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5:15 AM ET, March 17, 2009

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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 …
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Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hands-on with the Dell Adamo  —  One of the most buzzed-about new laptops of 2009 is Dell's Adamo, a high-end, ultra-thin 13-inch model that starts at $1,999 and shares a design sensibility with the MacBook Air and HP Voodoo Envy 133.  —  After teasing the system at CES 2009 …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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.
New York Times:
Seattle Paper Shifts Entirely to the Web  —  SEATTLE — The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 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.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Executive Producer Michelle Nicolosi talks about the new SeattlePI.com
Discussion: TechFlash
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 …
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek:
Twitter Rolling Out House Ads  —  Just saw this on my Twitter home page:  —  I've seen one for Twitter widgets and one for Twitter search.  They're “house ads” now - i.e. only for Twitter's own services.  But perhaps these are a precursor to future advertising.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
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.
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
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
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
You've Got Tim Armstrong! -His Entire First Email to AOL Staff
Discussion: Contentinople
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.
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.
Times of India:
Satyam loses 46 customers to rival tech firms  —  Text:  —  BANGALORE: Around 46 customers of Satyam Computer Services have moved their outsourcing contracts to rival tech firms such as TCS, Wipro, IBM and Accenture, ever since the company's founder and chairman Ramalinga Raju admitted to a financial fraud of over $1 billion.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Contentinople and Download Squad
Anne Dujmovic / CNET News:
Twitter OAuth open to all developers  —  Twitter's OAuth interface is now open to all developers, enabling more secure access to the service via its application programming interface from third-party Web sites.  Alex Payne, Twitter's API leader, made the announcement in—what else—a tweet Monday.
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
PC World:
Nintendo, Microsoft Prevail in Joystick Patent Lawsuit  —  A judge in the U.S. state of Texas has thrown out a lawsuit filed against Nintendo and Microsoft that alleged the two companies infringed on a patent covering an interface for joysticks.  —  The suit was filed in 2007 …
Discussion: Pulse2
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
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Xconomy, Industry Standard and CNET News, Thanks:atul
Dan Goodin / The Register:
New DNS trojan taints entire LAN from single box  —  One 'sploit pwns all  —  Free whitepaper - Trend Micro threat management solution  —  Internet security experts are warning of a new rash of malware attacks that can hijack the security settings of a wide variety of devices on a local area network …
InfoWorld:
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Loudcrowd Marries Gaming And Music In A Virtual World  —  Startup Conduit Labs has launched Loudcrowd, a online community that integrates a virtual world with social gaming and music.  Loudcrowd users can create their own virtual world with avatars and access music playlists while playing a series of music-themed games with friends.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Twitter: A fine ‘pre-business’ but un-monetizable and a deadly acquisition target  —  Dear Google, Yahoo and any other potential buyer of Twitter.  Bernstein analyst Jeffrey Lindsay says it's a bad idea.  A really bad idea.  —  In a research note, Lindsay delivers an interesting history lesson of Internet “pre-businesses.”
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.
 
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Josh Cohen / Google News Blog:
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Discussion: Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
Financial Times:
Motorola and Nortel targeted by private equity groups seeking assets merger
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One-year-old (unpatched) Windows ‘token kidnapping’ under attack
Cat Lee / Facebook Developers:
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Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
At Austin Meeting, Seeking Exposure for New Tech Products
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