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12:35 AM ET, March 17, 2009


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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Seattle Paper Shifts Entirely to the Web  —  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper will produce its last printed edition on Tuesday and become an Internet-only news source, the Hearst Corporation said on Monday, making it by far the largest American newspaper to take that leap.
Discussion: TechFlash, Screenwerk and PC World
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.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Executive Producer Michelle Nicolosi talks about the new
Discussion: TechFlash
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.
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 …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
It begins: The Dell Adamo spotted at SXSW, coming tomorrow, $1,999  —  Brian Solis, the “next-gen” PR dude, just got some hot shots of the Dell Adamo.  Color us impressed.  His photos show a laptop with the sex of a MacBook Air with a little more of the hard edged aesthetic familiar …
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Dan Zehr / Austin American-Statesman:
Laptop marks debut of Dell's Adamo luxury brand
Discussion: Engadget
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 …
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.
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.
Humberto Saabedra /
Exclusive: Sprint 2009 Roadmap  — 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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
How to Juice AOL: A Spin-Out, Of Course, But Also a Reunion at Dulles HQ?  —  As soon as he got his new job last week, new AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong sent out a rather hopeful email to the troops-his first communication as the latest leader of the ragtag online service.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
You've Got Tim Armstrong! -His Entire First Email to AOL Staff
Discussion: Contentinople
Cisco competitors downplay new blade server  —  As Cisco entered the blade server market with its hotly anticipated Unified Computing System Monday, competitors lined up to dismiss the new technology, saying it raises the problem of vendor lock-in and is too limited in scope to address broad customer needs.
Discussion: Cisco and Network World
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
Cisco launches bid to capture the data center
Juliet Chung / Wall Street Journal:
Reservation Web Site to Close  —  TableXchange, a Web site that let diners buy and sell reservations at sought-after restaurants, will close April 1, the company said.  —  The site, touted by its founders as a way of making it easier for diners to get tables but criticized by restaurateurs …
Ken Denmead / Geekdad:
Boxee iPhone App: A Little Late, but Worth the Wait  —  Boxee is the scrappy little home media software that continues to win the hearts and minds of geeks all over.  These days, old computers aren't tossed into the recycling heap; they're turned into home media centers using Boxee …
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
UWB group shutters, sends tech to Bluetooth, USB groups  —  The ultrawideband trade group, the WiMedia Alliance, is shutting its doors, but the group's chief claims that's due to its basic success.  A technology transfer will let USB and Bluetooth groups work to bring UWB for high-speed, short-range networking fully to market.
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.
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
Apple, vendors confirm iPod headphone-chip rumors  —  Apple's third-generation iPod shuffle no longer includes the familiar control pad of previous models, instead providing a slim, three-button remote controller on the headphone cable.  As we reported last week, this means the new iPod shuffle …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
AnySource Raises $3.2M for Web Vid on TV  —  AnySource Media, a company that manages the delivery of web video directly to TV sets, announced today it has secured $3.2 million in Series A funding from NextStage Capital, Murex Investments and individual investors from the cable TV and VOD industry.
Discussion: alarm:clock
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Behind the Scenes at Mininova  —  Most visitors to Mininova will be completely unaware that this is not your regular torrent site.  Unlike many private torrent sites - operating on the fringes of legality and trying to keep a fairly low profile (whilst gathering donations in order to stay alive) …
Discussion: PC Authority
Y Combinator:
Y Combinator: Party Like it's 2009  —  Y Combinator is celebrating the recession by expanding.  We're so convinced recessions are good times to invest in startups that we're increasing the number we fund, and we're raising $2 million from Sequoia Capital and several prominent angels to help us do it.
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 …
Alana Semuels / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   Mobile Internet going strong; advertisers pay attention
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Gazillion to launch series of major online games with Marvel Comics characters  —  Online game startup Gazillion Entertainment is announcing today a major partnership with comic book king Marvel Entertainment to build a series of online game worlds with Marvel's comic book characters.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AdMob Is Working On An iPhone App Exchange To Swap Ads For Traffic  —  With more than 20,000 apps available for the iPhone, standing out from the crowd is becoming harder and harder for app developers.  There are only so many slots in the the top apps lists in the iTunes Store.
Discussion: iPhone Buzz, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
Best Buy Confronts Newer Nemesis  —  With Circuit City Gone, Electronics Retailer Arms Its ‘Blue Shirt’ Sales Force to Take On Wal-Mart  —  Finally victorious over longtime archrival Circuit City Stores Inc., Best Buy Co. is now gearing up to fight an even more powerful foe: Wal-Mart.
Discussion: Engadget HD
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Josh Cohen / Google News Blog:
Ads on Hosted News
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
Dan Goodin / The Register:
New DNS trojan taints entire LAN from single box
Richard Owen / Times of London:
Google lawyers seek to halt Italy trial
Financial Times:
Motorola and Nortel targeted by private equity groups seeking assets merger
Discussion: FierceWireless and mocoNews
PC World:
500M Bps Soon in a Copper Line Near You, Ericsson Says
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
One-year-old (unpatched) Windows ‘token kidnapping’ under attack
Cat Lee / Facebook Developers:
fbFund: Now Open for Submissions!
Discussion: TechCrunch and VatorNews
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Twitter and UK newspaper websites
Discussion: Tech Central, Thanks:atul
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
At Austin Meeting, Seeking Exposure for New Tech Products
Discussion: Bits and Venture Capital Dispatch, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Terrence Russell / VentureBeat:
Big Stage Entertainment brings 3-D facial animations to the iPhone
Discussion: IntoMobile
Justin Berka / Ars Technica:
iTunes 8.1 allows you to autofill any iPod model
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Mr. Hulu Gets a New Gig: Former NBC Digital Boss George Kliavkoff Goes to Hearst

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Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
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