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2:50 PM ET, April 16, 2008

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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Launches Live Search News
Discussion: One Microsoft Way and WebProNews
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Asus Eee PC 900  —  Few could argue that Asus created something special when it launched the Eee PC last year.  The idea of making a truly mobile, yet very affordable mobile computer was welcomed by the Press and consumers in equal measure.  Although the Eee PC 4G 701 that Andy reviewed …
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Rory Reid / CNET News.com:
Asus Eee PC 900 Review  —  The Asus Eee PC 701 has earned a permanent place in history.  It almost single-handedly defined the sub-notebook — a genre of PC that made slow, inexpensive laptops the hottest properties in the computing world.  Many have tried to emulate its success …
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Asus officially announces launch of Asus Eee PC 900
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Crave and DisplayBlog
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
How To Put Google Street View To Practical Use  —  Google Street View can scope out real estate, travel destinations, and even save you from your next parking ticket — all from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser.  —  Google Street View is the closest thing to teleportation that you can find outside the starship Enterprise.
Discussion: Screenwerk
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Peter Birch / Google LatLong:
Introducing Google Earth 4.3  —  The Google Earth team is proud to announce the latest version of Google Earth is available today at http://earth.google.com.  The release of Google Earth 4.3 (beta) greatly advances our vision of offering a realistic, 3D model of the world by giving users a higher quality, more immersive experience.
Peter Birch / Official Google Blog:
A whole new world to explore
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
Mac vs. PC: The Ultimate Lab Test for New Desktops & Laptops  —  This computer rivalry has been elevated to a cultural divide on par with Pepsi versus Coke.  Taking it beyond personal taste, PM crunches the numbers—with some surprising results (and detailed benchmark scores).  —  Photographs by Lendon Flanagan
Bill Brand / Mercury News:
U.C. Berkeley student's Twitter messages alerted world to his arrest in Egypt  —  BERKELEY _ When Egyptian police scooped up UC Berkeley graduate journalism student James Karl Buck, who was photographing a noisy demonstration, and dumped him in a jail cell last week, they didn't count on Twitter.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Saves Man From Egyptian Justice
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Security is No Match for Chocolate and Good Looking Women  —  People are too trusting, especially when there's chocolate on the line.  —  A survey out today by the organizers of the tech-security conference Infosecurity Europe found that 21% of 576 London office workers stopped on the street …
Google Analytics Blog:
Graduation Day for Website Optimizer and Urchin Software!  —  Today at the ad:tech conference in San Francisco, we very happily announced two launches.  If we could have shouted them from the rooftops, we would have.  Enjoy!  —  Website Optimizer now available as a standalone product!
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Microsoft planning a Zune-centric entertainment store?  —  Microsoft may be putting together an “entertainment marketplace” tentatively named Zune VideoX, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported Wednesday.  In other words, it's yet another digital content store trying to take a bite out of Apple's iTunes.
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Don Reisinger / CNET News.com:
The other Microsoft-Apple battle  —  Everyone likes to talk about the battle between Microsoft and Apple on the OS front, but that seems like old hat to me.  Sure, there's certainly a battle being waged in that space, but is it really as hotly contested as some want to believe?
Discussion: Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When Everyone Talks About Weakness At Google, Wall Street Buys the Stock  —  Later today when Google announces its first quarter earnings after the markets close, we are finally going to find out whether all the sturm und drang about Google's seemingly-flat growth of clicks on search ads is a bad as everyone thinks.
Discussion: Techland and WebGuild
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Steven Swartz / Market Wire:
“Free Open Source Software Is Costing Vendors $60 Billion,” New Standish Group International Study Finds  —  “Open Source software is raising havoc throughout the software market.  It is the ultimate in disruptive technology, and while to it is only 6% of estimated trillion dollars IT budgeted annually …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel: Netbook shipments about to ramp  —  Intel is putting a lot of faith in the so-called netbook market and reckons that mobile Internet devices are about to take off too.  —  What was telling about Intel's earnings conference call was how confident the company was about the netbook market …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Look Out Twhirl, Alert Thingy Adds Twitter Support  —  Alert Thingy, the FriendFeed desktop application that launched just three days ago, just launched v 1.2 of the service, with Twitter support.  —  In addition to viewing FriendFeed data streams and posting directly to FriendFeed …
Matthew Moskovciak / Crave:
Movies and TV shows coming to PS3?  —  The PlayStation 3's newest v2.30 firmware just came out yesterday, but Sony isn't show any signs of slowing down its updates for the PS3.  In a blog yesterday, Senior Vice President Peter Dille wrote this enticing tidbit:
 
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Virgin Mobile may cut 300 jobs, as yet another MVNO reels
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Publishers Sue Georgia State on Digital Reading Matter
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Marshall University fails to block RIAA's P2P subpoenas
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Songbird media player: the love child of Mozilla and WinAmp
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Russian government enacts Byzantine WiFi regulations
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UK music industry demands an iPod tax (and the law is still an ass)
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Larger Prey Are Targets of Phishing
 

 
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