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8:35 AM ET, March 30, 2006

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Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
Yahoo! Abomination.  (YHOO)  —  Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang continues to spew excrement, echoing his shoulder-shrugging of earlier this month, which essentially amounts to saying: So sorry we assisted in human rights violations, but there's nothing we can do if we're going to bring the Internet to the Chinese people.
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Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
Holding companies to account with Google Finance
Michael Sippey / Six Apart:
Introducing TypePad Widgets: Bling for your Blog  —  Ever wanted to spice up the sidebar of your blog with some content or functionality from another site?  Today we just made that a whole lot easier.  We're excited to introduce TypePad Widgets, a new feature for TypePad that will bring dozens …
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Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
Typepad is launching blog widgets
Discussion: Between the Lines
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hive 7, An Ajaxian Virtual World  —  Max Skibinsky knows javascript.  He knows it so well, that he was working on applications in what he "double-channel javascript."  Thank god, that didn't catch on and instead we ended up with a more friendly Ajax acronym.
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Matt Casamassina / IGN:
Revolution's Horsepower  —  Studios give us the inside scoop on the clock rates for Broadway and Hollywood.  How do the CPU and GPU stack up on paper?  —  March 29, 2006 - Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that his company is not interested in waging a technology war against Microsoft and Sony …
PR Newswire:
Apple's Move to Limit iPod Volume Acknowledges Product Flaw, Attorneys Contend  —  Apple Introduces Software to Cap Potentially Damaging Volume Levels on Some Products  —  SEATTLE, March 29 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys representing Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL - News) iPod owners in a national class-action lawsuit …
Discussion: Kevin Maney
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE VIDEO: RABBIS AND LESBIANS, BACK-TO-BACK  —  Google has issued an update to Google Video's interface, and if they don't fix it fast, they're going to have some problems.  —  First, the changes:  — Tabs are gone  — There are now six JavaScript switches …
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google Video's Continuous Playback
Paul Boutin / Slate:
Web 2.0  —  The new Internet "boom" doesn't live up to its name.  —  Newsweek's April 3 cover story finally gives checkout-stand placement to "Web 2.0," everyone's favorite new tech buzzword.  You've probably seen the phrase before—in the blogosphere, in the New York Times' coverage …
Discussion: Valleywag
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
AllOfMP3 Launches allTunes  —  AllofMP3 has released a beta of its latest desktop music library and download tool allTunes.  Although the name is an obvious play on iTunes, those farmiliar with AllOFMP3 will know that they are infamous for extremely cheap, high quality and quasi-legal music downloads …
Discussion: Mark Evans and Ken McGuire Blog
Washington Post:
High Court Considers EBay Case On Patent  —  The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a crucial intellectual property case — and the outcome could hinge on whether the justices think online auctioneer eBay Inc. is a larcenous corporate giant or the innocent victim of a greedy "patent troll."
Bloomberg:
Google to Sell 5.3 Million Shares for S&P Index Funds (Update2)  —  March 29 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., the most-used Internet search engine, plans to sell 5.3 million more shares to satisfy demand for the stock as the company joins the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
Amanda Chapel / Strumpette:
Edelman Gang Gets Rough with Strumpette  —  Okay, if I may, I need to preface some.  I'm preparing an article about Former German Chancellor Schroeder for later today; that's if I can get to it.  Apparently Uncle Gerhard wants his supervisors at the Kremlin to fund a public relations venture in Western Europe.
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 …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Three audiences, three different cultures  —  You might think that the trick to good speaking is speaking well.  Being confident.  Having interesting content.  And all that.  —  Now that I've given a bunch of speeches (four in the past two days), I'm learning that the real skill a speaker needs is listening.
Chris Morris / CNN:
Nintendo president vows cheap games  —  Iwata discusses price hikes and ways to keep costs down as gaming enters the next generation.  —  Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Nintendo has already vowed its next generation console will be cheaper than its competitors.
Discussion: Kotaku and The Game Chair
biz.yahoo.com:
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits  —  Item 1.01.  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.  —  The purpose of this Current Report on Form 8-K/A is to amend the Current Report on Form 8-K of Google Inc. ("Google"), filed on December 22, 2005 …
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Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta:
We're fighting for you!  —  It's crunch time here in MDB (Mail Desktop Beta, our unofficial acronym to keep it short and sweet).  The developers are working hard on last minute DCRs and coding like maniacs to lower our bug count, testers are running through a multi-week test pass and buddy tests …
 
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Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
GestureBank Q 'n A  —  People ask me how GestureBank is going?
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Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. Makes New Bid To Be Big Web Player
Reuters:
Microsoft hired ex-EU judges for mock trial: source
Discussion: Neowin.net
Reuters:
Industry groups: Home is where the Bluetooth will be
Ryan Block / Engadget:
BUSlink's 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive PRO 2 Series
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 Earlier Items: 
Edward Castronova / Wired News:
Geekonomics  —  What if everything in life were free?
Discussion: Techdirt
Ted Wallingford / The VoIP Weblog:
Ballmer's kids forbidden from Google, iPods
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
OH, TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL IN A FACEBOOK BOARD MEETING
Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
An update on the IE ActiveX change from Mike Nash
Discussion: stepto.com
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Hearst to Provide Mobile Content for Select Magazines
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
YouTube caps video lengths to reduce infringement
BBC:
Handsets get taken to the grave