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9:25 PM ET, March 14, 2006


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon: Grid Storage Web Service Launches  —  Amazon Web Service is launching a new web service tonight called S3 - which stands for "Simple Storage Service".  It is a storage service backend for developers that offers "a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs".
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Amazon's Newest Product: Storage  —  Huh?  That's right, the online store with "Earth's biggest selection" of everything from books to zithers will announce Tuesday morning that it's adding a new and different kind of service: an unlimited data storage service aimed at software developers who are creating new Web sites and services.
Mike / Techdirt:   Amazon Offers Up The Platform That Google And Yahoo Should Have Built
Associated Press:
Judge to force Google's hand  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he intends to require Google Inc. to turn over some information to the Department of Justice in its quest to revive a law making it harder for children to see online pornography.
Associated Press:
Federal Judge to Order Google to Release Data to Justice Dept.
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
Patrick Klepek /
Sony Delays PlayStation 3  —  Blu-ray forcing the machine into hiding until November.  —  Sony has been anything but talkative these past few months regarding their plans for PlayStation 3.  No one except Sony seemed to anticipate they'd continue to meet their projected spring release date in any territory, even Japan.
Asustek reported to kick off mass shipments for Sony's PS3 and PSP game consoles
Discussion: TechSpot
Jeff Martin / Official Google Blog:
A new home for @Last Software  —  I was sitting at the breakfast table this morning, drinking a cup of coffee while I looked out at the snow.  It was pretty much like any other winter morning, except — it wasn't.  When I went to sleep last night, I was employed by a small start-up called @Last Software.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Overwhelmed with pitches, Dave, say it isn't so!  —  Dave Winer says he's gonna give up his blog this year.  That's caused a lot of conversations here at SXSW.  I'm still processing what that will mean for Dave.  For me.  For everyone.  —  Anyway, I totally understand why Dave would want to walk away.
David Hayes /   The bottom line on blogging
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fox to Acquire Startup NewRoo  —  Fox Interactive is in the closing stages of acquiring unlaunched startup NewRoo for "less than $10 million," according to very reliable sources.  —  This follows Fox Interactive President Ross Levinsohn's dramatic announcement at a recent UTR conference that …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
The company that Fox Interactive acquired: Newroo
Discussion: The Daily Om
Nick Wilson / Performancing Site:
Performancing Metrics is Here!  —  After much tweaking, finalizing and no small amount of hair pulling and shouting, Im really happy to say that Performancing Metrics is here.  Available to all, for FREE, in public beta.  — Register or login and create an account.  — Add a blog.
John Blossom / Shore Communications Inc.:
Picking and Choosing Winners in the McClatchy-Knight Ridder Deal  —  The newspaper industry is reacting to the fallout of the McClatchy deal to purchase Knight Ridder, specifically the intent of McClatchy to spin off as soon as possible at least 12 of the 32 Knight Ridder papers (LA Times) …
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Man vs. Machine in Newsreader War  —  Man vs. machine stories are an old standby in journalism.  —  Think back to John Henry racing a steam drill and forward to Garry Kasparov trying to outmaneuver IBM's Deep Blue in 1997 to the Onion tweaking the genre with its accountant battles Excel story.
Traci Hailpern /
FeedBurner Expands Operations with San Francisco Office  —  Chicago-based feed management leader continues steady growth by establishing West Coast presence and staff dedicated to developing strategic partnerships  —  Chicago, IL — March 14, 2006 — FeedBurner, the market-leading feed management provider …
Volkswagen and Google develop revolutionary navigation system  —  Volkswagen and Google are working together to develop a revolutionary new navigation system.  —  Prototype with Google Earth generates photorealistic 3-dimensional images - online links provide more real-time data for the navigation system …
Business Week:
Electronic Arts: A Radical New Game Plan  —  The gaming giant is ditching tired tie-ins for more daring, interactive video game ideas  —  Video game giant Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS ) had a very simple formula for success: base a product on a popular sports or movie franchise …
Discussion: Kotaku
Rich Brown / Alpha Blog:
Unconfirmed: Dell buys Alienware  —  While no word has been officially released from either Dell or Alienware, we heard from a reliable source this morning that the purchase has indeed gone down.  Speculation began on March 5 after a blog post by Voodoo PC CEO Rahul Sood.
The Official Microsoft Connections Blog:
Microsoft Windows Vista  —  Posted By: Greg Randall(  —  This is the year... the year that Microsoft releases the newest version of Windows.  Yes, Vista will be released in November of this year.  So what is so compelling that our customers would want to spend money upgrading to the Vista operating system?
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