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2:05 PM ET, March 7, 2006

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media.timewarner.com:
AOL Introduces New Open AIM Strategy  —  Puts the Power of Real Time Communications and Access to More Than 63 Million Active Worldwide Users into the Hands of Developers, Online Communities and Sites and Services of Every Kind  —  Dulles, VA - March 6, 2005 - AOL today announced the creation …
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Fred / A VC:
AOL Opens Up AIM (sort of)  —  I've been critical of AOL recently on this blog, but not today.  They are doing something smart in opening up the AIM platform for third party developers.  Now if you are building a cool new web service and you want to incorporate AIM into your service, you can do it.
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
AOL TAKES AIM  —  Overnight, AOL announced plans to extend its messaging network to third-party development.  It's a bold move, and in some ways a surprising turnabout for AOL.  After all, AOL has taken a pretty closed approach to its instant messaging network.
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
CNBC shows UMPC/Origami on TV  —  CNBC says they will have a world exclusive this morning and be showing the first Origami on TV.  CNBC is at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF).  —  It's 8:08AM Pacific Time...I'm not sure when the Origami will be shown.  They just gave a teaser and said they will soon show an Origami unit.
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Lora / What Is New:
CNBC showing Origami??
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Intel UMPC details begin to emerge — products coming on 9th
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and MobilitySite
May Wong / Associated Press:
TiVo to expand program recording to cellphone  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — TiVo subscribers will soon be able to program television recordings straight from cellphones using the Verizon Wireless network.  —  An agreement with Verizon Wireless, announced Tuesday, expands on TiVo's strategy to bring …
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Jean Véronis / Technologies du Langage:
Search: And the winner is...  [ French version - Version française ]  —  Google and Yahoo - a tie!  —  Yes, that's the result of the evaluation I carried out in December 2005 with my students in Aix, some aspects of which I have already revealed on this blog (see [fr] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Matt Asay / Open Sources by Dave Rosenberg …:
Still fretting over mudbloods  —  Gianugo is on one again.  Now, how he (or anyone else for that matter) can think of something as trivial as open source software and world code peace is beyond me when there's a good chance that smug Jose Mourinho will be humbled today by mighty Barcelona, but we all have our priorities.... :-)
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
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Planet Apache:   Apache Marketing Blog — Is Open Source Being Watered Down?
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Popular Web Site Falls Victim to a Content Filter  —  THERE are lots of ways to describe Boing Boing, the Web's obliquely subtitled "Directory of Wonderful Things," which draws millions of eyeballs to its relentless, stylistically minimalist scroll of high-weirdness each month.
Discussion: Things That, J. LeRoy and Boing Boing
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
World's fastest internet will send Britannica to Shoreditch in 7 sec  —  A BRITISH-designed internet system promises to break the "four-minute mile" of broadband technology by delivering the fastest web service on the planet to British households.  —  Residents in Shoreditch, East London …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Mac OS X patch faces scrutiny  —  An Apple Computer patch released last week doesn't completely fix a high-profile Mac OS X flaw, leaving a toehold for cyberattacks, experts said.  —  The Mac maker released a security update for its operating system on Wednesday to plug 20 holes.
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Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
Ray Ozzie's clipboard for the web  —  Ray Ozzie's new idea is a clipboard for the web.  A brief summary of the idea follows; it's fully explained on Ray's blog, with screen casts.  I watched #1 and #3.  —  Narrative  —  Let's say you have two sites both of which understand calendar data.
biz.yahoo.com:
Who controls how you use your Internet access?  Vonage Canada challenges Shaw "VoIP tax"  —  Internet phone service company Vonage Canada warns that cable and phone companies could restrict "network neutrality" by limiting Canadians' freedom of choice on the Internet; requests CRTC investigate "anti-competitive" action by Shaw
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Lands Milestone 5,000th Patent  —  Multibillion-dollar research and development investment yields powerful portfolio of innovations.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 6, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. has reached a patenting milestone by logging its 5,000th patent granted in the United States.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Drive: What we know so far  —  We have all the ingredients for a great story: dramatic predictions of Google taking over the world, secret disclosures of a new stealth product at a Google analyst meeting, outing of the story by bloggers, and subsequent purging of the public data by Google …
Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies:
EXCLUSIVE - oh my stars!  —  Ok folks, we've been learning more and more about the Google Base / wallet reputation system.  Last week it was a rumor from Dirson with no screen shots/backup.  Yesterday we found the link that talks about "See my seller ratings".
Discussion: TechBeat
Stephen Bryant / publish.com:
Six Apart Launches Enterprise Blogging Tools  —  Six Apart announced two new business-oriented blogging products on March 7, which the company said are meant to capitalize on the growing blogging trend among small and midsize businesses and large corporations.
Discussion: Changing Way
J Matthew Buchanan / Rethink(IP):
Rethink(IP) Aloud Podcast #5 - Next Generation Electronic Filing of Patent Applications - a conversation with Carl Oppedahl  —  Permalink: Rethink(IP) Aloud Podcast #5 - Next Generation Electronic Filing of Patent Applications - a conversation with Carl Oppedahl
 
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Stuart Miles / pocket-lint.co.uk:
Toshiba launches Qosmio G30 HD-DVD ready laptop
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cingular launches new mobile TV service
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Huge Net Capex: One-Time or Permanent?
Discussion: Clickety Clack and Zoli's Blog
Tony Smith / reghardware.co.uk:
Sony to ship blank Blu-ray Discs this month
Reuters:
Complexity causes 50% of product returns -scientist
Quentin Reade / webuser.co.uk:
Web users 'only visit six sites'
Evan Blass / Engadget:
UMPC.com reveals some pics, info on the site's purpose
Phone Scoop:
Nokia To Launch Stripped Down Blackberry Competitor
Discussion: Gizmodo and All About Symbian
 Earlier Items: 
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
We said Origami, not Versace!
Stuart Miles / pocket-lint.co.uk:
Sony launches 3 new Bravia LCD HD ready TV ranges
Discussion: HDBlog.net and Engadget
S Karat / ContentSutra:
Sabeer Bhatia Logs In To Web 2.0; Launches Blogeverywhere.com
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Wetpaint is now live
Ben McConnell / Church of the Customer Blog:
10 reasons why YouTube is better than Google Video
Clint Ecker / Ars Technica:
Apple Mac mini (Core Solo)
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Boob tube meets online maps as TV fans get creative
Lia Miller / New York Times:
Cosby's Lawyers See No Flattery in an Imitation
Discussion: Metafilter