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11:40 AM ET, March 30, 2006

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Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
Typepad is launching blog widgets  —  SixApart's Typepad is about to announce Widgets for bloggers.  And this is about to simplify the life of million of bloggers who until now had more or less to deal with placing html code in their template to customize and enrich their blogs with third party features.
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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 …
Discussion: Connecting the Dots
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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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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Reto / The Radioactive Yak:
Google-Vision: Is Google TV on its way?  —  I've speculated on this in the past, but a review of recent Google job openings may show a move into the interactive TV market is on the cards.  —  Google are advertising for an Interactive TV Product Manager in Mountain View …
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 Video's Continuous Playback
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
Spring Forward and Miss a Meeting  —  When April 2 rolls around, most Americans will set clocks an hour forward, lament the prospect of less sleep, and take comfort in the promise of longer evening light.  —  In Indiana, however, IT workers will be awaiting potential disaster.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Boing Boing
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.
Discussion: Mark Evans
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: Kevin 2.0 and Valleywag
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 …
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 …
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 …
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."
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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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.
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
AddictingClips now taking your videos  —  It's hard to look at the overnight success of YouTube and not want a piece of that pie.  Thus, we have Atom Entertainment, which made its name with the popular AtomFilms brand, expanding into user-submitted videos.  —  Since December …
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Namco Pees on PSP  —  Korean R&B star Rain to feature in new variety game.  —  March 29, 2006 - Commemorating the start of operations on the 31st, Bandai Namco Games announced today a new variety game for the PSP.  Titled Rain Wonder Trip, this title will launch in early July simultaneously in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Discussion: PSP Fanboy
 
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Andy / Get a Free Blog Here:
Widgets: It's a Plugin!
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Delays IE's ActiveX D-Day
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
MarketWatch:
BBC plans ads for U.S. Web visitors
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Google's Wi-Fi Patent May Face Wayport Challenges
Discussion: All Points Blog
Jeremy Horwitz / ilounge.com:
Griffin debuts iTalkPro stereo microphone for 5G iPods
Peter Yared / Peter Yared's Musings:
An Open Letter to Jonathan Schwartz
 Earlier Items: 
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
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Three audiences, three different cultures
Chris Morris / CNN:
Nintendo president vows cheap games
ajaxLaunch.com:
502,174 Documents Can't Be Wrong. Next Up ajaxSketch
Edward Castronova / Wired News:
Geekonomics  —  What if everything in life were free?
Discussion: Techdirt
Marc Gunther / CNN:
News Corp. (hearts) MySpace