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1:55 PM ET, April 10, 2006


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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Exploding TV: KA-BLOOM! … TV has finally exploded.  And if other media — newspapers, magazines, and even online companies — don't watch out, they may lose the broadband internet to TV companies.  —  In big news today, Disney said it will make episodes of its shows available online …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
SEO as the new newsstand  —  The Times discovered the value and necessity of search-engine optimization (SEO) for news and media yesterday.  (I found it surprising that they gave scant credit to, the Times company where — full disclosure — I consult, for About is the first media company built …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Newspapers Thinking More About SEO  —  This Boring Headline Is Written for Google is an interesting look from the New York Times about how newspapers are learning to adapt to search engines, in particular to ensure headlines are targeted toward using terms that people are searching for …
Google does deal for Aussie program
Craig Pringle:
Now is the time for Tablets  —  The cosmic forces are aligning for the Tablet PC and I believe that 2006 and 2007 will be the years that the Tablet PC really makes the big time.  Yeah, I know people have been saying that since 2002 when Microsoft first launched Windows XP Tablet Edition.
LPH / UMPC Buzz:   The Cosmic Forces of Mobility
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage:
Craig Pringle: Now Is The Time For Tablets
Discussion: Craig Pringle and What Is New
San Francisco Chronicle:
Laptop thieves descend upon wireless cafes  —  Grab-and-run robbers find pricey computers easy to resell  —  A San Francisco finance manager stopped in at a Mission District cafe and was tapping on his laptop as he enjoyed his coffee just before noon on a Thursday.  Suddenly, he was under siege.
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Laptop Comes Preloaded With the Web, Abridged  —  SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 — While Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are busy building legions of data centers to capture the contents of the Web, a fledgling company has decided that it will squeeze the essential Internet onto a single laptop.
Jenstar / JenSense:
YPN launches their own Yahoo Publisher Network Blog  —  You heard it here first!  YPN has launched their own YPN blog to keep publishers (and want-to-be publishers!) up-to-date and in the loop with the very latest about the program. … I must admit, this is one of the coolest search engine blogs out there.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google settlement or not, click fraud won't go away  —  With a planned $90 million settlement, Google could soon dispense with a class-action lawsuit involving so-called click fraud.  —  But while that may be good for Google, it doesn't mean the problem of bogus clicks on online ads …
Dean / UBC Google Scholar Blog.folio:
CRITIQUING MICROSOFT LIVE "ACADEMIC SEARCH"  —  I've had e-mails from readers asking me about Microsoft Academic Search, and I can at least tell you a little bit along the lines of what's reported in PC World.  (A few things are confidential until Tuesday, but not because I signed an NDA).
Dean / UBC Google Scholar Blog.folio:
Discussion: and LiveSide
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
Three-year-olds in frame for the 'iTod'  —  LEGO bricks no longer cut it for hi-tech toddlers.  Digital music players for three-year-olds are the new battleground in the £20 billion toy industry.  —  Fisher-Price will launch the "iTod", its first MP3 player aimed at infants, this summer.
Discussion: Gizmodo, B2Day, OhGizmo! and THE RAW FEED
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: Microsoft rival turns sights toward Office  —  Some people might shy away from head-to-head competition with Microsoft Corp. But Michael Robertson is taking the opposite approach — making a habit of challenging the company in areas it dominates.
Structured Blogging Website Re-designed  —  The Structured Blogging website has been upgraded and went live tonight.  I re-designed the website and did the writing for it, under the employ of Marc Canter's Broadband Mechanics and with the help of others in the Structured Blogging community such as Conor O'Neill.
John Boudreau / Knight Ridder:
Q&A with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Steve Wozniak says he never intended to change the world.  That was the other Steve, Steve Jobs.  —  He just wanted to build computers.  Oh, and he really — really — wanted to spend his career as a Hewlett-Packard engineer, a position he reluctantly left.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO
Monthly Keyword Research Marketing Data  —  SEO Question:  —  Are you aware of a tool or a service that can provide reliable search volume history for certain keywords?  Like how many searches there were for "keyword phrase" in each month of 2005.  —  SEO Answer:
Canadian Blog Network B5 Media Looking for VC Backers  —  It will be interesting to see if B5 succeeds in its endeavor to raise funding.  Rival Creative Weblogging was able to raise funding so we suspect B5 has a shot.  The blog network has managed to launch a large number of blogs that cover tech, entertainment, sports and more.
Discussion: Ensight and Tinfinger
b5media Looks for Venture Capital
Discussion: The Blog Herald
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Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
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Discussion: GigaOM and Guardian Unlimited