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4:50 PM ET, March 16, 2009

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Electronista:
Lenovo teases Pocket Yoga touchscreen netbook  —  (Updated with new photos) Lenovo this morning confirmed the existence of its mystery netbook by posting teaser images on its photo feed.  The system is now called the Pocket Yoga and has both the ultra-wide, VAIO P-like display and leather-bound shell of leaked photos.
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Esteban / Design Matters:
“Pocket Yoga” Concept  —  Guest blogger, Johnson Li, Director of Lenovo's Beijing Inovation Center, speaks out about a concept that recently emerged on the tech blogs.  I want to thank him for sharing this concept with the Design Matters audience.  David  —  Last week some buzz was created …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TweetDeck Joins The Facebook Connect Army  —  You can now add TweetDeck to the growing army of apps that are joining Facebook Connect.  TweetDeck is the most popular desktop client for Twitter, and now it will add Facebook functionality as well.  When you send out a message from TweetDeck …
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TweetDeck's posterous:
TweetDeck v0.24.1 Pre-Release: Facebook Integration  —  As the title suggests, v0.24.1 includes the first elements of Facebook integration into TweetDeck.  This integration consists of two elements.  —  Firstly you can click on the Facebook icon at the top and, once you have signed …
comScore:
comScore: Mobile Internet Becoming A Daily Activity For Many  —  Number of people accessing news and information on their mobile device more than doubles in a year.  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported that the number of people using …
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
Cisco launches bid to capture the data center  —  Cisco Systems has just launched what it considers a “critical step” in its Data Center 3.0 strategy, promising an ecosystem of partners which include chipmaker Intel, tech consultancy Accenture, virtualization software provider VMWare …
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Seattle P-I to publish last edition Tuesday  —  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will roll off the presses for the last time Tuesday, ending a 146-year run.  —  The Hearst Corp. announced Monday that it would stop publishing the newspaper, Seattle's oldest business, and cease delivery to more than 117,600 weekday readers.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
You've Got Tim Armstrong!  -His Entire First Email to AOL Staff  —  BoomTown has a feeling that the very friendly new AOL CEO and Chairman, Tim Armstrong, is not going to waste his time chasing down and threatening to drop-kick leakers into outerspace.  —  At least I hope he has better things to do!
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Mr. Hulu Gets a New Gig: Former NBC Digital Boss George Kliavkoff Goes to Hearst  —  George Kliavkoff, who left his job as NBC Universal's chief digital officer last year, has a new, similar-sounding gig: He's going to work at at Hearst, where he'll run digital operations for entertainment head Scott Sassa.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Mac, iPod Sales Lousy In February, As Expected  —  Apple (AAPL) had a rough February, as expected: Mac and iPod sales both fell significantly year-over-year, according to data from research firm NPD Group analyzed by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Filmmaker Spurlock: Digital distribution revenues are ‘pathetic’  —  AUSTIN, Texas—The Internet and the rise of online video have meant a plethora of new options for independent filmmakers.  But, as has been well-publicized, the money just isn't there yet.
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
Apple iPhone 3.0 event tomorrow might reveal a tablet  —  The Apple iPhone 3.0 event tomorrow might have more surprises than are immediately apparent.  Especially in relation to a tablet.  Here's my hypothesis why:  —  I've got a pretty good idea that Apple is going to be releasing more iPod touch/iPhone platform devices.
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John Boudreau / Mercury News:   Apple to unveil next generation of iPhone software
Telegraph:
Google Earth used by thief to pinpoint buildings with valuable lead roofs  —  A thief stole £100,000 worth of lead from the roofs of buildings after identifying them with Google Earth.  —  Tom Berge used the popular internet tool, which shows aerial photographs of towns across the world …
Mark Slee / Facebook Blog:
Opening More Control for Everyone  —  One of the top priorities at Facebook is offering privacy controls that let you choose exactly what you share with whom.  We have largely focused on enabling you to give access to your profile to people you confirmed as friends and people in your networks.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
AMD-Intel dispute over patent licensing heats up  —  This post was updated at 8:23 a.m. PDT with comments from Intel and AMD and at 8:33 a.m. PDT with The Foundry Company's new name, Globalfoundries.  —  Advanced Micro Devices announced Monday that Intel plans to pull its 2001 cross-licensing …
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com:
Exclusive: Sprint 2009 Roadmap  —  PhoneNews.com has obtained Sprint's device roadmap for the rest of the year.  From the Samsung Touch Mini and Lucello dual slider all the way down to the appearance of the Touch Pro2 with dual mode EVDO Rev. A and GSM/EDGE/HSDPA for international roaming.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Sony Pressured to Cut PlayStation Price as Developers Push More Wii Titles  —  Sony Corp. is under pressure from video-game publishers to cut the price of the PlayStation 3 console or risk seeing more development funds shift to Nintendo Co.'s Wii.  —  Sony, which has resisted calls for lower prices …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Passwords of 8,000 Comcast Customers Exposed  —  A list of more than 8,000 user names and passwords for customers of Comcast, one of the nation's largest Internet service providers, sat unprotected on the Web for the last two months.  —  Kevin Andreyo, an educational technology specialist in Reading …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Search Marketing Adds Enhanced Targeting Features  —  Yahoo has added several enhanced targeting features to its search marketing advertising solution.  The features include enhanced geo-targeting, ad scheduling, demographic targeting, and added bid adjustments based on those targeting features.
Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Gets The Sequoia Capital Seal Of Approval  —  Y Combinator, a seed stage venture firm that has invested in a whopping 118 startups since summer 2005, has to date only invested capital provided by its four founders: Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Trevor Blackwell and Robert Morris.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Hacker News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Justin Berka / Ars Technica:
iTunes 8.1 allows you to autofill any iPod model  —  The iPod shuffle has always had less storage capacity than iPod models so, in order to keep the device full of music without requiring too much user input, Apple added the rather nifty Autofill feature to iTunes.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft's Azure cloud suffers first crash  —  Evangelize first, report later  —  Microsoft wanted to offer people the full cloud experience.  Well, now it has.  —  The company's pre-beta Azure Services Platform has joined the likes of Amazon Web Services and Flexiscale with a massive outage - Azure's first.
Christophe Bisciglia / Cloudera Hadoop & Big Data Blog:
Announcing Cloudera's Distribution for Hadoop  —  One of the repeating themes we have heard while working with our customers and the community is that Hadoop configuration and deployment is a pain.  Often times, Hadoop is the first truly distributed system that administrators encounter …
Discussion: InfoWorld and Network World
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
HP offers laptop batteries guaranteed to last for 3 years  —  IDG News Service) Hewlett-Packard Co. today will begin selling laptop batteries that are guaranteed to last for three years.  —  The batteries use Sonata cells from Boston Power Inc., a start-up battery maker that has developed …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Apple holding back on web-based 3D graphics for the desktop  —  Apple has added 3D position and transform capabilities to WebKit, along with the 2D CSS-based transform abilities added some time ago.  However, Apple allows access to these advanced 3D abilities only via Mobile Safari.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
 
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