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1:55 PM ET, May 17, 2006


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Tom Yager / Macworld UK:
Apple closes down OS X  —  Thanks to pirates, or rather the fear of them, the Intel edition of Apple's OS X is now a proprietary operating system.  —  Mac developers and power users no longer have the freedom to alter, rebuild, and replace the OS X kernel from source code.
Apple's MacBook sports user-replaceable hard disks  —  First on AI: Owners of Apple Computer's new MacBook consumer notebooks will find that upgrading or replacing the computer's hard disk is as simple as adding more memory.  —  The notebooks, which are some of the most redesigned personal computers …
Apple Unveils New MacBook Featuring Intel Core Duo Processors  —  New MacBook Design Completes Apple's Intel-based Notebook Lineup  —  CUPERTINO, California—May 16, 2006—Apple® today unveiled the newly designed MacBook™, the world's most advanced consumer notebook featuring …
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
In the Fight Against Spam E-Mail, Goliath Wins Again  —  Eran Reshef had an idea in the battle against spam e-mail that seemed to be working: he fought spam with spam.  Today, he'll give up the fight.  —  Reshef's Silicon Valley company, Blue Security Inc., simply asked the spammers to stop sending junk e-mail to his clients.
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
FeedBurner Migrates RSS Ad Network to Sites  —  RSS advertising and metrics player FeedBurner is moving beyond feeds with its latest initiative.  The company seeks to expand the volume and type of inventory it offers advertisers by enticing publishers, especially bloggers, to display its ads on their Web sites.
Discussion: SearchViews
Fred / A VC:
FeedBurner Moves Onto The Web
Discussion: inside analytics
Dick / Burning Questions:
The Feed Powers The Site
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Sun promises to open source Java  —  Community must help to pevent fragmentation  —  Sun Microsystems is planning to release the source code of the Java programming language, chief executive Jonathan Schwartz said at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
Chris Preimesberger /
Sun's Open-Source Outreach Met with Mixed Emotions
Discussion: CNET
Simon Phipps / SunMink : SunMink:
JDK on GNU/Linux: Something Wonderful
Discussion: Between the Lines and Sam Ruby
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
AOL's Uncut Video; a YouTube copycat, but history suggests it's a long-shot  —  AOL releases UnCut Video, a complete YouTube copycat.  —  The only difference is that UnCut doesn't support tagging (via TechCrunch).  Too bad it's such a blatant clone.  These sorts of moves rarely succeed.
Laurie Sullivan / InformationWeek:
AOL Quietly Unveils YouTube Competitor
Discussion: and Bloggers Blog
Ina Fried / CNET
Gates to demonstrate new search software  —  Microsoft is hoping that social networking techniques will help win a few friends for its enterprise search technology.  —  On Wednesday, as part of a keynote speech to executives gathered in Redmond, Wash., for Microsoft's annual CEO Summit …
Fred / A VC:
VC Cliché of the Week  —  There is one thing I know for sure about raising money from investors.  If you don't want the investor's money, they will want to invest even more.  It is a sure thing.  —  Lately I've been taking a lot of meetings with entrepreneurs I've known for years …
Discussion: BETA
Associated Press:
Google Inc. Tweaks Its Video Service  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Internet search leader Google Inc. is making it easier to post and share online videos on its site, hoping to widen the appeal of a service that so far has been eclipsed by upstart
Google Blogoscoped:
Suing Google Suggest  —  Oh my - someone's apparently suing Google for the Google Suggest feature, which suggests cracks of a certain software.  As you may know the Google Suggest feature, as used in the Google Toolbar, is a (slightly moderated) approach of offering suggestions based on popular searches, as you type.
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Congress may make ISPs snoop on you  —  A prominent Republican on Capitol Hill has prepared legislation that would rewrite Internet privacy rules by requiring that logs of Americans' online activities be stored, CNET has learned.  —  The proposal comes just weeks …
Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Update: Motorola Q set to take on BlackBerry  —  The Q's weak point is Microsoft, a recent entrant to the world of push e-mail, one analyst said  —  Motorola Inc. hopes to roll out its much-anticipated Q smart phone next week, President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Zander said Tuesday.
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
How Apple's Store Strategy Beat the Odds  —  When Apple Computer Inc. opened its first Apple retail store in 2001 in a shopping mall in McLean, Va., critics saw the initiative as an expensive, dubious gamble.  But as Apple prepares to take the wraps off its latest, most ambitious store yet …
How NetNewsWire 2.1 Reads Feeds  —  People have been asking me how NetNewsWire 2.1 reads feeds.  Does it read feeds from NewsGator or from the sites themselves?  —  I'll explain how it works, and also explain why it works the way it does.  —  How it works
Windley / Phil Windley's Technometria:
Rocketboom  —  I went to Amanda Congdon's plenary session at the end of Syndicate.  She's the host of Rocketboom, a videoblog that deals with serious and not so serious news.  —  I've heard of Rocketboom, but hadn't seen it before.  I enjoyed the clips she showed and will probably go have a look from time to time.
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