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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from the Steve Jobs Keynote — "Fun new products"  —  9:50am PT - We're just ten minutes away now...  (You can find all our pre-game coverage here).  —  10:05amPT - We're seated now, they're playing U2.  —  10:07am PT - Good morning, thank youfor joining us this morning.
Ina Fried / CNET
Apple launches new Intel Mac Minis, iPod Hi-Fi  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—Apple Computer on Tuesday introduced its third Intel-based Mac, a revamped version of its petite Mac Mini.  —  The new Mac Mini will be available, starting immediately, in two models.  The low-end model sells for $599 …
Ina Fried / CNET
Apple out with third Intel-based Mac, iPod cases  —  Apple Computer is coming out with a third Intel-based Mac, a revamped Mac Mini using Intel's single-core Core Solo Chip.  —  Taking the stage at the company's well-publicized product announcement on Tuesday, CEO Steve Jobs said, "We've got some fun things to introduce today.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Apple Event Live Update  —  Macworld's live coverage of today's Apple event has concluded.  Please visit our News Page for the latest headlines.  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage of Apple's own Town Hall facility at its Cupertino campus.  Apple is introducing fun things today …
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:   Apple Scruffs  —  Once again we are all gathered together …
MSN Search's WebLog:
Virtual Earth Team Launches Street-Side Drive-by  —  The Virtual Earth team is pleased to launch a preview of a new feature we have been working on - interactive Street-side browsing.  You can try it out at Street-side imagery allows you to drive around …
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
New Microsoft Maps Combine Photos, Directions  —  At noon PDT on Tuesday, Microsoft will unveil a preview version of its Windows Live Local Technology, which will allow users to view a "street-side" perspective of local neighborhoods.  —  Microsoft's preview site is but one of several …
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Ajax homepages market review  —  Over the past year many new AJAX homepages, aka personalized start pages, have been introduced to the market.  Microsoft and Google have offerings, as do a host of small startups.  First I'll define what an AJAX homepage is, then I'll do a feature comparison between the leading services.
Discussion: Mashable* and Guardian Unlimited
AJAX homepages - Portals 2.0?  —  I've been tracking the development of all the personalized start pages that have flowered up over the past year., Google Personalized Homepage, Netvibes, PageFlakes, et al.  These are services that don't just offer a place to store all your content and links …
Discussion: Marc's Voice and Newsome.Org
Sony Ericsson and Google collaborate on integration of Blogger and Google Search into handsets  —  28 February 2006, London, UK- Sony Ericsson and Google today announced that they have worked closely together to integrate Google's Blogger and Web Search features on Sony Ericsson mobile phones.
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google CFO warns of slow growth  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc. (NasdaqNM:GOOG - News) Chief Financial Officer George Reyes on Tuesday said advertising revenue growth could slow, sparking a sell-off of as much as 13 percent in the Web search leader's volatile stock.
Ed Sutherland /
DoJ: Google Search Request Not a Privacy Threat  —  UPDATED: The Department of Justice (DoJ) has rejected Google's assertion that a government subpoena for search data threatens the privacy of Internet users.  —  "The government has not asked Google to produce any information …
Greg Sandoval / CNET   Feds: Google's privacy concerns unfounded
Functional redesign of the wall electrical outlet  —  February 28, 2006 Don'tya just love a simple and clever solution.  One of the legacy items in every home that just never seems to get updated is the electrical wall outlet or power socket or whatever you call it.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Does Anyone Need Permission To Place Shift TV To A Mobile Device?  —  A week and a half ago, we noted that all of these hyped up fee-based mobile TV efforts were pretty much doomed, thanks to the rise of place shifting technologies from companies like SlingMedia and Orb (and, most likely …
Damien Barrett / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Wikipedia on your iPod  —  Way back in 1993, I can remember purchasing the entire works of Shakespeare on a CD-ROM to help me in a collegecourse I was taking.  I also had the printed works, but the CD-ROM allowed me to do keyword or character searches in away the printed text didn't.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Montreal airport denies electricity to laptop users  —  Alec Saunders reports that Montreal airport has put covers over its electrical outlets, presumably to stop people from charging their laptops and phones while travelling.  Which is, you know, really dumb: frequent travellers need juice between flights …
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Airports: Powerfully Bad
Discussion: PC World's Techlog
Apple Developer Connection  —  The Ruby on Rails web application framework has built up a tremendous head of steam over the last year.  Fueled by some significant benefits and an impressive portfolio of real-world applications already in production, Rails is destined to continue making significant inroads in 2006.
Discussion: MacInTouch
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Report: Quantifying Search's Offline Impact is Crucial  —  Sixty-two percent of Internet users who researched products online during the holiday season used a search engine to do so, and nearly half (47 percent) of researchers ended up buying offline.  That's according to a report released …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Feedburner Stats and Features  —  Feedburner CEO Dick Costolo emailed Richard MacManus and me on Monday to give us a preview of what he calls "broad enhancement to our stats" that are being released later this morning.  —  I've had a chance to review the new functionality (screen shot below) …

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