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10:45 AM ET, March 23, 2006

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Oliver / MobileCrunch:
PayPal Goes Mobile!  —  Hot on the heels of yesterday's post, comes this amazing news from PayPal that PayPal is launching a mobile product!  —  According the the Internet Payment Giant's website, it is now possible to send and recieve money via mobile phones as well as make purchases directly from a mobile phone.
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Russell Beattie Notebook:
PayPal Mobile  —  This is pretty huge.  There's a ton online already - go to PayPal, sign in, add a new phone to your profile and mark it as mobile.  The site will offer you the chance to confirm the phone so you can use it to make payments, then you enter a pin number …
Discussion: Skype Journal
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Paypal Mobile Debuts
Davis D. Janowski / PC Magazine:
Yahoo! Messenger is In (and Out)  —  We reported back in December that Yahoo! would be rolling out Phone In and Phone Out services with its Yahoo! Messenger service; the wait is finally over for those in the U.S. (it has been tested in limited international markets for some time now).
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Robin Good / Independent Publishing News …:
Instant Messaging Integrates Telephony And PC-To-Phone Calls: Yahoo Messenger With Voice Is Here  —  Yahoo has just released a new version of its popular instant messenger (version 7.5 Beta) which now integrates full voice telephony features allowing it to call and be called from any standard telephone or mobile in the world.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VOIP Yahoo Messenger Launches Tomorrow
Discussion: Somewhat Frank and VoIP Now
Michael / michaelrobertson.com:
Bye Bye Microsoft Word, Hello ajaxWrite  —  What if there was alternative for Microsoft Word that would install and open in 6 seconds, read and write Microsoft Word .doc files and run on Macintosh, Microsoft Windows or Linux computers?  And oh yeah, it was FREE so consumers didn't have to pay $499 for Microsoft Office.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet Ajax Write
Discussion: Office Evolution and Techdirt
Shelleyp / Burningbird:
A Pale Moon's Shadow  —  Jeneane writes about lazy aggregator people, and the loss of community because of RSS aggregators.  Her solution is for everyone to bring back the blogroll.  Ralph agrees, stating that feed aggregators reduce every site to a dull grey lowest common denominator. …
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Euan Semple / The Obvious?:   Technology giveth and technology taketh away.
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:   LAZY AGGREGATOR PEOPLE GO HOME
David Pogue / New York Times:
TV Here, There, Everywhere  —  IN the olden days, Americans gathered in front of the television sets in their living rooms to watch designated shows at designated times.  You had a choice of three channels, and if you missed the broadcast, you'd feel like an idiot at the water cooler the next day.
www1.us.dell.com:
Dell Enhances Its Commitment to High-Performance Computing With Planned Acquisition of Alienware Corporation  —  Alienware Will Operate as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Under Existing Management  —  Dell announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alienware to further satisfy …
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Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
It's Official: Dell Beams Up Alienware
BBC:
Apple attacks plan to open iTunes  —  Apple has criticised a French law that could break the locks tying songs from the iTunes store to iPod players.  —  In a statement Apple said that if the law were passed it would result in "state-sponsored piracy".  —  The law to open up all online music stores …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Apple lashes out at French DRM legislation
Discussion: SearchViews, Techdirt and Slashdot
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Slingbox Video Streaming Not Perfect, but Remarkable  —  I watched television while I walked to the Metro on Tuesday morning — and during my trip through the subway, then at my desk at the office.  My TV set was a Treo 700w "smart phone," my antenna was the phone's wireless data connection …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Plaxo: Now With Less Evil  —  Plaxo tends to bring on strong negative emotions in people.  Frustration.  Revulsion.  Dismay.  —  The reason so many people hate Plaxo?  Those of us who aren't customers, which is the vast majority of everyone, get multiple daily emails …
Guardian:
Ordnance Survey challenged to open up  —  The inventor of the world wide web wants access to Ordnance Survey data - and the freedom to manipulate it as he sees fit  —  SA Mathieson and Michael Cross  —  The inventor of the world wide web has called for more open access to Ordnance Survey …
bizjournals:
Campaign dressed for success  —  Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - April 9, 1999  —  Rakesh Mathur received a lot of attention from wearing a little black dress last year.  And now there is another achievement the former Junglee Corp. exec can claim.
Discussion: Valleywag
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Rakesh Mathur back in Silicon Valley — with Webaroo
Adam Blenford / BBC:
3G mobiles 'change social habits'  —  Increasing use of 3G mobile phones can change the way people communicate and create new social trends and tribes, a behavioural study has suggested.  —  The study said the combination of still and video cameras on modern phones, and the advent …
Discussion: textually.org
Erick Schonfeld / Business 2.0:
5 ways to fix Time Warner  —  A modest proposal for saving Time Warner and the entire industry from themselves.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Running a media conglomerate these days is no easy task.  Just ask this magazine's uberbosses at Time Warner.  The audience is fragmenting …
Discussion: GigaOM and B2Day
PR Newswire:
Netvibes Raises Seed Funding From Renowned Internet Entrepreneurs  —  LONDON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ — Netvibes, a leading start up in the personalisable home page space, today announced it has received seed funding from a group of high-profile investors including leading European venture fund Index Ventures …
Discussion: Box.net Blog and PaidContent.org
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
One word for Web 2.0 in Toronto: mesh  —  Some of you out there in blog-land may know that I've been helping to organize a Web 2.0 conference here in Toronto over the past few months - along with my technology reporter/blogger colleague Mark Evans from the National Post, lawyer/blogger Rob Hyndman …
David Morgenstern / eWEEK.com:
Vista Delay Prevents a Support Disaster  —  Opinion: Is there a silver lining behind the latest delay in Windows Vista?  All those new features coming into the market in late summer release could have spelled a support nightmare under the Christmas tree.  —  Much like the Kennedy assassination …
 
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Apple Gets Security Lecture from Microsoft
Discussion: MacInTouch
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Gone Supplemental  —  Some site owners over at WebmasterWorld …
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Base Search Box Within Main Google Results
Joe / Techdirt:
Triple Play Striking Out With Some Consumers
Discussion: broadband
Saul Weiner / A Zulu In Silicon Valley:
Riya beta lives up to the hype
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
God smiles on Sun and delivers grid computing miracle
 Earlier Items: 
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Sun Microsystems Starts Pay-Per-Use U.S. Computing Service
Discussion: Between the Lines
John Hazard / thechannelinsider.com:
Microsoft to Fold System Builder into OEM Unit in FY '07
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Why Google Finance Makes Me Sad
David Richards / smarthouse.com.au:
iPod Phone Confirmed