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3:10 PM ET, March 20, 2008

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Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
HTC names Google phone, ‘Dream’  —  San Francisco - The mobile phone High Tech Computer (HTC) has been developing to run on the Android software from Google will be called “Dream,” have a large touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad, a person close to the situation said Thursday.
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Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
HTC Calls Android Phone Dream, Feels Like One Already  —  More details of HTC's Google phone are emerging, it seems.  The handset is to be called “Dream”, will be touchscreen and have a large QWERTY keypad.  So, what else do we know?  And, more importantly, when is it coming out?
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Electronista
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Our Most Fulfilling Web Service Yet  —  The Amazon Fulfillment Web Service (Amazon FWS) allows merchants to tap in to Amazon's network of fulfillment centers and our expertise in logistics.  Merchants can store their own products to our fulfillment centers and then, using a simple web service interface, fulfill orders for the products.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon's Newest Web Service: Shipping Center APIs  —  Amazon wants to do for physical product shipping what it's done for web storage and computing power - leverage its surplus infrastructure built up by Amazon.com to offer cheap and easy infrastructure for all kinds of other activities.
Discussion: Mashable!
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Mike Arrington's dream team has wrong goal  —  Something about Mike Arrington's post yesterday has been bugging me.  This morning it hit: Mike has the wrong goal.  —  What is his goal?  To beat CNET.  —  But does a great business or movement EVER get built on top of a goal like that?  —  No.
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Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
FBI posts fake hyperlinks to snare child porn suspects  —  Screen snapshot: This now-defunct site is reportedly where an FBI undercover agent posted hyperlinks purporting to be illegal videos.  Clicking the links brought a raid from the Feds.  —  The FBI has recently adopted …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL: Many Senior Managers Were Against Bebo Buy  —  Many senior AOL (TWX) managers did not want to buy social-networking site Bebo, sources tell us.  Among the concerns, they did not (and do not) believe Bebo will hit the revenue and profit targets used to justify the $850 million purchase price.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Smelling Trouble Behind AOL's $850 Million Bebo Deal
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware v2.20 bringing BD-Live to PS3  —  Hi again everyone.  Here's a quick preview of the next PLAYSTATION 3 system software update coming up in the next few days.  Firmware v2.20, introduces a number of features to further enhance your PLAYSTATION 3 as the hub of your entertainment center.
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Diigo 3.0: The all-powerful personal, social bookmarking service  —  I was impressed by the preview I got in September of the bookmarking and Web annotation tool Diigo 3.0.  It's taken the company until this morning to release this version to the public.  In the interim the team has added features and tweaked the design.
Paul McDougall / iTNews Australia:
Windows Vista SP1 wreaks havoc on some PCs, users complain  —  A day after it was released for public download, Windows Vista SP1 is drawing barbs from some computer users who say the software wrecked their systems..  —  “I downloaded it via Windows Update, and got a bluescreen on the third part …
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Are Apple ads hurting Microsoft's brand?  —  A new ranking of global brands shows Microsoft's reputation sinking in recent years.  Among the possible factors: Apple's “I'm a Mac” ads.  —  Microsoft lands at No. 59 in the rankings for 2007, down from No. 11 in 2004, according to the survey from CoreBrand released Wednesday.
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Bezos: Sorry for the delays, more Kindles on the way  —  If you happened to have visited Amazon's Web site today, you might have noticed that a large message from Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, was plastered across the home page of the site.  Basically, it was a big fat apology for Amazon's inability …
Mark Evans:
How LinkedIn Got Its Groove Back  —  While FriendFeed and Twitter may be getting a lot of attention these days, it appears that LinkedIn also has the wind in its sails.  —  From a personal perspective, the number of LinkedIn invitations hitting my inbox has jumped over the past couple …
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Intel brings low-cost laptops to the U.S.  —  Intel's Classmate PC was meant to be an affordable laptop for underprivileged kids in developing countries.  Now the chip giant says it plans to bring the low-cost personal computers to the United States and Europe.
Discussion: Bits
InfoWorld:
E-voting vendor's Web site hacked  —  The Web site for a company whose e-voting machines have come under fire from election officials in New Jersey was hacked Thursday morning, according to an computer scientist who was asked to investigate voting-machine discrepancies in the state's primary election.
 
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Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Microsoft acquires rootkit specialist Komoku; DoD now a customer
Louise Story / New York Times:
A Company Promises the Deepest Data Mining Yet
Discussion: Bits and Wikinomics
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Alltel announces Samsung Muse
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Starbucks listens - at last  —  Following Dell's Ideastorm …
Discussion: Media Bullseye
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
MyBlogLog Launches Topical Meta Lifestreams
Discussion: Mashable!
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Relationships are complicated  —  I've noticed a few interesting …
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Finally: Airport Extreme + USB Disk = Time Machine Backup
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Apple appears ‘recession proof’
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sequoia's Gospel of Startups More True Than Ever
Discussion: FoundRead
Reuters:
Ebay restructuring worldwide, cuts jobs
Discussion: CNET News.com and Searchviews
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google data watch: Enough with the overanalysis
Knowledge@Wharton:
The Experts vs. the Amateurs: A Tug of War over the Future of Media
Ken Dulaney / Gartner:
Gartner Changes Its Enterprise iPhone Recommendations
Louise Story / New York Times:
A Push to Limit the Tracking of Web Surfers' Clicks
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
AMD makes massive layoffs