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11:50 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
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
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
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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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Microsoft Gets Social  —  Redmond has big plans for tools and partnerships that will let users consult a circle of friends when conducting Web searches  —  Software giant Microsoft is taking its MSN Search division on a comeback tour.  The next stop: Social search, a way of making Web search …
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.
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! …
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: TechCrunch and broadband
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 …
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
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: Smart Mobs, Rough Type and ongoing
frsirt.com:
Mozilla Products Memory Corruption and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities  —  CVE ID : CVE-2006-0748 - CVE-2006-0749 - CVE-2006-1045 - CVE-2006-1723 - CVE-2006-1724 - CVE-2006-1529 - CVE-2006-1725 - CVE-2006-1726 - CVE-2006-1727 - CVE-2006-1728 - CVE-2006-1729 - CVE-2006-1730 - CVE-2006-1530 …
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.
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
 
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SprintNextel, your VoIP strategy is all wrong
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Will Your PC Get Vista's Best Graphics?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
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Luke Smith / 1up.com:
Ubisoft Dumps Starforce
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Cuban's IceRocket Sold To Think Partnership
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Retread Web 1.0 to Web 2.0  —  One observation about this whole …
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Tom Lowry / Business Week:
Fox's Crafty New-Media Deal
Reuters:
Study: Iceland tops in broadband use
Discussion: IT Facts
Susan Butler / Reuters:
Webjay creates new copyright woes for Yahoo
Discussion: Techdirt
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
HELIO and Yahoo! Announce Mobile Services Partnership
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
AOL charged with blocking opponents' e-mail
BBC:
Search users 'stop at page three'