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9:25 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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John Holusha / New York Times:
Disney to Offer Some ABC Shows Free on the Web  —  In an effort to extend its broadcast economic model to the Internet, the Walt Disney Company said today that it would offer some of its most popular ABC television shows free on its Web sites but with commercials that cannot be eliminated.
Discussion: AdJab
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.
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.
Nick / Rough Type:
Disney's counterrevolution
Discussion: Andrew Lark and PVR Wire
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
Joe / Techdirt:
Webaroo Downloads Hype To Your Hard-Drive
Discussion: Download Squad and Newsome.Org
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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Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
The year of the tablet? Wrong question
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
LPH / UMPC Buzz:   The Cosmic Forces of Mobility
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
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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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 …
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.
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
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Dell exec: We're not Wintel's lapdog  —  BOSTON—To some, Dell marches to the beat of Intel and Microsoft drums, dutifully following their research and development plans.  But to hear Kevin Kettler tell it, the PC maker often takes its own lead.  —  Not only is the company active …
Ted Wallingford / The VoIP Weblog:
Mini-white paper: Overcoming cultural challenges to the VoIP revolution  —  A few days ago, I took a phone interview for the local newspaper.  The reporter, who was certainly no tech geek, seemed very interested, and perhaps even excited, by the idea of Internet Telephony.
 
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Seth Kugel / New York Times:
A Web Site Born in U.S. Finds Fans in Brazil
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Return of Free Internet Access
USA Today:
MLB ready to play ball with musicians
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Less is more: Create a network with no wires
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Q&A with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak
Stone Lion / NewsForge:
Why open standards matter
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Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
Three-year-olds in frame for the 'iTod'
Read/WriteWeb:
Structured Blogging Website Re-designed
Josh / Redeye VC:
Bridge Loans vs. Preferred Equity