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5:55 AM ET, April 26, 2006

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Audrey Hudson / Wired News:
RFID 'Til the Cows Come Home  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national ID system is going to the dogs — and the pigs, and the sheep and the cows and the chickens.  —  Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns this month released a government road map that would see most farmers voluntarily tag …
Discussion: Kevin Maney
blogs.sun.com:
When I First Met Scott...  I remember the first time I met Scott McNealy - I'm sure he doesn't remember it.  It was in the board room in our old headquarters in Palo Alto.  I was with one of the folks from the startup I ran, and we were meeting on the advice of a mutual customer.  I think it was 1992 or '93.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Wi-Fi consumers cautioned to wait on new gear  —  Two different groups testing new wireless products based on a draft standard of next-generation Wi-Fi technology caution consumers against buying pre-standard gear.  —  On Monday, the Fairpoint Group and the technology trade publication eWeek released results …
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Andrew Garcia / eWEEK.com:
First 802.11n Products Show Standard's Promise
Discussion: TechSpot and dailywireless.org
RuiCarmo / The Tao of Mac:
Nokia and Flickr, Sitting in a Tree...  Also via the spool, here's a press release regarding Flickr integration in the new Nokia phones that were launched today (the N93, N73 and N72).  —  They pretty much earmarked the link for me, so I figured I might as well share my thoughts on this …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Senator plans Net taxes but no Net neutrality  —  WASHINGTON—More Americans would be forced to pay taxes subsidizing broadband service in "unserved" locales, and cities would be free to go into the Wi-Fi business under an upcoming U.S. Senate bill.  —  Later this week, Sen. Gordon Smith …
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Startup Watch: Dave TV (AdSense for Video)  —  Not that we need yet another Internet TV site, but a startup called Dave.TV is about to launch a Web version of its video-sharing software in early May (called MyDave.TV).  To watch Dave.TV today you need to download client software to your PC first.
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM
Om Malik / GigaOM:
A Dash Of Wallop  —  Karl Jacob used to be a regular fixture at most Red Herring conferences and events.  As a serial entrepreneur he started Dimension X and then later went on to found Keen.com, the company that became infamous for being the home of "psychics" and other 900-number crowd.
Discussion: Bink.nu, TechCrunch and Screenwerk
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Sphere: A New Approach to Blog Search  —  The blogosphere continues to both fascinate and frustrate, because great content is out there, but it's often drowned in a sea of garbage.  Newly launched Sphere aims to change that with a different approach to blog search.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo, Now Offering Free Meedio DVR  —  So here is a one we didn't see coming from a mile  —  A tipster tells me that Yahoo has started offering Meedio DVR software as a free download to one-and-all, without much fanfare.  Isn't it dandy - that it took just eight days to brand Meedio as Yahoo Go (TV.)
AppleInsider:
Redesigned iPod nano due this fall  —  Apple Computer has begun assembling plans and aligning suppliers for a redesign of its iPod nano digital music player that will go on sale this fall, AppleInsider has learned.  —  Industry contacts with a solid track record of predicting Apple's future music directions …
Dan Ackerman / CNET News.com:
Move over Slingbox, here comes SageTV Placeshifter  —  Having a centralized media hub is all well and good for accessing your content while within the confines of your house; a little basic home networking should be all you need to watch TV or listen to music from the den, kitchen, or wherever.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and PVR Wire
Tracy Hooten / The Student Tablet PC:
Hi, my name is Tracy, and TEO 3.0-aholic  —  When I was using GoBinder, I loved the planning features built in to the program.  Having a calendar and task management right there with native ink was neat.  I then switched to OneNote for the features of OneNote 2003/2007.
Monad Team / Monad:
Windows PowerShell (Monad) Has Arrived  —  I just got out of Bob Muglia's keynote speech where he formally announced Windows PowerShell (previously known as Monad).  The key things he announced are:  — Monad (MSH) has a new name: Windows PowerShell  — Windows PowerShell will RTW (Web download) in Q4 2006
Discussion: People Over Process
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Early Amazon: Shopping cart recommendations  —  I have talked about a couple fun projects ([1] [2]) I did at Amazon even though I was supposed to be working on other things.  This story is more extreme, a project I was explicitly forbidden to do and did anyway.
Frank Barnako / Barnako.com:
Blogging dummies  —  Stop the blogging.  They need to get off.  The Early Adopters are leaving the building.  —  Dave Winer says he'll stop posting before the end of the year.  "I want some privacy, I want to matter less, so I can retool," he wrote.  —  Robert Scoble went on vacation …
Karen Breslau / Wired News:
The Ressurection of Al Gore … One evening last December, in front of nearly 2,000 people at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium, Al Gore spoke in uncharacteristically personal and passionate terms about the failed quest that has dominated much of his adult life.
 
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John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
The Great Microsoft Blunder
Independent:
Welcome to the newspaper with something Extra
New York Times:
U.S. Justices May Review Patent Case
Discussion: Techdirt
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Search Engine Friendly Design
Discussion: chew shop
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
SIRIUS' Mobile Satellite Video will be Live
churchillclub.org:
Video Goes Internet - The Future of What You Watch
localtechwire.com:
Sprint Unveils Text Messaging to Landline Service
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
IE7 Beta Release Party: Product Teams, Editors, Podcasters and Bloggers
Discussion: TechBlog and InsideMicrosoft
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Ganging Up on Google  —  A phalanx of foes — from eBay …
Alex Berenson / New York Times:
Software Chief Admits to Guilt in Fraud Case
Discussion: deal architect
Bill Campbell / Skype Journal:
On the record from EMI … according to an insider and as we reported here.
Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Microsoft Bringing 'Genuine Advantage' Authentication to Office
Ryan Block / Engadget:
TiVo Series2 DT hands-on review
Stenspect / Gadget Review:
Game Boy Advanced DVD Player
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Stephen Lawson / Macworld:
San Francisco Wi-Fi plan may face political heat
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'World of Warcraft' battles server problems