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8:55 AM ET, April 6, 2006

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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.
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
The legal issues around YouTube  —  YouTube has raised another $8M from Sequoia bringing the total to $11.5M.  Om Malik suggests that YouTube clean up its act to avoid the legal fate of Napster.  As many of you know I was a VP at the original Napster and intimately aware of the legal issues.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Om Malik / GigaOM:
YouTube Snags Another $8 Million
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Forrester podcasting report - just 1% use podcasts  —  We just released some new data on podcasting, in a brief "Podcasting Hits The Charts" (available only to clients).  Here's the summary: … Our survey showed that only 1% of online households in North America regularly download and listen to podcasts.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
San Francisco Picks Companies for Wi-Fi  —  San Francisco Chooses Google, EarthLink to Blanket City With Free Wireless Internet Service  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc.'s bid to blanket San Francisco with a free wireless Internet service cleared a major hurdle Wednesday …
Discussion: Valleywag and gapingvoid
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sfgov.org:
SAN FRANCISCO CONCLUDES EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS TO CREATE UNIVERSAL …
Discussion: GigaOM and Daily Wireless
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Apple gives its blessing to Windows on Macs  —  Last month, when a few enterprising hackers won a contest by enabling Windows booting on Intel-based Macs, one of the first comments I read in our forums was: "How long until Apple cripples this hack with a system software update?"
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Duncan Martell / Reuters:
Apple unveils software to permit Windows use
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Gizmodo
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Disney Phone Service Has Parents in Mind  —  LOS ANGELES, April 4 — With the help of the Walt Disney Company, parents can make sure it's still a small world for their children, at least when it comes to their cellphone use.  —  On Wednesday, the company will introduce a wireless phone service …
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USA Today:
Disney's phone lets kids talk at parents' discretion  —  LAS VEGAS — Walt Disney Co. (DIS) will announce a phone service designed for 10- to 15-year-olds and their parents, dubbed Disney Mobile, at the CTIA Wireless trade show here on Wednesday.  —  "This is about building a new business around …
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.
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leftlanenews.com:
Honda to add Google Earth to cars  —  Honda will soon add Google Earth to its 'internavi Premium Club' navigation service in Japan.  The advanced navigation system was first launched in 2003, offering a wireless connection to the internet to download the latest traffic information to the built-in computer.
Discussion: It's Rishi and Engadget
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Samsung Surprises with BlackBerry Clamshell  —  Samsung announced a very phone-like BlackBerry (or maybe a BlackBerry-like phone) at the CTIA cell-phone trade show today.  The new SGH-T719 looks like a slim, black flip phone, but open it up and you'll find the hybrid phone/e-mail keypad from the popular 7100-series BlackBerry devices.
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Playstation 3 Will Be $612 to $734 ?  —  Gamasutra reports this morning on the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe dropping a Playstation 3 price during an interview with radio station Europe 1.  —  George Fornay said that the Playstation 3 will be hitting Europe for €499 to €599 or about $612 to $734.
David Strom / New York Times:
I.M. Generation Is Changing the Way Business Talks  —  INSTANT messaging has come of age.  No longer the province of chatty teenagers, it is now part and parcel of advanced communications networks at many corporations.  And as instant messaging takes hold, companies are benefiting …
Discussion: Ed Brill
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 …
socaltech.com:
Interview with Jim Armstrong, Clearstone Venture Partners  —  I spoke with Jim Armstrong, who is Managing Director of Clearstone Venture Partners (www.clearstone.com) the other day, to get a sense of where they are investing nowadays, and for Jim's views on where the venture market is here in Southern California.
Discussion: VC Circle
The Office Live Team's Blog:
Your 'wait' is over  —  Since we debuted our waitlist for the Microsoft Office Live Beta back in November 2005 we have had over 275,000 customers sign-up in our Beta waitlist, and we thank each and every one of them for signing up.  But what we've heard over and over is …
 
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Cory Bergman / Lost Remote TV Blog:
YourHub.com sees early ad success
Discussion: Screenwerk and PaidContent.org
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Blackberry For Rest Of Us?
Discussion: Screenwerk and PalmAddicts
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Google Real Estate Goes Live
John Leyden / The Register:
Trojan-powered scam network dismantled
Discussion: TechSpot
Rex Hammock's Weblog:
Podcasting is not a threat to NPR station fundraising …
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
Vista on a MacBook Pro
 Earlier Items: 
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Investments in DRM to Drive New Multimedia …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
MSNBC.com Launches Ad-Supported Mobile Video Service
Rafat / MocoNews.net:
Our First C&D: MocoNews vs FierceMoco
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Road Map for Speech Server 2007
ZDNet:
Microsoft: Don't sell PCs without operating systems