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3:35 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
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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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.
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
YouTube CEO Hails 'Birth of a New Clip Culture'
Om Malik / GigaOM:
YouTube Snags Another $8 Million
Discussion: JayWeintraub.com
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.
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
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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Mark Evans:
mesh program goes live...finally!
Discussion: HorsePigCow, Ensight and robhyndman.com
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Google Real Estate Goes Live  —  This is how Google takes over the world.  As anticipated, Google is now in the real-estate listings business.  If you do a regular search for "real estate" or other similar keywords on Google, two new search boxes will pop down allowing you to refine your search …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Igniq - Gaming News and Gizmodo
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
SCEE VP says PS3 will cost 499 to 599 euros
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: Engadget
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
 
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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
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Referral program for AdWords live for all publishers now
New York Times:
Microsoft Wins Big Order for Cellphone Software