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March 9: Virgin Radio is taking its breakfast show directly to the iPod generation by launching a daily 'podcast'. By Julia Day.
March 9: On Monday the White House allowed Garrett Graff, editor of FishbowlDC, to attend its regular press briefing - the first recognised internet diarist given a pass. Here is an extract from his blog of the day.
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Glynn Moody: If you think computer patent law is boring, think again. Over the past year, factions for and against patenting of programs have fought a battle for the soul of European software, and ramifications of a recent EU decision on the subject are likely to be huge.
Faster wireless networking looks set to lay cables to rest - if regulators allow it. Peter Judge reports.
Sheltered housing schemes are wising up to the cost and social benefits of giving retired residents access to the internet. Mira Katbamna reports.
Text messages are increasingly being used to conduct business, reports Mary Branscombe.
UK e-government scored well in a recent survey, but the real challenge to put public services online still lies ahead. Michael Cross reports.
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The legal landscape is taking shape for the nascent blog community, and it isn't looking pretty. Round one in a fight over the leak of Apple's new products, has gone in favour of the computer company.
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March 8: Thousands of net-savvy Doctor Who fans have circumvented the first rule of time travel by seeing the first episode of the BBC's new multimillion pound revival of the series before it has even been broadcast. By Owen Gibson.
March 8: A Japanese firm has come up with a novel method of preventing the theft of mobile phones, reports Bobbie Johnson.
March 7: The value of computer equipment claimed by schools through Tesco's Computers for Schools promotion is substantially lower than six years ago, analysis by the Guardian has established. By Nils Pratley.
March 7: BSkyB is banking on customers paying more for better sound and picture quality. Owen Gibson explains.
March 7: A US blogger has lost the first round of his fight to claim the same protections as journalists. Dan Tench investigates.
March 7: Rulings over television advertising make little sense in a world that is increasingly dominated by the internet, says Paul Carr.
March 6: According to the New York Times, Carly Fiorina - sacked ex-CEO of Hewlett Packard is one of the leading candidates to replace James Wolfensohn as president of the World Bank, writes John Naughton.
March 6: Ebay is being used by record numbers of small shopkeepers and market traders to shift excess stock. By Sarah Ryle.
March 5: Parents caught in net as recording industry agrees settlements with 23 accused of illegal downloading.
Labels hit illegal downloaders
March 5: Police and children's charities have called on the government to set up a national centre to investigate computer child porn.
Internet child porn offences rise
March 3: The richest man in the world now has a title to place alongside his monolithic software empire. Sarah Boseley reports.
March 3: A government initiative to offer British university degree courses over the internet has been condemned bas a 'disgraceful waste' by MPs, reports Rebecca Smithers.
March 3: The arts minister Estelle Morris has confirmed that the arts and heritage project Culture Online will receive an additional £3m to spend on interactive projects in 2005/06.
March 3: The launch online of the 1861 census for England and Wales, the oldest one yet available, is a cause for celebration for historians, genealogists or anyone who just wants to find out more about their great-great-aunt Mabel in Aberystwyth.
March 2: The great and the good of the video games industry, perhaps unfairly stereotyped as geeks in scruffy jeans and faded T-shirts, last night donned their dickie bows for the industry's Baftas. By Owen Gibson and Bobbie Johnson.
Gamesblog: from the Baftas
March 2: Seven people have killed themselves within hours of each other in Japan in the latest round of suicides committed after pacts made on the internet.
March 1: Jef Raskin, a computer interface expert who conceived Apple's ground-breaking Macintosh computer but left the company before it came to market, has died.
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Talk time: Jef Raskin
March 1: The movement to increase free online access to scientific research will receive a boost today as academics, publishers and librarians thrash out a new plan for open access. By Richard Wray.
February 28: The European Commission is planning a frontal assault on public service broadcasters throughout Europe. By David Gow.
February 28: British Telecom says it wants a review of its obligation to maintain its 70,000 loss-making boxes. Faisal al Yafai reports.
February 28: Hunter S Thompson's life may have been incomparable, but a new breed of writer has taken up his challenge, says Paul Carr.
February 28: ITV and Channel 4 are to submit final bids today for a new slot on Freeview, which could cost the broadcasters up to £7m a year. By Jane Martinson.
February 28: YouGov, the online polling company set up by two former aides to Jeffrey Archer, is hoping to list on Aim this summer.
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