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10:25 AM ET, March 2, 2006

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The Doc Searls Weblog:
So I've been asked, since posting my unflattering take on the iPod Hi-Fi yesterday, what, if anything, I think it's good for.  —  The answer is two things.  —  First, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out yesterday, conventional component stereo listening is down:
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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.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
TiVo to Offer Tighter Rein on Children's Viewing  —  In a new twist on helping parents control what children watch on television, TiVo will announce today a service that lets its video recorders limit children to watching shows approved by one of two groups promoting family programming.
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Andru Edwards / gearlive.com:
TiVo's To Announce "KidZone" Parental Control Service
Discussion: Gizmodo and PVR Wire
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.
Brent / Frozen Vomit Sculpture:
Mac Mini inside a NES!  —  There have been many pc's placed inside Nintendo's but this is the first time I've seen a Mac Mini done.  I can't take credit for this though, it was actualy a friend of mine who did it.  Read on to see more photos and learn a little more about his project.
Asher Moses / ZDNet:
HP: Pen-based PDA market on death bed  —  The traditional pen-based PDA market will evaporate within the next four years without significant product innovation, according to Hewlett-Packard (HP).  The company will therefore continue to focus the majority of its handheld efforts …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Howard Parnell / Washington Post:
Downloading Empathy to Your iPod  —  Online Playlist Creators Search for Catharsis, Discover a Marketplace  —  Justine Saylors is an accidental DJ on a mission.  —  Six months ago, she was a grieving mom spending hour after hour on Apple's iTunes online music service, downloading songs to match her sorrow.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
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.
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.
Paul McIntyre / Sydney Morning Herald:
Telstra to launch the BigBlog  —  TELSTRA is about to unveil its latest foray as a content developer with the launch next week of a public blogging initiative, Telstra BigBlog, which allows mobile phone users to update their blogs with text, movies and pictures from their mobile phones.
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.
DMN Newswire:
TEN Technology Unveils naviPlay Bluetooth Stereo Headset  —  Plays Stereo Quality Music and Takes Calls  —  TEN Technology today announced its naviPlay(TM) Bluetooth(R) Stereo Headset, capable of streaming high-fidelity stereo music from Bluetooth stereo enabled MP3 players or mobile phones …
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
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 …
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 and InsideGoogle
Brian 'ColdForged' Dupuis / Gamers With Jobs Press Pass:
Interview with "Geometry Wars" Creator, Stephen Cakebread  —  Geometry Wars has been hailed as the "Halo of Xbox Live Arcade" referring to the relative popularity of the game.  Intoxicating, frustrating and addictive all in one, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved provides a constant challenge …
Discussion: Joystiq
 
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India is top target for spam
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Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
Intel running their own "OrigamiProject.com" site?
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 …
Discussion: raving lunacy and PR Thoughts
Heather Green / Blogspotting:
Podcast Riches?  —  Try this on for size: According …
Adam Pasick / Reuters:
Napster rues Microsoft, player glitches
Alex Halperin / Business Week:
Social Networks: More Bubble Than Profit?
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Revenge of the M-listers? Sign me up
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Dignity is Deadly, Part Two
Discussion: Scobleizer
tribstar.com:
Indiana State adds ThinkPad to list of essential school supplies
Inside AdSense Team / Inside AdSense:
AdSense gets a facelift
Inside Google Sitemaps:
More new features  —  We've just released a few new features.
Kevin Dugan / Strategic Public Relations:
Tom Foremski is Wrong
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
Generation M  —  I noticed a quote on Susan Mernit's blog …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Publicis Acts to Surf the Marketing Waves of the Future