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5:40 PM ET, April 6, 2006

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Eric Dahl / PC World:
First Look: PC World Installs Windows XP on a 20-Inch iMac With Boot Camp  —  It works.  Impressively well.  With games, even.  That's our first impression of Windows XP running under Apple's Boot Camp on our 20-inch iMac.  And that's more than you could say a couple of days ago …
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Cabel / cabel.name:
Boot Camp First Look: Half Life 2 Video + More  —  By now, I'm sure all of you have already discovered and absorbed all there is to know about today's new Boot Camp Public Beta — Apple's official solution for truly dual-booting native Windows XP on any Intel Mac.
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Apple gives its blessing to Windows on Macs
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 …
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Chris Hoofnagle / epic.org:
A Privacy Analysis of the Six Proposals for San Francisco Municipal Broadband  —  Six companies have proposed plans to bring municipal broadband to San Francisco.  They range from approaches where users will pay monthly fees, to advertising-supported services and free services.
Julie Jacobson / cepro.com:
Origami Tablet PCs to Run Special Media Center Extender Software  —  When men carry purses.  —  Really, that's the only way Microsoft can realize its dream that ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) "will eventually become as indispensable and ubiquitous as mobile phones are today."
CNET News.com:
Republicans defeat Net neutrality proposal  —  update A partisan divide pitting Republicans against Democrats on the question of Internet regulation appears to be deepening.  —  A Republican-controlled House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday defeated a proposal …
Rex Hammock's Weblog:
Podcasting's pundits suffer from macro-myopia: For as long as there has been a rexblog, I've been crediting Paul Saffo with helping me understand the phenomenon he calls "macro-myopia."  (Last year, he e-mailed me this background on the concept.)  In short, for the past hundred years or so …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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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.
Wired News:
Why VOIP Needs Crypto  —  There are basically four ways to eavesdrop on a telephone call.  —  One, you can listen in on another phone extension.  This is the method preferred by siblings everywhere.  If you have the right access, it's the easiest.  While it doesn't work for cell phones …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A FRANK INTERVIEW WITH GARY FLAKE  —  Today marks the first of what I hope will become a regular series of Q&A interviews on Searchblog.  The format is simple - I send an opening question to the luminary in question via email, they respond, and we go from there.
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
Game Developers Unleash A Storm On 'World Of Warcraft' Players  —  Rain, snow and sandstorms were introduced to massive multiplayer online game last week.  —  "World of Warcraft"  —  Not a drop of rain had fallen in Feralas during the year and a half that the virtual forest existed …
Our Blog:
MyWeb Update: Connecting and Discovering  —  As we noted a couple of days ago, we've just completed a MyWeb upgrade that should make it easier to find and share bookmarks with the world.  We've changed the way "Contacts" work, so you can more easily add people to your contacts list to stay …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Game Studios Acquires Video Game Luminary Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios  —  Lionhead's hit franchise "Fable" surpasses 2 million unit sales milestone.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 6, 2006 — Microsoft Game Studios (MGS) today announced it has purchased U.K.-based Lionhead Studios …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Following the Rich Media money  —  I think Im jealous.  In fact I know Im jealous.  I cant tell you how many meetings I sat in trying to explain the value of multimedia on the internet, in particular video and how valuable it could be to advertisers.  —  I used to always make the point …
Discussion: Techdirt
Justin Voskuhl / Official Google Blog:
Toolbar v2 for Firefox fans  —  Here in the Kirkland, we've had one of the rainiest winters in a long time, giving me extra time to work on the latest release of the Google Toolbar for Firefox.  Today, we're happy to release the beta version of Google Toolbar 2 for Firefox.
 
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