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3:05 AM ET, May 23, 2006


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Microsoft Unveils Pay-As-You-Go Personal Computing Designed for Emerging Market Consumers  —  Broad range of partners supports Microsoft FlexGo technology.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — May 21, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the industry's first pay-as-you-go personal computing offerings powered …
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft tests 'pay as you go' computers
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
BSOD in this case stands for Blue Screen of Debt
Discussion: MSFT
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft pitches pay-as-you-go PCs
Discussion: Gizmodo
Geeknews / Geek News Central Revealing Technical News …:
Microsoft's lack of action will slow Podcasting Growth  —  Well it is pretty obvious that Microsoft did not get Podcasting support built into Windows Media Player 11 and all I can say is that they obviously blew it.  I have been debating what to say for a few days.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Windows Media 11's lack of podcasting gets noticed
Discussion: New Media Sense and The Insider
Greg Sandoval / CNET   Microsoft making better music?
Anne Broache / CNET
Google retains lead in U.S. search market  —  Google's share of the U.S. Web search market continues to edge beyond Yahoo and Microsoft, according to the latest monthly numbers released by analysis firm ComScore Networks.  —  The search giant's market share among home …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
New from Google Labs: Google Underused Portal Service
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Gains Search Share, MySpace Making Waves
Discussion: Google Watch and Web 2.0 Explorer
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Google 'Click to Play' Video  —  Today Google is launching "click-to-play" video ads that will appear in its AdSense network.  The ads will be part of the same auction as text and graphical ads and feature the same targeting capabilities.  It's a fascinating development that starts to bring …
Betsya / MSN Search's WebLog:
Opting Out of Open Directory Listings for Webmasters  —  Here in Search, we are always interested in hearing about ways to improve the search experience.  And, along with Danny Sullivan and Dave Winer, customers have let us know that they wanted us to change how we used Open Directory descriptions in search results.
Business 2.0:
Your wireless future  —  Phones that get you into concerts, tell co-workers not to call now - or even display which friends are at a show.  The next phase of the mobile revolution is about to begin.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Want to get a sense of where wireless technology is headed?
Microsoft Extends Virtualization Strategy, Outlines Product Road Map  —  Microsoft puts Windows Server virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager on the fast track, and announces the intent to acquire Softricity Inc., a leader in application virtualization solutions within the virtualization space.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Adds "Sphere It" Links  —  San Francisco-based blog search engine Sphere is less than a month old, and already has links to its "Sphere It" functionality embedded in a number of articles (example).  Tony Conrad, Sphere's CEO, says that they are currently testing the feature with
Discussion: Library clips
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
That After-Dinner Speech Remains a Favorite Dish  —  The after-dinner speech that refuses to go away has scored another distinction: top of the charts.  —  An audio version of the roast of President Bush by Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central rose to the rank of No. 1 album at Apple's iTunes store …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
SanDisk wants you to say iDon't to iPod  —  In a viral marketing move that's sure to draw the fire of Apple [fanboys] enthusiasts (probably right here in the comments, if history is any indication), SanDisk has posted a website called "iDon't" that encourages people to flee the closed iPod universe …
Bob Thompson / Washington Post:
Explosive Words  —  At BookExpo America, Publishing's Digital Wave Crashes Against a Literary Pillar  —  Think of it as the publishing industry's version of "Survivor."  —  It was late Saturday afternoon at the Washington Convention Center.  Half a dozen editors confronted an audience …
Mark Peters / Lets Go Digital:
Samsung GX2  —  Samsung GX2 : At the Seoul International Photo & Imaging Industry Show 2006, held in Korea, Samsung Techwin unveiled a sample of what seems to be there first 10 Megapixel digital SLR camera: Samsung GX2.  At first look the Samsung GX II sample looks quite similar …
WMD Part II by G-gnome  —  Published: 22nd May 2006 by Peter Dickison  —  WMD Part II  —  Welcome to the second installment of Project WMD - The Weapon of Mass Destruction.  —  It has been a while since the first part of this project was published on
Tony Smith / The Register:
LG quietly launches 8GB music player  —  LG UK has launched an 8GB HDD-based alternative to Apple's iPod with the catchy name 'MFJM53'.  But there's nothing pedestrian about the player's design, with its clean lines and its 1.77in, 262,144-colour, touch-sensitive OLED screen.
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechSpot
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Reporting Vulnerabilities is for the Brave
Discussion: Slashdot and Techdirt
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How not to publish a correction
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Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Free Broadband for the Masses
Chris Leckness / MobilitySite:
Press Release : Windows Mobile-powered Motorola Q available
Discussion: Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
 Earlier Items: 
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
An Online Market Blooms for Video Clip Reruns
Discussion: and Beet.TV
Larry Greenemeier / InformationWeek:
Blog-Based Analysts Shake Up IT Research
Steve Friess / Wired News:
Tales From Packaging Hell
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
A Weinstein Will Invest in Exclusivity
John Markoff / New York Times:
Voice Encryption May Draw U.S. Scrutiny
Discussion: Slashdot
Wired News:
Whistle-Blower's Evidence, Uncut
Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
The One Bit of Info Google Withholds: How It Works