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3:45 PM ET, April 14, 2006

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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 …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
MSN Windows Live Search Getting Answers Service; May Partner Or Acquire Eurekster  —  Via Threadwatch, Microsoft Gets Social from BusinessWeek has news that Microsoft may be buying or partnering with Eurekster to bring social search features to its MSN Window Live Search service.
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: IP Democracy, TechCrunch and broadband
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Michael Schneider / Variety:
Fox, affils sync up  —  Net agrees to share non-linear revenue  —  Fox has sealed a new deal with its affiliates that will finally allow it to enter the iPod age.  —  The six-year pact — an extension of affils' previous agreement to contribute to Fox's costly NFL rights package …
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
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Joystiq
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
IPTV IS DEAD (PART 27)  —  Techdirt reminded us last year how broadcast IPTV is a dumb idea, as the future's all in faster-than-real-time downloads.  (Usual nod of head to Odlyzko for being a decade ahead of us all here.)  —  In future you'll only want to watch stuff that's gained a strong reputation for quality.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
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Mike / Techdirt:   The Telcos Could Revolutionize TV... But They Won't
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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Elias Torres:
hCalendar + Google Calendar Reminders  —  Everyone is talking about Google Calendar today.  I was supposed to be beta-beta testing it and have been thinking how to integrate with my Calendar+SPARQL work.  However, the beta-beta time expired and I never did anything with it.  The ideas were along the lines of:
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
AKISMET FOR MT: DEATH TO SPAM  —  If that headline means anything to you, then rejoice.  It's long been known that Akismet, WordPress's remarkable anti-comment spam technology, was the best out there.  Moveable Type users (like me) salivated at the thought of having Akismet-like functionality on our sites.
Discussion: Dr Dave and Venture Chronicles
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Matt Mullenweg / Akismet:   Akismet for Movable Type
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Microsoft's Camera Phone Search Project and Other Camea Phone Search Tech  —  Search Briefs  —  Cameraphone Searching  —  Searching With Your Camera Phone: Photo2Search, Research from Microsoft  —  Always searching for info online by typing a query via a keyboard might one day be considered old school for some types of searching.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Video review of Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC  —  I have created a video review of the Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC.  This is my first ever video production, so this is more of a learning experience than anything.  Also, I was using an old webcam to record to video, so the quality is pretty poor.
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jkOnTheRun:   New video review of the Toshiba M400 Tablet PC
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Mullenweg: We don't want cash...well, ok, maybe we'll take some  —  Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic, the company that manages the popular WordPress blog software, announced yesterday on his blog that he has taken some funding.  —  This comes just a few months after his December launch …
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Sits Down For TV Interview With Charlie Rose  —  Web Search—Google  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt Sits Down For TV Interview With Charlie Rose  —  In a taped interview, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, sat down with Charlie Rose for a 25 minute one-on-one interview that focused …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Gail Schiller / newsone.ca:
Brands take buzz to bank through free TV placement  —  LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - During the past four months, Apple iPods, Macs and other products have been featured 250 times on 38 different network primetime shows, including such hits as "CSI: NY" and "The O.C."
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
"Email — Should the Sender Pay?"  —  EFF Fundraiser, Debate Between Esther Dyson and Danny O'Brien  —  In light of AOL's adopting a "certified" email system, EFF is hosting a debate on the future of email.  With distinguished entrepreneur Mitch Kapor moderating, EFF Activist Coordinator Danny O'Brien …
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.
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: Mark Evans and BuzzMachine
 
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The Monome MIDI controller is real
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