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6:30 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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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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
YouTube Snags Another $8 Million
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
YouTube CEO Hails 'Birth of a New Clip Culture'
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: Gizmodo
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
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sfgov.org:
SAN FRANCISCO CONCLUDES EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS TO CREATE UNIVERSAL …
Discussion: GigaOM and Daily Wireless
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.
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
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Blackberry For Rest Of Us?
Discussion: Screenwerk and PalmAddicts
The Office Live Team's Blog:
Your 'wait' is over  —  Since we debuted our waitlist …
socaltech.com:
Interview with Jim Armstrong, Clearstone Venture Partners
Discussion: VC Circle
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Playstation 3 Will Be $612 to $734 ?  —  Gamasutra reports …
John Leyden / The Register:
Trojan-powered scam network dismantled
Discussion: TechSpot
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
press.nokia.com:
Must a slim design always mean a slim feature set?  Nokia engineers say no.
Reuters:
Netflix wants to shut Blockbuster online rentals