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4:45 AM ET, March 13, 2008

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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Iphone to go x86  —  Moorestown is fruity  —  THE IPHONE IS going to go x86 in a year or two, and Moorestown is set to be the lead vehicle.  A year of whispers was finally nailed down a few days ago with a comment and a slide.  —  First let me say that the rumour mill has been running amok since …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Insanely Great Mac
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Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: iPhone may get x86 processor, and pigs might fly  —  The Inquirer isn't just counting their chickens before they hatch — they're counting all the feathers, the chicken feet, and even the eggs of those chickens, too.  When we first heard that the slide you see above …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:   More evidence of Apple's iPhone eventually going Intel
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Disney: $123 Million From iTunes Since 2006 (AAPL)  —  Disney CEO Bob Iger tells the audience at the Digital Hollywood Media Summit that he's sold 4 million movies and “40 to 50” million videos through iTunes since he launched the service in 2006.  What does that mean in terms of dollars?  Not much.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
YouTube: The Platform  —  (Update: Comment from YouTube added below).  In case there was still any doubt that Google wants to use YouTube to host all the video on the Web, it's announcement earlier today to broaden its APIs makes it clear that is its goal.  Once again, instead of making …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google testing service to let publishers manage ads  —  Google is testing a new service called Ad Manager that will give Web site publishers more control over their ad sales and ad serving, The Wall Street Journal reported late on Wednesday.  —  Publishers can sell their own ads …
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Report: EA goes hostile for Take-Two
Discussion: paidContent.org
Mark Raby / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Blu-ray Player Prices Hit 2008 Highs As Competition Dwindles  —  Pricewatch - Blu-ray Disc players from Samsung, Sony and Sharp are now the most expensive they have been all year, presumably because HD DVD's exit from the high-def disc arena has removed some of Blu-ray's pricing pressure.
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Scott Hillis / Reuters:
Microsoft says no Blu-ray for Xbox 360
Discussion: Engadget and WinBeta
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Crgslst: The Endangered, Sexy Craigslist Search Tool  —  Denver, Colorado based Superhero.es has built crgslst, a very slick multi-city search tool for Craigslist.  Craigslist itself doesn't offer a multi-search service.  By combining the publicly available RSS feeds from Craigslist with AJAX …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Latest Product Launch is a Couple of Facebook Apps  —  Amazon has now officially joined the Facebook craze.  It has launched two of its own Facebook applications: Amazon Giver and Amazon Grapevine.  —  Amazon Giver shows your Amazon wishlist on your Facebook page.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Video Road Hogs Stir Fear of Internet Traffic Jam  —  Caution: Heavy Internet traffic ahead.  Delays possible.  —  For months there has been a rising chorus of alarm about the surging growth in the amount of data flying across the Internet.  The threat, according to some industry groups …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Note to self: stop promoting, start thinking again (or “Scoble's Law")  —  It's really hard when you're excited about what you're working on to not talk about it.  Especially on your personal channels like your blog, Twitter account, and Facebook page.  Over the past month I've tried …
Discussion: Valleywag
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Google could be superseded, says web inventor  —  The next generation of web technology is likely to be far more powerful than the current crop, Tim Berners-Lee said  —  Google may eventually be displaced as the pre-eminent brand on the internet by a company that harnesses the power …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay to Hollywood: Open your Own Torrent Site  —  Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij from The Pirate Bay recently did a video interview which resulted in some great quotes.  One such quote comes from Fredrik, he suggests that the movie and music industry should set up their own torrent site, and monetize it through advertisements.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Digg
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
IBM moves on secure mashups  —  San Francisco - IBM is unveiling technology to secure mashups Thursday and is donating it to the OpenAjax Alliance, an organization promoting AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) interoperability.  —  Through IBM's SMash (secure mashup) technology …
Discussion: Computerworld
Cade Metz / The Register:
Skype blames eBay for killing ‘our innovation buzz’  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  eComm Skype has admitted that eBay put a cramp in its style.  But it also wants you to know that those days are over.  —  Today at eComm2008, a Silicon Valley geek gathering dedicated to …
Discussion: InfoWorld and VentureBeat
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Join OpenSocial in April, Microsoft Groans.  —  Following previous reports that Yahoo is talking to Google about joining OpenSocial, we are now hearing that the decision has been made and that it will be announced in April.  OpenSocial is Google's social-networking platform that is a response to Facebook.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Activision Sues Gibson In Response To Claims That ‘Guitar Hero’ Violates Patent  —  from the it's-all-fun-and-games-until-someone- digs-up-a-patent dept  —  And now bogus patent threats are finding their way into the video game world, as Activision has filed for a declaratory judgment …
 
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Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog:
RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 lands at AT&T
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
User Interfaces Rapidly Adjusting to Information Overload
Discussion: Fresh Creation
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Hulu Is a Good Site For Online Shows, But Fare Is Thin
louisgray.com:
Elite Bloggers Joining FriendFeed In Droves
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
“Too much interest” in iPhone SDK presents challenges
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Kevin Rose's parties bid SXSW goodbye
New York Times:
Woman at the Center of Governor's Downfall
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Samsung's YP-S2 Pebble MP3 Players Probably Hurt When Thrown
 Earlier Items: 
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows 7 gets an outside tester: The government
Discussion: TechRadar.com and ZDNet.com.au
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Will IE 8 break the Web?
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Ex-Googlers launch Rentbits, a mediocre search tool for rentals
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Sprout's WYSIWYG Flash Editor Now Available to Everyone
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Future is Web Services, Not Web Sites
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
E-mail inventor: I didn't foresee spam
Discussion: WebProNews, WebGuild, JD on EP and Digg
Microsoft:
Bill Gates Asks Congress to Act Now to Maintain U.S. Innovation Lead
 

 
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Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Janko Roettgers / Lowpass:
A look at possible effects of Walmart's Vizio purchase: a negative impact on Roku, for whom Walmart is a big retail partner, and Vizio's data unit shutting down

 
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