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8:40 AM ET, March 7, 2006


 Top Items:
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 …
Discussion: and Ted's Take
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 …
Tom Sanders /
Questionable OS X hacking report prompts genuine challenge  —  Hack a Mac for fame  —  The University of Wisconsin has launched a competition in which hackers are challenged to hack into an OS X system connected to the internet.  —  "Mac OS X is not invulnerable.
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts:
GETTING THE FORM FACTOR JUST RIGHT....  With the recent viral marketing by Microsoft of their new Origami platform I was again reminded of a critical aspect in the design of a good hand-held device.  Be it PDA, smart phone or MP3 player, form factor is king.  —  I remember getting my first Palm PDA, a Palm IIIc, many years ago.
Discussion: Gadget Review
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: Boing Boing
S Karat / ContentSutra:
Sabeer Bhatia Logs In To Web 2.0; Launches  —  Press Release: So this is the Web 2.0 product from the Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia.  His new venture was launched in Delhi today.  It claims to enhance (I am yet to test it) the speed and functionality …
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.
Discussion: Kotaku and OpsanBlog
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 …
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 …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
MSN adCenter: Firefox Users Need Not Apply; Customers With Firefox Might Not Get Tracked  —  It annoyed me a few weeks ago when I signed up for the MSN adCenter pilot that Firefox wasn't supported.  That was still the case with the open adCenter sign-up today and annoyed one of my readers Paul Holstein, as well.
Andrew F. Hamm / MSNBC:
Ricochet making a comeback, targets a wireless niche  —  SILICON VALLEY/SAN JOSE BUSINESS JOURNAL  —  Ricochet, the early wireless Internet provider once the darling of Silicon Valley geeks, is making a bid to return to the Bay Area.  —  Denver-based Ricochet Inc. is one of the bidders …
Discussion: Paul Kapustka's Blog
Ben McConnell / Church of the Customer Blog:
10 reasons why YouTube is better than Google Video  —  Here's 10 reasons why YouTube is better than the much-anticipated Google Video.  —  1. YouTube was constructed with a community in mind.  —  Its interface tools, such as tagging, a rating system, comments, friends, favorites …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Boob tube meets online maps as TV fans get creative  —  Ever wonder where the Soup Nazi is located in Seinfeld's New York City?  How about the back road where Tony Soprano nearly whacks his drugged-out second cousin Christopher?  —  To feed the growing hunger for more information …
Jeffrey Goldfarb / Reuters:
Hearst buys NetDoctor as spark for online efforts  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Media conglomerate Hearst Corp. said on Monday it has bought NetDoctor, Britain's top consumer health Web site, as it tries to keep up with rivals by boosting its presence on the Internet.
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Wetpaint is now live
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Six Apart Launches Enterprise Blogging Tools
First SIP draft released First products that partly support SIP
Discussion: VoIP Watch and VoIP Now
E-mail delivery 'tax' criticised
O'Reilly Network:
Location: Elizabeth Ballroom ABCD
Derek Caney / Reuters:
NBC Universal to buy iVillage for $600 million
 Earlier Items: 
The Head Lemur / raving lunacy:
Robert Scoble needs an Intervention
Discussion: Scobleizer and One Degree
Clint Ecker / Ars Technica:
Apple Mac mini (Core Solo)
Shel / a shel of my former self:
Marketing via Wikipedia
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
New Fund for Prominent Investor
Ian / Yahoo! 360°:
Media 2.0 Physics, My BarCamp LA Presentation
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Citibank "live richly" ads remixed for security alert
Cisco and Microsoft Collaborate to Enhance Real-Time Business Communications
Tyler Hamilton / Toronto Star:
T.O. to become wireless hotspot