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1:25 PM ET, March 29, 2006

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Business Wire:
Jupitermedia Announces Sale Of Its Jupiter Research Division  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 29, 2006—Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM - News) today announced that it has sold its JupiterResearch division for $10.1 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities by the purchaser …
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David Schatsky:
JupiterResearch: The Next Chapter  —  JupiterResearch is merging with Kagan Research LLC to form JupiterKagan, Inc., a major force in media, telecom, Internet and emerging consumer technology research.  —  Kagan is a storied research brand, known for its rigorous, data-backed analysis …
Joel Santo Domingo / Gearlog:
Mac Os X 10.5 Likely To Have Virtualization, Windows Support  —  In a stunning move, BAPCo, the industry-standard Windows benchmarking consortium, announced that Apple Computer has joined up as a member.  BAPCo is responsible for the SYSmark 2004SE and MobileMark benchmark suites we use at PC Magazine Labs for testing PCs.
windley.com:
Internet Identity Workshop (IIW)  —  Computer History Museum  —  Mountainview CA  —  Workshop Wiki  —  The Internet Identity Workshop focuses on user-centric identity and identity in the large.  Providing identity services between people, websites, and organizations that don't necessarily …
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Q & A thread: March 27, 2006  —  Okay, let's try tackling a few questions from the Grab bag thread.  Just a hint for next time: if your question takes three paragraphs to ask, your odds of getting an answer go down.  —  Q: "Is Bigdaddy fully deployed?"  —  A: Yes, I believe every data center …
Ker Than / MSNBC:
Brain cells fused with computer chips  —  Tests with neurons could lead to better computers, brain treatments  —  P. Fromherz / NACHIP / Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry  —  A neuron from a rat brain sprawls over a linear array of transistors.  The cell's ionic current interacts with the electronic current in the silicon.
BBC:
US group wants China 'spy' probe  —  A US agency is calling for an official probe into Chinese computer firm Lenovo's contract to supply 15,000 computers to the US State Department.  —  The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) said it feared the PCs could be fitted with bugging devices to spy on the US government.
Telis Demos / CNN:
The sleeping giant goes on the offensive  —  Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft is ready to take the offensive.  —  (FORTUNE Magazine) - When Microsoft (Research) went public in 1986, there was no 3-D videogaming, no enterprise software, and no Google (Research).
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Is Facebook Worth $2 Billion?  —  BW Online is reporting that the Facebook is trying to sell itself for $2 billion.  That sort of wishful accounting makes Ruoert Murdoch seem like a penny pincher for paying only $580 million for the much larger MySpace.  —  At 7 million members …
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BBC:
Handsets get taken to the grave  —  More people than ever are asking to be buried or cremated with their mobile phones when they die, say researchers.  —  The trend, which began in South Africa, has now spread to a number of countries, including Ireland, Australia, Ghana, and the US.
MSN Search's WebLog:
Build Your Own Search Engine  —  Ever wanted to create your own search engine?  Or use a search engine that's tailored to the specific topic you're interested in?  Last Friday we released a new Live Search feature called Search Macros that enables you to do this!  —  What are Search Macros?
bluetooth.com:
BLUETOOTH SIG SELECTS WIMEDIA ALLIANCE ULTRA-WIDEBAND TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH SPEED BLUETOOTH® APPLICATIONS  —  Bluetooth technology and UWB solution enables wireless high speed and ad-hoc applications while maintaining low power  —  Bellevue, WA - March 28, 2006 - The Bluetooth SIG today announced …
Reuters:
Sprint eyes mobile music subscriptions  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to boost its mobile music business this year with a new subscription scheme for downloading songs onto cellphones, and expand its partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a top executive said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Phone Scoop and MobileTracker
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
When Your Mobile is Your Computer  —  I wrote last week comparing the mobile with the computer, concluding that for most things, the computer was still better.  However, I also believe that our phones will turn into our computers and be our primary digital device.
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www2.panasonic.com:
PANASONIC ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST HIGH DEFINITION BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER'S AVAILABILITY, PRICING  —  NEW YORK CITY, NY (March 28, 2006) - Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced the upcoming availability of the company's first Blu-ray Disc player, the DMP-BD10, available this September.
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