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8:00 PM ET, April 15, 2006

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Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Apple Gets a Big Slice Of Product-Placement Pie  —  Movie, TV Roles Keep Firm in Ever-Brighter Spotlight  —  When scriptwriters of the hit NBC show "The Office" wanted the boss character to give a cool gift that the show's co-workers would later resent, they had him hand out an iPod.
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple could double market share on Microsoft defections
Discussion: Download Squad
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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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 …
Stace / Wireless, cell phones, mobile phone reviews:
Better input and bigger screens for cell phones?  How about virtual screen from Samsung?  —  Have you been struggling with the text input on you phone, when writing SMS message or entering calendar appointment?  With the need to press phone key 5 times just to get to the desired character?
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
Office 2.0 on IT Redux  —  Ismael Ghalimi has assembled a comprehensive, well-written body of content about Office 2.0 on his IT Redux blog.  In his most recent post, he touches on a topic I've brought up in a few recent posts - the rough state of affairs in some recent online application offerings.
Discussion: IT|Redux
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
Why Windows is less secure than Linux  —  Windows is inherently harder to secure than Linux.  There I said it.  The simple truth.  —  Many millions of words have been written and said on this topic.  I have a couple of pictures.  The basic argument goes like this.
Dustin / Team Blog:
Things are about to get exciting  —  Things have been quiet on the team blog recently so I thought I'd make a quick post.  First of all, let me say thanks to all the UMPC followers to date.  You guys are really amazing, I can't believe how fast you find stuff :) Seriously we see and learn …
PhysOrg Team / PhysOrg.com:
Apple's iTunes must play fair in French music market: minister  —  Apple Computer Inc. should have anticipated that the exclusive union of its iPod music players and online iTunes store would be challenged in France, Trade Minister Christine Lagarde said.  —  "It should come as no surprise …
Discussion: Nyquist Capital and Engadget
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 …
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
Shel / a shel of my former self:
Companies blocking employees from reading RSS feeds  —  I dream of a world without prejudice.  Wars will be a distant memory.  No child will go to bed hungry.  And organizations will trust their employees enough to let them subscribe to RSS feeds.  —  In case you hadn't heard about it …
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
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
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Newsweek Launches Geeky Private-Label RSS Reader  —  Newsweek has launched a web-based RSS reader, i.e. My Newsweek — looks like a reasonably smart move on the face of it.  But using the reader requires Joe Newsweek to grok terms like "feed," "content," and, "RSS" — which looks less smart.
 
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Seobook / Threadwatch.org:
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Peter Kirn / Create Digital Music:
Hackable, Playable LED/Pad Music Interface
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Cell Phones to get Projectors soon
Discussion: Gearlog
Jimmie Geddes / Gadgets on the Go:
Sprint Treo 700p mid May, first week of June latest
Discussion: Engadget and PalmAddicts
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vnunet.com:
China outlaws Outlook
siliconvalley.com:
Jury verdict is more good news for TiVo
Peter Kafka / Forbes:
Sirius, EMI Agree On Player Deal
Discussion: Orbitcast and Engadget
Sam / Signal vs. Noise:
Microsoft Origami: "Too revolutionary"