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7:40 PM ET, April 6, 2006

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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.
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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 …
Jfurrier / PodTech.net:
Forrester Report on Podcasting - Wrong Big Time  —  I don't know what planet Charlene is on these days but her report on podcast adoption is way off base.  I don't know why she would come out with these low numbers.  My only guess is that it's typical old school research method …
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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
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Forrester podcasting report - just 1% use podcasts
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.
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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 …
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."
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 …
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Business as usual - on the conference front  —  OK - I'm officially complaining now.  The speaker's list for Supernova has been officially sent out and guess what?  Its all the same people - AGAIN?  —  I mean how many times do we need to hear from Dave Sifry, Mary Hodder, Joi Ito …
David Goetzl / MediaPost Publications:
New Data Reveals Virtually No Viewers For Time-Shifted Spots  —  ADVERTISERS DETERMINED TO RESIST PAYING for ads skipped with DVRs can find new ammunition in Nielsen's new minute-by-minute ratings.  An analysis of the so-called "commercial ratings" obtained by MediaDailyNews reveals …
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.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Merriam Webster Dictionary for the iPod  —  Merriam Webster, along with iPREPpress, has released a pocket dictionary for the iPod which provides you definations of over 40,000 words.  Using the iPod's scroll wheel users can search for words through a hierarchical menu and hyper-linked structure.
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 …
Robin Good / Independent Publishing News …:
Video Editing, Publishing And Remixing Online Is Here  —  Video editing, publishing and remixing online is now a reality.  —  Before I could even ponder or realize the amazing opportunities that these new video editing tools were going to unleash on us, I am already surrounded by a small set …
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 …
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 …
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MSN Search is dead
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eBay bans cash payments
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Wss / Netcraft:
April 2006 Web Server Survey
Justin Voskuhl / Official Google Blog:
Toolbar v2 for Firefox fans
Paul Conley / paulconley:
Folio picks its 40 most influential people
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google accepting personals?
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Enhances My Web with "People Centric" Tools
Tom Sanders / vnunet.com:
One Laptop Per Child aims at $50 price tag
David Strom / New York Times:
I.M. Generation Is Changing the Way Business Talks
Discussion: Ed Brill