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10:40 PM ET, March 16, 2009

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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: TechFlash, Screenwerk and PC World
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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.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Executive Producer Michelle Nicolosi talks about the new SeattlePI.com
Discussion: TechFlash
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 …
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.
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 …
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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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.
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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InfoWorld:
Cisco competitors downplay new blade server
Discussion: Network World
Cisco:
Cisco Unleashes the Power of Virtualization with Industry's …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell Adamo arrives tomorrow?  Google seems to think so  —  Thanks to a fortuitous search on Google Ireland, friendly tipster Niall spotted this rather intriguing sponsored link for Dell Adamo.  Instead of the vague “Learn More” promised by similar sponsored links in the States …
Discussion: PC World
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 …
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Alana Semuels / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   Mobile Internet going strong; advertisers pay attention
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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Juliet Chung / Wall Street Journal:
Reservation Web Site to Close  —  TableXchange, a Web site that let diners buy and sell reservations at sought-after restaurants, will close April 1, the company said.  —  The site, touted by its founders as a way of making it easier for diners to get tables but criticized by restaurateurs …
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, CNET News and Xconomy, Thanks:atul
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Gets The Sequoia Capital Seal Of Approval
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ken Denmead / Geekdad:
Boxee iPhone App: A Little Late, but Worth the Wait  —  Boxee is the scrappy little home media software that continues to win the hearts and minds of geeks all over.  These days, old computers aren't tossed into the recycling heap; they're turned into home media centers using Boxee …
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.
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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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.
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.
PC World:
500M Bps Soon in a Copper Line Near You, Ericsson Says  —  Next-generation DSL systems will enable bandwidths of more than 500M bits per second by bonding many copper lines and using advanced noise cancellation, Ericsson said on Monday.  —  The company has performed the world's first live demonstration …
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 …
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
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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Richard Owen / Times of London:
Google lawyers seek to halt Italy trial
Thanks:mikeharvey
Financial Times:
Motorola and Nortel targeted by private equity groups seeking assets merger
Discussion: FierceWireless
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
One-year-old (unpatched) Windows ‘token kidnapping’ under attack
Cat Lee / Facebook Developers:
fbFund: Now Open for Submissions!
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
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 Earlier Items: 
Terrence Russell / VentureBeat:
Big Stage Entertainment brings 3-D facial animations to the iPhone
Discussion: IntoMobile
Sophos:
Waled explosion in your city!
Discussion: Reuters
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Gather Ye Tech Bargains While Ye May
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Apple holding back on web-based 3D graphics for the desktop