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4:45 PM ET, May 10, 2006

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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft blends platform lines with Live Anywhere
Discussion: Gadgetell and Michael Gartenberg
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 …
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.
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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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.
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.
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
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.
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.).
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.
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
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.
Raph / Raph's Website:
Thoughts on the Metaverse Summit  —  So, I've already linked to a ton of other people's commentary on the Metaverse Summit, but I haven't given any of my own thoughts yet.  If you're used to thinking of me as the pie in the sky idealist, prepare for some grounding...!  —  Annotated versus virtual reality
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.
 
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Sony bows to Apple format
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Earnings: Iger: DIS Exploring P2P Distribution; Streaming "Not An Experiment"
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Apple Changes iPod License Fee
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Longhorns to snatch "world's biggest HD display" title from Dolphins?
Discussion: HD Beat
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
The worse Google gets, the more money it makes?
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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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Pioneer's new 5.1 audio setup for your Xboxin' pleasure
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UnREST over WS-* and other "enterprisey" things
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
AOL to Cut 1,300 Workers In U.S.
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Reuters:
UPDATE 1-Mitel Networks files for $150 million IPO
Jensenh / Jensen Harris:
The Deluge  —  Wow!  So I take a few days off and open …
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Open Source as IP Socialism
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