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8:20 AM ET, April 20, 2009

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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Flash Charges into the Living Room  —  Adobe is making a major push to bring its Flash platform to the living room, announcing a version of Flash that's optimized for televisions, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday.  —  Flash is already installed …
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Electronista:
Microsoft asks just $15 for each XP netbook  —  Microsoft's determination to wrest control of netbooks from Linux has seen it drop the bulk price of Windows XP for the systems to under $15 per copy, according to a leak from an unnamed source.  Although Microsoft has never publicly disclosed …
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Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:
Have we arrived in the post-Windows era?  —  Microsoft knew this day was coming.  This was the reason it desperately wanted — no, needed — to take down Netscape in 1996.  Netscape wasn't just trying to build a program for reading text and photos across a network of connected computers.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Twitter overhyped, or another example of macromyopia?  —  Twitter is everywhere.  Is it overhyped?  Or is it another case of Macromyopia; over-estimating the short term effects and under-estimating the long term impact.  No doubt there is a lot of hype and attention around Twitter, fueled by Ashton Kutcher, CNN, and Oprah.
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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Bloggers: Let's Band Together and Stop the Hype Cycle
Discussion: GMSV, Scripting News and broadstuff, Thanks:bobcaswell
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Washington, D.C. will be 1st to get free mobile TV  —  Washington will be the first U.S. city to get free digital TV broadcasts for mobile devices like cell phones, laptop computers and in-car entertainment systems, broadcasters were set to announce Monday.  —  Broadcasts using new …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and PhoneNews.com
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
Recklessly Seeking Sex on Craigslist  —  THIS is it, Melvin thought: Craigslist is about to get me killed.  —  A recent divorcé who lacked the money and confidence for a conventional date, Melvin, 35, had been lured to a stranger's apartment by the promise of anonymous sex.
Discussion: Online Dating Insider
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
New ‘Get a Mac’ ads don't acknowledge ‘PC Hunter’ talking points  —  We were worried that Apple would somehow try to respond to the PC Hunter advertising by switching their message.  They didn't.  They are staying on their message.  Our favorite?  Legal Copy: (more below)  —  Also see them at Apple
Christopher Price / PhoneNews.com:
Apple Consolidating AV Cables Ahead of iPhone HD Launch  —  Apple has advised Apple Authorized Resellers to begin placing on clearance both the Apple Composite AV Cable and Apple Component AV Cable.  PhoneNews.com has learned that Apple will be consolidating these cables, ahead of the launch of the next iPhone.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
How Many New Twitter Users Post-Oprah?  A Lot.  Maybe Over A Million.  —  Late last night, former Engadget editor-in-chief Ryan Block tweeted out that he had done some research to attempt to quantify the “Oprah Effect” — that is, the number of users who signed up for Twitter after Oprah featured the service on her show on Friday.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The newspaper industry just gave away another free meal, er Twitter: do they have any left?  —  I'm listening to Dave Winer and Jay Rosen “reboot the news.”  Jay is a journalism professor and Dave is a geek that helped either birth or bootstrap all sorts of publishing technologies including blogging, RSS, OPML, XML-RPC, and more.
Thanks:atul
Bobbie Mixon / EurekAlert!:
‘Instant on’ computing  —  Materials researchers say rebooting soon may be a thing of the past  —  The ferroelectric materials found in today's “smart cards” used in subway, ATM and fuel cards soon may eliminate the time-consuming booting and rebooting of computer operating systems by providing an …
Discussion: digg.com
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
He makes $1 million crowdsourcing sources  —  Peter Shankman, who describes himself as a marathon-running, sky-diving, cat-loving PR guy, says he is grossing nearly $1 million a year by using the web to help reporters find sources for stories.  —  He crowdsources sources with a nifty …
 
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David Lieberman / USA Today:
TiVo to sell instant data on what people watch, fast-forward
Discussion: TechCrunch
Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
Eyeing diners, restaurants take to Twitter
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Google tips FCC about new YouTube comment filtering system
Thanks:atul
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
As Costs Fall, Companies Push to Raise Internet Price
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Is Google the next Pirate Bay? In a word, no.
Discussion: Maximum PC all
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Ask Welcomes Back Jeeves, At Least In The UK, That Is
Caine Moss / VentureBeat:
VCs are turning the screws with financing terms
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
IPL Cricket's Online Video Offering Is An Epic Fail
 

 
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