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11:15 AM ET, March 10, 2006


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Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Amazon Considering Downloads  — is in talks with three Hollywood studios about starting a service that would allow consumers to download movies and TV shows for a fee and burn them onto DVD's, according to three people briefed on the discussions.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
American Airlines subpoenas Google, YouTube  —  update American Airlines is demanding that Google and video-sharing site YouTube reveal the name of the person who posted a portion of one of the airline's training videos on their Web sites.  —  Someone uploaded part of a video used …
Derek Slater / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
DMCA Subpoena Provision Still Endangers Privacy
Discussion: Techdirt and InterMedia
Dan Warne /
Microsoft bombshell: no EFI support for Vista  —  Microsoft revealed today that it will not support EFI booting for Windows Vista on its launch.  The news will be a shock for owners of Intel Macs who had hoped they would be able to dual-boot between Windows Vista and OS X. Intel Macs only support booting via EFI.
Om Malik / CNN:
Origami looks paper-thin  —  As Microsoft's new handheld unfolds, analysts say it's too pricey and unfocused.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2. Magazine) - With details swathed in secrecy and buzz created by a mysterious website, Microsoft's Origami handheld debuted Thursday at the CeBit trade show …
Chris Pratley / Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog:
OneNote and Origami  —  You may have heard some of the buzz about the Origami project - an ultra-mobile PC initiative that Microsoft is spearheading.  You can learn more about it here.  In summary it is a lightweight (<2lb) kind of Tablet PC with a touch screen which you can use with your fingernail or any pointed object.
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
I already have an Ultra-Mobile PC: It's called a Newton  —  Yes,everyone's going crazy over the Ultra-Mobile PC(UMPC), the new class of handheld devices that run Windows XP and are supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread(sliced bread with two and ahalf hours of battery life, but that's a different story).
Tom Foremski / IMHO:
Blogging is crucial to SAP's attack Oracle plan  —  Part 3 of interview with Jeff Nolan, one of SAP's top strategists.  —  Part 2 is here and it discusses SAP's competitive landscape.  —  "We believe we have at least a two year head start on Oracle, our main competitor.
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Windows Live Search review  —  The technology behind the new Windows Live Search was unveiled to me and around 50 other external people at Microsoft Search Champs back in January.  It was probably the product that most impressed the attendees, particularly the whizzy new image search.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
New 'Ghost Recon' Title Gives Xbox Users A True 360 View  —  Title utilizes machine's power to show multiple views of same battle scene.  —  Back in the '90s when people were still playing the first PlayStation, the promise of a PS2 held the potential that games could look so good they might resemble the movie "Toy Story."
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Porn Biller Says It Was Framed  —  Online payment company iBill on Thursday said a massive cache of stolen consumer data uncovered by security experts did not come from its database.  —  "I'm the first person that would have taken this to the FBI and the first person to have gone on 60 Minutes …
Discussion: InterMedia
Phil Sim / Squash:
Google/Writely points to online/offline future  —  UPDATE: I've just woken up to find the Google/Writely thing was on the money.  —  The Great Om reckons there's a rumour floating around about Google buying Writely.I've got some thoughts (surprise, surprise)...
Joris Evers / CNET
Firefox to get phishing shield  —  update An upcoming version of Firefox will include protection against phishing scams, using technology that might come from Google.  —  The phishing shield is a key new security feature planned for Firefox 2, slated for release in the third quarter of this year …
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
On The Conference Thing: Etech, SXSW, Unconferences and Monocultures  —  It's the idea that just keeps on giving.  It's been brought up before.  It'll be brought up again.  And this week is going to be an interesting study in contrasts.  —  "I can't think of a conference that is more insider …
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Wedding Registries Being Indexed Causing Fraudulent Registry Orders  —  My finance calls me, she is all nervous, she says people are placing fake orders on our registry.  She starts listing off names of people and their location.  I never heard of any of the people she lists off.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Writely Raspberry  —  Check out Memeorandum on Google's Writely acquisition.  If you expand the discussion area, pretty much the entire first page becomes Google-bought-Writely nattering.  To my subjective way of looking at things, Writely is officially the most buzzed-about story in recent blog-o-sphere history.
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
Who Gave Google Permission to be the Judge and Jury of Mobile Content?  —  Big Picture Advertising pointed to an entry on the Google Blog that I must have missed first time around.  —  If you use your mobile to search for something with Google and then click through to that site …
Tony Smith /
Panasonic preps 4GB SD HC card  —  CeBIT Panasonic will this Summer ship a 4GB SD card which will meet the SD High Capacity (SDHC) specification - also known as the SD 2.0 standard - which paves the way for cards capable of holding up to 32GB of information.
Discussion: Engadget and Pocket PC Thoughts
Join the Spielberg of the videogames industry - Shigeru Miyamoto  —  To view this Web chat, you'll need Microsoft Windows Media Player.  If you don't already have it, you can download it by clicking here.  — Deutsch  — Nederlands  — Italia  — Français  — Castellano
Discussion: Kotaku
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Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
It's official: Google acquires Writely
David Pogue / New York Times:
Almost iPod, but in the End a Samsung
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
Talk'n Tablet Downunder: show #3
More details on the TabletKiosk V-700 UMPC
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Writely or Wrongly, Google Takes Aim at Microsoft
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Shadowboxing With a Bot Herder
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Jack Trout Fishes for a Hook
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Diego / d2r: diego's weblog:
new at ning: the ning atom api
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Jeffrey Zeldman Presents: Reloaded
Discussion: Photo Matt
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Most people don't really care about price
Jcorbett / EirePreneur:
Exclusive: new Feed Grazer sneak peek!
Jeff Nachtigal /
Rising Frustration with Microsoft's Compensation and Review System
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Adobe Creative Suite 3: Ready this year?
Nik Cubrilovic:
Introducing 2web - A Group of Australian Entrepreneurs and Bloggers
New Scientist:
Long-distance lovers can still drink together