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8:45 AM ET, May 10, 2006

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Achronos / bungie.net:
Halo 3 Announced  —  Bungie Shocks World with Surprise Game Announcement  —  Bungie announces Halo 3, the third and final game in the Halo Trilogy.  Halo 3 will be released for Microsoft's Xbox 360 in 2007.  —  The game was revealed to the world at the Microsoft press conference at Grauman's Chinese Theater, in Hollywood, CA.
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Microsoft:
Bill Gates Declares 10 Million-Unit Head Start for Xbox 360 and Outlines Future of Interactive Entertainment  —  Surprise appearance by Microsoft company founder wows gamers with unified platform vision and first look at "Halo 3."  —  LOS ANGELES — May 9, 2006 —Microsoft Corp. Chairman …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands on with the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive  —  Microsoft threw a little pool-side party today in downtown Hollywood after their press event let out.  We were naturally in attendance, and took a chance to fool around a bit with the Xbox 360's new peripherals — well, the ones they let us touch, anyway.
Discussion: Vecosys, I4U News and HD Beat
Microsoft:
Gamers Catch Their Breath as Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Reinvent Next-Generation Gaming
USA Today:
TiVo hooks up with Internet video and ad sales service  —  NEW YORK — The wall separating televisions from Internet video is about to lose a few more bricks.  —  TiVo will unveil Tuesday a deal that will enable about 400,000 subscribers who have their machines connected via broadband Internet access …
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Michael Kanellos / ZDNet:
TiVo links with Brightcove as PC-TV lines blur  —  TiVo has inked an agreement that will let subscribers get videos from Brightcove on their digital video recorders in a deal that effectively lets select Web sites get onto your TV.  —  Brightcove specializes in tools for publishing and distributing video on the Web.
Discussion: PVR Wire
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
TiVo Offers Subscriptions to Branded Content  —  Traditional TV viewing offers viewers no control over what ads they see.  When viewed using a system like TiVo's however, users gain control over whether to view ads at all.  TiVo's answer to frustrated advertisers is Product Watch …
Kathleen Pender / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google's April surprise for state  —  Big chunk of record tax receipts from insiders' stock sales  —  Internet giant Google's stock has soared since it went public almost two years ago — and that has created a windfall for state government coffers.  —  California took in a record $11.3 billion …
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Kareem Mayan / Kareem Mayan's Weblog:
MySpace Launches IM  —  I just got word from the MySpace IM product manager that I could post this to my blog.  —  MySpace has soft-launched its desktop instant message client.  —  It's a really simple, clean-looking implementation that feels very solid and exposes the right level of functionality up front.
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
MySpace IM Client Launches Today!
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Mapping a path for the 3D Web  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—With the spread of online games, virtual worlds and services like Google Earth and MySpace.com, people may soon be spending more time, communicating more and shopping more in complex 3D Web environments.  —  That's why several dozen …
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Raph / Raph's Website:
Thoughts on the Metaverse Summit
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture:
Real-World Lawyer Files Suit Against Virtual-World Maker
Discussion: Techdirt, 3pointD.com and VTOR
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Squidoo: Seth Godin's Purple Albatross?  —  Seth Godin is an exceptional marketing consultant.  I've read all his books - my favorite is Purple Cow.  I routinely bring up his ideas when talking to companies about the best way to get media and early adopter attention: build an exceptional …
Susan / The 360:
Google and eBay in Ad Industry Shoot-Out  —  A consortium of some of the biggest advertisers in the United States has plans to move the ad industry out the era of the cattle exchange and into the internet age.  They're looking for someone to build an ADSDAQ — an online exchange similar …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft and Google Grapple for Supremacy as Stakes Escalate  —  The Microsoft- Google rivalry is shaping up as a titanic corporate clash for the ages.  —  It may not turn out that way.  Markets and corporate fortunes routinely defy prediction.  But it sure looks as if the two companies …
investor.sirius.com:
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Introduces Sportster4 Plug & Play Radio  —  * New Version of Best Selling Sportster for Car and Home is Smaller, Lighter, Sleeker and Feature-Rich  —  NEW YORK, May 9, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) …
Discussion: Engadget, MobileWhack.com and Orbitcast
Darren / Digital Photography School:
Should you buy a DSLR or Point and Shoot Digital Camera?  —  Phalinn, a reader of Digital Photography School asks: … Thanks for the question Phalinn - I'll attempt to keep my answer brief and not too technical.  This is a question that I'm regularly asked, increasingly so as the price …
Discussion: Lifehacker and DigiCamReview
David Meyer / ZDNet:
T-Mobile bans VoIP from super-3G service … Observers doubt the policy is sustainable - meaning T-Mobile may be planning its own VoIP client  —  T-Mobile UK has announced a flat-rate version of its data tariff, aimed primarily at business users.  —  The release of Web'n'Walk Professional coincides …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Think Secret:
MacBook's release sees one week postponement  —  May 9, 2006 - Apple pulled its MacBook announcement, expected today, at the last minute due to supply issues related to the new laptop.  The MacBook is now slated to arrive next week.  —  Sources would not elaborate on the postponement beyond saying …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
What's up at eHarmony?  Appoints third CEO this year.  —  eHarmony, the private Pasadena company that seeks to hook up couples, has appointed its founding investor, Greg Waldorf, as interim chief executive officer.  —  He's the third CEO this year.  The company announced Waldorf's appointment …
Discussion: Techdirt
 
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
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One Small Step...  Building serious new networking equipment is a bit like a moon-shot.
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Mike / Techdirt:
Recording Industry Now Okay With Letting You Listen To Your CDs On Your iPod
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Palm Treo 700p and BlackBerry 7130i to launch May 28th?
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