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3:00 AM ET, April 4, 2006

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Associated Press:
Hollywood to sell movies online  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been available online to own.  —  The films can't be burned onto a disc for viewing on a DVD player.
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Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
Doc Searls: Business as Morality  —  In the middle of an email conversation with Doc Searls, I mentioned that I was having trouble with the whole "Web 2.0" concept.  A laundry list of features or concepts doesn't encapsulate the real change for me: the real key to success is treating the person …
Tuan Nguyen / dailytech.com:
Apple Addresses MacBook Pro Issues … Users feel the pain of being early adopters, thankfully Apple gives hope  —  Apple has been doing quite well lately, especially when it comes to drumming up support for new products.  It's MacBook Pro is no exception to the rule — but rightly so.
Google Maps API Official Blog:
Google Maps API Version 2  —  Maps API Version 2 is officially launching!  We're starting the beta-test of the new version that many of you have already been playing with these past few weeks.  —  Version 2 Features  —  Version 2 cleans up much of the API and improves performance …
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.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
GM slow to react to nasty ads  —  update General Motors did little in the way of damage control on Monday after a do-it-yourself ad campaign for a GM SUV was hijacked by critics of the company and thousands of negative ads flooded the Web.  —  As part of a partnership with the TV show …
Robert Manor / Chicago Tribune:
Papers, Web sites in scrape on stories  —  Unpaid use angers some publishers  —  Not only is advertising moving from newspapers to the Internet, but newspaper stories increasingly are migrating as well.  —  Whether they like it or not, newspaper publishers are seeing stories, or "content" …
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
OPINION://F2C: NETWORK NEUTRALITY SPEECH  —  I know I've written ad nauseam about Network Neutrality, and the fight against bogeymen that aren't even there.  But a couple of people at the Freedom to Connect conference here wanted me to post my speech up online.
Discussion: GigaOM, B2Day and Nyquist Capital
Google Blogoscoped:
Marissa Mayer Interviewed  —  German Spiegel reprints an interview with Google's Marissa Mayer by Galore.  Some key points:  — There are many factors why Google is the most successful search engine in the world, but results relevance is the key.  "Is the most relevant result for my search query really on top?"
Discussion: ben barren
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
AND THE SEARCH GOES ON...A YEAR OF COVERAGE IN ONE POST  —  Well, chalk one up for wishful thinking.  Back in December I did my annual predictions post, and in it I wrote: … Well, I'm still not writing another book (though I will admit, I miss the process of writing terribly) …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
AOL Enhances Mobile Search, Announces Study Results  —  AOL has added several new features to its mobile search service, and has also released the findings of a recent mobile lifestyle survey.  —  AOL launched mobile search services in July 2005, offering web, local and shopping search services …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to 'host' Linux virtually  —  Microsoft will support customers who chose to run Linux with Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 R2, software for running multiple operating systems on one machine.  —  In addition, the company on Monday said that it has now made Virtual Server 2005 R2 …
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
Chevy Tahoe's First Mistake  —  ...was underestimating the power of the medium.  —  So, maybe they thought launching a contest to create a new ad was being hip and edgy.  Perhaps they thought of this contest as being a way to be 'viral' online (they certainly have achieved that goal!).
Earthling / EarthLink blog:
But I Don't Have An E-mail  —  Back when the Apple iMac launched in the Fall of 1998, the world of e-mail and the internet was still fairly young.  But it was a bit of a stretch for Apple to produce a TV ad at that point in time that featured Hollywood's Jeff Goldblum feigning complete confusion at the word e-mail.
Discussion: GigaOM and PC World's Techlog
Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta:
A picture is worth a thousand words  —  And we want to make it easy for our customers to share those pictures.  You'll discover that with Mail Desktop Beta (Windows Live Mail Desktop) sharing pictures is super easy.  —  The common situation now? (at least for me )  —  I take a TON of pictures.
Jon's Radio:
Exploring Live Clipboard  —  Today's 8-minute screencast (Flash 8, earlier Flash player) is a meditation on Live Clipboard, the hCalendar microformat, Upcoming and Eventful.  —  I've been experimenting with microformats since before they were called that, and I'm completely jazzed about Live Clipboard.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New York Times Redesign  —  The New York Times launched a redesigned website a few minutes ago.  Many of the changes are subtle, but they've added a few new features which I really appreciate.  First, they now have a dedicated area of the site to show video clips.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I'm not very excited about the redesign of the NY Times home page …
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Pimp your (Oblivion) ride
Discussion: Joystiq
Gregory Galant / Venture Voice:
VV Show #30 - Scott Johnson of Ookles
Discussion: FuzzyBlog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Memeorandum Does Baseball
OhGizmo!:
The Wattson Keeps You Kyoto Compliant
Discussion: Gizmodo, Digital World Tokyo and db
ZOT / macZOT!:
5 Cent - BlogZOT™  —  AppZapper creates the first BlogZOT™
Tim Richardson / The Register:
Pipex unveils plans for UK wireless broadband service
Regine / picturephoning.com:
WORLD'S TINIEST MOTOR FOR CAMERA PHONES
 Earlier Items: 
Brian / Spam Kings Blog:
Verizon pays for spam blockade
Discussion: Techdirt
Red Herring:
Nokia Smartphones Delayed
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
Mitsubishi Harnesses Colored Lasers to Produce New-Generation Lightweight HDTV
Discussion: Gizmodo and 1080eye
Om Malik / GigaOM:
LuLa Bad News for Juniper?
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
iotum and Asterisk  —  Asterisk is a huge phenomenon.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
iPod Nano in Scratch Resistant X2 Coating
Discussion: Chip Chick and MobilitySite
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
As Magazine Readers Increasingly Turn to the Web, So Does Condé Nast
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
Will Wikio challenge Google News and Technorati?