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11:55 AM ET, April 26, 2006

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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
Yahoo Go TV, The Future Is Now  —  Om's got the scoop on Yahoo Go TV being released a mere week after Meedio announced they had been acquired.  They weren't kidding when they said they've been working on this relationship for awhile...  Here are some pics after my initial install.
Discussion: Engadget and PVR Wire
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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.)
John Markoff / New York Times:
For Sun Microsystems, a Leader With Little Taste for Convention  —  SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 — Jonathan I. Schwartz, the new chief executive of Sun Microsystems, likes to take visitors on whiteboard tours of what at first glance appear to be highly unorthodox business ideas.
Spread Firefox:
Google Promo for Firefox  —  Hey folks - some good news to share.  Thanks to the marketing team at Google, Firefox is the first third party product to be featured on Google's homepage.  For now, only IE users in the US will see the promo.  —Paul  —  Submitted by mmcmonster on Wed, 04/26/2006 - 12:24.
tivo.com:
TiVo Announces First Standalone Dual Tuner Product, the TiVo Series2 DT DVR  —  Record Two Shows At Once, Built-In Ethernet for Easy Networking and Refreshed Upscale Look  —  Alviso, CA — April 25, 2006 — TiVo, the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC unveils radical revamp of website  —  The BBC today unveiled radical plans to rebuild its website around user-generated content, including blogs and home videos, with the aim of creating a public service version of MySpace.com.  —  Ashley Highfield, the BBC director of new media and technology …
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Read/WriteWeb:
bbc.co.uk 2.0  —  The BBC has always been at the vanguard …
Discussion: thinkd2c
Dick / Burning Questions:
Enhanced Advertising Services: 2 of N  —  On the heels of our first announcement on the topic, we follow up with the availability of a self-service interface designed to make the ad-buying process easier for advertisers.  The new self-service tools provide a quick way to bypass human contact …
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Microsoft, Wallop and Karl Jacob  —  Microsoft is linking up with long-time entrepreneur Karl Jacob to develop a new technology company to take on MySpace and other social networking services.  —  Dubbed Wallop, the 12-person San Francisco startup also is announcing venture funding today from Bay Partners.
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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 …
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
PQI U510 the world's thinnest Flash drive  —  From PQI Taiwan comes the world's slimmest flash drive, this baby is just 3mm thick and is no bigger than an actual credit card.  You might think a Flash drive of this size will have a capcity of 512MB or 1GB max, but no the U510 holds a whooping 16GB of data.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Piracy worse than child pornography  —  Society's new perspectives  —  THE NEW look Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) seems to be giving the world an unusual moral code.  —  Details of the upgraded act, which has the blessing of the music and film industry and the Bush administration, are now coming to light.
Andrew McLaughlin / eHomeUpgrade:
Hybrid DVD to Contain Both HD DVD and Standard DVD Formats  —  For anyone concerned about creating a digital backup of their new HD DVD movies, Warner Home Video may have just the solution for you!  Warner just announced that the industry's first Hybrid DVD will be released on May 9th …
Discussion: Gizmodo and HD Beat
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 …
BBC:
BBC polls users on online adverts  —  The BBC has launched an online survey asking if it should have advertising on the international versions of its homepage and News website.  —  The poll will be seen by people who access the site from outside the UK.  —  It is likely that more than 100,000 people …
Dennis Hissink / letsgodigital.org:
Casio Exilim EX-Z1000  —  Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 : Casio Computer Co., have announced the Casio Exilim EX Z1000, the latest exciting addition to Casio's stylish series of Exilim Zoom digital cameras.  The Casio EX-Z1000 captures images of remarkable quality for its very compact size …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
bbc.co.uk:
Creative Future - BBC addresses creative challenges of on-demand  —  The BBC today unveiled Creative Future, a new editorial blueprint designed to deliver more value to audiences over the next six years and turn the BBC's public purposes laid out in the recent Government White Paper into quality content for the on-demand world.
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
Michael Kwan / mobilemag.com:
Sprint dispatches army of new entry-level clamshells  —  Sprint seems to have a reputation of releasing a whole lot of entry-level phones for the everyday user, rather than catering to the more tech-savvy market that can't get enough of the latest gadgets and features.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
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 …
 
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