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5:40 AM ET, March 30, 2009

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Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Skype for iPhone: It's official  —  Months after teasing us at CES with an announcement of Skype's native VoIP client for the iPhone, the free Skype for iPhone will finally be available to download from the iTunes App Store sometime on Tuesday.  We got a chance to sit down with the application's …
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Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype for iPhone - the screenshots  —  Splash screen:  —  Connecting:  —  Contact list:  —  Contact profile:  —  Recent conversations:  —  A chat:  —  Calling:  —  In a call, speaker on:  —  In conference call:  —  Conversation history:  —  My profile:  —  Set profile picture:
Thanks:evanwolf
Aaron Barnhart / TV Barn:
“60 Minutes” freaks out over Conficker.  Where's John Hodgman when you need him?  —  I love “60 Minutes,” but sometimes it just makes you scratch your head.  Isn't anyone working there who has any sophistication when it comes to technology?  Lesley Stahl just finished a 15-minute freakout …
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CBS News:
The Conficker Worm: What Happens Next?  —  60 Minutes: Computer Worm Could Receive New Instructions On April 1  —  Page 1 of 4  —  (CBS) The Internet is infected.  Malicious computer hackers have been creating more and more weapons that they plant on the Internet.
Erica Sadun / Ars Technica:
Chrome for OS X: State of the Browser  —  The open source Google Chromium repository now has an OS X Cocoa shell.  We downloaded and compiled the latest OS X build of Google's browser, and we talked to the developers to get a sense of how long it will be before Mac users can get their hands on a working beta.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
IBM Twisting Arms In Support Of ‘Open’ Cloud Computing  —  As expected, IBM's (IBM) so-called “Open Cloud Manifesto” — basically an appeal to the industry to make their cloud computing components work together around common standards — is officially out this morning (it leaked late last week).
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Is the Open Cloud Manifesto Doomed?
Ed Oswald / Technologizer:
Is Microsoft Set to Abandon its Top-Down Zune Approach?  —  That could be true, if what we're hearing about the buzz within Microsoft these days is correct.  The Zune for all intents and purposes has been anything but a success for Microsoft.  Redmond saw that Apple was wildly successful …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Do-It-Yourself Magazines, Cheaply Slick  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — For anyone who has dreamed of creating his own glossy color magazine dedicated to a hobby like photography or travel, the high cost and hassle of printing has loomed as a big barrier.  Traditional printing companies charge thousands …
Discussion: AppScout, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Times Nukes Itself On Google  —  The New York Times has been demanding Google welfare, which would artificially promote the newspaper's stories in search results.  Yet inept Times webmasters just killed hundreds of thousands of their own Google hits.  —  The newspaper probably wouldn't need …
Discussion: Technosailor.com, Thanks:atul
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T pulls trigger on Nokia E71x and Samsung Propel Pro  —  Kicking off what's sure to be a fun-filled week of announcements surrounding CTIA out in Vegas, AT&T's smartphone lineup just got a little beefier thanks to the official introduction of a couple devices we've been expecting for a hot minute now.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Screenshots of Windows 7 build 7070 leak, RC-Escrow coming  —  Screenshots of build 7070 have leaked, but Microsoft has also already compiled build 7071 and build 7072.  Apparently Redmond is getting ready to choose an RC-Escrow build.  —  Two days ago, details of Windows 7 build 7068 leaked.
Vic Gundotra / TechCrunchIT:
Follow the Mobile User  —  This guest post is written by Vic Gundotra, Vice President of Engineering for Google's mobile and developer products.  (Prior to Google, he spent 15 years at Microsoft, most recently as their GM of Platform Evangelism.)  Vic credits his now-7-year-old with forecasting …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Disney Finalizing Deal For Clips On YouTube; Full-Episode Talks Ongoing; Could Hulu Lose Out?  —  The Walt Disney Company and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) are close to one programming deal for video portal YouTube, and are in discussions about another—also involving YouTube—that would preclude a deal with Hulu, paidContent has learned.
Discussion: ClickZ, Thanks:atul
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Pirate Bay on Facebook?  Be careful, folks, don't rise to the bait.  —  According to a report I just read in Mashable, Pirate Bay is coming to Facebook.  Writer Ben Parr says that The Pirate Bay site now includes links under torrents to ‘Share on Facebook’.
Discussion: Slashdot
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Jeff Crites / Brick and Click:
We're All Geeks Now  —  I was on Twitter, as I frequently am …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Watch Out, Hulu: Big Media Getting Ready to Eat its Young
Discussion: New York Times
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Don't look now, but you're a cyborg
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Reuters:
Action video games sharpen eyesight: U.S. study
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Owen Thomas / Gawker:
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Nick Cohen / Guardian:
Who would you rather trust - the BBC or a blogger?
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Huffington Post launches journalism venture
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