Death of email predicted (yet again)
This time it's the Wall Street Journal that's not thinking straight. Email is still good for what it's good at; what we're seeing is other applications that are better at doing things that email is unsuited for, but previously was the least-worse way of doing. Email was the hammer, so those tasks looked like nails.
Searchtastic: yet another 'real-time' Twitter search startup
Twitter denies rumors that it's adding video functionality
Death of Sidekick/Hiptop platform predicted, as Microsoft loses users' data
Microsoft has lost all users' personal information for the T-Mobile Sidekick service (aka Danger Hiptop). Little hope of recovery. Looks like there was a disk failure in its Danger subsidiary, and no working backups.