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5:46 AM ET, March 3, 2006


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Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft whispers Origami details  —  Microsoft updated the Web site for its secretive Origami Project on Thursday, offering a more elaborate tease, but also confirming key details about the Windows-based mini tablet.  —  "I am everywhere you are, but never in the way," …
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
NYT: Yahoo!'s LLoyd Braun Now "Gets" the Internet  —  One of the lingering risks about Yahoo, given Terry Semel's Tinseltown roots, is that the company will lean too far toward becoming a "content company"—and thus wreck a business model that is more powerful than that of any content company on the planet.
Fred / A VC:
Not Surprising  —  Saul Hansell has a story in today's …
Discussion: Fast Company Now and IP Democracy
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:   1996 or 2006?  —  Today when I picked up the New York Times …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fox Announces Acquistion; Exclusive Video  —  During an interview that I conducted at the Under the Radar event this afternoon, Ross Levinsohn, president of Fox Interactive, announced that they had acquired one of the 32 companies that presented at the event.  He would not, however, say which company it was.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Fox Interactive buying up Web 2.0 companies
Discussion: Digital Backcountry
Mike Davidson / Mike Davidson:
Newsvine Launches  —  After eight weeks of testing in private beta, Newsvine is now live to the world.  It's been an extremely productive couple of months, with countless enhancements and feature additions making their way onto the site almost every day.  —  The decision when to release to the world was a tough one for us.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
TiVo's "Big" News May be Bigger Than We All Even Realize  —  So while I got everybody all lathered up yesterday over TiVo's announcement of an announcement, today news is breaking that the big news from TiVo does not have anything to do with Series 3 TiVos, or HDTV, or a subscription only pricing plan, or a sexy new partnership.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MacBook Pro  —  Introduction  —  Apple MacBook Pro  —  Just about a month-and-a-half after Steve Jobs's surprisingly unsurprising announcement at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco that the first two Intel-based Macs to be rolled out would be the iMac and the MacBook Pro …
Discussion: The Apple Core
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Reuters gets it  —  Tom Glocer, CEO of Reuters, is giving a keynote at the Online Publishers Association.  It's good enough to live-blog.  —  Glocer said a year ago, the focus of Reuters was on "the consumer as editor," with tools such as RSS to allow consumers to consume differently.
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Opening up the Intel Mac mini  —  Our first Intel-based Mac minis have arrived, straight from the Apple Store, and what was the first thing the cold, cruel alien intellects at Macworld did with one of these innocents?  That's right.  We got out our putty knife, popped it open, and spilled its guts out faster than you could say "CSI!"
Discussion: MacSlash
An interview with Arkane Studios about Dark Messiah of Might & Magic  —  RPGDot: How is the work on Dark Messiah (DM) proceeding?  Are you doing well?  Are you still on schedule? … RPGDot: That sounds great - so the game is likely to ship this summer? … RPGDot: For how long have you been working on DM now?
The big DRM mistake  —  Digital Rights Managements hurts paying customers, destroys Fair Use rights, renders customers' investments worthless, and can always be defeated.  Why are consumers and publishers being forced to use DRM?  —  One of my favorite magazines is The New Yorker.
Alexander Grundner /
Build Your Own Windows Vista MCE CableCARD Certified PC  —  I think I figured out a way to build your own CableCARD Certified Windows Vista MCE PC.  It's actually a fairly straightforward concept.  The only part of the equation that will take getting used to is accepting the fact that you'll …
Dionne Searcey / Wall Street Journal:
Consumers Could See New Web Rates: Use More, Pay More  —  Large phone companies and telecom-equipment makers are developing plans that would blow up the flat-fee structure for high-speed Internet access and instead charge customers different rates based on how much bandwidth, or Internet capacity, they use.
Aoife White / Associated Press:
EU Warns Microsoft It Must Change Course  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium - Microsoft Corp. will be fined if it keeps up its current conduct, the EU's antitrust chief warned Thursday after the company accused the EU of withholding documents and colluding with Microsoft's rivals before filing charges last December.
Google moving search records out of China  —  It wants to prevent Beijing government from gaining access to user queries  —  MARCH 01, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - In an effort to protect users of its Web site, Google Inc. is moving search records out of China and into the U.S., a company executive said this week.
Discussion: Techdirt and Sunbelt BLOG
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Malware-Speak Spooks Symantec  —  Symantec said Wednesday it plans to tweak the behavior of its Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall products so that they are no longer vulnerable to an annoying but otherwise harmless prank that "script kiddie" hackers have been using …
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Senate Bill to Address Fears of Blocked Access to Net  —  Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, will introduce new legislation today that would prohibit Internet network operators from charging companies for faster delivery of their content to consumers or favoring some content providers over others.
Discussion: Networking Pipeline
Smartphone /
T-Mobile Start Ticketless check-in with MMS  —  Views: 1  —  Getting into the air has never been so quick: from March 9, the opening day of CeBIT, passengers of the second-largest German domestic airline dba will be able to complete the check-in and boarding procedures for their flight using their mobile phone.
Joris Evers /
Apple plugs 20 OS X holes  —  Security update deals with Leap.A threat and more...  Apple on Wednesday released a security update for Mac OS X that fixes 20 vulnerabilities, including a high-profile web browser and Mail flaw disclosed last week.  —  The set of patches addresses a variety …
Discussion: The Apple Core
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Episode #16  —  Kaliya Hamlin and I speak with Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics.
Paul Stamatiou /, Next Gen Storage for the Masses?
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Rajen Sheth / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Mini for a mini price
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Nokia E61 Phone FCC Approved
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