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8:05 PM ET, April 3, 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.
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: paidContent.org and Things That
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Download, Burn, Almost Play (That) DVD
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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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.
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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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.
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VoIP Blog and Podcast by Erik Lagerway:
iotum™ Makes Asterisk IP-PBX Relevant To More Enterprise Users
Ted Wallingford / The VoIP Weblog:
What does it mean to communicate relevantly?
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) …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 and 1080eye
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 …
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" …
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Tim Richardson / The Register:
Pipex unveils plans for UK wireless broadband service
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Marissa Mayer Interviewed
Earthling / EarthLink blog:
But I Don't Have An E-mail  —  Back when the Apple iMac launched …
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to 'host' Linux virtually
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Red Herring:
Nokia Smartphones Delayed
Om Malik / GigaOM:
LuLa Bad News for Juniper?
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
iPod Nano in Scratch Resistant X2 Coating
Discussion: Chip Chick and MobilitySite
Seattle Times:
Program to label PCs "Vista ready"
Discussion: raving lunacy
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
Will Wikio challenge Google News and Technorati?
Inhabitat:
DIY KYOTO'S WATTSON
Discussion: OhGizmo!, Gizmodo and Engadget
IAG Blog:
VoIP builds velocity ... as Apple waits in the wings
Discussion: VoIP Now, VoIP Watch and Message
Dr. Neil / Dr. Neil's Adventures:
Playing with a UMPC  —  This weekend I have been playing with a UMPC ;)