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1:20 AM ET, March 3, 2006


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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.
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
NYT: Yahoo!'s LLoyd Braun Now "Gets" the Internet  —  One of the lingering risks about Yahoo, given Terry Semel's Tinseltown roots, is that the company will lean too far toward becoming a "content company"—and thus wreck a business model that is more powerful than that of any content company on the planet.
Discussion: ben barren and Valleywag
Fred / A VC:   Not Surprising  —  Saul Hansell has a story in today's …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:   1996 or 2006?  —  Today when I picked up the New York Times …
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft whispers Origami details  —  Microsoft updated the Web site for its secretive Origami Project on Thursday, offering a more elaborate tease, but also confirming key details about the Windows-based mini tablet.  —  "I am everywhere you are, but never in the way," …
Mike Davidson / Mike Davidson:
Newsvine Launches  —  After eight weeks of testing in private beta, Newsvine is now live to the world.  It's been an extremely productive couple of months, with countless enhancements and feature additions making their way onto the site almost every day.  —  The decision when to release to the world was a tough one for us.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MacBook Pro  —  Introduction  —  Apple MacBook Pro  —  Just about a month-and-a-half after Steve Jobs's surprisingly unsurprising announcement at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco that the first two Intel-based Macs to be rolled out would be the iMac and the MacBook Pro …
Discussion: The Apple Core
Mike / Techdirt:
Google's Moves Chinese Search Records So They Can Be Subpoenaed By The US  —  from the out-of-the-frying-pan... dept.  —  If you were Google, where would you store your Chinese search data these days?  As just about everyone knows, Google made the move into China recently with a somewhat scaled down …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Reuters gets it  —  Tom Glocer, CEO of Reuters, is giving a keynote at the Online Publishers Association.  It's good enough to live-blog.  —  Glocer said a year ago, the focus of Reuters was on "the consumer as editor," with tools such as RSS to allow consumers to consume differently.
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Senate Bill to Address Fears of Blocked Access to Net  —  Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, will introduce new legislation today that would prohibit Internet network operators from charging companies for faster delivery of their content to consumers or favoring some content providers over others.
Discussion: Networking Pipeline
Joris Evers /
Apple plugs 20 OS X holes  —  Security update deals with Leap.A threat and more...  Apple on Wednesday released a security update for Mac OS X that fixes 20 vulnerabilities, including a high-profile web browser and Mail flaw disclosed last week.  —  The set of patches addresses a variety …
Discussion: The Apple Core
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Opening up the Intel Mac mini  —  Our first Intel-based Mac minis have arrived, straight from the Apple Store, and what was the first thing the cold, cruel alien intellects at Macworld did with one of these innocents?  That's right.  We got out our putty knife, popped it open, and spilled its guts out faster than you could say "CSI!"
Discussion: MacSlash
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Mashups: who's really in control?  —  In the mashup ecosystem, let's get one thing straight.  The data owner is ultimately in control, because a mashup developer is reliant on data owners to keep the supply of data flowing.  —  Sometimes data services that were open to begin with, then have restrictions imposed on them.
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Working on InkGestures for PowerPoint  —  When demonstrating InkGestures Add-in for Microsoft Word one of the most common questions we get is: "Will InkGestures work in PowerPoint."  —  Up to this point the answer has been no.  —  Well, now that InkGestures Add-in is released we're back to attacking the PowerPoint challenge.
Discussion: and Uber Tablet
Lester Haines / The Register:
MS in geek sex hard sell shocker  —  There was a time when Microsoft ads were a bit more entertaining than the current "dinosaur head" offerings which have of late been baffling adults and scaring small children worldwide.  —  The proof comes in this hitherto-unseen-in-the-civilised- world shocker …
Discussion: Things That
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
TiVo's "Big" News May be Bigger Than We All Even Realize  —  So while I got everybody all lathered up yesterday over TiVo's announcement of an announcement, today news is breaking that the big news from TiVo does not have anything to do with Series 3 TiVos, or HDTV, or a subscription only pricing plan, or a sexy new partnership.
Discussion: Nyquist Capital, PVR Wire and Engadget
Andru Edwards /
TiVo's To Announce "KidZone" Parental Control Service
Discussion: Gizmodo, PVR Wire and Engadget
Aoife White / Associated Press:
EU Warns Microsoft It Must Change Course  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium - Microsoft Corp. will be fined if it keeps up its current conduct, the EU's antitrust chief warned Thursday after the company accused the EU of withholding documents and colluding with Microsoft's rivals before filing charges last December.
Rajen Sheth / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Mini for a mini price  —  Why do I look so smug?  No, it's not because I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance.  In fact, I just figured out a way to save you a bunch of money on a Google Mini.  —  OK, in all seriousness (if you can take me seriously now) …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Malware-Speak Spooks Symantec  —  Symantec said Wednesday it plans to tweak the behavior of its Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall products so that they are no longer vulnerable to an annoying but otherwise harmless prank that "script kiddie" hackers have been using …
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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Is there a point to this that I am missing?
Discussion: Napsterization and Valleywag
Storyofdigid / The Story Of Digital Identity:
Episode #16  —  Kaliya Hamlin and I speak with Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics.
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T-Mobile Start Ticketless check-in with MMS
Paul Stamatiou /, Next Gen Storage for the Masses?
Launching the Video Marketplace -
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Mike Barton / InfoWorld TechWatch:
Open letter to AOL on its email tax
Opera for Windows Mobile beta 2 available
Google Is Reportedly Switching to AMD
 Earlier Items: 
Darren Rowse / Make Money Online …:
New AdSense Reporting Features Added
Discussion: Inside AdSense and JenSense
Seán Captain / New York Times:
From Blogger to Published Author, for $30 and Up
Sandeep Chandur /
Nokia E61 Phone FCC Approved
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Viacom to enter social networking market in '06
Anthony / Ph3rny's Blog:
Vulnerability in Gmail  —  I was recently attempting to mail …
Asher Moses / ZDNet:
HP: Pen-based PDA market on death bed