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3:00 PM ET, April 5, 2009

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Ian Betteridge / Technovia:
Some quick thoughts about Google versus the newspapers … Rupert Murdoch has really put the cat amongst the pigeons with his comments about Google: … Some people will paint this as an old-media dinosaur not understanding new media, but I'm not so sure.  If you've read Michael Wolff's biography …
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Henry Porter / Guardian:
Google is just an amoral menace  —  The ever-growing empire produces nothing but seems determined to control everything  —  If indeed a new era of global responsibility has come into being with measures that actually restrain banks and isolate tax havens, it may be time for the planet's …
Keith Teare / Opinionated:
In Defense of “nothing”  —  Columnist Henry Porter is generally considered to be a wise observer of the human condition.  Today, in an article in the UK Guardian owned Sunday, The Observer, he blew it ..... badly.  As a newspaper man he ought to have been aware of his almost certain bias …
Thanks:kteare
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Is the Apple press falling into Microsoft's trap?  —  Over the weekend, Microsoft (MSFT) unleashed the second TV ad in its “you find it, you keep it” series — this time swapping handsome, “technically savvy” Giampaolo for perky, red-headed Lauren De Long.  —  Once again the camera follows …
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Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
I'm A PC.  Keep The Change.  —  Microsoft was built by engineers.  Marketing has always been its weak spot.  But its new ads poking fun at Apple hit the mark.  —  From the magazine issue dated Apr 13, 2009  —  She is an unlikely assassin—a cute young woman with long red hair, geeky glasses and a funky scarf.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Another Microsoft Ad That Ignores Windows
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Dell netbook roadmap leaks out, get ready for the Mini 11  —  Oop, it looks like a Dell middle manager somewhere got a little too excited and let a full set of netbook roadmap slides leak out.  The biggest news is a planned Mini 11 due sometime between now and the end of Q3 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and GottaBeMobile.com
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Is This the Future of the Digital Book?  —  PLENTY of authors dream of writing the great American novel.  —  Bradley Inman wants to create great fiction, dramatic online video and compelling Twitter stream — and then roll them all into a multimedia hybrid that is tailored to the rapidly growing number of digital reading devices.
Discussion: Screenwerk and TeleRead
Michael Rose / TUAW:
Rumor: iPhone OS 3.0 to include video editing tools  —  It might seem like a big leap from a phone with no real video capabilities to one that will trim and clip your creations on the fly, but that's the implication of a few graphic elements sussed out of the iPhone 3.0 firmware by Ben at benm.at …
Discussion: MacRumors and Edible Apple
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
You've got to know what you stand for to survive in journalism online  —  Established journalists and newsrooms making the transition to online publishing should not do so with the assumption that editorial content provides their strength in a competitive online information market.
TechCrunch:
Chinese Social Networks ‘Virtually’ Out-Earn Facebook And MySpace: A Market Analysis  —  Editor's Note: Social networks are taking off in China.  The following guest post by George Godula.  David Li, and Richard Yu explores how Chinese social networks are pursuing different business models …
Thanks:atul
Brandon Keim / Wired Science:
Computer Program Self-Discovers Laws of Physics  —  In just over a day, a powerful computer program accomplished a feat that took physicists centuries to complete: extrapolating the laws of motion from a pendulum's swings.  —  Developed by Cornell researchers, the program deduced …
Arnold Kim / Normalkid:
Online vs Print, and the Evolution of Media  —  Here are a few random thoughts I've had recently about blogging, online media and traditional print media.  —  Online Ads vs Newspaper Ads  —  Here's a promising chart for all online-media folk published by Alley Insider.
 
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