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3:25 AM ET, April 26, 2006

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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  —  Review: Linksys products based on the 802.11n draft are the fastest wireless LAN devices eWEEK Labs has tested, but there are issues with legacy networks.  —  Some of the first products based on 802.11n show the wireless standard's performance potential—and problems.
Discussion: TechSpot and dailywireless.org
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
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Microsoft IE 7 — yesterday's browser tomorrow!  —  I guesss Microsoft really is taking the browser war seriously.  It's offering phone support with the latest release of Internet Explorer 7.  —  At 12:01 this morning, the company made Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 available for download …
Discussion: Things That and TechBlog
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
IE7 Beta Release Party: Product Teams, Editors, Podcasters and Bloggers
Discussion: Vecosys and Lifehacker
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 …
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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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Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Microsoft Bringing 'Genuine Advantage' Authentication to Office  —  In its increasingly aggressive drive to stamp out piracy, Microsoft is bringing Office into the WGA fold, and adding a new notifications service to WGA itself.  —  Windows Genuine Advantage has worked so well that Microsoft …
Discussion: Office Evolution
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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.
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
TiVo Series2 DT hands-on review  —  We got our chance to have a little private time with TiVo's new 80-hour dual-tuner Series2 (TCD649080) last week.  There isn't a whole lot we can tell you about the unit that you didn't already know (dual analog tuners, single digital, no CableCARD, no high def, integrated Ethernet, etc.).
churchillclub.org:
Video Goes Internet - The Future of What You Watch  —  Speakers:  —  Rob Bennett, General Manager, MSN Entertainment and Video Services, Microsoft  —  Jennifer Feikin, Director of Google Video, Google  —  Blake Krikorian, Founder & CEO, Sling Media  —  John Papanek, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, ESPN New Media
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down the avenue:
Video Goes Digital
GROKLAW:
Freespire: A Linux Distro For When You Couldn't Care Less About Freedom  —  Here's something nauseating.  Linspire has announced at the 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit their latest "We'd like to make money from the community's free stuff without honoring community values" strategy.
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 …
adorama.com:
Kodak announces new 10X dual zoom lens camera  —  Kodak today announced its second dual-lens camera, the Easyshare V610, claiming it's the world's smallest digital camera to have a 10X optical zoom range.  Using a design that's almost identical to the original, 5MP (which was announced earlier this year) …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and Engadget
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Ganging Up on Google  —  A phalanx of foes — from eBay to search rivals and Uncle Sam — is lining up to keep the search giant in check  —  The family of Joan Miro had a bone to pick with Google.  The search giant used some of his images in its Web-site logo on Apr. 20 …
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: TechCrunch and Screenwerk
Alex Berenson / New York Times:
Software Chief Admits to Guilt in Fraud Case  —  Just two weeks before they were to go on trial, two former top executives of Computer Associates International, the once-booming software company, pleaded guilty yesterday to eight counts each of securities fraud and obstruction of justice in Federal District Court in Brooklyn.
Discussion: deal architect
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.)
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
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.
 
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Nokia's N73 and N93 launched
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San Francisco Wi-Fi plan may face political heat
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'World of Warcraft' battles server problems
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