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7:35 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 …
Kevin Maney:
Mac and XP: a virtual moot issue?  —  The move by Apple to make it easy to load Windows XP on a Mac ignited all kinds of emotions.  This blog's item from yesterday generated a boatload of comments.  The invective runs into the megawatts on Slashdot and other sites.
Pete Mortensen / Wired News:
Windows on Mac, Simultaneously
Eric Dahl / PC World:
First Tests: PC World Installs Windows XP on a 20-Inch iMac With Boot Camp
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
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.
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 …
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
Associated Press:
Video games get very, very naughty  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Online games have so far mainly revolved around the killing of fantasy monsters.  The occasional fight with a Stormtrooper provides some variety.  —  Companies are now developing a handful of games — though calling them that is a stretch …
Ryan Naraine /
Microsoft Ships 'URL Tracer' to Hunt Down Typo-Squatters  —  Microsoft Research has released a new tool to help pinpoint large-scale typo-squatters that are known to be gaming pay-per-click domain parking services.  —  The lightweight prototype, called Strider URL Tracer …
Discussion: Download Squad
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.
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 …
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.)
Eric / Gadget Review:
Infrared Blood Alcohol Test  —  There's a new technology out that will actually allow officers to "scan" for drunk drivers via infrared!  This crazy technology was originally developed to help diabetics scan their blood without a needle.  —  The technology works by generating IR radiation …
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
*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 …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Ad Measurement Is Going High Tech  —  Explosion of Media Offerings  —  Complicates Finding Whether  —  Message Is Getting Through  —  Media companies have long searched, with mixed results, for proof that advertising works.  Some high-tech help may be on the way.
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
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
NPR "Xeni Tech": surveillance drones over LA skies  —  UAVs have long been used by American military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere — but now, law enforcement agencies back home are exploring uses here in the US.  In a recent House hearing, police agencies and private entities argued …
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
Opening Port 25  —  This morning, Microsoft opened up Port 25 …
Mary Crane / Forbes:
Yahoo! Tests New Search-Engine Ad Model
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PayPal Launches Mobile Payments
Kelli Kennedy / Associated Press:
Cell Phone Warns About Sexual Predators
Discussion: Techdirt
David Pogue / New York Times:
Internet Calls Untethered From Your PC
Alfred Hermida / BBC:
Microsoft snaps up UK games guru