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11:35 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.
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Ronald Grover / Business Week:
The Word in Hollywood, "Download"
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.
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 …
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 …
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) …
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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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" …
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 …
OhGizmo!:
The Wattson Keeps You Kyoto Compliant  —  Global warming is, believe it or not, a point of contention among a certain crowd.  While it's a notion set in stone in the minds of some, to others, it's an altogether laughable issue.  And while I do have my five cent's worth of opinion on the matter …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Digital World Tokyo
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Inhabitat:
DIY KYOTO'S WATTSON
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
ZOT / macZOT!:
5 Cent - BlogZOT™  —  AppZapper creates the first BlogZOT™  —  Normally: $12.95  —  ZOT Price: $0.65  —  MacZOT - One Great Mac Software.  Daily.  —  bookmark MacZot on del.icio.us  —  Digg BlogZOT™  —  RSS  —  AppZapper 1.3 will be released today.
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?"
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
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 …
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.
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: B2Day and Nyquist Capital
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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Program to label PCs "Vista ready"
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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?
IAG Blog:
VoIP builds velocity ... as Apple waits in the wings
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Dr. Neil / Dr. Neil's Adventures:
Playing with a UMPC  —  This weekend I have been playing with a UMPC ;)