC Set To Jump Into Crowded How-To Space With Life333.com
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Devices That Track Every Precious Need
Discussion: Slashdot
Mark Wilson / Stuff.tv:
Nike+ coming to iPhone and iPod Touch
 

 
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