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1:50 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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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.
Fred / A VC:
AOL Opens Up AIM (sort of)
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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Rafat / mobile content news:
Tivo Programming Though Phones...Only On Verizon
Discussion: Engadget
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.
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.
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
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
Lia Miller / New York Times:
Cosby's Lawyers See No Flattery in an Imitation  —  Data Analysis Cosby and Toothpaste Cosby may be the height of humor to fans of the online parody "House of Cosbys," but the man who inspired them is not laughing.  —  Last June, Justin Roiland, the creator of the animated series …
Discussion: Metafilter
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cingular launches new mobile TV service  —  Cingular is expected to announce on Tuesday an on-demand mobile TV service that runs over its new 3G wireless network.  —  The service—called Cingular Video—allows viewers to select short three- to five-minute clips from 18 different channels …
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Intel UMPC details begin to emerge — products coming on 9th
Stuart Miles / pocket-lint.co.uk:
Toshiba launches Qosmio G30 HD-DVD ready laptop
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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
Jeffrey Goldfarb / Reuters:
Hearst buys NetDoctor as spark for online efforts
Discussion: PaidContent.org
Andrew F. Hamm / MSNBC:
Ricochet making a comeback, targets a wireless niche
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Boob tube meets online maps as TV fans get creative