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8:50 PM ET, April 19, 2008


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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Exclusive: Pictures of Psystar's corporate home; Clone maker's store is open  —  As this Psystar saga turns-the alleged Mac clone maker is either an overwhelmed legitimate business, a scam or something in between-it's helpful to have some feet on the street.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Hardware 2.0 and p2pnet
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Psystar store is back up, orders on the way  —  Psystar finally managed to get its Internet store back up and running Saturday, and promised that all Mac clones ordered to date will soon be on the way.  —  if you haven't been following the saga of Psystar, check out our coverage this week.
Discussion: Macenstein
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Meet The Mac-Clone Mystery Man
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Encyclopedia Britannica Now Free For Bloggers  —  Encyclopedia Britannica often is used in case studies as a definitive example of how new technology can disrupt a business.  Everything was great for the nearly 250 year old privately held company until the Internet came around and a Category Five hurricaned on their parade.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Who Did Six Apart Acquire?  —  San Francisco-based blogging startup Six Apart has made a significant acquisition, we heard today from someone with knowledge of the deal.  “Significant” in the sense of a possible strategic shift for the company, if not in terms of deal size.  It will be announced in the next few days.
Discussion: CNET
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Yahoo! BrowserPlus: The rumour is true  —  Awhile back I heard a rumour that Yahoo! had a “Gears-like” project that was cancelled.  I thought this was a shame, as having Yahoo! pushing the browser would be a great thing, and I wished that we could all join forces and push together.
Discussion: Mashable!, Profy.Com and TechCrunch
Will Apple open a store in Second Life?  —  On April 17, 2008, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled Enhancing Online Shopping Atmosphere .  Apple's patent generally relates to improving the experiences that online-shoppers may have at an online Apple Store, sometime in the future.
Andrew /
Asus Sets Eee PC 900 U.S. Launch for May 12th  —  Asus informed us this evening that the Eee PC 900 will hit the store shelves in the U.S. on May 12th.  The Linux and Windows XP loaded version of this 8.9" version of the Eee PC will both cost $549.  —  The Eee PC 900 has already been released …
G. Pascal Zachary / New York Times:
How Scientific Gains Abroad Pay Off in the U.S.  —  AT a time of economic belt-tightening, might cheap science from low-wage countries help keep American innovators humming?  —  Americans have long profited from low-cost manufactured goods, especially from Asia.  The cost of those material “inputs” is now rising.
Discussion: IFTF's Future Now
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
ISPs' Error Page Ads Let Hackers Hijack Entire Web, Researcher Discloses  —  Seeking to make money from mistyped website names, some of the United States' largest ISPs are instead creating gaping security holes in the web's largest websites, including eBay, PayPal, Google and Yahoo.
Ryan McIntire / The Greener Grass:
Papyrus  —  With the growing popularity and widespread use of communication tools like texting, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, today's students are more connected than ever.  However, few educational solutions take advantage of these tools.  Some schools use software like Blackboard, but the interfaces are clunky and outdated.
Discussion: Gadgetell, Engadget and GottaBeMobile
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Paypal denies Safari-blocking reports  —  News in brief: There's been multiple reports claiming PayPal plans to block Safari users from using its service on account of the browser's lack of built-in anti-phishing features.  —  The Safari block has been mooted as part of a package of moves …
Managers Among 4,650 Losing AT&T Jobs  —  AT&T said Friday that it would eliminate the jobs of about 4,650 workers, trimming the managerial ranks in its fading home phone business after more than $100 billion in acquisitions.  —  The decision covers about 1.5 percent of the work force …
Discussion: WebGuild and VoIP Watch
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 Earlier Items: 
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Apple Ends Stealth Safari Installs Via Software Update For Windows
Discussion: Today @ PC World
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Visual Search Engine Coming to iPhone in June
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Gaming appearing recession proof as Wii, DS dominate sales
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and Digg
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
AT&T WiFi portal for iPhone users shows up at Starbucks
Discussion: 1FPS, IntoMobile and VoIP Watch