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11:25 AM ET, April 22, 2008


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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple files for universal iPhone instant messaging patent  —  Apple has set the groundwork for instant messaging on the iPhone and other touchscreen devices with an application for a patent on a universal interface for real-time text chat services.  —  Published in March …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter May Not Have To Care About Uptime Any Longer  —  We used to speculate that Twitter's persistent downtime and overall poor service quality could result in a Friendster-type nose dive.  But after a three day weekend outage I realized that in the last two months a subtle shift occured …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Twitter: grabbing defeat from the jaws of success
Discussion: BoomTown and WebProNews
Dave Winer / Scripting News:   A new strategy for Twitter outages
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT joins Nokia Comes With Music  —  Music bundle on Nokia devices to include SONY BMG content  —  London, United Kingdom / Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT has officially joined Nokia Comes With Music, a revolutionary …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Ex-Googlers working on stealth social search  —  Nathan Stoll, former product lead of Google News, has been quietly working on a new social search service he started with the help of two other Google refugees, CNET has learned.  The site, called Mechanical Zoo, is poised to launch in beta next month.
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER and Mashable!
Stefanie Olsen / CNET   Ex-Googler tip: Build start-ups in packs of three
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Eee!  A New Cellphone!  —  These are topsy-turvy times for electronics makers.  —  Since the Eee PC burst onto the world's electronics scene last fall, the $400 nearly palm-sized laptop has been a phenomenon.  Its Taiwan-based manufacturer, ASUS, says it has shipped 1 million units worldwide through …
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft finally takes the beta tag off its Salesforce competitor  —  For the past couple of years, Microsoft has been crowing about its hosted CRM service that competes head-to-head with services from  It wasn't until today, April 22, however, that Microsoft's offering in this space became generally available.
Microsoft:   Microsoft Announces General Availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T first quarter on target; Wireless data access revenue strong; iPhone demand solid  —  AT&T said Tuesday that it ended the first quarter with 71.4 million wireless subscribers and a retail churn of 1.2 percent.  —  The telecommunications giant detailed its wireless stats on its first quarter earnings report (statement).
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO) Earnings Preview: Solid, Not Blowout  —  Yahoo (YHOO) reports earnings after the close.  We will be analyzing the release and conference call live here.  —  As we've noted, we expect revenue and EPS to be in the high end of the company's forecasted range.
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Paul J. Gough / Reuters:
NBC has news for MySpace  —  NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC News and will provide political news and other content to social networking site MySpace.  —  Terms of the deal weren't announced Monday.  But NBC, MSNBC and's text and video will populate the “Decision '08” …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Founder Creates Fireball (Fire Eagle + DodgeBall + Twitter)  —  Remember DodgeBall, the early social mobile network that languished after Google bought it?  So does Leonard Lin, a founding member of who recently left Yahoo, where he organized Hack Days.
Felix /   Plazes adds Fire Eagle Support
Dterry / Techland:
Web 2.0 goes to work  —  By Michael Copeland  —  On the eve of the latest and largest Internet gathering this year, O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Conference and Expo, Forrester Research dropped a report that concludes that companies will spend $4.6 billion on Web2-related technologies by 2013.
Discussion: WebProNews
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Web 2.0 is set for spending boom
Discussion: Wikinomics
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Photobucket shares interface, matches Flickr  —  Photobucket, is making a significant change aimed to weave the widely used photo-sharing site more tightly into the Web 2.0 fabric.  —  The company is releasing an application programming interface (API) for its site, said Chief Executive Alex Welch.
The Technium:
The Reality of Depending on True Fans  —  I have been researching new business models for artists working in the low end of the long tail.  How can one make a living in a micro-niche?  Is it even possible, particularly in this realm of no-cost copies?  I proposed the idea …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Oosah: A Hub for Your Personal Online Media  —  Oosah is a self-described “media management system” with a simple-sounding intention: to serve as a one-stop shop for managing all of your online video, image, and audio files.  This idea doesn't make a whole lot of sense in isolation …
Discussion: and Lifehacker
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Web 2.0 Expo Preview: Torture by Information Overload  —  Now that the first burst of enthusiasm for social networking has died, people are realizing that web 2.0 is actually a huge time sink.  —  Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Plaxo may have helped foster community and communication …
Daniel Terdiman / relaunches with Web 2.0 flavor  — has relaunched and now allows readers to write their own punch lines for strips, as well as a series of other new features.  —  (Credit: United Media/Scott Adams)  —  Update: I've added some comments from Scott Adams that came in by email after this posted.
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