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10:05 PM ET, March 29, 2006

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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
YouTube caps video lengths to reduce infringement  —  You may already know all about YouTube.  Founded a year ago, YouTube has become a prime online destination for streaming video entertainment.  It has also become a prime destination for copyright infringement, as many of the videos uploaded …
BBC:
Handsets get taken to the grave  —  More people than ever are asking to be buried or cremated with their mobile phones when they die, say researchers.  —  The trend, which began in South Africa, has now spread to a number of countries, including Ireland, Australia, Ghana, and the US.
Tom Neumayr / apple.com:
Apple Provides Volume Limit Setting for iPod  —  CUPERTINO, California—March 29, 2006—Apple® today announced a software update for the iPod® nano and fifth generation iPod, allowing customers to easily set their own personal maximum volume limit.  The software update also gives parents …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
OH, TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL IN A FACEBOOK BOARD MEETING  —  Om says: when offered $750 million for your company, well... Erhmmm.  TAKE IT.  Bizweek is reporting that the company turned that figure down and is looking for something more like $2 billion.  —  Is this going to be another Friendster tale of woe?
jupitermedia.com:
JUPITERMEDIA ANNOUNCES SALE OF ITS JUPITERRESEARCH DIVISION  —  (New York, NY - March 29, 2006) - Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that it has sold its JupiterResearch division for $10.1 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities by the purchaser, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.
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MSN Search's WebLog:
Build Your Own Search Engine  —  Ever wanted to create your own search engine?  Or use a search engine that's tailored to the specific topic you're interested in?  Last Friday we released a new Live Search feature called Search Macros that enables you to do this!  —  What are Search Macros?
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' scores $11 million in funding  —  Linden Lab, the publisher of the popular virtual world "Second Life," announced Tuesday an $11 million round of funding led by Globespan Capital Partners.  —  The new funding, which comes on the heels of an $8 million round in October 2004 …
Marc Gunther / CNN:
News Corp. (hearts) MySpace  —  The media giant recently bought MySpace, the popular networking site for youth — and it looks like a grand-slam.  —  NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - When News Corp. (Research) paid $580 million for MySpace, an Internet site for teens and young adults …
Reuters:
Sprint eyes mobile music subscriptions  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to boost its mobile music business this year with a new subscription scheme for downloading songs onto cellphones, and expand its partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a top executive said on Tuesday.
Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
An update on the IE ActiveX change from Mike Nash  —  Hi there.  Mike Nash from the STU.  Earlier this year, during our response to the WMF zero exploit with an out-of-band band security update, I wrote a blog entry explaining the details of how we got to the decision to release that update early.
Discussion: stepto.com
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Q & A thread: March 27, 2006  —  Okay, let's try tackling a few questions from the Grab bag thread.  Just a hint for next time: if your question takes three paragraphs to ask, your odds of getting an answer go down.  —  Q: "Is Bigdaddy fully deployed?"  —  A: Yes, I believe every data center …
Om Malik / CNN:
VC dollars return to the desktop  —  No longer spooked by Microsoft, startup investors are backing desktop-software startups again — but this time, the desktop's on the Web.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2. Magazine) - Microsoft used to cast such a pall over startups that venture capitalists …
Discussion: GigaOM, B2Day and Digital Backcountry
Edward Castronova / Wired News:
Geekonomics  —  What if everything in life were free?  You'd think we'd be happier.  But game designers know better: We'd be bored.  —  Economics is loosely defined as choice under scarcity.  After all, in the real world, there's only so much to go around.
Discussion: Techdirt
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Hearst to Provide Mobile Content for Select Magazines  —  Hearst Publications has begun distribution of mobile content to its readers in the current issues of Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen magazines.  Each publication now has a portal-style presence that extends the brand to the mobile space.
Owen Linzmayer / Wired News:
Steve Jobs' Best Quotes Ever  —  One of the great things about Steve Jobs is what comes out of his mouth.  —  The CEO of Apple Computer is a master of hype, hyperbole and the catchy phrase.  Even when he's trying to talk normally, brilliant verbiage comes tumbling out.
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
When Your Mobile is Your Computer  —  I wrote last week comparing the mobile with the computer, concluding that for most things, the computer was still better.  However, I also believe that our phones will turn into our computers and be our primary digital device.
Discussion: Lifeblog and All About Symbian
Scoop / seo-scoop.com:
Wise Words for Those Seeking Income from the Internet  —  This post is geared towards newbies, but even experienced web entrepreneurs may get a spark of inspiration.  And while the forum thread that I am referencing is targeted towards making money via Adsense, the wisdom can be applied throughout …
Discussion: SearchViews and SEOmoz
ajaxLaunch.com:
502,174 Documents Can't Be Wrong.  Next Up ajaxSketch  —  Last week I announced ajaxWrite, a novel Internet-loaded application that looks and operates like a traditional desktop application and allows you to open and edit files Microsoft Word documents.  Little did I know it would trigger …
Discussion: TechBlog and Zoli's Blog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Samsung's Q1 appears on the FCC  —  Yeah, there's a certain novelty to getting FCC shots and info — it's usually nothing we've never seen before, but after all those pristine press photos and well-buffed display units, that down and dirty FCC photography is jarring in a good way …
 
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Ted Wallingford / The VoIP Weblog:
Ballmer's kids forbidden from Google, iPods
vnunet.com:
Holographic breakthrough crams in 0.5TB per square inch
Discussion: TechSpot and The VoIP Weblog
BBC:
The latest chapter of the e-book
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
New broadband bill draws fire
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Putting the I in identity  —  Phil Windley has announced …
Tyler Hamilton / Toronto Star:
Battle for the Web  —  Tim Berners-Lee, chief architect …
thejemreport.com:
OpenSSH: you'll miss it when it's gone
Discussion: Slashdot
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RBOCs Wait & See on P2P
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Déjà Vu as Third Parties Ship IE Patches
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
Big day for RSS on Windows
Modculture / Tech Digest:
Hitachi launches the theft-proof projector
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Engadget
www2.panasonic.com:
PANASONIC ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST HIGH DEFINITION BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER'S …
Martin Wells / Martin Wells on TechBiz:
Ajax Apps Really Do Work
Joel Santo Domingo / Gearlog:
Mac Os X 10.5 Likely To Have Virtualization, Windows Support
BBC:
US group wants China 'spy' probe