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9:40 AM ET, March 31, 2006

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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Much ado about blogging (Scoble, you didn't answer the question)  —  Ahh, now Slashdot jumps into the "Werner kicks blogging book authors behinds" tub.  On the other hand, I must buy Werner dinner some evening and thank him.  The whole shindig has landed us on top of Memeorandum for a few hours.
Discussion: Syndicator Blog
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Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Amazon's CTO Retorts  —  I think there's a nice ironic touch to the fact that when I tried to leave a comment on this post by Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com, his technology would not allow me to sign in.  It is fitting because Werner thinks Amazon does just fine listening to its customers …
Discussion: AccMan Pro and gapingvoid
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Amazon Bad Boy - Werner Vogels
Discussion: Naked Conversations
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
A little bit of a dustup about our Amazon talk
Discussion: The Post Money Value
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Three Seattle Talks
Frank Gruber / TechCrunch:
The State of Online Feed Readers  —  Syndication is undoubtedly the heartbeat of the web 2.0 movement.  A feed reader, the most common solution to consuming synidcated content, saves the user time by monitoring countless sites and sources and providing near real-time updates to one location.
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Somewhat Frank:
WEB FEED READERS DISSECTED BY TECHCRUNCH
Paul R. La Monica / CNN:
V is for Vonage...T is for Takeover  —  The Internet phone leader filed for an IPO nearly two months ago...but some on Wall Street think the VoIP company is shopping itself to telecoms.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Woo hoo!  Woo hoo hoo!  —  Turn on the TV these days and it's hard …
Discussion: DealBreaker.com and Mark Evans
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Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Vonage: Worst IPO Candidate This Year?  —  A story is emerging that some folks on Wall Street think Vonage is shopping itself around as a takeover target, rather than an IPO.  S1's have been filed, but there has been no further action.  Furthermore, Vonage continues to chew through massive amounts …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage, Selling Itself?
Discussion: Paul Kapustka's Blog
emilychang.com:
FEATURED SITE  —  Stylehive - (Now Live) Social shopping and bookmarking with a focus on new trends, hot products, style and shopping.  Disclosure: Stylehive is my client and we did the design.  See my blog post, Style Meets the Social Web with the Stylehive.  Also see: eHub Interviews Stylehive
Discussion: Perceptric Forum
Jamie M. Bsales / laptopmag.com:
Gateway NX100X  —  Gateway's newest ultraportable is one of the sleekest notebooks on the market.  —  Price: $1,624  —  Occupying about the same desk space as a sheet of paper and less than an inch thick, the 3.2-pound Gateway NX100 is one sleek machine.
Discussion: Engadget
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Brandon Hill / dailytech.com:
Gateway Jumps The Gun on Intel, Accidentally Announces New CPU
Discussion: Mac Rumors and Valleywag
Wired News:
Battle of the Games Concerts  —  SAN JOSE, California — Thousands of fans erupted in applause as a familiar walking bass line lifted up over the San Jose Civic Auditorium here last Friday.  It was the theme from Donkey Kong, and this was their night.  —  In a riveting marriage of high and low …
Discussion: Kotaku and 4 color rebellion
press.nokia.com:
Performance, quality and ease of use - the hallmarks of Nokia's newest range of iconic affordable phones  —  Nokia 2610, Nokia 2310 and Nokia 1112 unveiled at Nokia Experience Mobility 2006 event in Chongqing, China  —  Chongqing, China - In Chongqing, a city in the heart of China …
David Pogue / New York Times:
A Spam Fighter Is Overzealous but Can Learn  —  GOOD thing people don't judge me by my e-mail in-box.  If they did, they'd conclude that I'm sickly, overweight and unemployed, that I need a new mortgage, don't know where to buy medicine and can't please my wife.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration and Engadget
Eric Mack On-Line:
Ultra-wide screen Tablet PC coming!  —  I guess my blog posts about my ideal Tablet PC haven't gone unnoticed.  At least one Tablet PC manufacturer is actively reading my blog.  [You can probably guess that it's not my current Tablet PC manufacturer.]  I just got off the phone …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile.com
Michael Miller / Forward Thinking by Michael J. Miller:
A Convertible Tablet PC That Does More  —  For the past week, I've been trying out the new Toshiba Portege M400 convertible, Toshiba's first small tablet upgrade in a long time.  —  I'm a big fan of both small notebooks and tablet computers.  I like my laptops light, because I'm a train commuter, and carry my laptop a lot.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Six Apart adds widgets to TypePad  —  Fresh off a $12 million capital infusion, Six Apart has joined the widget revolution, opening up its blog platform for developers to create companion applications for TypePad.  So far, 33 TypePad widgets are available, ranging from commerce and games to content and search-and they are free.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google local search shows image ads on maps  —  As anticipated, Google is launching a feature Thursday night for businesses that want to target customers based on geography.  —  Marketers will be able to place photos and logos inside balloons that pop up on Google maps exactly where the merchants are located.
yafla.com:
The Search For A Domain Name  —  You've thought up a brilliant idea for a new Web 2.0, AJAX-enabled web app, or you're about to release a thus-far-unnamed killer software app.  Now you just need to find the perfect domain name for it to live at (and, in true new-economy fashion …
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Albert's Got A New Bar: The BubbleBar  —  Toronto's Albert Lai dropped me a piece of mail last night about the newest BubbleShare feature — the BubbleBar.  This little piece of code displays a filmstrip of your Bubbleshare albums, including albums that others have shared with you, on your desktop.
www2.sprint.com:
Sprint Extends Mobility Leadership with Aggressive Broadband Network Expansion  —  Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced aggressive plans for the expansion and evolution of the Sprint Power Vision(SM) network which now covers over half of the U.S. population with mobile broadband data services.
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MobileTracker:
Sprint announces EV-DO expansion plans
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Kevin 2.0
 
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Auren Hoffman / Summation:
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Discussion: pc4media
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Spy program snoops on cell phones
Earthling / EarthLink blog:
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David Beisel / Genuine VC:
"There's Something Going On" in Boston
Discussion: Darwinian Web and Pito's Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Valleywag:
Does Jeff Bezos have a sexy avatar?
Stuart Miles / pocket-lint.co.uk:
Navman launch three new GPS units including the the iCN720 and iCN750 and iCN530
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Apple iPhone soon? Not likely.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
April fools starting early at MSN?
Cervezas / Software Everywhere:
It's confirmed: Palm is building their own OS
Todd Malicoat / Stuntdubl:
Time for New Adventures in Stuntdubl Land