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11:25 PM ET, May 10, 2006

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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Google Trends First Look  —  Google is announcing a bunch of new products today as part of their media day.  Philipp Lenssen has all the details.  The first is outstanding.  It's called Google Trends.  Google Notebook is coming next week.  My hope is that the latter product is built on Writely …
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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.
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.
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google unveils new applications  —  update MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google announced on Wednesday an update to its Google Desktop product, as well as several new products designed to enhance information gathering on the Web.  —  At its annual press day here in the Googleplex …
Business Wire:
New Google Search Technologies Make Information Easier to Discover, Organize and Share  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 10, 2006—Today, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced new technologies to enhance and improve the search experience.  Three new products — Google Co-op …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Trends Launches  —  Google Trends launched today.  It's another analysis tool (and a good one), that allows you to see how often specific search terms are being entered into the Google search engine.  —  Up to five terms can be compared.  And you can also view queries that contain either or two terms, using a vertical bar "|
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Trends: Peer Into Google's Database Of Searches
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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube Mobile Uploading
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Sony bites music bullet, opts for Apple compatibility  —  Sony is moving to make its music management software compatible with Apple Computer's audio file format in the latest evidence of Apple's dominance in digital music.  —  The behemoth Japanese conglomerate, which once controlled …
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PR Newswire:
Yokel, Inc. Launches Yokel.com  —  Local Shopping Search Engine Provides Internet Users with the Most Complete Directory of Products from Local Retailers  —  BOSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ — Yokel, Inc. today officially launched, unveiling the beta version of its flagship site http …
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Brian Smith / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yokel Launches Local Shopping Search Engine
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USA Today:
Domain names become premium Web real estate  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Everyone should have Amy Schrier's problem.  —  For six months, she resisted selling the domain name Blue.com for $200,000.  Using a formula she devised to fetch the highest market value for domain names …
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.
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. …
 
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