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10:40 AM ET, April 14, 2006

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Ars Technica:
New PS3 operating system details?  —  The site Playstation 3 Portal recently got hold of a few details of the PS3's OS, and how it will make use of the Cell hardware.  Technically, these details qualify as "rumor," but for the reasons given below I think they're pretty plausible.  First, the details:
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Anthony Hanses / ps3portal.com:
| Exclusive - Inside the PS3 - Updated  —  This brings us to the information we have concerning the PS3.  As some gamers have heard, Sony revealed at GDC this year that they will be constantly reserving 1 of the 7 available SPEs on the Cell Processor for their OS.  This, we have discovered, is just the tip of the iceberg.
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Joystiq
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
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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Mike / Techdirt:
The Telcos Could Revolutionize TV... But They Won't  —  Martin Geddes has written up a post about how the telcos are wasting their money on IPTV, and reminds us of our own post on the subject from last summer.  In that post, we wondered why the telcos were wasting so much money trying to build …
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Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
IPTV IS DEAD (PART 27)
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
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! …
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.
Aswath Weblog:
Post-Disaster Communications Petition  —  Recently, FCC placed on public review a petition filed by Evslin Consulting and pulver.com.  The petition grew out of the experiences felt during a breakdown in communications network caused by Hurricane Katrina.  As you may recall …
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.
Zach / alwaysBETA:
BWL Raid Live Blog Pre-Blog  —  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 what that means …
Discussion: WOW Insider and Clickable Culture
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Benchmarks: Adobe Apps and Rosetta Emulation  —  Bare Feats has posted a set of benchmarks comparing two non-Universal Binary applications, Adobe's Photoshop CS2 and After Effect 7.0, running on a three different machines to gauge the true impact of Rosetta emulation.  The test machines included:
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."
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
Reuters:
Fox will put TV reruns on the Internet: report  —Text+NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp.'s Fox network has signed a six-year agreement with its 187 affiliated stations that will let it show reruns of its television programs on the Internet, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.
Discussion: Gizmodo and broadband
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
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 …
 
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Luke Smith / 1up.com:
Ubisoft Dumps Starforce
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Retread Web 1.0 to Web 2.0  —  One observation about this whole …
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Susan Butler / Reuters:
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Joe / Techdirt:
Yesterday, Beatles Downloads Seemed So Far Away
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BBC:
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Wall-O-Monitors project — twelve 30-inch flatscreens mounted
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Toni's Garage:
Automattic funding  —  We've been working towards raising …