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10:15 AM 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.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Rojo Gets Relevant
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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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 …
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Is DRM sucking the life out of your MP3 player?  —  It's almost a giventhat battery life claims from manufacturers tend to be inflated.  Whether you're using a digital camera or digital audioplayer, chances are your batteries aren't going to last quite as long as the manufacturer would like you to think.
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Seán Byrne / cdfreaks.com:
Tests find DRM shortens player battery life by up to ~25%
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.
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.
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 …
David M Johnson / Blogging Roller:
Experimenting with the MS Feeds API  —  The Windows RSS platform includes a Feeds API that parses all forms of RSS and Atom to a simplified object model.  —  For example, an Item object has an Author property and not an author name, author e-mail and author URI which are all possible in Atom.
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Wozniak shuts down Wheels of Zeus  —  Not everything turns out to be Apple.  —  Wheels of Zeus, the start-up formed by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak a few years ago, has been closed.  —  The Ravix Group, a consulting firm that provides financial and human resources advice …
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
Via Virtual UMPC  —  Knowing that UMPC deliveries are only weeks away, Hugo Ortega of the UberTablet blog couldn't help but get a little creative this evening.  With talk of Tablet MVP's trying out UMPC devices his excitement levels were as high as ever.  All he could think of was, 'I just want to demo my own UMPC!'
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.
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Microsoft goes public with Blue Hat hacker conference  —  Microsoft promises to publish details on secretive, invitation-only security event  —  Microsoft is going public with some of the hacking information discussed at its Blue Hat Security Briefings event.
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
Discussion: PaidContent.org
Jackie Huba / Church of the Customer Blog:
Chevy Tahoe campaign: Not CGM  —  Chevy is running a campaign, launched from the previous night's Apprentice, inviting website visitors to create their own commercial for the 2007 Chevy Tahoe.  —  The site features pre-recorded video clips that can be annotated with a user's own words.
Discussion: cgm and Jaffe Juice
Om Malik / GigaOM:
New Yahoo Messenger with Phone Features Next Week  —  Yahoo, which has already released a new version of its Communicator (Instant Messaging) product overseas, plans to launch a similar client next week, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.
USA Today:
March Madness may be crazier than usual  —  As if the distractions of the March Madness tournament didn't bedevil bosses enough, advances in technology could reduce productivity to a crawl this year.  —  There's CBS SportsLine.com's free webcast of 56 NCAA men's basketball games in the first three rounds.
 
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Greg Belloni / news.sel.sony.com:
SONY'S NEW 20-INCH LCD OFFERS SIMULTANEOUS PC AND TV VIEWING
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Microsoft Announces "People-Ready" Business Vision
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Korean Robotic Dog all set to replace Aibo
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