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3:55 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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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Apple: Windows on a Mac is here  —  update Apple Computer said on Wednesday that it has released a public beta version of Boot Camp, software that enables Microsoft Windows XP to run natively on Intel-based Macs.  —  The software, which will be included in Mac OS X 10.5, called Leopard, is available for download on Apple's Web site.
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 …
Michael Gartenberg:
Boot Camp is Here - Intel Macs now do Windows!
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Boot Camp lets Macs run Windows ... officially
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.
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and JD on EP
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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 …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE REAL ESTATE?  GOOGLE AUTOS?  NOT?  —  Steve Rubel, in two seperate posts, links to new types of searches Google is serving, from auto searches to real estate searches.  But is this really news?  Last week, job searches were showing up in the regular search results, served via Google Base …
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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 …
socialtext.com:
Hey Miki!  —  Today we launched Miki — a wiki platform optimized for mobile devices.  As wikis are becoming an essential communications tool for enterprises, so to is being able to access and edit anywhere.  Another first from Socialtext, this is an achievement in simplicity.
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 …
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.
MobileTracker:
Disney unveils MVNO plans, parents the target  —  CTIA 2006 — Disney finally unveiled its plans for Disney Mobile, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that will market itself towards parents that want to keep better track of their kids.  Unlike some other kid-targeted handsets that focus …
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: Guardian Unlimited and TechSpot
press.nokia.com:
Must a slim design always mean a slim feature set?  Nokia engineers say no.  —  The feature-filled Nokia 6126 phone offers Nokia quality, ease-of-use and style in a desirably slim package  —  Las Vegas, NV, USA - When Nokia (NYSE: NOK) engineers were tasked with designing a sleek …
Discussion: MobileTracker and Engadget Mobile
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.
ZDNet:
Microsoft: Don't sell PCs without operating systems … Naked PCs: Free software supporters are angry that Microsoft is putting pressure on PC vendors not to sell machines without an operating system installed  —  Microsoft has urged UK PC vendors not to give customers the opportunity to buy …
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.
Discussion: SearchViews
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
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
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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Heather Green / Blogspotting:
YouTube Raises $8 Million from Sequoia Capital
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Valleywag:
Socializr: It's got stars and cartoons and we'll be RICH!
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
 Earlier Items: 
press.nokia.com:
Nokia brings many of the most wanted new technologies to a trio of CDMA phones
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and I4U News
Gadget Madness:
Sony DCR-SR100 30GB Handycam Camcorder
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Charles / Yet Another Software Blog:
Software 2006 part 1  —  Ask and ye shall receive Jason.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
I'm Canceling My Times Subscription
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Payment processor fears credit card crooks
Phil Sim / Squash:
Tech Blogosphere has peaked