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4:35 AM ET, March 2, 2006

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CNN:
The Next Net 25  —  A new Web revolution is picking up steam, and the next Google or Microsoft could emerge from the companies that are in the vanguard.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Things are really crackling in Silicon Valley these days.  There's the frenzied startup action …
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.
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Web 'Original Content' But Is in for a Surprise  —  There is a new and insidious threat to the World Wide Web: a slowly rising tide of "original content" on Internet sites that is at best worthless, and at worst possibly even dangerously inaccurate.  —  I should know; I've been writing some of the stuff myself.
Discussion: InsideGoogle, Rough Type and ben barren
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 …
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft sees Dance Dance Revolution in e-mail … Microsoft is looking to make scrolling through e-mail less work for your hands, and more work for your feet.  —  The software maker's research unit has developed a prototype e-mail program in which cubicle dwellers can wade through e-mail and delete messages using their feet.
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Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Microsoft StepUI: No More Couch-Potato Excuses
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 …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Publicis Acts to Surf the Marketing Waves of the Future  —  AS Google ventures deeper into the mainstream areas of media and advertising, many of the reigning powers there are watching with a mixture of fascination and fear.  —  "Is Madison Avenue about to get Googled?" …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Not content as a mere sideline mascot, Tux now runs Linux  —  We've always had a soft spot for Tux.  Surehe just sits there smugly as we try in vain to install and then use the many flavors of his Linux OS, but he's just sodarn cute.  Well now he can grace your desktop in all his smugness …
Discussion: linuxdevices.com, Gizmodo and JD on EP
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.
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
Generation M  —  I noticed a quote on Susan Mernit's blog from a short essay that appeared over at Epeus' Epigone about what the web means to various generations of users … I'm not sure I agree with the point about the older generation wanting to stuff the internet back in the pipe though …
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.
Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
OPML 2.0 Announcement  —  Late last year I wrote a series of RFCs and guidelines on the main OPML website, ideas for improvement of the format and the documentation for OPML.  They were extensively discussed and refined.  In February all this work was rolled into a new format and spec, called OPML 2.0.
Inside AdSense Team / Inside AdSense:
AdSense gets a facelift  —  As your website grows, it's important to take a step back occasionally and make sure your users' needs are still being addressed.  We do the same thing here on the AdSense team.  Over the past year, we've added lots of features and we're pleased to unveil a new account interface so it's easier to use them.
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.
Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Study: In-flight cell calls pose risk to planes  —  CMU group finds danger increasing  —  You might want to think twice the next time you're tempted to make a call from your cell phone during an airplane flight.  Or flip on your portable game player.  Or work a spreadsheet on your laptop.
Discussion: Techdirt
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
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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Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
SEM Via Communities, Wikipedia & Tagging
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
Blogging in Germany  —  I'm writing this on the early morning plane …
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Heather Green / Blogspotting:
Podcast Riches?  —  Try this on for size: According …
Steve Newson / Steve Newson DOT net:
Who watches the watchers?  —  Boing Boing has gone to war …
Adam Pasick / Reuters:
Napster rues Microsoft, player glitches
Alex Halperin / Business Week:
Social Networks: More Bubble Than Profit?
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Revenge of the M-listers? Sign me up
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Dignity is Deadly, Part Two
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tribstar.com:
Indiana State adds ThinkPad to list of essential school supplies
Kevin Dugan / Strategic Public Relations:
Tom Foremski is Wrong
Mike / Techdirt:
AMD Wants To Know Why Skype Is In Bed With Intel
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Big Announcement From TiVo Coming Tomorrow
Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
WILL YOU SIGN THE AOL PETITION, TOO?
sun.com:
Chairman's Email to Mark Hurd
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft updates IE after patent spat
J Matthew Buchanan / Promote the Progress®:
Wall Street Journal on the state of patent law: "Blame the Lawyers"
Discussion: Patent Baristas and Patently-O