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9:40 AM ET, April 7, 2009

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Sony Ericsson:
More music and more fun with your first Walkman™ phone  —  Bring your beat to the street with the new Sony Ericsson W205 Walkman™.  The W205 makes the Walkman™ phone experience more accessible to consumers and is perfect for those who want all the classic Sony Ericsson mobile phone features …
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Sony Ericsson:
Capture daily moments the easy way with the Sony Ericsson S312  —  Be one click away from recording life's special moments - all it takes is a sharp eye and a click on the dedicated video camera key.  —  Record videos in an instant on the Sony Ericsson S312.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Boxee Continues To Innovate With API And New Alpha Version For Mac, Apple TV  —  Free entertainment hub Boxee keeps on getting better and better.  A couple of hours ago, the venture-backed startup released a full API that allows developers to build applications for the open-source platform using …
Discussion: boxee blog, Lifehacker and bijan sabet
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Chris James / Sony PSP, Nintendo DS …:
PSP 2 coming pre-Christmas will be an iPhone beater  —  Sony's new compact handheld console will feature sliding touchscreen and dual analogue sticks  —  Whether it's labelled the PSP 4000 or the PSP 2, there's been a lot of rumour recently about an imminent successor to Sony's handheld console.
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Could MacHeist Prompt Apple into an App Store for Macs?
Discussion: TheAppleBlog
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iTunes Store now infected with variable pricing, Amazon still $0.99  —  As promised, variable pricing has now been implemented at the iTunes music store.  Already, we're seeing most of top 10 singles and 33 of the top 100 hitting the top price-point of $1.29 (encoded as DRM-free 256kbps AAC).
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Interview: Dean Singleton, AP Chairman: Setting ‘The Rules Of Engagement’  —  Anyone who thinks he or she really understands what the Associated Press plans to do about controlling the use of news industry content is much better at mindreading and predicting the future than I am.
Discussion: GMSV, BoomTown, mocoNews and ap.org
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
A.P. Seeks to Rein in Sites Using Its Content
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed Is In Danger Of Becoming The Coolest App No One Uses  —  FriendFeed is a wonderful application that allows users to track what their friends are doing online.  Photos, videos, blog posts and anything else that's published online with a RSS feed can be brought into the service …
Frank Rose / The Underwire:
Nine Inch Nails iPhone App Extends Reznor's Innovative Run  —  LOS ANGELES — Trent Reznor was backstage one afternoon last summer, fooling around with his iPhone to stave off boredom before a show, when he realized that fans standing in line outside were broadcasting photos from the scene using their iPhones.
Steven Grady / SlashGear:
Blackberry Storm 2 due in September, has WiFi  —  According to a source very close to the issue, Verizon has given the go for RIM to release the BlackBerry Storm 2 in September of this year.  The followup to the groundbreaking Storm that was released last year as the first touchscreen Blackberry …
Ed Oswald / Technologizer:
Blockbuster-R.I.P.?  —  The death knell may be ringing for Blockbuster.  Today the video-rental giant admitted that if it cannot complete the financing deals that it is currently working on, there is a good chance the company may be forced to shut its doors.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple tops in cap growth, bottom in CEO pay  —  Here's an interesting pair of lists.  —  On Seeking Alpha, Birinyi Associates' Cleve Rueckert lists the 40 S&P 500 stocks with the largest changes in market capitalization so far this year.  Although other shares have scored higher percentage gains …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Data Robotics releases planet-crushing 8-drive Drobo Pro  —  In the wide world of NASes, the Drobo is still my sweetheart.  It's foolproof, sexy, and there are even cool apps for it now.  They refreshed it a while ago but I knew they had to have something more up their collective sleeve.
Charisse Jones / USA Today:
New Web address endings could be start of turf wars  —  A sea change may be coming to cyberspace with Web addresses ending in anything from .a to .z.  That has businesses increasingly worried they will have to spend millions to guard their brand names.  —  The familiar .com, .net …
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Google's Love For Newspapers & How Little They Appreciate It  —  It was a hostile audience.  It was June 2007, at a conference center in London, where newspaper and magazine publishers were hearing how a new industry-backed search engine rights standard called ACAP was coming along.
Discussion: Guardian, Telegraph, The Australian and MediaPost, Thanks:atul
Telegraph:
Xbox game based on Iraq conflict battle angers veterans  —  A video game based on one of the bloodiest battles during the Iraq conflict has been branded ‘crass and insensitive’ by those affected by the fighting.  —  Six Days In Fallujah, published by Japanese games giant Konami …
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Rob Taylor / Reuters:
Australia to build $31 billion broadband network  —  CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's government will build a A$43 billion ($30.7 billion) national high-speed fiber-optic broadband network, rejecting bids in a controversial tender involving some of the country's top telecoms firms.
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Salesforce launches MobileLite, free app for all its customers  —  Customer relationship management (CRM) software company Salesforce.com is launching a free, scaled-down version of its mobile offering today called Mobile Lite.  —  The Mobile Lite product will allow users to access …
Discussion: eWeek, Between the Lines and Reuters
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple Store down globally (update: new Xserve)  —  Here we go again.  It's Tuesday and the Apple store has gone down in the US, Europe, and across Asia which is a pretty good indicator of new product(s).  So what are we looking at?  2TB Time Capsule, Xserve refresh (yawn) …
Stephen D. Crocker / New York Times:
How the Internet Got Its Rules  —  TODAY is an important date in the history of the Internet: the 40th anniversary of what is known as the Request for Comments.  Outside the technical community, not many people know about the R.F.C.'s, but these humble documents shape the Internet's inner workings …
Discussion: open, Thanks:atul
Bloomberg:
IBM-Sun Talks Said to Break Down Over Millions in Payouts, Sale Conditions  —  International Business Machines Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s merger talks collapsed after disputes over millions of dollars of payouts to Sun executives, in addition to the takeover price and conditions attached to the deal …
Discussion: GMSV
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Q&A: Canon helps usher in the video SLR era  —  The camera industry and photographers, having just gotten accustomed to the arrival of video in point-and-shoot cameras, just now are beginning to grapple with its arrival in the more serious SLR realm.  —  Chuck Westfall, technical adviser …
Discussion: Imaging Insider
 
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Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Facing Up To Facebook's Value
Ashby Jones / Law Blog:
Long-Running IPO Litigation Reaches $586M Conclusion
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
T-Mobile Germany Blocks iPhone Skype Over 3G and WiFi
Discussion: Open IT Strategies and APC
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Industry Laments Digital Piracy
Discussion: Carpetbagger and TorrentFreak
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Tech Giants Help Clients Tap Stimulus Funds
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel launches new chip logos, rating system
Discussion: CrunchGear and The Toybox
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Flixster And iLike Run Out Of Ideas, Rip Off LivingSocial
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Is Web 2.0 Abandoning the UGC Ship?
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David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Without IBM: Sun's plan B
Joe Leahy / Financial Times:
Google predicts Indian web use to soar
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
‘I Need to Read This’ saves URLs worth reading later
Discussion: Lifehacker
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Hotspot Shield: Destroyer of Google, Yahoo and NBC?
Discussion: MobileContentToday, Thanks:mrinaldesai