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9:50 AM ET, March 2, 2006

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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple researching iTunes feature film movie service?  —  Exclusive: Apple Computer may be in the intermediate stages of developing an iTunes movie download service that would serve up full length feature films to iTunes customers with a broadband Internet connection, AppleInsider has learned.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
TiVo to Offer Tighter Rein on Children's Viewing  —  In a new twist on helping parents control what children watch on television, TiVo will announce today a service that lets its video recorders limit children to watching shows approved by one of two groups promoting family programming.
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Brent / Frozen Vomit Sculpture:
Mac Mini inside a NES!  —  There have been many pc's placed inside Nintendo's but this is the first time I've seen a Mac Mini done.  I can't take credit for this though, it was actualy a friend of mine who did it.  Read on to see more photos and learn a little more about his project.
Howard Parnell / Washington Post:
Downloading Empathy to Your iPod  —  Online Playlist Creators Search for Catharsis, Discover a Marketplace  —  Justine Saylors is an accidental DJ on a mission.  —  Six months ago, she was a grieving mom spending hour after hour on Apple's iTunes online music service, downloading songs to match her sorrow.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Says It Is Backing Away From TV-Style Web Shows  —  After proclaiming grand plans to bring elaborately produced sitcoms, talk shows and other television-style programs to the Internet, the head of Yahoo's Media Group said yesterday that he was sharply scaling back those efforts.
Discussion: PaidContent.org
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Microsoft says better than Google soon  —  PARIS (Reuters) - Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) will introduce a search engine better than Google (Nasdaq:GOOG - news) in six months in the United States and Britain followed by Europe, its European president said on Wednesday.
David Shabelman / CNET News.com:
The driving force behind Yahoo Research  —  Q&A Prabhakar Raghavan is modest for a man changing the world.  —  As head of technology research at Yahoo, the 45-year-old is a key figure in leading the development of the Internet, arguably the most important technology of our time.
Paul McIntyre / Sydney Morning Herald:
Telstra to launch the BigBlog  —  TELSTRA is about to unveil its latest foray as a content developer with the launch next week of a public blogging initiative, Telstra BigBlog, which allows mobile phone users to update their blogs with text, movies and pictures from their mobile phones.
wikimediafoundation.org:
English Wikipedia Publishes Millionth Article  —  The Wikimedia Foundation announced today the creation of the 1,000,000th article in the English language edition of Wikipedia.  The article is about the Jordanhill railway station in Scotland, and it was started by Wikipedia contributor Ewan Macdonald.
Nick / Rough Type:
A requiem (beta) for Edgeio  —  Edgeio, the much-hyped Web 2.0 tag-sale site, has only been live for a few hours, but it's already wearing a corpselike look.  —  Cofounded by Michael Arrington, the madam of the great Web 2. brothel TechCrunch, Edgeio gathers specially tagged classified ads …
DMN Newswire:
TEN Technology Unveils naviPlay Bluetooth Stereo Headset  —  Plays Stereo Quality Music and Takes Calls  —  TEN Technology today announced its naviPlay(TM) Bluetooth(R) Stereo Headset, capable of streaming high-fidelity stereo music from Bluetooth stereo enabled MP3 players or mobile phones …
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Ever since I invested a pile in Sonos' remarkable audio system, I've been a little worried that Apple would knock it off.  (So has Sonos, I would suspect.)  —  The iPod Hi-Fi doesn't do that.  Instead of knocking off Sonos, Apple knocked off Logitech, JBL, Bose, Cambridge Soundworks …
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Google moving search records out of China  —  The company is seeking prevent China's government accessing the data without Google's consent  —  In an effort to protect users of its Google (Profile, Products, Articles).cn Web site, Google is moving search records out of China and into the U.S., a company executive said this week.
Discussion: Techdirt and InsideGoogle
Inside Google Sitemaps:
More new features  —  We've just released a few new features.  —  Query stats: average top position  —  We already show you the top search queries that both returned your site in the results and those that searchers clicked on.  Now you can see the top position for your site in the search results for both sets of queries.
 
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Blogging in Germany  —  I'm writing this on the early morning plane …
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