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3:55 PM ET, May 6, 2007

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Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
New Zune on Monday?  —  We're hearing that Microsoft's holding an event in Redmond on Monday to preview/announce a new Zune - most likely the flash-based one the company's been hinting at for a while.  No other details yet; if there's something worth telling you about on Monday, we'll let you know.
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
New Zune at Microsoft event on Monday?  —  It sounds as if Microsoft is planning to announce something Zune related on Monday, with iLounge reporting that the company is planning an event which will be centered around the announcement of an entirely new Zune.
Gizmodo:
NEW PLAYER? Zune Announcement This Monday
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and I4U News
Dorion Carroll / The Technorati Weblog:
Technorati Authority and Rank  —  On Fri.  May 4th, we updated Technorati.com to include the Technorati Authority for blogs listed on the Blog page and in search results.  This update changed the earlier references of "N blogs link here" and "X links from Y blogs" with the single Technorati Authority number.
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Matt / Photo Matt:
Technorati and Authority  —  Did anyone notice how Technorati is now showing an Authority score for blogs?  I searched for it on Technorati, which took me to this blog talking about the feature, which seems to indicate it's an alias for number of unique blogs linking in the past 180 days.
Discussion: LiewCF.com
Matt / WordPress.com Blog:
Stats Plugin  —  People love their stats.  Here on WordPress.com, the most popular page in the dashboard after the home page is blog stats.  We now have a plugin that allows you to get WordPress.com stats no matter where you host your blog.  —  One of the biggest complaints we hear …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Orange Launches Netvibes/Pageflakes Competitor  —  Everyone else has one, so why not one more?  Orange, a massive European mobile phone carrier that is now a subsidiary of France Télécom, is beta testing a customizable Ajax homepage product called Bubbletop.
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog
Tracy Staedter / Discovery News:
Split-Screen Tech Doubles Computer Use  —  New technology from Microsoft Research India in Bangalore could end the waiting game in offices with limited computers.  Researchers are developing software that splits a computer screen in two halves, each side with its own operating system, desktop, applications, cursor and keyboard.
Discussion: Engadget, The Raw Feed and Slashdot
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
DRM group pledges to fight Digg rebels  —  Bloggers who published the key that would unlock the copy protection on HD-DVDs have been threatened with legal action  —  Bloggers who posted links to a software key that would unlock the copy protection on some high-definition DVDs have been threatened with legal action.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Second Life: Europeans Outnumber Americans 3 to 1  —  If Web 2.0 is a bubble of hype, then surely Linden Lab's Second Life is the shiniest bubble of them all.  Companies from IBM, CNet, Reuters, American Apparel, Coldwell Banker and many more have established their presence in the metaverse …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Download YouTube Videos: 23 Ways  —  Google has a solid amount of cash in its pockets, but with all the recent lawsuits against YouTube one has to wonder if it's time to salvage whatever videos you like from the service and save them somewhere where evil attorneys won't look - your hard drive.
Discussion: digg
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Twitter Launches Moblie Interface  —  Ok, now we are talking, at long last Twitter has launched has a special streamlined mobile interface: http://m.twitter.com  —  For those of you using SMS/text messaging, you can now switch over to web based access (assuming your phone has a browser) and start saving some scratch.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TwitBin: Inline Firefox Twittering  —  Twitter Users are currently given two primary interfaces through which they can interact with the growingly popular service: by the Twitter website itself or through TXT messaging via mobile phone.  —  A number of companies have launched third party tools …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and duncanriley.com
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
TwitBin: Twitter in Your Firefox Sidebar
Discussion: Download Squad
Robert Love's Log:
Epilogue  —  This marks my 261st blog entry as a Novell employee.  It shall also mark my last.  —  An operose decision, I resigned as Chief Architect of our Linux Desktop endeavor, effective today.  —  In the house that Ximian built, we dreamt and saw to fruition the world's finest Linux desktop …
Discussion: Slashdot
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Medieval Tech Support  —  Saul Griffith sent me a pointer to a hilarious video about medieval tech support for the newly introduced book.  It's thought-provoking as well as funny.  While comparing the ease of use of books to scrolls might seem a casual jape, it strikes me how similarly trivial …
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Does The MPAA Simply Make Up Piracy Numbers Out Of Thin Air?
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Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T Blocking Out June 15-July 15 for iPhone Launch
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English Premier League To Sue YouTube
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