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11:40 PM ET, March 14, 2006


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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.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he intends to order Google Inc. to turn over some of its Internet records to the U.S. Justice Department, but expressed reservations about requiring the company to divulge …
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
Mike / Techdirt:
Amazon Offers Up The Platform That Google And Yahoo Should Have Built  —  from the took-them-long-enough dept  —  For years and years we've been talking about the idea that the trick to "owning" the internet is to become the platform of the internet.  It seemed like Google was moving …
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.
UPDATE 1-Sony opens up software meeting, PS3 details sought  —  TOKYO, March 14 (Reuters) - Sony Corp. (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Tuesday it will allow the media and analysts to attend an annual meeting for third-party software developers of its PlayStation video game …
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.
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 …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
The company that Fox Interactive acquired: Newroo  —  So the secret is out.  —  Silicon Valley was abuzz a few days ago about which company News Corp, via its Fox Interactive subsidiary, acquired around the time of the Under the Radar conference.  —  Turns out it is NewRoo …
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
Stowe Boyd / Message:
The Blog Commons: What is Uncommon?  —  Seth Godin has stirred up a tempest in a teapot with his recent The noisy tragedy of the blog commons, the newest go-round in the metaphor wars around blogging: … This is yet another riff on the 'scarce attention' meme: there is too much 'content' being produced …
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) …
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.
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 …
Brad Cook /
Microsoft Confirms it Originated iPod Box Parody Video  —  Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla on Tuesday confirmed with iPod Observer that his company initiated the creation of the iPod packaging parody video that was first reported last month.  "It was an internal-only video clip commissioned by our packaging …
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.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Do Bloggers Break News?  —  The new State of the News Media 2006 report is out, and it's generally useful reading.  Perhaps the finding that will get the most attention in the blog-o-sphere, however, is this: Blogs don't break news.  Here is the relevant snippet: … Fair enough, and also damning stuff.
SXSW: Craig gets a makeover  —  A six-man panel redesigned Craigslist for SXSW.  The new design is gorgeous, slick, and almost as small as the original.  Until the panel posts it at Design Eye, you can see it at panel-member site Just Watch the Sky.  Right now, they're taking questions about the design at their panel.
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.
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Tony Smith / The Register:
D-Link shows off 'first' clamshell Wi-Fi VoIP phone
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Astrid Wendlandt / Reuters:
French plan would open iTunes to other devices