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5:25 AM ET, March 25, 2006

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Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
The Allchin Tax Cut  —  Mike Arrington missed the Gillmor Gang taping today, even though he changed his travel arrangements to be there.  I forgive him, because he's understandably starry-eyed by his lunch with Bill Gates at the Mix06 conference.  But I don't forgive Robert Scoble for not inviting me, or Waggener Edstrom either.
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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Where the heck is Scoble?  —  The Vista Office blog asks "what is going on here?"  I was traveling from Las Vegas yesterday.  I was just burned out and tired.  So I took a day off from looking at my computer.  —  Whenever you see a story that says 60% of any OS is gonna be rewritten …
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Rewrite 60% of Windows?  Hogwash!  —  Out of Australia comes the report that up to 60% of Windows Vista will need a rewrite.  What utter crap!  60% of Windows is millions and millions of lines of code.  You can't rewrite that much code, and ship in January.  Maybe January 2009 if a 60% rewrite is needed, but not January 2007.
Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Microsoft Memo Details Latest Windows Unit Reorg
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Five years of Mac OS X  —  The road behind  —  Mac OS X 10.0 was released five years ago today, on March 24th, 2001.  To me, it felt like the end of a long road rather than a beginning.  At that point, I'd already written over 100,000 words about Apple's new OS for Ars Technica …
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Alexandros Roussos / macosXrumors.com:
Leopard to include VMWare-like virtualisation software?  —  Reliable sources informed MacosXrumors that Apple is developing virtualisation software that could be added to Apple's next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard.  The technology will allow users to create and run virtual machines with Mac OS X …
Discussion: The Tao of Mac and MacSlash
Jeff Chester / The Nation:
Google's Wi-Fi Privacy Ploy  —  The digital gold rush is on across America, as cities scramble to develop free or low-cost Wi-Fi zones.  These public on-ramps to the Internet are designed to provide every citizen with a form of always-on, high-speed Internet access—at the playground, in the office or at home—at low or no cost.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
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Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Google Seeks Patent for Targeting Ads on Wi-Fi Hotspots  —  Google engineers have applied for a patent on a way to target ads based on the location of the wireless access point to which a user connects, among other factors.  —  The patent application, filed by Google employees Wesley Chan …
IEBlog:
Announcing Internet Explorer Feedback  —  Many customers have asked us about having a better way to enter IE bugs.  It is asked "Why don't you have Bugzilla like Firefox or other groups do?"  We haven't always had a good answer except it is something that the IE team has never done before.
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Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Recent exploits regarding the Internet Explorer HTML handling vulnerability.  —  Hi everyone, Stepto here.  Today the MSRC became aware of public reports of attacks on some PC users utilizing the vulnerability that Lennart posted about in Internet Explorer.  —  Here's what we know.
gizmag.co.uk:
New data transmission record - 60 DVDs per second  —  March 24, 2006 As the world's internet traffic grows relentlessly, faster data transmission will logically become crucial.  To enable telecommunications networks to cope with the phenomenal surge in data traffic as the internet population moves past …
Discussion: Engadget
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Teenage auteur ignites buzz about video graphics  —  Marketing experts pay heed: A video clip produced by a teenage girl has become a mini-blockbuster on a popular video upload site while also helping to introduce Logitech Web cameras to a legion of young people.
Steelieboy / F**kedGoogle:
S & P 500 chairman admits he market timed the Google addition:  —  EDIT: Their chairman, or Standard and Poor's itself, is a monumental liar.  When they announced the addition in the press release they said that "price was not a consideration in our decision."
Microsoft:
Microsoft Confirms Timeline for 2007 Microsoft Office System  —  Product on track for October RTM.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 24, 2006 — Yesterday, Microsoft Corp. confirmed the timeline for release and availability of its 2007 Microsoft® Office system.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
worldblogcenter.com: lying turdmongers  —  BoingBoing reader Darren Rowse just pointed us to a shady site called World Blog Center, which touts itself as "prestigious virtual real estate location in which blogs from a variety of industry sectors are housed."
Discussion: Make Money Online …
Keith Teare / edgeio corporation:
New edgeio features to be launched tonight  —  Later tonight we will be releasing a new version of the edgeio web site.  It has a number of new features that we are really excited about.  The new site should go live sometime after midnight Pacific time.  —  1. The ability to post an item for sale directly onto the edgeio web site.
Katie Kafner / New York Times:
Wary of a New Web Idea That Rings Old  —  LAST September, when Di-Ann Eisnor, a 33-year-old entrepreneur, traveled to Silicon Valley to pitch her start-up business to venture capitalists, she stayed calm by reminding herself that it would be like mingling with strangers at a party.
Discussion: Message and All Points Blog
web2.wsj2.com:
MIX 06: MASHING UP WEB 2.0 AND LIVE SOFTWARE  —  The much-anticipated MIX 06 event finished up yesterday in Las Vegas and I've been pondering the meaning of the whole thing since.  Without question Microsoft is holding out an olive branch to the concepts in the Web 2.0 practice set (SPARK being one of the biggest examples).
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Vast.com and Its Ilk Please Some, Annoy Others  —  Vast.com may be the latest classified ad aggregator to hit the market, but the service is raising some familiar concerns.  —  Like its competitors, the firm insists it is simply scouring the Web for relevant information based on user queries …
 
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Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Vonage put emergency caller on hold
Discussion: VoIP Now and broadband
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Dear Valleywag  —  Slow "news" day, was it?  —  You managed …
RetroSight:
Screenshots of Podcast Client SDK Sample for Windows Media Center (aka Q)
Discussion: Scobleizer and InsideMicrosoft
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Live in Israel, Get Free Cell Service
Shankar Gupta / MediaPost Publications:
MSN To Take Blogging Service 'Live'
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
From representing to pointing: some thoughts on the future of advocacy
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Verizon PAYS Content Provider
Discussion: Techdirt and Clickety Clack
Mark Evans:
Is Alcatel-Lucent Just the Beginning?
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Shel / a shel of my former self:
This time, they've gone too far
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel Inside for cell phones—sort of
Discussion: TechBeat
CNN:
Coming soon: Download-to-own films
~colmmacc:
Niagara vs ftp.heanet.ie Showdown
Discussion: ongoing
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Tests New Image Ads In Google Local
Jon's Radio:
Sausage, traffic, and clueless users
Wired News:
When Virtual Worlds Collide
Discussion: Terra Nova and Slashdot
Associated Press:
N.Y. Sues FreeiPods.com