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6:20 AM ET, March 31, 2006

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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 …
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Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
NAKED ANSWERS  —  Today Shel Israel and Robert Scoble stopped by at Amazon to present their book Naked Conversations in our Fishbowl series.  As you can read in Shel's observations and Robert's they appear shocked that we used a critical voice to address their work.
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Amazon Bad Boy - Werner Vogel
Discussion: Naked Conversations
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Three Seattle Talks
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
A little bit of a dustup about our Amazon talk
Discussion: The Post Money Value
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.
Brandon Hill / dailytech.com:
Gateway Jumps The Gun on Intel, Accidentally Announces New CPU … Gateway shows off its ULV Core Solo based notebook ahead of Intel's official announcement  —  Gateway has jumped the gun a bit by offering its NX100 notebook which is powered by Intel's Ultra Low Voltage Core Solo processors.
Discussion: Mac Rumors and Valleywag
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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
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: Alec Saunders .LOG
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage, Selling Itself?
Discussion: Paul Kapustka's Blog
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 …
Discussion: Lifeblog, Gizmodo and Phone Scoop
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
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.
Stuart Miles / pocket-lint.co.uk:
Navman launch three new GPS units including the the iCN720 and iCN750 and iCN530  —  30 March 2006 - Navman has announced three new GPS units; the iCN720 and iCN750 and iCN530 and a new web application called NavPix today.  —  Differing from other GPS units on the market, the new flagship models …
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.
David Beisel / Genuine VC:
"There's Something Going On" in Boston  —  Last night I attended the Geek Dinner organized by Pito Salas, Bela Labovitch, and Adam Green.  It was an opportunity for "geeky-but-not-exclusively-geeks" people to "hang out, casually munch on cheap food and compare notes on stuff that people are working on."
Discussion: Darwinian Web and Pito's Blog
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.
Cervezas / Software Everywhere:
It's confirmed: Palm is building their own OS  —  Things are getting interesting at Palm Inc., the makers of the Treo smartphones but not (to date) of the operating systems they run on.  First, back in November of 2004, there was a source that reported Palm was "exploring partnerships …
Thomas K. Arnold / Hollywood Reporter:
UMD losing H'wood game  —  Exactly a year after it was launched in the U.S., the Sony PlayStation Portable's days as a hand-held movie-viewing device might be numbered.  —  Disappointing sales have slowed the flow of movies on the proprietary Universal Media Disc to a mere trickle.
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 …
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Apple iPhone soon?  Not likely.  —  March 30, 2006 - Contrary to published reports, two independent sources speaking on condition of anonymity recently disclosed to Think Secret that Apple's cell phone ambitions have been put on hold as the company has encountered "significant technological hurdles" in developing the product.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Spy program snoops on cell phones  —  update New software that hides on cell phones and captures call logs and text messages is being sold as a way to monitor kids and spouses.  But one security company calls it a Trojan horse.  —  The FlexiSpy application captures call logs …
Todd Malicoat / Stuntdubl:
Time for New Adventures in Stuntdubl Land  —  It is with anticipation and a bit of sadness that I will be leaving We Build Pages to pursue a new career.  Unfortunately, the direction of the business is not inline with my personal and professional goals at this time, and therefore I feel I must move on.
 
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