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11:55 AM 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
Discussion: A VC
Shankar Gupta / MediaPost Publications:
AIM Code Opens To Developers
Tom Sanders / vnunet.com:
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.
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:   Mac OS X patch faces scrutiny
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
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: J. LeRoy, Things That 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 …
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).
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
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
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.
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
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 …
S Karat / ContentSutra:
Sabeer Bhatia Logs In To Web 2.0; Launches Blogeverywhere.com  —  Press Release: So this is the Web 2.0 product from the Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia.  His new venture Blogeverywhere.com was launched in Delhi today.  It claims to enhance (I am yet to test it) the speed and functionality …
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 …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
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
Reuters:
Complexity causes 50% of product returns -scientist  —Text+AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Half of all malfunctioning products returned to stores by consumers are in full working order, but customers can't figure out how to operate the devices, a scientist said on Monday.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
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 …
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
We said Origami, not Versace!  —  With all this Talk of Origami, "is it real?"  "Is it not?"  I thought I'd take the opportunity to post some images myself.  [These come from a truly reliable source.]  —  Knowing that Engadget has posted an image from this gallery and subsequently questioned it's validity …
 
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Tony Smith / reghardware.co.uk:
Sony to ship blank Blu-ray Discs this month
Quentin Reade / webuser.co.uk:
Web users 'only visit six sites'
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
An Adoption Strategy for Social Software in the Enterprise
Discussion: AccMan Pro
Planet Apache:
Apache Marketing Blog — Is Open Source Being Watered Down?
Discussion: Open Sources … and AC/OS
Phone Scoop:
Nokia To Launch Stripped Down Blackberry Competitor
Discussion: Gizmodo and All About Symbian
Stuart Miles / pocket-lint.co.uk:
Sony launches 3 new Bravia LCD HD ready TV ranges
Discussion: HDBlog.net and Engadget
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Hosted Doorway Pages & Paid Links Back At Stanford University
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Wetpaint is now live
 Earlier Items: 
InformationWeek:
First SIP draft released First products that partly support SIP
Discussion: VoIP Watch and VoIP Now
Derek Caney / Reuters:
NBC Universal to buy iVillage for $600 million
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
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
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts:
GETTING THE FORM FACTOR JUST RIGHT....