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2:35 AM ET, March 31, 2006

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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
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.
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Amazon Bad Boy - Werner Vogel
Discussion: Naked Conversations and Scobleizer
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Three Seattle Talks
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google seeks employees for TV service  —  As the Radioactive Yak reports, Google has started accepting resume's for an Interactive TV Product Manager in the Mountain View and software engineers experienced in "emerging TV standards" at the Mountain View and London locations.
Discussion: GoogleRumors
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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
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.
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
Walter S. Mossberg / WSJ Personal Technology:
Ask.Com's New Look Scores Big Points Against Search Rivals  —  In college basketball this month, we've all been reminded that the superiority of champions can't be taken for granted.  During the NCAA tournament, George Mason University, an obscure team from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. …
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 …
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.
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
Don Marshall / online-publishers.org:
OPA Press Release  —  ONLINE VIDEO ACHIEVING MASS APPEAL WITH NEWS LEADING THE WAY, ACCORDING TO ONLINE PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION STUDY  —  NEW YORK, NY — March 29, 2006 — According to a study released today by the Online Publishers Association (OPA), video viewing online has reached the point …
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
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 …
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
Valleywag:
Does Jeff Bezos have a sexy avatar?  —  Virtual world Second Life has hosted a few tech luminaries before, including sci-fi author Cory Doctorow and progressive IP lawyer Larry Lessig.  MAKE Magazine blogger Phil Torrone and vlogger Amanda Congdon have tooled around in it too.
Earthling / EarthLink blog:
Working To Keep Wi-Fi In New Orleans  —  Last week, Red Herring posted a story about how the City of New Orleans could soon lose the municipal Wi-Fi network that they've been depending on as one of the only means of communication for residents and critical city services.
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 …
Ben Elgin / Business Week:
Google's Surprising Stock Sale  —  Why would an outfit with so much cash in hand sell stock worth another $2 billion?  In part, to dampen recent price fluctuations  —  Google's mastery of the Internet search market has turned it into a veritable cash machine — but the company is hankering for more.
 
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