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9:30 PM ET, April 22, 2007

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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
More information surfaces from Dell on Tablet PC rumors  —  Quite a few people have been hoping that PC maker Dell would come out with a Tablet PC.  Not only would a Dell Tablet PC help validate the platform it would also make it easier for companies who use Dell computers exclusively …
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:   Dell Tablet PC coming this Fall?
Gizmodo:
Amosu 24ct Golden iPod: Finally.  —  iPod skins and laser etching are so bourgeois.  If you are down with the Gizmodo, you know the only way we roll is in gold.  That's why we are happy to present Amosu's new line of 24 carat gold (plated) iPods.  Covered in hardened mirror gold …
Discussion: Forever Geek and digg
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Move over MySpace, Gaia Online is here  —  By the middle of last year, it was attracting half a million unique visitors monthly; fast forward to last month, and that number is two million.  It's not a traditional MMO like World of Warcraft; it's not a social game like There …
Miles Evans / MacApper:
Exclusive: Coda from Panic Software Reviewed  —  Nothing brightens up a Saturday morning hangover like toys I'm not supposed to have in my inbox.  An anonymous tipster (thanks Anonymous!) dished me a copy of Panic Software's new developer workflow application Coda today.
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Doubleclick turned down Microsoft money?  —  John Battelle reports that Microsoft was actually offering more money than Google was for Doubleclick and that Doubleclick went with Google anyway.  —  I heard the same things about Flickr.  Rumors are that Flickr's owners turned down AOL's money …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: CNN.com Had Record-Breaking 11 Million Video Views on Day of Virginia Tech Schootings  —  CNN online video clips of news surrounding the Virginia Tech shootings totaled 11.4 million views on Monday, far more than the daily average of 2.1 million streams and exceeding the previous …
Discussion: Random Mumblings
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Ripoff Commercials = Stupid TV Stations and Networks  —  Its hard to turn on the TV today and not see commercials for some of the biggest ripoff schemes in existence.  From Get Rich Quick schemes around the internet, around trading stocks, around real estate and anything else scam artists can think of …
louisgray.com:
Google's Earth Day Logo Makes a Splash  —  Though Google's home page remains spartan, the company often makes edits to their logo around holidays, notable birthdays, or to commemorate anniversaries of significant events.  —  Today being Earth Day, Google debuted a logo that shows …
Leisa Reichelt / disambiguity:
Yes, you should be using personas  —  Personas seem to go in and out of fashion.  Not long ago, people were advocating hyper-researched personas done in painstaking detail, these days designers seem more inclined to leave them out of the process.  —  So, are personas actually useful or should we stop wasting time and ditch them?
Jason Pontin / New York Times:
From Many Tweets, One Loud Voice on the Internet  —  "ONLY connect," the English novelist E. M. Forster admonished mankind.  I don't think, however, that he meant that we should connect exclusively, or continuously.  —  Habitual users of a new, free communications service called Twitter would disagree.
Telegraph:
Googlephobia  —  At the GooglePlex, the central London headquarters of the world's largest search engine, the atmosphere is one of studied wackiness.  Lego - from which co-founder Larry Page once built an inkjet printer - is scattered over work surfaces.  —  Garden gnomes, monkeys and shoes hang from the ceiling.
Alex Galonsky / MacApper:
How To: Create Custom Icons for your Mac  —  Have you ever wanted a custom icon for a hard drive or folder?  I have, and I found out that it is easy to do, even if you can't make an icon from scratch.  For example, I got tired of seeing the default white removable drive icon whenever I plugged in my CompactFlash reader.
Discussion: digg
Mark Slee / Facebook Blog:
What's everyone up to? … About a year ago we introduced Status Updates to provide a lightweight way for people to give little updates to their friends.  Your profile isn't really an appropriate place to tell everyone about the delicious Chipotle you are currently enjoying, and editing your …
Discussion: CostPerNews
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
It Don't Mean a Thing if You Ain't Got That Ping  —  THE BlackBerry network went dark last week — cache-flow problems, apparently.  Service stopped for a mere 12 hours, but to bereft users, 12 minutes was too long.  Information feeds our lives, they protested, and the BlackBerry provides it.
Geoffrey Lean / The Independent:
Wi-Fi: Children at risk from 'electronic smog'  —  ::: Revealed - radiation threat from new wireless computer networks  —  ::: Teachers demand inquiry to protect a generation of pupils  —  Britain's top health protection watchdog is pressing for a formal investigation into the hazards …
 
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First user-facing Twitter feature
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Generate a Contact Us Form With Your Email Address, No Scripting
Abby Ellin / New York Times:
Auditioning in a Video Résumé
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
This is your life, according to Google
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Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

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Email to staff: Jeff Bezos names and copies Will Lewis and says WaPo “needs to evolve” and has his “commitment on maintaining quality, ethics, and standards”

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