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12:55 AM ET, April 6, 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
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
New Apple software lets Intel Macs boot Windows
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Boot Camp lets Macs run Windows ... officially
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: Mashable*, Bloggers Blog and Coolz0r
Om Malik / GigaOM:
YouTube Snags Another $8 Million
Discussion: JayWeintraub.com
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.
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: Digital Inspiration and JD on EP
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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Stuart / mesh blog:
introducing the mesh class of 2006  —  It's finally done.  The mesh schedule is finished.  We are more than a little pleased with how it's shaped up.  In fact, looking at it, we'd be surprised if there's a more impressive array of people to be assembled on this topic anywhere in North America this year.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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Mark Evans:
mesh program goes live...finally!
Discussion: HorsePigCow, Ensight and robhyndman.com
Rex Hammock's Weblog:
Podcasting is not a threat to NPR station fundraising: Wired News has a headline on a story today implying a negative impact of NPR podcasting on the fund-raising efforts of local NPR affiliates.  Despite having a name for the threat (bypassing), the story contains no actual evidence of that happening …
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.
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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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE REAL ESTATE? GOOGLE AUTOS? NOT?
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 …
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 …
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.
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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Forbes:
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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: 
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
I missed the first day of Software 2006 but I made it to the reception and dinner
Discussion: AccMan Pro and Sifry's Alerts
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
SCEE VP says PS3 will cost 499 to 599 euros
eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible
press.nokia.com:
Nokia brings many of the most wanted new technologies to a trio of CDMA phones
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and I4U News
John Mueller / devsource.com:
Making Your Apps work with Internet Explorer 7