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6:40 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 …
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Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:
How Not to Think Strategically About the Future of Media, pt 193941  —  Disney to release TV shows online free the day after they broadcast (with ads, of course).  —  Good move?  —  You might think so - everyone in the industry is applauding Disney for having the courage to be so 2.0.
Discussion: AdJab and Like It Matters
Reuters:
Disney to make TV shows available free on Web  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Television will offer some of its most popular shows, such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," for free on the Internet in a two-month trial, the company said on Monday.
WSJ.com - U.S. Home:
Disney to Offer TV Shows Free Online
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.
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Mark Ward / BBC:
Service to preload web on laptops  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  A hi-tech start-up called Webaroo is aiming to shrink the web so that it can fit into a laptop.  —  The company has designed its service so that people will not have to go online to access information found on the net.
Discussion: TechSpot
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.
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Mike / Techdirt:
WiFi Hotspots Creating A New Crime Wave?
Discussion: SearchViews and THE RAW FEED
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.
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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
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 About.com, the Times company where — full disclosure — I consult, for About is the first media company built …
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Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Google wins rights to Aussie algorithm  —  Google has snapped up the rights to an advanced text search algorithm invented by a University of NSW student.  —  The algorithm, or search engine tool, is called Orion and was developed by UNSW PhD student Ori Allon at the university's School of Computer Science.
Discussion: TechSpot and Channel 9
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NEWS.com.au:
Google does deal for Aussie program
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.
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Cable Companies Bulk Up in Wireless Phone Services  —  ATLANTA, April 9 — In the race with the Bell companies to become one-stop shops for communications services, the country's biggest cable companies are developing wireless products, the missing piece of their so-called quadruple-play bundle.
Jeremy Wright / Ensight:
Cat, Meet World  —  Well, it looks like my post last week on the mesh forum contained a tidbit of gossip.  According to it, b5media will soon announce that we're going after funding, or so says Blog Network Watch.  —  Several folk have weighed in on this, including Blog Herald, Paul Montgomery and alarm:clock.
bobparsons.com:
The .EU landrush fiasco.  A bumbling registry allows Europe's very own domain name to be highjacked!  —  Europe's .EU domain is being hijacked!  —  What happens when you match an inept registry with crafty businessmen?  The answer is a really large scam.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Look for the Release of Microsoft Live Academic Search This Tuesday  —  Search Briefs  —  + Look for the Release of Microsoft Live Academic Search This Tuesday  —  Comments from Dean Giustini (he's seen it) here.  He writes, "Was I impressed?  In short, I wasn't bowled over, but I wasn't disappointed either.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
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 …
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.
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: Tech_Space and Guardian Unlimited
Eileen McCluskey / Boston Globe:
Less is more: Create a network with no wires  —  Wireless computing has arrived.  It seems everyone wants to unplug, and it's easy to see why.  —  When computers connect with the Internet — and to one another — without bulky, tangle-prone cords, you can surf for recipes from the kitchen …
 
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