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12:30 PM ET, March 3, 2006


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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
Ted's Take:
Deja Vu All Over Again  —  An article in the New York Times today started me thinking that many of the lessons of Web 2.0 are the same ones we learned during Web 1.0.  As before, success is not simply a matter of taking offline models and transplanting them online.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Next Version of Tablet PC's Said to Be Lighter and Smaller  —  Microsoft and Intel plan to announce next week that several industry partners will make small, light versions of a tablet personal computer, people close to the two companies said yesterday.  —  The machines, which have been the subject …
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.
Hasan / Under the Radar:
Live from under the radar - Track 2:Connect 2.0  —  Seamless connection, collaboration combined with virtual storage from anywhere that is available to my mom and she can actually use that is connect 2.0.  —  Panelists  —  Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner, SoftTech VC and Editor, Software Only
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.
Neo /
Apple files new patent for wide touchpad for notebooks  —  On March 2, the US Patent & Trademark Office revealed an Apple patent concerning a wide touchpad, originally filed on Aug. 25, 2004.  —  Apple's abstract  —  In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled …
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.
Brad GNUberg / Brad Neuberg:
Introducing the Hyperscope Project  —  Everything Old is New Again, or, Why You Should Care About Computer History  —  Imagine the year is 1968: mainframes rule the roost, the concepts of personal computers and collaborative systems are non-existent, and people's conception …
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer
Elinor Mills / CNET
Live: Google faces off with analysts  —  Google hosted a four-hour meeting Thursday with analysts at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.  The event, its second annual Analyst Day, was in the spotlight because of comments made by the company's CFO earlier this week that resulted in a sharp decline in Google shares.
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Apple thinks big(ger): video iPod to pack 4-inch display  —  March 2, 2006 - Apple's forthcoming "true" video iPod will feature a 4-inch display with a quarter-inch border, allowing the device to maintain dimensions typical of previous iPods, further sources have confirmed.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Tech Digest, Engadget and TeleRead
Matt / Signal vs. Noise:
Getting Real book update: new version, sales, feedback, contributors, etc.  —  News on the Getting Real book:  —  First off, there's a new version of the PDF up now.  We're following Getting Real principles and adjusting on the fly based on the feedback we receive (thanks to everyone who's emailed or posted constructive comments).
Discussion: Changing Way and
Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola ROKR E3 - Exclusive pics!  —  Asusual, we can't divulge our super-secret source, but earlier this week we scored an exclusive hands-on session with theMotorola ROKR E3 (at least, we think it's called the ROKR E3!).  As you've probably noticed, this is the very same mystery phone …
Discussion: MobileTracker and
Staci /
Oops, Never Mind: Braun Says Yahoo Doesn't Need Original TV-Like Shows; Shelves Burnett's "Runner" : Call it "Lost: The Sequel" ... Yahoo Media Group chief Lloyd Braun has a double-barreled message to insiders and outsiders via the New York Times: he's not going anywhere and he's not following through on the ballyhoo.
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.
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
The Subtext of Tagging  —  I finally understand tagging, although I'm not sure I'm doing it right.  For a couple of years now (or is it a couple of months—you know, internet time) I've read the taxonomy geeks talking about and using tags to classify what they are writing.
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Origami refolded: here's what we know  —  We'velearned a little more about Microsoft's Origami Project, and asalways, we're here to share.  After thismorning's HTML source confirmation that Origami will indeed be a "Mobile PC running Windows XP," we haveone more detail to add …
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Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
In a world with infinite storage, bandwidth, and CPU power
Katie / Shiny Shiny:
iPod Round Sound Speaker System
Discussion: Gizmodo and Tech Digest
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Long-lost Penn and Teller videogame for download
Joris Evers / ZDNet:
Google fixes 'minor' Gmail flaw
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Senator Wyden describes his 'net neutrality' bill- and we have the bill here
Discussion: Mark Evans
Lee Odden / Search Engine Roundtable:
Meet The Crawlers
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Video Napster?  —  Only a year old, YouTube has already rocketed …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Matt McAlister:
Feedburner's publisher deals are getting interesting
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Grundner /
Build Your Own Windows Vista MCE CableCARD Certified PC
Mark Glaser /
AP Video Requires Microsoft Browser
Discussion: Scobleizer and LiveSide
An interview with Arkane Studios about Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Working on InkGestures for PowerPoint
Ted / IP Inferno:
PR IS BROKEN  —  Tom Foremski, over at Silicon Valley Watcher …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
TiVo's "Big" News May be Bigger Than We All Even Realize
Aoife White / Associated Press:
EU Warns Microsoft It Must Change Course
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MacBook Pro
Discussion: The Apple Core