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5:35 PM ET, May 10, 2006

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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.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Press Day  —  I am going to try and live blog the Google press day event.  It is packed room, and tons of journalists are in the room.  Despite all that, we are all disconnected.  There is a problem with the WiFi and there is no connection.  I am posting this from my crackberry.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google Press Day 2006  —  I'm sitting in the back of Google's cafeteria, which today has been repurposed for what (to me) looks like a very large amount of journalists.  Right now, Elliot Schrage is welcoming folks.  He just mentioned that the day is being webcast, so I'm going to assume it's okay to blog this.
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 …
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 …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft blends platform lines with Live Anywhere
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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AIM Pages Launches - First Impression  —  AIM Pages, the new AOL Myspace competitor that we've been buzzing about for the last couple of weeks, launched this morning at aimpages.com.  —  First impression: The site is clean and organized (something I'm not sure the Myspace crowd wants), and module based (about me, photos, etc.).
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube offers mobile upload service  —  As it tries to expand the ways people can post videos online, YouTube launched on Wednesday a service that allows users to upload homemade clips via their mobile phones or PDAs.  —  A growing number of handheld devices are capable of recording video.
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: Techdirt and Boing Boing
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 …
Dave Pettit / Wall Street Journal:
The Perfect News Site, 2016  —  Readers Want More Context, New Ways to View  —  Readers want more context and background included in news reporting.  They want new ways to receive their news, on next-generation handheld devices, for instance, rather than simply on a Web page.
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 …
Inside Google Desktop:
Say hello to Google Gadgets  —  Today we released the latest version of Google Desktop in 7 languages (the rest are coming soon).  The biggest news is that we're introducing Google Gadgets - visually appealing mini-applications like clocks, weather globes, media players, etc. …
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 …
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.
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.
PR Newswire:
Overstock.com Celebrates Receipt of SEC Subpoena  —  SALT LAKE CITY, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Overstock.com® (Nasdaq: OSTK - News) announced that today it received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning issues and requesting information outlined below.
 
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