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1:05 PM ET, March 26, 2007

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Steve Fox / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
InfoWorld folds print mag to focus on online and events  —  Yes, the rumors are true.  As of April 2, 2007, InfoWorld is discontinuing its print component.  No more printing on dead trees, no more glossy covers, no more supporting the US Post Office in its rush to get thousands of inky copies …
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Virginiah / infoworlditexecconnect …:
InfoWorld Brand Moves Online  —  The news hit the internet this morning: as of next month, InfoWorld will no longer be distributed in a print edition.  To take maximum advantage of the opportunities for our business going forward, and remove the distraction of maintaining and fretting over a costly …
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog:   The pile on to declare print (newspapers) dead
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Start-up Zimbra takes Web e-mail offline  —  update E-mail software company Zimbra on Sunday released an early version of Zimbra Desktop, Web e-mail software that will run online and offline.  —  The company has built an open-source, Web-based alternative to existing mail servers and clients such as Microsoft Exchange and Outlook.
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Sugar fueled batteries could power portable electronics  —  Before you take a swig of that kosher Coke this passover, think about what else you could be doing with your sugar-rush-in-a-can: powering your laptop for example, if a team of researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri are successful.
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PhysOrg.com:
'Juiced-up' Sugar-Fueled Battery Could Power Portable Electronics  —  Juicing up your cell phone or iPod may take on a whole new meaning in the future.  Researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri have developed a fuel cell battery that runs on virtually any sugar source …
Discussion: textually.org
Bob Garfield / AdAge:
Bob Garfield's Chaos Scenario 2.0  —  The Post Advertising Age  —  Maybe you'd better lean forward.  Presently you will be given five reasons to consider something barely imaginable: a post-apocalyptic media world substantially devoid of brand advertising as we have long known it.
The Independent:
So, how many podcasts did you download today?  —  Simon Kelner of 'The Independent' caused a stir last week when he said he didn't know anyone who'd used a podcast.  What a dinosaur!  But, discovers Tim Luckhurst, he can't be alone.  Most days, responses to newspaper blogs barely …
Discussion: Telegraph Blogs
John Markoff / New York Times:
Hot Spectrum Draws Cash, and Ideals  —  It is referred to as the last beachfront property in the wireless world — a prized swath of spectrum that is about to be sold at federal auction.  And it has touched off an intense lobbying effort pitting cellular companies against a variety …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Build Your Own Justin.tv With Ustream  —  Justin.tv launched a week ago, and is rising steadily in popularity.  It's a simple idea - the site shows live video of Justin, who lives in San Francisco with his buddies and spends his time meeting with local startups and personalities.
Discussion: The Webpreneur and HipMojo.com
PR Newswire:
Vonage Comments on Recent Court Proceedings, Outlook for Appeal and Market Overreaction  —  Company Confident in Appeal  —  HOLMDEL, N.J., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Vonage reaffirmed its confidence in prevailing on appeal and in continuing to meet the needs and expectations …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel to produce chips in China  —  Intel has announced that it will open a wafer fabrication facility in China, a significant milestone in the chip giant's manufacturing history.  —  As reported earlier, the plant will be located in an industrial rust-belt hub in northeast China called Dalian …
Discussion: Macsimum News
John Oates / The Register:
UK kids to get free calls and texts in return for ads  —  A mobile phone start-up will offer UK teenagers free phone calls and texts in return for listening to adverts from this summer.  —  Blyk, the company behind the scheme, has already signed Buena Vista, Coca-Cola, L'Oreal Paris, and Yell.com for the British launch.
Discussion: Babbling VC and SMS Text News
Dave Coustan / Earthling:
Announcing the Helio Ocean  —  This morning Helio announced the details of their new device featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Ocean.  —  It's a dual-slider, meaning that if you slide it one way, a numerical keypad slides out from the bottom, and if you slide it the other way, a nice QWERTY keypad slides out from the side.
Discussion: Gizmodo and hyku | blog
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Amazon leaks Adobe CS3 pricing, availability dates, code split [u]  —  One of the largest online retailers has let slip the entire launch strategy for Adobe's Creative Suite 3 and its various individual apps — and revealed that PowerPC-based Macs may soon become second-class citizens in the program designer's eyes.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Monkey Bites, Gadget Lab and digg
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Maker of Mobile Games Brings Line to BlackBerry  —  Is that BlackBerry owner tapping out a crucial e-mail message, or playing just one more round of Asphalt: Urban GT 2?  —  Gameloft, a leading maker of games for cellphones, plans to announce today that it is bringing its line of mobile games …
Discussion: MoCoNews
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Drop in Ad Revenue Raises Tough Question for Newspapers  —  For newspapers, February was the cruelest month.  So far.  —  Revenue from advertising was in striking decline last month, compared with February a year ago, and were generally weaker than analysts had expected.
James Niccolai / InfoWorld:
Iona adds repository for SOAs  —  Tool serves as 'record of the services that exist'  —  Iona Technologies Inc. is broadening its suite of Artix infrastructure software with a new tool announced Monday for managing software services in an SOA environment.  —  Called Artix Registry/Repository 1.0 …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
A new type of Google bomb caused anti-Microsoft image  —  Yelp could very well be the source of a new breed of Google bombs — like the one seen on Google Maps when searching for "Microsoft".  How is this possible?  Well, "Sara B" decided to upload an anti-Windows image along with her review …
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Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google canvasses for political ads
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage ready to rumble
Ryan Block / Engadget:
HTC Shift — the cellphone company finally goes UMPC
Dustin Burg / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Xbox 360 120GB HDD advertising appears
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku, Gizmodo and Engadget
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Digital radio broadcast flag gets snubbed by FCC
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Idearc Launches TV Campaign
Sebastiaan / Cocoia Blog:
Review: Security in OS X Leopard Preview Build
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
MapQuest: Send to Cell
 Earlier Items: 
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Yankee Group: Novell gaining (with Microsoft's help) at Red Hat's expense
Discussion: Open Sources
Valleywag:
MARK ZUCKERBERG: Oh Boy That Crazy Dot-Com Boy! …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Top 5 Trends to Expect at CTIA
Discussion: VentureBeat and cellular-news
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
If I had a hammer  —  Ian Betteridge thinks my view of journalism is …
PPC Blog:
Google Testing Search Product Options
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Popuri: Lots of Stats For Any Site
Discussion: Monkey Bites
Mike / Techdirt:
Architect Of The DMCA Admits It Hasn't Worked Out; Suggests New Approach Needed
Discussion: Reel Pop, The Long Tail and digg
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
The Album, a Commodity in Disfavor