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5:30 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 …
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
Disney to make TV shows available free on Web
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.
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.
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, the Times company where — full disclosure — I consult, for About is the first media company built …
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 …
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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