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3:10 PM ET, May 10, 2006

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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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Steelieboy / F**kedGoogle:   Google insider selling so massive it makes the Drudge Report:
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 …
Discussion: Microsoft Monitor
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Spectacular Windows Vista Title Lineup  —  Momentum for games on Windows accelerates with new showcase games, breakthrough DirectX graphics technology and Xbox Live online gaming capabilities.  —  LOS ANGELES — May 9, 2006 — Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo …
Discussion: Bink.nu and InsideMicrosoft
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Yahoo! Search blog:
Livesearch on AlltheWeb  —  Today we are introducing a new search technology called Livesearch on AlltheWeb.  It helps you find what you want faster, by showing search results instantaneously as you type.  Livesearch also shows related queries, spelling suggestions, and enables …
Tanya Palta / MobileWhack.com:
Sirius Sportster4 Plug & Play Radio  —  SIRIUS Satellite Radio today just welcomed the latest addition to its highly popular Sportster series.  The next generation Sirius Sportster4 Plug & Play Radio like its predecessor is a state of an art satellite radio and is at least 40% smaller in form factor when compared to its siblings.
Jennifer Granick / Wired News:
Spot a Bug, Go to Jail  —  Breaking News from AP and Reuters  —  See Also  —  Circuit Court  —  A new federal prosecution again raises the issue of whether computer security experts must fear prison time for investigating and reporting vulnerabilities.
Discussion: Boing Boing
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 and broadband
Ken Belson / New York Times:
U.S. to Auction Frequencies for In-Flight Internet Use  —  Many fliers look forward to boarding planes so they can get away from their phones and e-mail.  That sanctuary will inch one step closer to oblivion today when the Federal Communications Commission begins to auction off frequencies for in-flight Internet service.
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
Wal-Mart Backs Online Auction for TV Ad Dollars  —  Retail Giant and Other Marketers Look to Build $50 Million Test System  —  NAPLES, Fla. (AdAge.com) — A group of marketers led by Wal-Mart's Julie Roehm today put out the call for advertisers to contribute $50 million for a test …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
GMail vs. Outlook/Exchange  —  I stumbled on a post entitled Using Gmail for work from Rakesh Agrawal, President and CEO of Snapstream, about switching from Microsoft Outlook and Exchange to GMail for his work email.  He writes … Most of his complaints seem to be already fixed in existing versions of Exchange.
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 and Venture Chronicles
The Gamer:
Exclusive World of Warcraft News  —  When the makers of World of Warcraft announced last year that they would release a major expansion of its virtual world, the game's millions of players began anxiously awaiting details.  —  Today those players will start getting answers.
Discussion: Kotaku and WOW Insider
Reuters:
UPDATE 1-Mitel Networks files for $150 million IPO  —  WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - Mitel Networks Corp. on Wednesday filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common shares in the United States and Canada.  —  The Ottawa, Ontario-based provider of communications services …
Brent Simmons / Ranchero Software:
This page lists the changes in NetNewsWire since 2.0.1.  You can download the current release via the NetNewsWire home page.  —  Highlights of this release  —  Changes  —  NewsGator Syncing  —  NetNewsWire now syncs with aggregators that use the NewsGator Online API.
Valleywag:
Liveblogging the Google Press Squeeze: Refresh like crazy!  —  Right, you're gonna wanna watch the live feed of the Google Press Event with me, 'cause that's what we're liveblogging now.  At work?  I'll try to explain it all as it goes down.  —  9:35: Just turned on the stream.
Anne Thomas Manes / The View From The Bow:
UnREST over WS-* and other "enterprisey" things  —  Mike Herrick, who just happens to be one of my Burton Group clients, has accused me of having "totally drunk the WS-* the Kool-Aid".  He goes on to say, "I just was disturbed that given the history on things like J2EE she so easily assumed that WS-* will survive and thrive."
David Richards / smarthouse.com.au:
Apple Changes iPod License Fee  —  Apple has canned its controversial "Made for Apple" iPod accessories licensing program, replacing it with a flat fee program that is easier for Apple to manage.  —  The initial licensing program was based on Apple taking a percentage of revenue from all products …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Longhorns to snatch "world's biggest HD display" title from Dolphins?
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
The worse Google gets, the more money it makes?
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Jennie Lees / Joystiq:
Xbox 360 camera plus poker equals immersion
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Craig Eisenberger / drexel.edu:
Drexel Professor: For a Bigger Computer Hard-drive, Just Add Water
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Yokel Launches Local Shopping Search Engine
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AOL to Cut 1,300 Workers In U.S.
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Jensenh / Jensen Harris:
The Deluge  —  Wow!  So I take a few days off and open …
Vincent Fernando / The Stalwart:
Open Source as IP Socialism
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Should you buy a DSLR or Point and Shoot Digital Camera?
Mike / Techdirt:
Recording Industry Now Okay With Letting You Listen To Your CDs On Your iPod
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Hands-On Time With Wii From Nintendo
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