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4:00 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.
Lora / What Is New:
CNBC showing Origami??  —  On right now, "We will be showing this as a world exclusive in a few minutes."  (CNBC)  —  Can't wait to see what they show.  Earlier in the same segment they showed what looked like the Archos AV 700 Portable DVR (shown at CES) as an example of what is to come in the small PC world.
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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.
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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Mike / Techdirt:
TiVo Mobile... A Lot Less Than You Might Think
Discussion: Things That
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Does the 'P' in 'PR' stand for 'press' or 'public'?  —  The New York Times this morning reports on Walmart's PR strategy with blogs, executed via the Edelman PR firm.  —  First, I suggest you read the story and substitute the name of your local newspaper for any reference to bloggers.
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
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).
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.
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
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
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 …
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
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Huge Net Capex: One-Time or Permanent?  —  The WSJ describes a key issue facing the big net companies, especially Google: massive (and increasing) capital spending.  Last week, for example, Google stated that 2006 CAPEX would "significantly exceed" 2005's mind-boggling $800 million …
Discussion: Clickety Clack and Zoli's Blog
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.
 
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Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Matt Asay / Open Sources by Dave Rosenberg …:
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Mac OS X patch faces scrutiny
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 Earlier Items: 
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Reuters:
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Quentin Reade / webuser.co.uk:
Web users 'only visit six sites'
Phone Scoop:
Nokia To Launch Stripped Down Blackberry Competitor
Discussion: Gizmodo and All About Symbian
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
We said Origami, not Versace!
S Karat / ContentSutra:
Sabeer Bhatia Logs In To Web 2.0; Launches Blogeverywhere.com
Stephen Bryant / publish.com:
Six Apart Launches Enterprise Blogging Tools
Discussion: Changing Way
Lia Miller / New York Times:
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Discussion: Metafilter