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1:25 PM ET, April 7, 2006

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James Enck / EuroTelcoblog:
My Europodcast two cents  —  Om is stoking the controversy about podcasts, centering on this report from Forrester.  Here's some data from the terra incognita known as "not North America" to add, for what it's worth.  Look at the statistics (page 4) from the BBC's podcast trials, which show …
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
The problem with podcasts and web video  —  Forrester reported that only 1% of on-line households in the USA use podcasts.  PodTech.net disagrees...of course.  Mathew Ingram says the podcast numbers are no surprise now, but 18 months from now podcasts could shake things up.
Pete Mortensen / Wired News:
Windows on Mac, Simultaneously  —  Apple Computer's surprise software release allowing the company's newest Intel-based Macs to run Windows has put "virtualization" — an alternative, and arguably superior, method of achieving the same result — in the spotlight.
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Jonathan Thaw / Bloomberg:
Google Successfully Tested Mobile Web Ads in Japan (Update2)  —  April 6 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., the most-used Internet search engine, has successfully tested advertising on mobile phones in Japan, signaling a new revenue opportunity for the company.  —  ``Mobile internet usage …
ragan.com:
Editor's Letter  —  Are you taking advantage of the 'social media'?  Or are you a complete idiot?  —  There's this guy named Allan Jenkins.  Chances are, you've never heard of him.  —  Well, he's a communication consultant with a blog.  (Which is like saying he's a dog with a tail.)
MSNBC:
Google aims to track users with wi-fi  —  Google aims to be able to track its users to within 100-200 feet of their location through new wireless networks in order to serve them with relevant advertising from local businesses.  —  The leading internet search company, which depends on advertising …
Discussion: The Pondering Primate
Carmine Gallo / Business Week:
How to Wow 'Em Like Steve Jobs  —  The Apple CEO is well known for his electrifying presentations.  Here are five tips to make your next talk just as mesmerizing — or close  —  Apple Computer (AAPL), now celebrating 30 years of innovation, has revolutionized the way we use computers and listen to music.
Discussion: Valleywag
features.teamxbox.com:
Far Cry Instincts Predator: Map Making Madness Contest  —  Map maker, map maker, make us a map.  Yes, it's that easy to have a chance at winning some super-snazzy gaming gear, including a home theater system, a free year of Xbox Live Gold service and much more!  —  The easy part?
Discussion: Joystiq
shareholder.com:
PayPal Launches Mobile Payments  —  PayPal Mobile Enables Anytime, Anywhere Payments, Purchases and Donations  —  SAN JOSE, Calif., and LAS VEGAS - April 6, 2006 - PayPal today introduced PayPal Mobile, a text message-based service allowing consumers in the US and Canada to send money anytime …
Mary Crane / Forbes:
Yahoo! Tests New Search-Engine Ad Model  —  RBC analyst Jordan Rohan reports that Yahoo! has released a test version of its new search monetization in Scandinavia and will expand the rollout to the U.K. in July.  —  Codenamed "Project Panama," Yahoo's new model will be similar to that of Google …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Flickr Gunners  —  Flickr wasn't the first photo sharing site, and it isn't the most popular.  In fact, it isn't even the most popular photo sharing site owned by Yahoo - this is.  But Flickr caught our attention and, at least with the technology-savvy crowd, it has become synonymous with photo sharing.
gonintendo.com:
*RUMOR* Pilotwings sequel in the works?  —  Our readers were right on the money with your guesses.  The latest issue of EGM has discussed that Nintendo may indeed be working on a sequel to Pilotwings in their rumors section, which last graced the N64.  A lot of us were holding out for a Cube version …
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Pac-Man, Gundam, and more at Xbox 360 press conference  —  In addition to the news that anime is on the XBLM, there is plenty more from last night's Japanese press event.  You can read the horrible machine translation of Famitsu's coverage here, or read on for the big
Alfred Hermida / BBC:
Microsoft snaps up UK games guru  —  Microsoft has snapped up one of the UK's leading figures from the world of video games, Peter Molyneux.  —  The veteran game maker is best known for inventing the god game genre, where players control all that happens.  —  The purchase of Mr Molyneux's …
Kelli Kennedy / Associated Press:
Cell Phone Warns About Sexual Predators  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - When 11-year-old Jessica Lunsford was kidnapped and murdered last year, Joe Dawson immediately began gathering signatures to enact stricter penalties for registered sex offenders.  Now, Dawson is teaming up with a California-based technology firm …
Discussion: Techdirt
 
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Ross Rubin / Engadget:
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
Opening Port 25  —  This morning, Microsoft opened up Port 25 …
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Social Media Spending to Hit $757M in 2010
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Going Unconventional to Market Movies
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Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Kudos to Chevy Tahoe: It takes guts to brand with social computing
Rob Fahey / gamesindustry.biz:
Fornay's comments are not an indication of PS3 pricing - Sony
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
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NaviGadget:
Garmin BMW Motorrad III Navigator soon to be released
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Engadget and Gizmodo
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Sprint To Introduce EV-DO/Wi-Fi Router
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Business as usual - on the conference front