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11:50 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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Owen Thomas / CNN:
Apple's big news: Lights, camera, Mac-tion!  —  Apple's mysterious summons to Cupertino this afternoon has the rumor mill watching the maker of Macs and iPods closely.  The smart money is on movies.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0) - Apple has issued a vaguely worded invitation to reporters and analysts …
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Mike Kobrin / PC Magazine:
Apple Debuts iPod BoomBox
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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).
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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:   Ether to open up services
linuxdevices.com:
Tux-shaped computer runs Linux  —  Acme Systems is shipping a Penguin-shaped case for a tiny SBC (single-board computer) powered by an innovative MCM (multi-chip module) that runs Linux.  The 6.7-inch tall, 30-Euro "Tux Case" houses the company's "Acme Fox," a 2.6 x 2.8-inch, 100-Euro …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and JD on EP
Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
OPML 2.0 Announcement  —  Late last year I wrote a series of RFCs and guidelines on the main OPML website, ideas for improvement of the format and the documentation for OPML.  They were extensively discussed and refined.  In February all this work was rolled into a new format and spec, called OPML 2.0.
Discussion: Library Stuff
lik-sang.com:
Nintendo DS Lite Update: Lik Sang takes the Nintendo DS Lite on a Test Ride [Details + Image Gallery]  —  Let there be Lite.  Lik Sang has today received its very first Nintendo DS Lite, which has been shining in our office since this morning (literally).  In this report hereafter …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq, Engadget and Ubergizmo
MediaPost Publications:
Productivity: Meet, Greet, Then Market  —  THE INTERNET HAS MATURED INTO the most important medium since television.  But the Internet is still evolving, and the latest "killer application" is social engagement, a development paralleled by the rising interest in connection throughout society at large.
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 …
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.
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Associated Press:
Microsoft Works on Computer Foot Pad  —  REDMOND, Wash. - Ever feel like you're not making good enough use of your feet when you're catching up on your e-mail or sorting through all those digital pictures you took on that last vacation?  —  Computer scientists in Microsoft Corp.'s research division …
Martyn Williams / Techworld.com:
Vodafone shows face recognition phone  —  Vodafone has announced a new handset from Sharp that includes a face-recognition security system.  —  The 904SH handset will go on sale in Japan on April.  Its VGA screen with 480 pixels by 640 pixels has four times the resolution of screens found on most high-end handsets currently on sale.
Discussion: TechSpot
Adam Pasick / Reuters:
Napster plays blame game  —  NAPSTER'S chief executive has blamed technical glitches from Microsoft and music player makers for hampering his company's ability to compete with Apple's iTunes music service.  —  "There is no question that their execution has been less than brilliant over the last 12 months …
Associated Press:
Study: Cellphones can impact cockpit devices  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Talking on cellphones or using laptops on an airplane could disrupt cockpit operations, especially global positioning devices that are increasingly being used to help land planes safely, according to a new study.
Discussion: Engadget and textually.org
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Memeorandum, my favorite memetracker, sports new design  —  Hey, Gabe, love the new design of Memeorandum!  I guess that this proves that I actually do read it about 10 times a day.  —  There are two Memeorandums, by the way:  —  1) For tech news junkies.  —  2) For political/current events/major news junkies.
Associated Press:
Yahoo sues former workers, alleging trade secrets were stolen  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc. sued seven former employees Monday, alleging that the workers stole trade secrets as they defected to MForma Group Inc., which provides entertainment and information tailored for wireless phones.
 
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Reuters:
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Bloomberg:
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