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7:00 PM ET, March 16, 2009

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Electronista:
Lenovo teases Pocket Yoga touchscreen netbook  —  (Updated with new photos) Lenovo this morning confirmed the existence of its mystery netbook by posting teaser images on its photo feed.  The system is now called the Pocket Yoga and has both the ultra-wide, VAIO P-like display and leather-bound shell of leaked photos.
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Esteban / Design Matters:
“Pocket Yoga” Concept  —  Guest blogger, Johnson Li, Director of Lenovo's Beijing Inovation Center, speaks out about a concept that recently emerged on the tech blogs.  I want to thank him for sharing this concept with the Design Matters audience.  David  —  Last week some buzz was created …
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Seattle P-I to publish last edition Tuesday  —  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will roll off the presses for the last time Tuesday, ending a 146-year run.  —  The Hearst Corp. announced Monday that it would stop publishing the newspaper, Seattle's oldest business, and cease delivery to more than 117,600 weekday readers.
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Seattle Paper Shifts Entirely to the Web  —  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper will produce its last printed edition on Tuesday and become an Internet-only news source, the Hearst Corporation said on Monday, making it by far the largest American newspaper to take that leap.
Discussion: PC World, TechFlash and Pulse2
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Executive Producer Michelle Nicolosi talks about the new SeattlePI.com
Discussion: TechFlash
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
Apple iPhone 3.0 event tomorrow might reveal a tablet  —  The Apple iPhone 3.0 event tomorrow might have more surprises than are immediately apparent.  Especially in relation to a tablet.  Here's my hypothesis why:  —  I've got a pretty good idea that Apple is going to be releasing more iPod touch/iPhone platform devices.
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Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com:
Exclusive: Sprint 2009 Roadmap  —  PhoneNews.com has obtained Sprint's device roadmap for the rest of the year.  From the Samsung Touch Mini and Lucello dual slider all the way down to the appearance of the Touch Pro2 with dual mode EVDO Rev. A and GSM/EDGE/HSDPA for international roaming.
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comScore:
comScore: Mobile Internet Becoming A Daily Activity For Many  —  Number of people accessing news and information on their mobile device more than doubles in a year.  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported that the number of people using …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TweetDeck Joins The Facebook Connect Army  —  You can now add TweetDeck to the growing army of apps that are joining Facebook Connect.  TweetDeck is the most popular desktop client for Twitter, and now it will add Facebook functionality as well.  When you send out a message from TweetDeck …
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Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
Cisco launches bid to capture the data center  —  Cisco Systems has just launched what it considers a “critical step” in its Data Center 3.0 strategy, promising an ecosystem of partners which include chipmaker Intel, tech consultancy Accenture, virtualization software provider VMWare …
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Cisco:
Cisco Unleashes the Power of Virtualization with Industry's …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
You've Got Tim Armstrong!  -His Entire First Email to AOL Staff  —  BoomTown has a feeling that the very friendly new AOL CEO and Chairman, Tim Armstrong, is not going to waste his time chasing down and threatening to drop-kick leakers into outerspace.  —  At least I hope he has better things to do!
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Mark Slee / Facebook Blog:
Opening More Control for Everyone  —  One of the top priorities at Facebook is offering privacy controls that let you choose exactly what you share with whom.  We have largely focused on enabling you to give access to your profile to people you confirmed as friends and people in your networks.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Passwords of 8,000 Comcast Customers Exposed  —  A list of more than 8,000 user names and passwords for customers of Comcast, one of the nation's largest Internet service providers, sat unprotected on the Web for the last two months.  —  Kevin Andreyo, an educational technology specialist in Reading …
Discussion: Between the Lines and Neowin.net, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Y Combinator:
Y Combinator: Party Like it's 2009  —  Y Combinator is celebrating the recession by expanding.  We're so convinced recessions are good times to invest in startups that we're increasing the number we fund, and we're raising $2 million from Sequoia Capital and several prominent angels to help us do it.
Discussion: Industry Standard and Xconomy, Thanks:atul
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Gets The Sequoia Capital Seal Of Approval
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Mac, iPod Sales Lousy In February, As Expected  —  Apple (AAPL) had a rough February, as expected: Mac and iPod sales both fell significantly year-over-year, according to data from research firm NPD Group analyzed by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Mr. Hulu Gets a New Gig: Former NBC Digital Boss George Kliavkoff Goes to Hearst  —  George Kliavkoff, who left his job as NBC Universal's chief digital officer last year, has a new, similar-sounding gig: He's going to work at at Hearst, where he'll run digital operations for entertainment head Scott Sassa.
Telegraph:
Google Earth used by thief to pinpoint buildings with valuable lead roofs  —  A thief stole £100,000 worth of lead from the roofs of buildings after identifying them with Google Earth.  —  Tom Berge used the popular internet tool, which shows aerial photographs of towns across the world …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Filmmaker Spurlock: Digital distribution revenues are ‘pathetic’  —  AUSTIN, Texas—The Internet and the rise of online video have meant a plethora of new options for independent filmmakers.  But, as has been well-publicized, the money just isn't there yet.
Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
Best Buy Confronts Newer Nemesis  —  With Circuit City Gone, Electronics Retailer Arms Its ‘Blue Shirt’ Sales Force to Take On Wal-Mart  —  Finally victorious over longtime archrival Circuit City Stores Inc., Best Buy Co. is now gearing up to fight an even more powerful foe: Wal-Mart.
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
In-class laptop use sparks backlash, possibly lower grades  —  Even in cases where laptop use is integrated into lesson plans, the educational value of the machines is a mixed bag.  The growing presence of personal laptops in classrooms, however, may be sparking a backlash.
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Brittany Anas / Daily Camera:
Profs grapple with laptop rules as CU campus goes wireless
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
Apple, vendors confirm iPod headphone-chip rumors  —  Apple's third-generation iPod shuffle no longer includes the familiar control pad of previous models, instead providing a slim, three-button remote controller on the headphone cable.  As we reported last week, this means the new iPod shuffle …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
AMD-Intel dispute over patent licensing heats up  —  This post was updated at 8:23 a.m. PDT with comments from Intel and AMD and at 8:33 a.m. PDT with The Foundry Company's new name, Globalfoundries.  —  Advanced Micro Devices announced Monday that Intel plans to pull its 2001 cross-licensing …
Justin Berka / Ars Technica:
iTunes 8.1 allows you to autofill any iPod model  —  The iPod shuffle has always had less storage capacity than iPod models so, in order to keep the device full of music without requiring too much user input, Apple added the rather nifty Autofill feature to iTunes.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
 
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
One-year-old (unpatched) Windows ‘token kidnapping’ under attack
Cat Lee / Facebook Developers:
fbFund: Now Open for Submissions!
Discussion: TechCrunch and VatorNews
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Twitter and UK newspaper websites
Discussion: Tech Central, Thanks:atul
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
At Austin Meeting, Seeking Exposure for New Tech Products
Discussion: Bits, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Matt Hickey / CNET News:
Patent bares rumor: Apple TV gearing up for games?
Discussion: IntoMobile
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Search Marketing Adds Enhanced Targeting Features
Thanks:atul
Terrence Russell / VentureBeat:
Big Stage Entertainment brings 3-D facial animations to the iPhone
Discussion: IntoMobile
Sophos:
Waled explosion in your city!
Discussion: Reuters and Softpedia News
 Earlier Items: 
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
HP offers laptop batteries guaranteed to last for 3 years
Discussion: PC World, CNET News and jkOnTheRun
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search:
Will 2D Barcodes Finally Take Off in West?
Christophe Bisciglia / Cloudera Hadoop & Big Data Blog:
Announcing Cloudera's Distribution for Hadoop
Discussion: Network World
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Gather Ye Tech Bargains While Ye May
Discussion: CrunchGear
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Apple holding back on web-based 3D graphics for the desktop