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9:15 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.
Michael Gartenberg:
Boot Camp is Here - Intel Macs now do Windows!
Discussion: Engadget and PalmAddicts
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
WINDOWS BOOT CAMP
Discussion: Infinite Loop and SurfBits
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
New Apple software lets Intel Macs boot Windows
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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Associated Press:
Blockbuster lawsuit: Netflix sues rival  —  Online rental giant says video store chain infringed on patent  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Online DVD rental service Netflix Inc. on Tuesday accused Blockbuster Inc. of illegally copying its ideas in a patent infringement lawsuit challenging the video store chain's recent Internet expansion.
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.
Heather Green / Blogspotting:
YouTube Raises $8 Million from Sequoia Capital  —  YouTube, the video sharing service, raised $8 million, bringing the total amount it has raised so far to $11.5 million.  The backer is Sequoia Capital, the VC that originally financed the startup in November.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Online Video Sites: Breeding Like Rabbits  —  No sooner did I proclaim Motionbox the best online video sharing service (mostly for its editing and deep tagging tools), than a new contender arrives on the scene.  San Francisco based stealth startup Jumpcut, founded by Mike Folgner and Ryan Cunningham, just launched minutes ago.
Discussion: Coolz0r
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 …
Discussion: JD on EP
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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The Internet Stock Blog:
Google Real Estate in Secret Beta; Threat to Cendant, Move.com, HouseValues, ZipRealty (CD, GOOG, HOMS, SOLD, ZIPR)  —  Seeking Alpha founder David Jackson submits: Shimon Sandler reveals that Google has developed a real estate listings search service, and it's already looking good:
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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 …
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.
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
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Road Map for Speech Server 2007  —  Beta for the third release of Microsoft's speech and telephony platform is scheduled to be available in May.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 5, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today disclosed the road map and first set of features of its upcoming release of Microsoft® Speech Server 2007.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
MSNBC.com Launches Ad-Supported Mobile Video Service  —  MSNBC.com has launched a downloadable, ad-supported mobile news application in conjunction with Action Engine, the companies are expected to announce today.  —  The multimedia app, called MSNBC.com Mobile, is said to be among the first free …
Rafat / MocoNews.net:
Our First C&D: MocoNews vs FierceMoco  —  So this is a first for us: It turns out we must defend our brand and the goodwill we have built in the community against a much bigger trade media company.  —  Here's the situation: A Washington, DC-based company called FierceMarkets is a B2B trade company …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Investments in DRM to Drive New Multimedia Commerce Solutions for the Wireless Industry  —  Partners' request to extend current platform results in commitment to resources and manpower.  —  LAS VEGAS — April 5, 2006 — Today at CTIA WIRELESS 2006, Microsoft Corp. announced …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Business Wire:
Hands-on Mobile is Cranking with Rock Star Tommy Lee; Tommy Lee Wants to Get in Your Pants  —  LAS VEGAS & SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 5, 2006—Hands-On Mobile (formerly MFORMA), a leading global publisher of mobile lifestyle, games and personalization products …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Good Times (Almost) Back in Telecom  —  The big AT&T-BellSouth merger, the deal between Lucent and Alcatel, the big spending on fiber and wireless networks — the good vibes, if not good times are back in the telecom land.  Even the smaller players are getting into the swing of things, and starting to buyout those down the food-chain.
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 …
 
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
SCEE VP says PS3 will cost 499 to 599 euros
eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible
John Mueller / devsource.com:
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