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3:25 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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Podcasts: Hot or Not  —  Are podcasts hot or not?  Charlene Li, an analyst at Forrester Research, in her controversial report says its not.  She points out that a mere one percent of online households are regularly downloading and listening to podcasts.  That number will be around 700,000 in 2006, she predicts.
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 …
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.
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.)
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
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
So lets do an unconference as the same time as Supernova - across the street  —  So it seems that Kevin Werbach is happy with his speaker list and I'm not and it seems that many people agree with me.  —  So I say let's just do our own conference, charge a total of zero dollars and zero cents …
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
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
WiMAX is dead says Qualcomm  —  Jacobs putting eggs into 802.20 basket  —  DON'T YOU just love it when industry luminaries talk in numbers rather than products?  I bet most people missed the significance when new Qualcomm CEO, Paul Jacobs, said 802.16 was dead, here at the CTIA show in Vegas.
Discussion: Techdirt and broadband
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.
*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 …
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
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 …
Tom Coates / a weblog:
Quick observations on TV distribution...  I observed today that it's now possible in the US to not only buy individual episodes of Lost via iTunes but that the Season Pass functionality now includes automatic delivery of all future episodes of the show for a massively decreased total price of $35 …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Ars Technica:
Into the Core: Intel's next-generation microarchitecture  —  By Jon "Hannibal" Stokes  —  Introduction  —  Over a year ago at the Fall 2005 Intel Developer Forum, Intel formally announced that they would be dropping the Pentium 4's Netburst microarchitecture in favor of a brand new …
Discussion: TechSpot
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Kelli Kennedy / Associated Press:
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Discussion: Techdirt
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Pac-Man, Gundam, and more at Xbox 360 press conference
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Microsoft snaps up UK games guru
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Going Unconventional to Market Movies
Discussion: Random Culture
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
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Rob Fahey /
Fornay's comments are not an indication of PS3 pricing - Sony
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Bill Would Clean Up Caller ID