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12:10 PM 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:
Microsoft Announces Spectacular Windows Vista Title Lineup
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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
Discussion: PVR Wire
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:  —  Here's the link to Drudge (assuming you're too lazy to type the URL) and here's the link to the actual story.  —  There are some absolutely amazing figures in there- things like Google insider sales and the taxes they paid …
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
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 …
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.
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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
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 …
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.
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch
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 …
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
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
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
Jensenh / Jensen Harris:
The Deluge  —  Wow!  So I take a few days off and open up the suggestion box and boy was I surprised to find over 400 comments!  —  Suffice it to say that it's going to take me a long time to get through all of these.  And thanks to everyone who took a minute to drop a kind word or two in as well—I do really appreciate that!
Mike / Techdirt:
Recording Industry Now Okay With Letting You Listen To Your CDs On Your iPod  —  from the how-kind-of-them dept  —  In the past, the recording industry has made it very clear they're not at all happy with the idea of people ripping songs off of legally purchased CDs for the sake of listening …
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Palm Treo 700p and BlackBerry 7130i to launch May 28th?
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