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6:20 AM ET, March 24, 2006

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Realigns Platforms & Services Division for Greater Growth and Agility  —  Steven Sinofsky joins PSD to lead Windows and Windows Live development.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 23, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a broad restructuring of its Platforms & Services Division …
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Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Can Microsoft Make the Trains Run on Time?  —  Windows doesn't have the corner on the market when it comes to slip dates.  Office 2007 is running behind schedule, too.  So will appointing Microsoft's Office chief to head Windows really fix Microsoft's delivery problems?
David Richards / smarthouse.com.au:
60% Of Windows Vista Code To Be Rewritten
Scott Byer / Living Photoshop:
Macintosh and the Intel switch.  —  By now you have probably figured out that we aren't releasing Universal Binaries of our current application versions.  If you haven't, all you need to know is pretty explicitly spelled out here.  —  "But, c'mon", I hear people saying, "Steve said it was just a recompile!"
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microsoft.com:
Microsoft Security Advisory (917077)  —  Vulnerability in the way HTML Objects Handle Unexpected Method Calls Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft has confirmed new public reports of a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.  Based on our investigation …
Discussion: Bink.nu
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consumeraffairs.com:
Vonage 911 Caller Put On Hold While House Burns Down  —  A Minnesota homeowner charges VoIP provider Vonage put him on hold when he called 911 to report his house was on fire.  The home was a total loss.  —  Loren Velthamp of Chanhassen, Minnesota, said he grabbed the phone and called 911 …
Associated Press:
Advertisers think commercials are less effective  —  Study worries TV industry already nervously eyeing digital recorder usage  —  NEW YORK - Nearly four in five marketers surveyed believe that television advertising is less effective than it was just two years ago, according to a study released Wednesday.
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Fred / A VC:
My Favorite Business Model  —  Give your service away for free, possibly ad supported but maybe not, acquire a lot of customers very efficiently through word of mouth, referral networks, organic search marketing, etc, then offer premium priced value added services or an enhanced version of your service to your customer base.
Adam Thierer / The Technology Liberation Front:
WB's Move Shows Why Government Content Controls Are Doomed  —  As I've mentioned several times before on this site, I'm finishing up a new book on the future of control controls in a world of media convergence.  My thesis is simple: Content regulation is doomed.
Scott M. Fulton, III / tgdaily.com:
High-def discs will never require dedicated Internet connection, says AACS rep  —  Redmond (WA) - Contrary to statements made by reputable officials, reported in TG Daily and elsewhere, stating that Blu-ray and HD DVD high-definition video disc players would require dedicated …
Discussion: Engadget, HDBlog.net and TechSpot
Chris Morris / CNN:
Sony reveals PlayStation 3 online plans  —  Free model will compete with Microsoft's Xbox Live, but analysts aren't impressed.  —  SAN JOSE (CNNMoney.com) - Sony is taking pains to ensure that criticisms about its PlayStation 2 online strategy won't be repeated when the PlayStation 3 is released this November.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Nix / IGN:
GDC 2006: Region-free PS3
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Engadget
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Let Computers Screen Air Baggage  —  It seems like every time someone tests airport security, airport security fails.  In tests between November 2001 and February 2002, screeners missed 70 percent of knives, 30 percent of guns and 60 percent of (fake) bombs.
Jonathan Weber / newwest.net:
New West Publishing Closes Series A Financing  —  As my family, friends and colleagues know all-to-well, I've spent a lot of time over the last few months putting together the second round of financing for New West.  Raising money is never easy, and raising money for journalism-oriented projects …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Apple calls French law 'state-sponsored piracy'  —  A proposed French law that would force Apple Computer to make the songs it sells through its iTunes music store playable on devices that compete with its own iPod amounts to "state-sponsored piracy," Apple said Wednesday.
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Joe / Techdirt:   Apple Rearranges Beret, Shouts 'Non' To French DRM Law
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Edgeio Launches New Features  —  Mike Arrington just gave me a heads up on Edgeio's new feature release, slated for later today.  As promised, Edgeio is adding the ability to create listings directly on the site - no blog required.  What's more, this feature acts as a kind of mini-blog, along with its own feed.
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Understanding Google: Exclusive look at a JupiterResearch report  —  JupiterResearch recently released a Concept Report entitled Understanding Google.  Subtitle: Competing and Partnering with the Most Influential Company Online.  It costs $750 to purchase this report, so I asked Jupiter's Michael Gartenberg …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Yahoo The Fossilized Old Media Company  —  Please read this depressing take on the ossification of Yahoo! Finance from Jeremy Zawodny, who used to work in the division and still works at the company.  Kudos to Yahoo for letting Zawodny be depressed about his employer in public …
Nelson Gonzalez / extremetech.com:
Opinion: Alienware CEO Explains Dell Acquisition  —  Editor's Note: What follows is a statement from Nelson Gonzales, president of Alienware Systems, about the company's acquisition by Dell.  This is Alienware's position and reasoning for the acquisition, and we're presenting this as a courtesy to Alienware …
Jonathan Miller / IGN:
GDC 06: The Xbox 360 Camera  —  First details on Microsoft's answer to the EyeToy.  —  March 22, 2006 - You know that extra USB port on the back of your 360?  That's for the upcoming Xbox 360 camera, a handy little gadget that will rival Sony's innovative EyeToy.
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AjaxWrite, the Newest Ajax Office Entrant  —  AjaxWrite, an online Ajax version of Word, is the newest entrant into the online office space.  It opens and saves documents in Word format (you can also save in PDF), has good basic functionality and is fairly fast.
 
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Gaming Steve:
Game Developers Conference 2006 - Day 3 Report
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy
Akessler / Andy Kessler:
Biz Books  —  I read a lot of business books.
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Why Buy Sling Mobile When Orb is Free?
Staci / PaidContent.org:
Universal Pictures, Lovefilm Team Up To Sell DVD/Downloads Via AOL UK …
Discussion: SearchViews, Techdirt and adfreak
Robert O'Neill At Productdose / productdose.com:
Woody iPod Blaster
Discussion: Gizmodo and Infinite Loop
 Earlier Items: 
Suzi Turner / Spyware Confidential:
StopBadware.org issues first reports
Preston Gralla / Networking Pipeline:
FCC Chief: AT&T Can Limit Net Bandwidth
Chris Green / rrstar.com:
Man fined $250 in first area case of Internet piracy
John Horrigan / pewinternet.org:
Online News: For many home broadband users, the internet is a primary news source
Mihai / persistent.info:
Google Reader Tidbits
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
PayPal Mobile Launches, Mobile Payments Apocalypse Upon Us, etc etc