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11:35 PM ET, March 15, 2006

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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.
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Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
About feeds.scripting.com  —  This is a response to a post by Rogers Cadenhead on his blog today.  —  1. I wanted to get feeds.scripting.com running again, and had had a good experience with Rogers on work he did for me on weblogs.com.  I outlined a plan and sent Rogers a draft of a written agreement.
Joe / Techdirt:
Woz Raises $150 Million For, Well, Nobody Knows  —  Looking to capitalize on the Apple halo effect, three former company executives, including co-founder Steve Wozniak, took their new company, Acquicor Technology, public yesterday in an IPO raising $150 million.
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Matt Marshall / siliconvalley.com:
Ex-Apple executives seek tech properties to acquire  —  NEW PUBLIC COMPANY RAISES $150 MILLION TO INVEST  —  A trio of former Apple Computer executives, riding on the reputation of the famous company's brand, has created a new public company that will shop to acquire technology properties.
Discussion: SiliconBeat, Infinite Loop and J. LeRoy
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 …
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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
Sam Kennedy / 1up.com:
PS3 Conference Report - Date and More!  —  Full details on the PS3 from Sony's briefing in Japan.  —  Sony held its PlayStation Business conference in Tokyo today and 1UP's correspondents were on hand to report back all of the details.  —  Ken Kutaragi, president of Sony Computer Entertainment …
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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."
David Rudden / Alpha Blog:
PS3 launch details revealed, New PSP features and price announced
Discussion: PaidContent.org
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.
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John Battelle / Federated Media Publishing Inc.:
Financing News: FM Gains a New Partner  —  I'm very pleased to announce that Federated Media has closed its Series A financing, with JP Morgan Partners (JPMP) as the lead investor.  All of FM's seed investors - the Omidyar Network, The New York Times, and several angels (my post on the first round is here) …
facetime.com:
FaceTime Identifies New Botnets Utilizing Instant Messaging to Steal Personal Information from Online Shoppers and PayPal Customers  —  FOSTER CITY, CALIF — March 15, 2006 — Research experts at FaceTime Security Labs™ identified and reported a new threat today affecting instant messaging (IM) applications.
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down the avenue:
Armstrong & Kottke Chat  —  A casual fireside chat with Jason Kottke and Heather Armstrong on Day 2 of SXSW allows us to see more of their character and personality than I've experienced with either of them one-on-one.  They both brought out an interesting playful side of each other.
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Blog Statistics with Performancing Metrics  —  Performancing has been on a roll lately.  First, a blogging tool for Firefox and now, Performancing Metrics has been launched, a service for tracking blog statistics.  We now have Measure Map (Review), BlogBeat (Review), and Performancing Metrics offering easy solutions to blog analytics.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Tribble on Apple's security troubles  —  Apple Computer has been notoriously tight-lipped about security.  But lately there have been some breaks in the company's traditional silence.  —  On Monday, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company released the second set of Mac OS X security fixes in two weeks.
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: GigaOM and Mark Evans
Cisco Cheng / Gearlog:
Wrist-Worn PC  —  Imagine strapping one of these things to your wrist.  —  It reminds me of the Origami project Microsoft unveiled recently, except it's even sillier, so I thought I'd throw this one into the mix.  —  It's called the Wrist Worn PC(WWPC), developed in concept by Eurotech.
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:
Inside AdSense Team / Inside AdSense:
We want to hear your AdSense story!  —  Maybe you've seen some our recent posts profiling the people behind AdSense.  While we love talking about the great things everyone is doing over here, what we're really interested in is what you're doing.  —  So please share your AdSense story with us.
Discussion: SearchViews and InsideGoogle
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Jenstar / JenSense:   Everybody's got a story... what's your AdSense story?
 
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