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11:35 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.
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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 and Bokardo
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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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?
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 …
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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~clay:
Dual-booting Windows XP and Mac OS X on Intel Macs
Discussion: theory.isthereason
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 …
 
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Tom Sanders / Silicon Valley Sleuth:
Digg is used for Sun stock manipulation
Discussion: Techdirt and Threadwatch.org
Greg Howson / Guardian Unlimited:
Shigeru Miyamoto Interview
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Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Maybe Your CEO Shouldn't Blog
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
Greg Belloni / news.sel.sony.com:
SONY'S NEW 20-INCH LCD OFFERS SIMULTANEOUS PC AND TV VIEWING
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and HD Beat
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
What's Lurking in That RFID Tag?
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Microsoft Announces "People-Ready" Business Vision
Cameron Reilly / Cameron's Brain:
The Spider Monkey Trap
professional.venturewire.com:
PodTech Pulls In $5.5M Series A To Launch Podcasting News Service
Discussion: PaidContent.org
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's Weblog:
Don't miss Pandora
Discussion: Squash
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Six Apart confirms $12M in venture capital — may launch anti …
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Korean Robotic Dog all set to replace Aibo
Discussion: Engadget
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Is DRM sucking the life out of your MP3 player?
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
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