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2:30 AM ET, April 10, 2007

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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
How to win in the Twitter vs. Jaiku battle  —  Over the weekend, a weird thing happened on the nanoblogging service Twitter (review; how-to): Its most popular contributor, Leo Laporte, announced that he was leaving Twitter for a competing service, Jaiku (review).  And that he was taking his fans with him.
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PC World:
Google Admits Using Outside Source for Chinese App  —  Software updated, but Sohu.com still wants apology and compensation.  —  Faced with mounting questions over similarities with a rival's software, Google Sunday acknowledged that a dictionary of Chinese words used with one of its recently …
Discussion: Startup Meme and Slashdot
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Tom Neumayr / Apple:
100 Million iPods Sold  —  Apple® today announced that the 100 millionth iPod® has been sold, making the iPod the fastest selling music player in history.  The first iPod was sold five and a half years ago, in November 2001, and since then Apple has introduced more than 10 new iPod models …
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Georges Yared / BloggingStocks:
Apple is a Phenomenon  —  Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) …
Discussion: Macsimum News and 24/7 Wall St.
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
New WiMAX broadband technology a boon for labels  —  LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - If you've never heard the term "WiMAX" before, don't sweat it.  You're probably not alone.  —  But in the hyper-wonk, tech-speak jargon of the wireless industry, WiMAX is the latest thing making its way through …
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Gizmodo
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Gizmodo:   WiMAX is Coming, and the Music Industry Doesn't Want to Miss Out
Joseph Laszlo:
Akimbo Throws in the TV Towel  —  The key Internet video story for the year, if you ask me, is bridging the gap between the PC and the TV, getting Internet video to the box where consumers most want to see it.  [See the outlook and mandate sections of Programming for the Three Screens, a TV and Filmed Entertainment report.]
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Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
RIP - Dell Axim  —  It's with great sadness that I bring you the news that the last of the Dell Axim X51v line has gone out the doors of Dell and puts an end of a great run of Pocket PCs from Dell.  —  In late 2002, Dell released the Dell Axim X5.  The Dell Axim X5 shook up the Pocket PC world offering …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Dell stops selling Axim handheld
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Raw Feed
PlagiarismToday:
Why Wordpress.com is Virtually Spam Free  —  A recent study by WebmasterWorld found that an estimated 77% of all blogs on Google's Blogspot service were spam.  Similarly, AOL Hometown, had well over 80% of its results turn out to be spam.  Even MSN Spaces, which as not mentioned in the report …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Salesforce.com snags Koral's Web 2.0 content management service  —  Salesforce.com has taken another drink from its AppExchange marketplace pool, acquiring nine-person startup Koral and its on demand content management service.  Kendall Collins, senior vice president of product marketing for salesforce.com …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
iTunes streamed to your phone?  Possibly  —  The release of Apple TV a few weeks ago has opened up an intriguing new possibility: streaming music from iTunes on your home computer to your cell phone.  —  No, Apple TV does not stream over the Internet or across a cellular phone network, but the SlingBox does.
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Electronic Arts Plays Catch-Up After Shrug-Off of Wii (Update1)  —  Video-game designer Nick Earl spent eight months holed up with his development team rushing to adapt ``The Godfather'' for Nintendo Co.'s Wii.  —  The reason for the long hours: Earl's employer, Electronic Arts Inc. …
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
AT&T: Free calls may cost $250 M  —  How much could the so-called Free Calling schemes cost AT&T this year?  More than $250 million, if you are to believe a letter AT&T chief lobbyist Jim Cicconi sent to FCC chairman Kevin Martin last week.  —  As the phone giant's latest move …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG and Valleywag
Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog:
Pictures of the New Text Input Device  —  Okay, I'm no product shot expert, but I was able to get a few pictures of the new Text Input Device this morning.  There have been some questions about how it attaches, and how comfortable the controller would be with the keyboard attached.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo Snags TellMe Execs  —  Updated: The ink on the Microsoft-TellMe Networks deal isn't even dry, and we are already seeing some key executives leaving the company.  Gary Clayton, the chief creative officer of TellMe [and the man who was at TellMe's helped develop the critically acclaimed …
Fvogelstein / Epicenter:
My other interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt  —  Eighteen months ago, in November 2005, I interviewed Google CEO Eric Schmidt for a story I was working on for Fortune Magazine.  I left the magazine before I finished the piece, and in a classic case of old media thinking, I didn't publish the interview.
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
Alpha Geek: Useful Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets  —  Windows Vista's Sidebar gets no respect - and that's a shame.  With the right gadgets, the Sidebar can help you get things done, especially if you have enough screen estate to keep it running in the foreground (like on a widescreen monitor).
Discussion: DailyTechRag
Valleywag:
THE CHART: Hottest startups  —  In two threads — one on Linked In, the other on Venture Beat — commenters are nominating the hottest startups of Silicon Valley.  We totted up the mentions on both threads.  Facebook, the college social network, scores highest; with Admob, the mobile ad network, following up.
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Birthplace of Silicon Valley in shambles
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