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7:35 AM ET, April 8, 2009

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Sarah Radwanick / comScore Voices:
Twitter Traffic Explodes...And Not Being Driven by the Usual Suspects!  —  Twitter seems to be just about everywhere these days, infiltrating pop culture and challenging traditional communication channels as people answer the simple Twitter question, “What are you doing?”
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
First screenshots of build Windows 7 build 7077 leak  —  As you can see above, screenshots of Windows 7 build 7077 have started to appear around the Web.  There are also reports that the 32-bit version has been leaked and is readily available on various websites.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Poll reveals user love for Windows 7  —  44% ‘very satisfied’ with beta, says research firm; just 10% of early Vista users said the same  —  Computerworld) Beta testers of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 7 are four times more likely to be happy with what they're seeing than were early users of Windows Vista …
Discussion: The Toybox and Microsoft Watch
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Windows 7 beta upgrade won't be easy
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Live From Google Campfire '09: Java Support Launches  —  For the rest of the videos, visit the archive here.  —  We're here at the Google campfire event, where Google is celebrating the first birthday of App Engine and is planning planning to unveil new developer-related features.
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News, The Register and Latest Geek Stuff, Thanks:atul
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The Official Google Blog:
New features and an early look at Java for App Engine  —  Scarcity brings clarity, and many companies are taking important steps to adjust to today's economic climate.  At Google, we've started changing the way we build and release products.  —  In the past six months alone we've launched nearly 50 projects …
Google App Engine Blog:
Seriously this time, the new language on App Engine: Java™
Discussion: Google Code Blog and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Insists It's a Friend to Newspapers  —  SAN DIEGO — It had the makings of a high-tension face-off: Eric E. Schmidt, Google's chief executive, spoke Tuesday at a convention of newspaper executives at a time when a growing chorus in the struggling industry is accusing Google of succeeding, in part, at their expense.
Discussion: GMSV and Beet.TV
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Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Can the AP Out-Google Google?
Thanks:atul
Google Mobile Blog:
Gmail gets a new engine for iPhone and Android-powered devices  —  Today, we're thrilled to tell you about the improvements we've made to Gmail for mobile, running in the iPhone and Android web browser.  First, you'll notice that it's a lot faster when performing actions like opening an email, navigating, or searching.
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Eight reasons we still need an iPhone Gmail app  —  Tuesday's release of a much-improved Web client for Gmail on the iPhone and Android handsets was nice, but it's still got me salivating at the idea of a native application for the iPhone.  Over the last year we've hounded the Gmail team …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
BumpTop gives Windows desktop a much-needed makeover  —  Microsoft's Windows desktop isn't nearly as efficient at using space as a real desktop.  That's what Anand Agarawala concluded more than five years ago, when he began to study ways to create a better user interface for the screen that computer users stare at all day long.
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Katherine Boehret / All Things Digital:
A Desktop That Begs to Be Organized
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear and techeblog.com
Intel:
Intel Developer Forum: 1-Year Intel® Atom™ Processor Anniversary Brings New Chips, Demonstration of Next-Generation Device  —  Intel Executives Share Vision, Updates at Beijing Tech Event  —  Celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Intel Corporation's introduction …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Yet another Googler leaves: Singh Cassidy joins Accel Partners  —  The exodus from Google continues at a torrid pace.  —  Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Google's president for Asia-Pacific (APAC) & Latin American Operations, has left the company to join Accel Partners, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm …
Discussion: GigaOM and Bits, Thanks:atul
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Top Exec Singh Cassidy Leaves Google to Go to Accel Partners …
Discussion: paidContent.org
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twhirl goes into a user feedback cocoon and is reborn as Seesmic Desktop  —  I'm here at headquarters of San Francisco video blogging company Seesmic for the launch of Seesmic Desktop, the next step in the company's product offering.  —  The product is a revaming of the popular Twhirl …
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Battle of the multi-column Twitter clients
Discussion: Microblink and TechCrunch
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive Apple iPhone 3.0 screenshots leak out  —  One of our trusty ninjas just blessed us with some exclusive iPhone 3.0 shots.  Things like detailing a video recording application, more settings options, an accessibility entry, and even showing that Apple could possibly be integrating voice dialing, too.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
ShoeMoney Sues Google Employee For AdWords Violations  —  The constant hunt for valuable Google AdWords keywords is akin to Search Engine Optimization - a dark magic that can become very lucrative for those that can figure out how to best their competitors.  It's also very competitive …
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog:
The battle over content  —  It's a month since the row between YouTube and songwriters saw all professional music videos withdrawn from the video-sharing service in the UK.  And there's no sign of peace breaking out - indeed the row appears to be getting more heated.
Terrence Russell / VentureBeat:
Justin.tv integrates with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace  —  Justin.tv, a live video streaming site, has announced a new feature which integrates its chat interface with Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.  Site founder Justin Kan says the integration is aimed at leveraging users' status updates …
Discussion: CNET News and Mashable!
University of San Francisco (USF):
The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index (Bloomberg ticker: USFSVVCI)  —  First Quarter - 2009 … The quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index™ (Bloomberg ticker symbol: USFSVVCI) is based on an on-going survey of San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Digits
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon.com: Don't blame us for Twitter problems  —  Twitter's much-discussed hiccups yesterday, including the disappearance of some user icons, had many people pointing the finger at Amazon.com.  Twitter uses Amazon's S3 web service for storing profile pictures, background pictures …
Discussion: Beyond Search
 
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Image Search Color Filter
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Mashable!
Randy Nelson / Joystiq:
Iwata: Nintendo considering Wii to DS video-on-demand
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Sun Board to Meet, Discuss Next Steps in IBM Acquisition Attempt
Discussion: Mercury News and Storage Station
CBS News:
Pentagon Bill To Fix Cyber Attacks: $100M
Discussion: CNET News
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Discussion: Softpedia News and Ars Technica
Matt Richtel / Bits:
Behind the Scenes of the Netbook Boom
 Earlier Items: 
Amol Sharma / Digits:
Silicon Valley Goes from Libertarian to Keynesian
Discussion: GMSV and mocoNews, Thanks:atul
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
FBI Defends Disruptive Raids on Texas Data Centers
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Yahoo's plan: create community from isolated sites
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
16% of teens, 30% of professionals plan to buy iPhones
Discussion: Macworld, SiliconBeat and Macsimum News
Andreas Ehn / Spotify:
Spotify opens its doors to developers
Discussion: CNET News, Electricpig.co.uk and TechRadar.com, Thanks:agaton
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Tim Armstrong Starts at AOL-His Entire 100-Day-Countdown-To-Magic Memo!
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beyond Search
comScore:
Tapulous's Tap Tap Revenge Has Been Downloaded by 1 out of 3 …
Discussion: Tech Beat and blogs.ft.com
 

 
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