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3:25 AM ET, March 16, 2006

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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
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) …
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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.
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.
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
Discussion: Freedom to Tinker and Smart Mobs
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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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.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Sleuth
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macobserver.com:
TMO at SxSW - User Interface Designers Talk OS X, XP/Vista  —  This year's South by Southwest (SxSW) Interactive festival, which concluded Tuesday on the eve of the famed music festival, served up a number of interesting panel discussions, but none of greater interest to Mac users than Tuesday's …
Discussion: TechSpot
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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Joel Rothstein / Reuters:
Bill Gates mocks MIT's $100 laptop project  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Wednesday mocked a $100 laptop computer for developing countries being developed with the backing of rival Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG …
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.
This is Powazek:
SXSW to MPAA: STFU  —  One of the most interesting panels at SXSW Interactive 2006 was DarkNets, moderated by JD Lasica.  And while the concept of DarkNets - communities using private subnetworks to communicate and collaborate out of view of the larger internet - is indeed fascinating …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Switched On: Origami is a paper tiger for now  —  Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a weekly column about the future of technology, multimedia, anddigital entertainment:  —  Here we go again.  In its unending capitalisticquest, Microsoft is determined to figure out how to sell people their nth computer.
Discussion: UMPC Buzz
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.
 
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Mark Evans:
An IPO-Free Tech Boom?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Announcing TalkCrunch: A New Weekly Podcast
Adrants:
GAMING SITES ON TOP, PR SITES ON BOTTOM OF WEBSITE EFFECTIVENESS STUDY
Inside AdSense Team / Inside AdSense:
We want to hear your AdSense story!
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Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
CBS Teams Up with iTunes for March Madness
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Adobe Issues Critical Macromedia Flash Update
Gary / memoria technica:
Quit Pro Quo
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO Book.com:
Can I Get Penalized for Who Links at My Site?
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 Earlier Items: 
Forbes:
Stockholm shares close slightly higher, led by Ericsson, H&M, banks - UPDATE
Discussion: GigaOM and Mark Evans
Leslie Fiering / gartner.com:
UMPC Has Promise but Is Far From Mature
Ubergizmo:
USB Adaptor For Skype on Normal Phone
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
PC Forum: Searching the dark matter and users
Arn / Mac Rumors:
iTunes Movies to be sold for $9.99?
AkibaLive:
Thanko's Silent Mouse
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Accepted by Google Base to Sell Through Google Payments