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4:50 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
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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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.
Kevin McLaughlin / crn.com:
Microsoft Exec: UAC Designed To ‘Annoy Users’  —  The User Account Control in Windows Vista improves security by reducing application privileges from administrative to standard levels, but UAC has been widely criticized for the nagging alerts it generates.  According to one Microsoft executive …
Discussion: Digital Daily, DailyTech and Gizmodo
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Vista's UAC security prompt was designed to annoy you
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
TiVo patent win against EchoStar upheld  —  Updated at 11:45 a.m. PDT with Dish Network's statement.  —  Another court has upheld TiVo's patent suit against EchoStar Communications.  —  A U.S. Appeals Court on Friday denied EchoStar's appeal on an earlier court ruling …
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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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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Hands on: new Microsoft Live Maps improvements impressive
Discussion: Channel 10 and Search Engine Land
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.
Royal Pingdom:
Map of all Google data center locations  —  Data Center Knowledge recently published a “Google Data Center FAQ”.  As most other web geeks, we here at Pingdom tend to find this kind of information quite fascinating.  We have extracted some interesting tidbits, and also used the information …
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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Matt Pace / Compete Blog:
Obama v. Clinton: Ignore the Media Hype, This Race Isn't Close
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 …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
The problem with Google Apps Engine  —  If you are considering taking advantage of the new Google App Engine service from Google, I suggest you read this article first.  There are some hidden facts that you should be aware of before making your decision to adopt this platform.
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
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
L'affaire Yahoo is tres banale to Madison Ave.  —  Advertising executives on Madison Avenue, who have always liked to watch a good fight, are more bemused by the Yahoo-Microsoft action than concerned by which company wins.  —  Ad firms have a big influence on the future of Google, Yahoo …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
1 million viruses, worms, and trojans on the loose  —  The internet is a scary place.  No, we're not talking about predators out to rob you or offer candy to your kids.  We're talking about malware like viruses, worms, and trojans.  According to security company Symantec …
Discussion: Security Watch and BBC
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
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
MediaSentry apparently ignoring Mass. cease-and-desist order
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Gives International Users a Sign
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Library of Congress exhibit shows future of digital archives
Discussion: The Chronicle
Microsoft:
Microsoft Proposes Comprehensive Self-Regulatory Approach for Online Privacy
Harris Interactive:
Majority Uncomfortable with Websites Customizing Content Based …
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
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Powerset: Don't call us a search engine
Discussion: Data Mining and Economist
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Lenovo's Entire New ThinkPad Line Leaked, X300 Gets Siblings
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's Minimum Bid Change Happening Next Week
Discussion: Cartoon Barry Blog
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
AMD CTO Phil Hester out, no replacement named
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
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
Oracle Warns of Critical DB Server Vulnerabilities
Discussion: Zero Day
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
IAC Set To Jump Into Crowded How-To Space With Life333.com
 

 
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