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1:50 PM ET, April 3, 2006

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Anil Dash / Six Apart:
The New York Times Redesigns, Influenced by Blogs  —  Today, the New York Times launched its site redesign, announced by a prominent editor's note on the homepage.  There's a few lessons for bloggers to learn from the redesign, as well as some evidence that the Times itself has been learning from bloggers.
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New York Times:
A Letter to Our Readers  —  To Our Readers:  —  Our goal when we set out to redesign The Times Web site more than a year ago was to make experiencing The New York Times online simpler and more useful.  We hope you conclude that we have done that on the new pages appearing for the first time this month.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Every Click You Make, They'll Be Watching You  —  WOULD you trust a company enough to let it follow your every click online?  —  Claria, a company once vilified for raining pop-up advertisements across the Internet through its Gator software, is betting its business that the answer is yes.
Discussion: Message and Blackfriars' Marketing
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Claria abandons adware — really! — and raises $40 to push PersonalWeb  —  Claria, that Redwood City company that we and others criticized for its adware software that tracks your surfing patterns, has repented and decided to do something completely different.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
At Last, Movies to Keep Arrive on the Internet  —  Six major studios plan to begin selling movies over the Internet today that buyers can download and keep for watching at any time.  —  Until now, the only downloads the studios have offered have been online rentals, which can be watched …
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Ronald Grover / Business Week:
The Word in Hollywood, "Download"  —  Fearful of the same digital piracy that humbled the music industry, two online vendors are poised to start offering recently released flicks via the Web  —  It's the Steve Jobs effect.  Hollywood studios, facing intense pressure from the Apple Computer CEO …
Discussion: Things That
Ted Wallingford / The VoIP Weblog:
What does it mean to communicate relevantly?  —  For the last few years, Iotum has been a company obsessed with solving the dilemma of relevance.  Today's patterns of interpersonal communication are so invasive, so fast, and so voluminous, that it has become difficult to insure one's self …
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Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
iotum and Asterisk  —  Asterisk is a huge phenomenon.  I had no idea how big, actually, until about six weeks ago, when Stephan Monette, the owner of Unlimitel and an iotum business partner, told me that we should think about targeting Asterisk users with iotum.
VoIP Blog and Podcast by Erik Lagerway:
iotum™ Makes Asterisk IP-PBX Relevant To More Enterprise Users
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
As Magazine Readers Increasingly Turn to the Web, So Does Condé Nast  —  Getting married and wondering how you would look in a mermaid-style sheath?  Brides.com, a new Web site, takes you to a virtual fitting room, lets you pick from one of four body types and examine how each would look in six different styles of gowns.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
LuLa Bad News for Juniper?  —  Lucent (LU) and Alcatel (ALA) merger might just ruin Juniper's Monday (and days to follow) according to some analysts.  Lucent has been a major OEM partner for Juniper, and has been selling a lot of routers for the #2 router maker.
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Reuters:
France's Alcatel to buy Lucent for $13.4 bln
Discussion: paidContent.org
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Lucent-Alcatel Say - I Do!  —  Alcatel and Lucent Technologies …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Dealbook
Dr. Neil / Dr. Neil's Adventures:
Playing with a UMPC  —  This weekend I have been playing with a UMPC ;)  —  It is a pre-production unit that was lent to me for the weekend.  It takes a bit of getting accustomed to a touch screen.  I am used to the screen only reacting to my stylus.  After an hour with the UMPC I went …
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
Mitsubishi Harnesses Colored Lasers to Produce New-Generation Lightweight HDTV  —  As if shopping for new flat-panel, high-definition television is not hard enough, Mitsubishi is scheduled to announce this week that it has developed commercial television that uses colored lasers to display bright …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Wall Street Journal:
Most Popular  —  1. Alcatel-Lucent Deal Stirs Culture Questions  —  5. Scientists Make Gene Therapy Breakthrough  —  The parties trade places on restricting political speech.  —  Amen Corner  —  Science is not an effective means by which to study God.  —  The Nada Bank  —  Have money, will not travel.
Red Herring:
Nokia Smartphones Delayed  —  Software bugs postpone the release of six advanced mobile phones from Finnish giant.  —  Nokia said Monday that software problems had delayed the release of six models of its latest smartphones.  —  The company plans to begin shipping its N91 music phone this week …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and MobileTracker
IAG Blog:
VoIP builds velocity ... as Apple waits in the wings  —  Shepard online — CONVENTIONAL mobile communications providers should be afraid, very afraid.  If they haven't built VoIP into their plans, it could already be too late.  —  Industry observers are speculating that Apple could be about to throw …
Discussion: VoIP Watch, VoIP Now and Message
 
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