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2:00 PM ET, March 26, 2007

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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
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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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Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Offline access to web apps - the real benefits
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zimbra Desktop Launched - Growing Trend of Offline Access to Web Apps
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Virginiah / infoworlditexecconnect …:
InfoWorld Brand Moves Online
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.
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 …
Financial Times:
Mini-blog is the talk of Silicon Valley  —  Silicon Valley is abuzz over a new mini-blogging service for mobile phones that some predict will be a mass-market hit with the reach of a YouTube or MySpace.  —  Over the past two weeks, Twitter has attracted the sort of hyperbole the Valley reserves …
Discussion: Vecosys
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.
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.
Adium X - Trac:
Adium X Version History  — Fixed a crash which could occur while performing DNS resolutions and optimized for performance  — Fixed another situation in which an AIM file transfer could fail, introduced in the fix included in 1.0.1  — Various performance improvements to the log viewer …
Orbitcast:
XM's Touchscreen Patent Application  —  As demand for smaller and smaller devices rises, it's become increasingly apparent that the buttons and knobs needed to control these devices are getting in the way.  —  Valuable real estate is eaten up, and without those pesky buttons the devices could be thinner, smaller and sexier.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Ryan Block / Engadget:
HTC Shift — the cellphone company finally goes UMPC  —  It's been a long time in coming, but after HTC's long, gradual feature buildup all the way from the very first Pocket PC phone in 2002, they're finally putting the "computer" in High Tech Computer by making the jump to ultraportable PC-maker.
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
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 …
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.
 
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Mary Brandel / Computerworld:
Web anonymity can sink your job search
Ars Technica:
IBM doubles CPU cooling capabilities with simple manufacturing change
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Hemos / Slashdot:
Linux Makes For Greener Computing
Jim Benson / Broadcasting & Cable:
The CW Gets Into the Web Game
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google canvasses for political ads
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James Niccolai / InfoWorld:
Iona adds repository for SOAs
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage ready to rumble
Dustin Burg / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Xbox 360 120GB HDD advertising appears
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Digital radio broadcast flag gets snubbed by FCC
Sebastiaan / Cocoia Blog:
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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! …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Top 5 Trends to Expect at CTIA
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Maker of Mobile Games Brings Line to BlackBerry
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Popuri: Lots of Stats For Any Site
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Mike / Techdirt:
Architect Of The DMCA Admits It Hasn't Worked Out; Suggests New Approach Needed
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