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2:25 AM ET, April 11, 2006


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Disney to make TV shows available free on Web  —  NEW YORK/ATLANTA (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co.'s <DIS.N> ABC television network will offer some of its most popular shows, such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," for free on the Web in a service supported by advertising, the company said on Monday.
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 …
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 and Digital Backcountry
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.
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  —  from the the-entire-web-on-your-computer dept  —  As internet access becomes ubiquitous, times when it is unavailable have mercifully become rare.  Yet, the hot web startup du jour, Webaroo, is targeting these shrinking, fleeting moments …
Discussion: 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.
Rob Bushway /
The year of the tablet? Wrong question
LPH / UMPC Buzz:
The Cosmic Forces of Mobility
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 …
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.
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.
Seth Kugel / New York Times:
A Web Site Born in U.S. Finds Fans in Brazil  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — Ask Internet users here what they think of Orkut, the two-year-old Google social networking service, and you may get a blank stare.  But pronounce it "or-KOO-chee," as they do in Portuguese, and watch faces light up.
Discussion: Fast Company Now and Valleywag
Business Wire:
Clearwire Becomes First International Wireless Broadband Company to Offer Simple, Reliable Internet Phone Service  —  KIRKLAND, Wash. & STOCKTON, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 10, 2006—  Affordable, Feature-Rich Service With Superior Call Quality And Clarity Launched Today In California
Darren Rowse / Make Money Online …:
10 Steps to Guarantee You'll Never Make More than 0.14 cents per month with AdSense  —  Every day I come across and courses which promise to teach people how to make thousands of dollars a day with AdSense by following a few easy steps - so I thought it was time for one that shows …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Stephen Shankland / CNET
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and Tinfinger
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 …
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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USA Today:
MLB ready to play ball with musicians
Discussion: SearchViews
Mike / Techdirt:
WiFi Hotspots Creating A New Crime Wave?
Gary / ResourceShelf:
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Less is more: Create a network with no wires
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Google wins rights to Aussie algorithm
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Jenstar / JenSense:
YPN launches their own Yahoo Publisher Network Blog
John Boudreau / Knight Ridder:
Q&A with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak