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8:50 AM ET, April 14, 2006

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Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
TiVo Wins EchoStar Patent Suit  —  The victory could give it leverage as it seeks licensing deals with cable TV operators.  —  TiVo Inc. on Thursday won a pivotal patent infringement lawsuit that might allow it to pause and rewind the marketplace the way its pioneering digital video recorders do with live TV.
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tivo.com:
TiVo Statement on Jury Decision in Lawsuit Victory Against EchoStar  —  ALVISO, CA — April 13, 2006 — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), today offered the following comment on the jury's decision in its favor …
Discussion: I4U News
Fred / A VC:
Patently Absurd  —  Brad Feld has a good post up about software patents …
Discussion: Techdirt
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Taking Web Services To The Office  —  Most of the innovation in web services over the past three to four years (what is popularly known as web 2.0) has been focused on the end user as the customer.  We call them consumer facing web services in our firm and they include the services from Yahoo! …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Democrats more likely to favor iTunes taxes  —  Democratic politicians in state capitols are more likely than Republicans to permit what critics are calling the "iTunes tax"—taxes on digital purchases of songs and movies.  —  A CNET News.com analysis of the states that tax digital downloads …
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Toni's Garage:
Automattic funding  —  We've been working towards raising a seed round of capital at Automattic and recently completed the final piece of it.  Matt explains the thinking behind it here (and promptly celebrated the occasion with a new haircut).  VCMike, one of our board members and investors, shares his thoughts here.
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Vcmike / Mike's Blog:   Why Polaris is Backing Automattic
Tony Smith / The Register:
Averatec touts 3G, Wi-Fi UMPC  —  Notebook specialist Averatec will ship its take on the ultra-mobile PC concept this autumn, offering a handheld Windows XP Home Edition-based machine with a keyboard that sits underneath a slide-out 5in, 1,280 x 1,204 touch-sensitive screen.
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Inking in Internet Explorer  —  Over the last year or so I've experimented with various ways to add or integrate ink into Internet Explorer.  The SearchTIP is one of these projects.  It's a embedded control that contains an inkable canvas in which you can handwrite search queries.
ipwalk.com:
EU outgrows BIZ  —  The new European TLD .eu has proven to be a real success.  From its Landrush launch last Friday until yesterday, it has managed to outgrow the already well-established gTLD .biz.  If the current rate of new registrations continues, .eu is sure to outgrow .info within approximately four months.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Are Domains The New Black?  —  Every so often, you run …
Discussion: B2Day
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
AOL charged with blocking opponents' e-mail  —  update America Online on Wednesday apparently began blocking e-mail on its servers containing the Web address of a petition against the company's upcoming certified-mail program, an issue the company called a "glitch."
Susan Butler / Reuters:
Webjay creates new copyright woes for Yahoo  —  NEW YORK (Billboard) - Yahoo acquired playlist-sharing site webjay.com in January.  But it seems it may have bought itself a problem.  Webjay.org makes downloading the Beatles' music or Kanye West's full-length video as easy as a keyword search and a click of a mouse.
Discussion: Techdirt
Guardian:
A thirst for knowledge  —  Wikipedia and other online databases provide a soupy morass of information, but where can we find the variety of views that leads to wisdom  —  "Just who would want to vandalise an entry on cheese?" wonders Skip, a Wikipedia administrator.
Discussion: Rough Type and ongoing
centerformediaresearch.com:
Blogs, Pods and Really Simple Stuff Deliver Advertising At An Increasing Rate  —  The first installment in PQ Media's Alternative Media Research Series, the Blog, Podcast and RSS Advertising Outlook, reports that advertising spending on user-generated online media - blogs, podcasts and RSS …
Discussion: BuzzMachine
BBC:
Search users 'stop at page three'  —  Most people using a search engine expect to find what they are looking for on the first page of results, says a US study.  —  At most, people will go through three pages of results before giving up, found the survey by Jupiter Research and marketing firm iProspect.
Discussion: IT Facts
Tom Lowry / Business Week:
Fox's Crafty New-Media Deal  —  Rupert Murdoch's Fox TV has cut an unprecedented deal to share revenues from the Web with its affiliate stations.  —  At a time when a string of new deals to offer current TV shows on the Web and for video-on-demand is further straining relationships between broadcast networks …
Zach / alwaysbeta.com:
BWL Raid Live Blog Pre-Blog  —  Blog Post … As some of you know, I play a game called World of Warcraft.  In the interest of providing entertaining and interesting content to you, our readers, I will be live-blogging a Blackwing Lair Raid on Saturday.  I'm sure most of you have no idea …
Discussion: WOW Insider and Clickable Culture
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Journal:
Washington Post & Oodle : Aggregated DC Classifieds Marketplace  —  Washington Post & Oodle : Aggregated DC Classifieds Marketplace  —  The Washington Post has been doing some very interesting things online lately.  And today, it has launched a site for its Express publication.
misticriver.net:
iriver announcement - E10 mini-HDD Jukebox  —  Brothers, here's the new mini-HDD Jukebox has announced by iriver, which look forwarded by so many of you.  —  Today, iriver announced that they will release E10 mini-HDD Jukebox at Korean market, in April 28.  —  E10 is 6GB mini-HDD Jukebox player.
Discussion: Engadget and Tech Ticker
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Retread Web 1.0 to Web 2.0  —  One observation about this whole …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Beatles Catalog to be Offered on iTunes
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Google Calendar unleashed
Reuters:
Study: Iceland tops in broadband use
Discussion: IT Facts
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
HELIO and Yahoo! Announce Mobile Services Partnership
Joe / Techdirt:
Yesterday, Beatles Downloads Seemed So Far Away
Discussion: Marc's Voice and Reuters
PC World:
Users Find Flaw in Boot Camp
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Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
Listening and responding  —  A while back, Ed Bott, Joe Wikert …
Phil / See into S60:
2GB miniSD works like a charm in my Nokia E61
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gadgets.qj.net:
Wall-O-Monitors project — twelve 30-inch flatscreens mounted
Discussion: Engadget
Lloyd Frink President / Zillow Blog:
Zillow homes in 3D
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Annual Buying Guide: How to Ensure New PC Can Use Windows Vista
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Unintended Consequences: Seven Years under the DMCA
Washington Post:
Terrorists' Web Chatter Shows Concern About Internet Privacy
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
As Apple retools new video iPod, release rolls back