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1:30 PM ET, April 5, 2006

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Natalie Kerris / apple.com:
Apple Introduces Boot Camp  —  Public Beta Software Enables Intel-based Macs to Run Windows XP  —  CUPERTINO, California—April 5, 2006—Apple® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP.  Available as a download beginning today …
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
New Apple software lets Intel Macs boot Windows  —  Apple today introduced Boot Camp, new public-beta software for Mac OS X that lets users of Intel Macs boot directly into Microsoft Windows XP.  While the move may contradict previous statements by Apple, the company said they still …
New York Times:
Microsoft Wins Big Order for Cellphone Software  —  Microsoft has won its biggest contract ever for mobile phone software, an order from the United States Census Bureau for 500,000 handsets.  —  Microsoft plans to unveil the deal as early as today, Scott Horn, a general manager for the company, said in an interview.
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Allison Linn / Associated Press:
Census to Use Mobile Devices for Survey  —  SEATTLE - To compile data for its 2010 survey, the Census Bureau is putting down pen and paper and picking up handheld computers.  —  The portable devices are being designed to allow census workers to immediately record information they gather …
Bink / Bink.nu:
Microsoft Wins 500,000 Phone-Software Order  —  Microsoft Corp. won its biggest-ever contract for mobile-phone software, an order from the U.S. Census Bureau that covers 500,000 handsets.  —  Microsoft, the world's biggest software maker, plans to unveil the deal today, general manager Scott Horn said in an interview.
Reuters:
Netflix wants to shut Blockbuster online rentals  —  Files suit in federal court claiming service violates patents it holds over its business model.  —  PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Online DVD rental company Netflix Inc. sued rival Blockbuster Inc. for patent infringement Tuesday …
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Blockbuster Accused of Patent Infringement  —  Netflix Accuses Blockbuster of Illegally Copying Its Ideas in Patent Infringement Lawsuit  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online DVD rental service Netflix Inc. on Tuesday accused Blockbuster Inc. of illegally copying its ideas in a patent infringement …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Software Out There  —  THE Internet is entering its Lego era.  —  Indeed, blocks of interchangeable software components are proliferating on the Web and developers are joining them together to create a potentially infinite array of useful new programs.  This new software represents …
Associated Press:
Laptop Detractors Shrugged Off  —  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who hopes to give $100 laptops to the world's children dismissed recent criticisms Tuesday and said his project could begin distributing the computers by early next year.  —  Kicking off the LinuxWorld conference …
Discussion: TechSpot and Guardian Unlimited
Charles / Yet Another Software Blog:
Software 2006 part 1  —  Ask and ye shall receive Jason.  I attended the first day of Software 2006 as well, so I thought I'd add my voice to that of Will Price, Jeff, Zoli, Sadagopan and others who are also here.  Some observations:  —  Interest and Interaction
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Steve Friess / Wired News:
Podcasting Roils NPR Fund Raising  —  JoAnna Michaels is an inveterate listener of National Public Radio, but she won't be tuning in as much this month.  —  Her local Las Vegas affiliate, KNPR, kicked off its spring membership drive last week with program interruptions pleading for donations …
Discussion: Rex Hammock's Weblog
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
Antisocial Networking Gets Hip  —  Online social networks are usually all about bringing together people who like the same things.  —  The founder of a new anti-social networking site, however, is finding that shared hates can be an equally effective bonding tool.
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
SCEE VP says PS3 will cost 499 to 599 euros  —  In a radio interview with Générations Europe 1 yesterday, George Fornay — president of Sony Computer Entertainment France and vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe — let a little something slip: the PlayStation 3 will cost between €499 and €599.
Jenstar / JenSense:
Referral program for AdWords live for all publishers now  —  I reported several weeks ago that some publishers in select countries (US, Canada & UK were amongst those excluded) were able to refer new advertisers to AdWords in exchange for a commission after the advertiser spent a certain advertising value.
Phil Sim / Squash:
Tech Blogosphere has peaked  —  The tech blogosphere has peaked.  Definitively.  It's reached it's nadir and I'm afraid it's nothing but downhill from here, baby.  —  You might have noticed that Gabe launched his memeorandum engine into another vertical yesterday - baseball.  The reality is, he had to.
John Mueller / devsource.com:
Making Your Apps work with Internet Explorer 7  —  Microsoft is under increasing pressure to do something with Internet Explorer 7 (IE7).  Like little dogs nipping at its heels, other browsers have raised the bar of user expectations.  Microsoft has had to respond.
Discussion: M-Dollar
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
I missed the first day of Software 2006 but I made it to the reception and dinner  —  It was late in the day when I got to the Software 2006 conference on Tuesday and some people were already leaving.  As I walked the short distance from the car park to the Santa Clara Convention Center …
Discussion: AccMan Pro and Sifry's Alerts
eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible  —  Danseglio said the success of social engineering attacks is a sign that the weakest link in malware defense is "human stupidity."  —  "Social engineering is a very, very effective technique.  We have statistics that show significant …
 
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Yahoo! News:
TiVo's Future May Hinge on Patent Case
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Video on the net is a solved problem, many times over
motorola.com:
Motorola Expands CDMA Portfolio with Music and Style
press.nokia.com:
Nokia brings many of the most wanted new technologies to a trio of CDMA phones
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Gadget Madness:
Sony DCR-SR100 30GB Handycam Camcorder
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Jack Shafer / Slate:
I'm Canceling My Times Subscription
Maya Roney / Forbes:
Google Music Store Would Provide New Revenue Stream
cellular-news.com:
Gold Plated Nokia Phones
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Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown:
Yahoo! Pounding Google and MSN; Y!'s Social Networking Riff
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Payment processor fears credit card crooks
William Slawski / SEO by the SEA:
Fighting web spam with algorithms
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
MTV's Logo Launches Programs for Cellphones
oag.state.ny.us:
STATE SUES MAJOR "SPYWARE" DISTRIBUTOR
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
A Pretty Good Way to Foil the NSA