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6:50 AM ET, March 1, 2006

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apple.com:
Apple Unveils Mac mini with Intel Core Duo  —  New Mac mini Delivers Performance Up to Four Times Faster  —  CUPERTINO, California—February 28, 2006—Apple® today unveiled the new Mac® mini with the Intel Core Duo processor, delivering performance up to four times faster …
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Tom Neumayr / apple.com:
Apple Announces iPod Hi-Fi  —  High-Fidelity Speaker System for iPod Redefines the Home Stereo System  —  CUPERTINO, California—February 28, 2006—Apple® today announced iPod® Hi-Fi, an all-new high-fidelity speaker system that works seamlessly with the iPod to redefine …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from the Steve Jobs Keynote — "Fun new products"  —  9:50am PT - We're just ten minutes away now...  (You can find all our pre-game coverage here).  —  10:05amPT - We're seated now, they're playing U2.  —  10:07am PT - "Good morning, thankyou for joining us this morning.
Damien Barrett / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
In Defense of the Apple Rumor-mongering  —  So Apple's eventtoday is being viewed by a lot of people as a major letdown, and the response from many is along the lines of: … But here's the problem with that argument.  Most of us that are being critical of Apple today are beingcritical of the products themselves.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Apple Closer to Getting it Right — Initial Thoughts on Apple's New Mac Mini Announced Today  —  Last October I wrote about the fact that Apple had released Front Row but that they had released it with the wrong PC, the iMac.  The iMac is a computer that has a built in monitor …
Mike Kobrin / PC Magazine:
Apple Debuts iPod BoomBox
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Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Apple Event Live Update
Jason Cross / extremetech.com:
Why Windows Vista Won't Suck  —  There's a lot of confusion about Windows Vista these days.  Many online discussion forums have a great number of users who express no desire to upgrade to Vista.  Sure, we've all seen the screenshots and maybe a video or two of Vista in action, but for many it only seems like new tricks for an old dog.
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Vista versions not so confusing after all  —  Yesterday Microsoft released information about how Windows Vista will be packaged when it's ready for retail delivery later this year.  (The press release, unfortunately, is written in very broad strokes.  I hope Microsoft publishes a detailed feature matrix soon.)
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Alexbarn / Alex Barnett blog:
NEW LIVE.COM SERVICE: STREET-SIDE (PREVIEW)
Bloomberg:
Google Shares Slide; Finance Chief Sees Slower Growth (Update5)  —  Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. shares slid as much as 13 percent, their biggest-ever decline, after finance chief George Reyes said growth is slowing at the world's most-used Internet search engine.
Discussion: Valleywag
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USA Today:
Flickr of idea on a gaming project led to photo website  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Caterina Fake knew she was onto something when one of the engineers at her Vancouver, British Columbia-based online game start-up created a cool tool to share photos and save them to a Web page while playing.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Alexander Muse / Texas Venture Capital Web 2.0 Blog:
Lists?  How about one more?  43 Best Blogs in the Universe!  —  A friend of ours is starting a new blog network and he launched a new 'Top Blogs' list (I won't mention who is doing it or what it is called) and it reminded me of a post Josh Hallett wrote last August titled, "List of Blogs Nobody Reads by Should and Other Lists."
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Senators back new broadband taxes  —  WASHINGTON—New broadband taxes may be on the horizon, if an influential senator and his like-minded colleagues get their way.  —  At a Tuesday hearing convened by the Senate Commerce Committee, several senators from largely rural states called for expansion …
Discussion: Paul Kapustka's Blog
Dick / Burning Questions:
And There Was Much Rejoicing: New FeedBurner Statistics  —  Our crack design team has emerged from their cave with a sweeping set of enhancements to our core statistics offering.  There are some new concepts, more detailed visibilty into specific item statistics, and a simpler means …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Big Brother Is Reading Your Blog  —  These days, social networkers are concerned about protecting their privacy, not only from predators and scam artists, but from nosy employers and campus authorities … Social networker Shannon Sullivan was getting worried.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Super-Stealth Ether to Launch Tonight  —  Tonight at midnight the doors open (to beta testers) at Ether, the new super-stealth startup that is wholly-owned by the pay-per-call folks at Ingenio.  —  The concept of Ether is straightforward, but it has a massive back end infrastructure (thankfully Ingenio already had it built).
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
AMD's lawyers call on Skype  —  As part of its ongoing antitrust case against Intel, Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday served Skype with a subpoena demanding documents related to its deal to make one feature in Skype 2.0 available exclusively to Intel users.
Lifehacker:
Put Wikipedia on your iPod  —  Free, open source software Encyclopodia brings the vast knowledge-base of Wikipedia to your iPod.  —  You can install Encyclopodia from any OS, but it does require you to install it on a separate bootable partition of your iPod.  Installation is quick and easy (at least it was using Windows).
Lee Odden / Search Engine Roundtable:
Meet The Blog & Feed Search Engines  —  Detlev Johnson of Position Tech moderates this session that gives attendees a chance to hear from representatives who operate major blog and feed (RSS/Atom) search engines and about how they operate.  Speakers include: Adam Hertz of Technorati …
gizmag.co.uk:
Functional redesign of the wall electrical outlet  —  February 28, 2006 Don'tya just love a simple and clever solution.  One of the legacy items in every home that just never seems to get updated is the electrical wall outlet or power socket or whatever you call it.
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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Pundits On Search  —  Danny Sullivan is the moderator on this panel …
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Charles / Yet Another Software Blog:
Doom!  Doom I say!  —  Classic Nicholas Carr post yesterday.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
What Happens When an A Hole Tries to Sell an A Hole — MPAA Tries …
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sonyericsson.com:
Sony Ericsson introduce new lifestyle of imaging communication …
Ed Oswald / betanews.com:
Windows Live ID to Replace Passport
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Who's Reading Your Cell's Text Messages?
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