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12:50 PM ET, March 17, 2006

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Chris / RojoBlog:
New at Rojo: Mojo, Relevance, Today Cats  —  Rojo now has extra mojo: voting, relevance, and categories.  —  Rojo Mojo - Voting Meets RSS  —  Vote for the top stories and blog posts of the day with one easy click.  Each story now has a snazzy tile where you can add some mojo—and see how many other votes it's received.
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Read/WriteWeb:
Rojo Adds Relevance - aims to be a 'personalized digg'  —  Rojo, the web-based RSS Aggregator I've used ever since I gave up hope of Bloglines ever stepping up its functionality, has just come out with some more enhancements.  About a month ago, they re-designed their site …
Discussion: Message, Bokardo and Corante Web Hub
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Rojo Gets Relevant
Esther Dyson / New York Times:
You've Got Goodmail  —  A COMPANY called Goodmail Systems thinks it has come up with a potential (and partial) solution to the problem of spam and fraud on the Internet.  According to Goodmail, market forces are the answer, rather than the kinds of ineffective regulations that have so far failed to solve the problems.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox Live 'Artist of the Month'  —  You can now download Natasha Bedingfield's 'Unwritten' music video from the Xbox Live Marketplace in 480p and 720p.  —  This is the first in a series of "Artists of the Month' series on Xbox Live.  —  Complete press release on the new program below:
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
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Tom Sanders / Silicon Valley Sleuth:
Digg is used for Sun stock manipulation  —  Something extremely weird is going on over on Digg.com.  Today for the third time in a short period, a story got promoted to the front page where a blogger raises a baseless rumour about Google buying Sun.  And as is explained further down …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Reveals Plan to Take Business From I.B.M.  —  Microsoft began a $500 million marketing campaign yesterday to stir enthusiasm among corporate customers for its new products and grab business from I.B.M., its biggest rival in the business technology market.
Clint Ecker / Ars Technica:
Windows XP on Intel iMac: confirmed  —  Over the past few days, Infinite Loop has been following developments which seemed to indicate that a workable solution for installing Windows XP on Apple's Intel-based computers had been developed.  Reactions were, at first, mixed.
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Dual-booting Windows XP and Mac OS X on Intel Macs
Discussion: theory.isthereason
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
PLEASE, GIVE ME LIVESOFT (OR...PLEASE SPLIT UP MICROSOFT!)  —  I've been thinking about Microsoft lately, maybe because I've been in an email dialog with Gary Flake, or because I just interviewed Ray Ozzie for my column, or because, perhaps, of silly speeches given by Gates like this one …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google wins a court battle  —  update In a legal win for Google, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a writer who claimed the search giant infringed on his copyright by archiving a Usenet posting of his and providing excerpts from his Web site in search results.
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Maybe Your CEO Shouldn't Blog  —  I learn a lot by new questions that come up, then keep coming up.  The most recent of them is "How do I get my CEO to blog?"  —  My short answer is: "Don't."  —  First, it is usually unwise and occasionally career-shortening to try to force your CEO to do anything he does not wish to do.
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
Go on My Sun, says News Corp  —  The Sun is planning to give its website a massive boost by tying it to the recently acquired and hugely popular MySpace.com community and networking site to create a "MySun" online readers' network.  —  The plan, in its early stages, would allow readers …
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Hacking Made Easy  —  Automated Tools Gather Victims' Keystrokes, Upload Passwords to Illicit Database  —  When Graeme Frost received an e-mail notice that an expensive digital camera had been charged to his credit card account, he immediately clicked on the Internet link included in the message …
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
Lynch Mob?  Security!  —  There sure is a lot of invoking of words like mob and "lynch mob" today.  Please.  Please guys.  —  There is no one being lynched in this latest legal battle (and ongoing RSS scuffle) surrounding your friend — a battle that's been brewing for months (years?) now?
I4U News:
Pre-Order of Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc Player Starts Today!  —  Sony announced at their Las Vegas '06 Open House event that their first Blu-ray Disc Player BDP-S1 is available for pre-order starting today March 17th.  Besides Sony Style, Amazon.com and other stores are supposed to open pre-order today.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
uncrate.com:
iTrip PSP  —  Griffin Technology has been making really excellent iPod accessories for several years now.  During the same time, our poor ol' PSP hasn't gotten much love in the way of quality accessories.  That changes today with the introduction of Griffin's new line of PSP gear.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Engadget's birthday cake winners!  —  You guys are thebest.  Seriously, we mean it.  Last week we put up acontest offering up an AlienwareArea-51 3550 for the best Engadget birthday cake you could bake for our 2nd birthday.  What we got back was about 150cakes, some of which were so astounding we didn't even know how to react.
Discussion: Download Squad and Weblogs, Inc.
Doc Searls / linuxjournal.com:
Imagining the Maximum Net  —  Why the best model for building out infrastructure may be the Interstate Highway System.  —  Here's a question: should the decision to build the Net to maximum capacity—the broadest we can make broadband—be based on whether or not today's carriers can think of a way to pay back the cost of building it?
Discussion: Rough Type
 
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Alex Steffen / WorldChanging:
BRUCE STERLING: "MAKE NO DECISION OUT OF FEAR!"
Discussion: Weblogsky and Smart Mobs
Macalua / Search Engine Roundtable:
Jack Ma Keynote Address - SES China Day 1
Wiredblogs / The Cult of Mac Blog:
Here's the Censored Pics of Torched MacBook Power Connector
Discussion: Gizmodo and Infinite Loop
Nick / Rough Type:
Microsoft's Apple strategy
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
MySpace Is a Ticking Time Bomb
Om Malik / GigaOM:
New Yahoo Messenger with Phone Features Next Week
USA Today:
March Madness may be crazier than usual
Sean Coon / connecting*the*dots:
Goodbye Austin & SXSW2006
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Belloni / news.sel.sony.com:
SONY'S NEW 20-INCH LCD OFFERS SIMULTANEOUS PC AND TV VIEWING
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and HD Beat
Jackie Huba / Church of the Customer Blog:
Chevy Tahoe campaign: Not CGM
Discussion: cgm and Jaffe Juice
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Microsoft goes public with Blue Hat hacker conference
Discussion: Slashdot
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
What's Lurking in That RFID Tag?
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Six Apart confirms $12M in venture capital — may launch anti …
David M Johnson / Blogging Roller:
Experimenting with the MS Feeds API
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Is DRM sucking the life out of your MP3 player?
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
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