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12:55 PM ET, April 15, 2006

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USA Today:
Sellers of Internet addresses surf for — and get — some big payoffs  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Internet domain names are red-hot again.  —  This year, 15 names used in Internet addresses have resold for at least six figures to companies and individuals hoping to tap into big audiences.  On.com got $635,000.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Sun: Chasing after (and may catch) the open source DReaM  —  In March 2006, in a podcast interview with ZDNet, Sun president and COO Jonathan Schwartz dropped a hint that his company had something in the works that was very much like the Liberty Alliance (in the way that it undermined the usage …
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
How Sun's "open DRM" dooms them and all they touch  —  David Berlind has written about Sun's "Open DReaM" crippleware project, a DRM that pretends to be "open source" and an "open platform" in a cynical bid to curry favor with copyfighters and studios.  The gimmick is that Sun's technology …
Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Information regarding MS06-015  —  Hi everyone, Mike Reavey here.  I wanted to quickly let you know about some things related to MS06-015 that we've gotten some customer questions on.  First, we're currently tracking an issue involving the interaction of the security update with some components related …
Discussion: The PC Doctor
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft's Security Disclosures Come Under Fire  —  Is Microsoft silently fixing security vulnerabilities and deliberately obfuscating details about patches in its monthly security bulletins?  —  Matthew Murphy, a security researcher who has worked closely with the MSRC …
vnunet.com:
China outlaws Outlook  —  Unlicensed email servers illegal under new rule  —  China has introduced regulations that make it illegal to run an email server without a licence.  The new rules, which came into force two weeks ago, mean that most companies running their own email servers in China are now breaking the law.
Discussion: Techdirt, Slashdot and GOODROI
Ismael Ghalimi / IT|Redux:
Office 2.0 on Overdrive  —  The pace at which new Office 2.0 applications are being released seems to be accelerating.  For some applications, like Google Calendar, it's good news.  For others, such as ajaxXLS, not really so.  —  Google just released Google Calendar, and as Jeff Nolan pointed out, the whole blogosphere is abuzz.
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Reading the tea leaves: where the money is and isn't - new business models emerge  —  As Dave Winer and I were discussing how to pull off the unplanned unconference opposite Kevin Werbach's Supernova - it was the collision of business models that most dominated my mindstate.
Discussion: ben barren
Rogers Cadenhead / Wired News:
All Bets Are Off, Online Anyway  —  The United States is taking aim at internet casino ads as tensions build in a high-profile trade fight over the country's largely toothless online gambling ban.  —  Although many website operators insist internet gambling ads are legal …
Getluky / News Archive:
We added new support for Yahoo! Calendar and the newly-released Google Calendar, all-new subscription and maps options for searches, venues, and tags, and support for floating times for you iCal fans.  More details after the jump...  Yahoo! Calendar, Google Calendar, and iCal Downloads
BBC:
Natural light 'to reinvent bulbs'  —  A light source that could put the traditional light bulb in the shade has been invented by US scientists.  —  The organic light-emitting diode (OLED) emits a brilliant white light when attached to an electricity supply.
Discussion: Gizmodo
siliconvalley.com:
Jury verdict is more good news for TiVo  —  MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - In a case cast as crucial to TiVo's survival, a federal jury decided that EchoStar Communication Corp. copied key technologies from the digital video recording pioneer and awarded nearly $74 million.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
ISP snooping gaining support  —  The explosive idea of forcing Internet providers to record their customers' online activities for future police access is gaining ground in state capitols and in Washington, D.C.  —  Top Bush administration officials have endorsed the concept …
Peter Kirn / Create Digital Music:
Hackable, Playable LED/Pad Music Interface  —  The Monome is a new music interface with LED-backlit pads, a USB interface that transmits OSC and MIDI data to a computer, and — here's the unusual part — open source, hackable firmware and software interface.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Music thing
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Becoming an Aggregator  —  According to The Social Software Weblog, Newsweek has launched a private-label RSS reader powered by Newsgator Online. it includes Newsweek feeds.  I am a fan of co-branded readers.  In this new world, content producers are going to move from being just distributors to aggregators.
Sam / Signal vs. Noise:
Microsoft Origami: "Too revolutionary"  —  Price, Interface Dampen 'Origami' PC Debut  —  'Origami' Stumps CEOs in Jobs-Style Presentation  —  Overpriced, underwhelming, cumbersome: pick three.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Microsoft's Social Search Plans & Eurekster  —  Microsoft's Social Search Plans & Eurekster  —  Microsoft's MSN is planning on the launch of a social search and question-and-answer service which is bound to try and compete with Yahoo's MyWeb and Answers.  Aaron Wall points …
Jimmie Geddes / Gadgets on the Go:
Sprint Treo 700p mid May, first week of June latest  —  Ok, I just spoke to my contact again a few minutes ago.  The Treo 700p is most likely end of May, latest first week of June. she said said it was originally supposed to be mid may, but they are finishing up testing it.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and PalmAddicts
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Pulver's Post-Disaster Communications Petition now in FCC public Comments period  —  Jeff Pulver notes that on Monday the FCC put out for public comment the Post-Disaster Communications Petition that he and Tom Evslin and I filed back in March.  —  The FCC is soliciting comments on this petition.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Realtime-VoIP
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
PSTN versus VoIP
Discussion: VoIP Now and Paul Kapustka's Blog
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Catchup Friday — Abrams to launch Socializr; Meetup, Zoom, Zixxo & more  —  Here are the latest Silicon Valley tidbits that fell between the cracks this week.  Happy Easter weekend!  —  Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams to launch Socializr?  Abrams, the early developer of the social networking concept …
 
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