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5:05 PM ET, March 15, 2006

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Dan Choi / Joystiq:
PS3 worldwide in November [UPDATE 21]  —  It looks like the PS3 pressconference is just getting started.  —  IGN reports Ken Kutaragi's opening statement as follows: "It is myaim to clear things up about the PlayStation 3 today.  The PS2, the PS3, the network, and Future Cell Network, this willall be addressed."
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Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Sony Delays Launch of PlayStation 3 Until November  —  TOKYO, March 15 — Sony said today it would postpone release of its next-generation PlayStation video game console until November, a potentially costly move that the company portrayed as a marketing decision but that analysts …
David Rudden / Alpha Blog:
PS3 launch details revealed, New PSP features and price announced  —  In the wake of fervent rumors of the PS3's demise, Sony came clean with launch information about the PS3, while presenting a host of new features for a price-dropped PSP.  Here are the main bullet points, separated by console.
Discussion: PaidContent.org
Sam Kennedy / 1up.com:
PS3 Conference Report - Date and More!
Computerworld:
RFID tags vulnerable to viruses, study says  —  Attacks could soon come in the form of a SQL injection or a buffer overflow attack  —  MARCH 15, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Three computer science researchers are warning that viruses embedded in radio tags used to identify and track goods …
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity Blog
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Study Says Chips in ID Tags Are Vulnerable to Viruses  —  A group of European computer researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to insert a software virus into radio frequency identification tags, part of a microchip-based tracking technology in growing use in commercial and security applications.
Discussion: Freedom to Tinker
Workbench:
Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney  —  I received this letter Friday from Christopher C. Cooke, Dave Winer's attorney: … Last spring, in a work-for-hire agreement with Winer, I ported Weblogs.Com from a Frontier application running in Windows to an Apache/MySQL/PHP application running on Linux.
Arn / Mac Rumors:
iTunes Movies to be sold for $9.99?  —  Early this morning the first full length movie of was spotted on Apple's iTunes Music Store.  —  The iTunes link to High School Musical was accessible and offered a 1 hour 39 minute Disney Channel original TV movie.  This 487MB file represents …
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AkibaLive:
Thanko's Silent Mouse  —  Is the incessant clicking sound of your mouse getting to you?  Do you think silence is golden?  Look no further, Thanko has the solution for computer users who tire of the "vocalizations" coming from their mouse: The Thanko Silent Mouse.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Leslie Fiering / gartner.com:
UMPC Has Promise but Is Far From Mature  —  The Ultra-Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC) concept has merit but is unlikely to succeed without key changes, including a lower price and longer battery life.  —  Browse Topics  —  Advanced Search  —  Ask an Analyst  —  Downloads:
Forbes:
Stockholm shares close slightly higher, led by Ericsson, H&M, banks - UPDATE  —  STOCKHOLM (AFX) - Shares closed slightly higher, led by Ericsson amid speculation that the telecoms giant may be interested in making a bid for Juniper Networks, by Hennes & Mauritz following a upgrade by ABG …
Discussion: Mark Evans and GigaOM
John Battelle / Federated Media Publishing Inc.:
FM Financing Release  —  Contact: Jennifer Charette, Federated Media Publishing  —  Federated Media Publishing Closes Series A Financing  —  Sausalito, CA, March 15, 2006 - Federated Media Publishing Inc., a Sausalito, CA-based Internet publishing business, announced today the completion of its Series A financing.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
PC Forum: Searching the dark matter and users  —  Esther started off the PC Forum panel with search stars, by saying the search is getting boring and has peaked to get some reaction.  They all properly disagreed and the discussion focused the amount of information that isn't indexed or searchable.
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Accepted by Google Base to Sell Through Google Payments  —  I received a notification from Google that I have been accepted to sell items through Google Payments at Google Base.  I decided to document the process of accepting payments at Google Base through Google Payments, for the test Google Base product I listed tonight.
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Coding Tool Is a Text Adventure  —  You're in a maze of twisty subroutines, all alike.  —  Now, thanks to a new software-collaboration tool, you and your intrepid party of fellow hackers can navigate your labyrinth of code and slay its dastardly bugs, all in a dungeonlike world similar to an old-school text adventure.
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Developing Web's Largest Advertising Network  —  Ad testing begins on Office Live, Windows Live Mail and MSN Spaces.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 15, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has begun testing display advertisements across Microsoft® Office Live, Windows Live™ Mail and MSN® Spaces.
 
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Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Kerry chides Bush administration on broadband
David Flynn / NEWS.com.au:
Vista hype-fest planned
Thomas K. Arnold / Reuters:
A blurry picture for HD-DVD as launch nears
Reuters:
Movie theaters may ask to jam cell phones
Discussion: textually.org
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Cryzip Trojan Encrypts Files, Demands Ransom
Philip Zimmermann / philzimmermann.com:
Secure Voice over IP: Zfone