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2:30 PM ET, March 29, 2006

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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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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.
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 …
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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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.
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.
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?
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.
Discussion: All About Symbian and Lifeblog
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.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' scores $11 million in funding  —  Linden Lab, the publisher of the popular virtual world "Second Life," announced Tuesday an $11 million round of funding led by Globespan Capital Partners.  —  The new funding, which comes on the heels of an $8 million round in October 2004 …
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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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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 …
Owen Linzmayer / Wired News:
Steve Jobs' Best Quotes Ever  —  One of the great things about Steve Jobs is what comes out of his mouth.  —  The CEO of Apple Computer is a master of hype, hyperbole and the catchy phrase.  Even when he's trying to talk normally, brilliant verbiage comes tumbling out.
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