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3:11 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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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 …
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Will Video Break the Internet?  Nah, But Still...  Still, this is a great springboard for noting that we've got three of the nation's top experts lined up at next week's Internet Video Policy Symposium to discuss this very matter.  On a panel entitled “Video is a Bandwidth Hog …
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Woman at the Center of Governor's Downfall  —  She left a broken home on the Jersey Shore at 17 and came to New York City to work the nightclubs as a rhythm and blues singer.  Now, at 22, she is the unwitting, and as yet unseen, star of the seamy drama that is the downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York.
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Spitzer Scandal Sheds Light On Web Prostitution
Discussion: IP Democracy
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.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Engadget
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Scott Hillis / Reuters:
Microsoft says no Blu-ray for Xbox 360
Discussion: Engadget and WinBeta
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
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.
Discussion: All Facebook and Geek Madness
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Future is Web Services, Not Web Sites  —  Remember The Graduate when Benjamin Braddock was advised to go into plastics.  The clip is here.  It seemed like a safe bet at the time - and it was.  —  Today the web maybe “the new plastics.”  It seems like every brand is building a new site or microsite.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows 7 gets an outside tester: The government  —  The headline was updated at 3 p.m. to note that it is several states, not the U.S. department of Justice, that are overseeing the compliance of Vista and future Windows versions with the consent decree.  —  Microsoft has said precious little …
Discussion: TechRadar.com and ZDNet.com.au
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.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
“Too much interest” in iPhone SDK presents challenges  —  Apple Inc. is facing a rather inviting problem in the wake of last week's iPhone SDK announcement, and one that the company is all too familiar with — a response so overwhelming that it raises questions over how well the firm is prepared to handle the resulting demand.
 
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louisgray.com:
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Josh Bernoff and the purists
Sydney Morning Herald:
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Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
IBM moves on secure mashups
Discussion: Computerworld
Tony Smith / The Register:
Palm Centro smartphone
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KMWorld.com:
A Day In The Life  —  Naveen, a new engineer at Google …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Kevin Rose's parties bid SXSW goodbye
Cade Metz / The Register:
Skype blames eBay for killing ‘our innovation buzz’
Discussion: InfoWorld and VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Samsung's YP-S2 Pebble MP3 Players Probably Hurt When Thrown
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
Billboard.Biz:
Apple's iTunes Store Has Sold 4 Billion Tracks—But Is It Profitable?
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Hulu goes live
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