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1:10 PM ET, March 1, 2006

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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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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.
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  —  Michael Arrington, over at TechCrunch, again launches another new company.  But this one I know something about too because I met with the founders last week.  They have an interesting concept and a — gasp — business model.  —  They'll let you sell your time online.
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
Adam Green / Darwinian Web:
Revenge of the M-list  —  I chose this site's title and tagline, because I am fascinated by the social and technical forces causing change on the Internet.  One aspect of that fascination is the role of the blogosphere's A-list.  At first there was a single list covering all bloggers …
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
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 …
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.
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
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
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
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.
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater:
Miva to Launch Contextual Network  —  MarketingVox reports that Miva is going to launch a competitor to Google Adsense and the Yahoo Publisher Network.  —  Their marketing angle seems to be that they provide more control than Adsense or YPN in whether a page uses their contextual engine or preset keywords the publisher uses.
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 …
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
Valleywag:
Gorgeous Google Gals: The tournament begins  —  The Google Gals competitors have been chosen.  No second-guessing, no arguing — unless you want to bribe me with a bundle of Google stock.  (Or a portfolio shorting that stock — I'm all confused.)  —  From left to right, row one: Jen Ingalls, Jen Bradburn, Laura Granka, Niniane Wang
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A Kinder, Gentler IBM - At Least It Sounds Good
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Reuters:
Sony sets date for rollout of next-generation DVDs
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Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Pundits On Search  —  Danny Sullivan is the moderator on this panel …
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