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10:25 AM ET, March 3, 2006


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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 …
Discussion: Kevin Maney and Kevin 2.0
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 …
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.
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.
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
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
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 …
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
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.
Ted / IP Inferno:
PR IS BROKEN  —  Tom Foremski, over at Silicon Valley Watcher, said it so much more eloquently — Die!  Press release!  Die!  Die!  Die!.  But to this refrain may I add, Die!  PR Telemarketing!  Die!  Die!  Die!.  And to what do you owe this morning rant?  Jeff Pulver's VON.
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
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.
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.
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?
Mark Glaser /
AP Video Requires Microsoft Browser  —  Most people don't realize just how important the Associated Press is.  The news cooperative — owned by its U.S. news organization members — has been around since 1848, and now supplies 8,500 subscriber news outlets with text wire stories and photos …
Discussion: Scobleizer and LiveSide
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.
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Joris Evers / ZDNet:
Google fixes 'minor' Gmail flaw
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Apple thinks big(ger): video iPod to pack 4-inch display
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Regine / we make money not art:
Raw hard disk sound
Discussion: Gizmodo
Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola ROKR E3 - Exclusive pics!
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
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Broadband 2005, What a Year for DSL
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Working on InkGestures for PowerPoint
Google moving search records out of China
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Malware-Speak Spooks Symantec
Storyofdigid / The Story Of Digital Identity:
Episode #16  —  Kaliya Hamlin and I speak with Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics.
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T-Mobile Start Ticketless check-in with MMS
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Opening up the Intel Mac mini
Discussion: MacSlash
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
NYT: Yahoo!'s LLoyd Braun Now "Gets" the Internet