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2:35 PM ET, May 15, 2007

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Derek Powazek:
The Real Story of JPG Magazine  —  If there's one thing I've learned about community-building, it's this: Do Not Lie.  People are too smart and well-connected to believe a lie anymore.  So, with that in mind, the story I'm about to tell is absolutely true as I experienced it.  —  How JPG Began
Business Wire:
MySpace Video to Launch Branded Channels  —  World's Leading Lifestyle Portal Inks Content Deals With National Geographic, The New York Times, Reuters, The Daily Reel, Expert Village, Flow, IGN Entertainment, Octane TV, Kush TV, LX.TV, Ripe TV, Studio411, VBS.tv, and Young Hollywood
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Apple:
Apple Updates Popular MacBook  —  Faster Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, 1GB of Memory and Larger Hard Drives Across the Line  —  Apple® today updated its MacBook® consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model.
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Curry in London.  Weather in Jaipur  —  Yahoo! is expanding its mobile reach to a few more countries.  We just launched Yahoo! oneSearch Beta in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.  We're now in 14 countries, including the United Kingdom, France …
Discussion: The Ask.com Blog
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Search Engine Land:
Forty-Eight Hours With Ask Mobile
Discussion: Ars Technica and Screenwerk
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
Free Advice for the Litigious...  Years back, Sun was under pressure in the market.  Although many users loved our core Solaris operating system, others thought it was built for high end computers, not grid systems.  Our computer business had failed to keep pace with the rest of the industry …
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
TiVo makes TV more searchable  —  TiVo introduced a new search function Tuesday, which is designed to let its subscribers perform a continuous search through a unique thread to find programming or downloadable content.  —  Instead of punching in a keyword to find a movie or TV episode to watch …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Motorola RAZR 2  —  Motorola has today officially unveiled the successor to one of the most iconic mobiles ever made, the RAZR 2.  Available in 3.6Mbps HSDPA (V9), EV-DO (V9m), and GSM / EDGE variants (V8), the GSM and CDMA versions of the device comes in 2 millimeters slimmer than its predecessor and …
Discussion: Gizmodo, TechFold and digg
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Motorola RAZR 2 hands-on
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Meebo Rooms Launched - "like a very very rich widget"  —  Tonight meebo is launching Meebo Rooms, a rich media chat room product that users can put on their blogs and websites.  They can be private or public chat rooms, and can feature video content from sources such as youtube and NBC.
Discussion: UNEASYsilence
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GamePolitics.com:
V-Tech Rampage Creator Demands Payment to Remove Game  —  In the history of video games, perhaps in the history of the Internet, this is something never seen before: an audience held hostage.  —  Ryan Lambourn, the Australian man who created the highly offensive V-Tech Rampage …
Discussion: Kotaku and Game | Life
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Things Sure Are Quiet At MySpace News  —  When the largest site on the Internet announced their new MySpace News service, people expected it to get at least some traction, quickly.  But a month later, as former TechCrunch writer Marshall Kirkpatrick noted in Twitter today, the site appears to be nothing more than a ghost town.
Kellie Marks / The Third Word:
AOL Acquires Third Screen Media  —  Leading Provider of Mobile Advertising Solutions Will Expand Advertising.com's Mobile Services for Advertisers and Publishers  —  DULLES, VA - May 15, 2007 - AOL announced today that it has acquired Third Screen Media, the leading mobile advertising network …
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Appoints Blake Jorgensen as Chief Financial Officer  —  Thomas Weisel Co-Founder Brings Strong Track Record as Business-Builder and Broad Financial, Operating and Strategic Expertise to Yahoo!'s Executive Team  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Yahoo! Inc. …
fortuitous:
Some Community Tips for 2007  —  Seven tips on how to run a successful community.  —  Every year or so I write a long post or do a presentation at a conference on the subject of community.  Each time I approach the subject, I take what I've already written and add to it with recent things I've learned …
Discussion: Bokardo and Common Craft
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft delays Office converters for Mac  —  As it tries to finish the next version of Office for the Mac, Microsoft has delayed efforts to enable current users of the productivity software to work with the new file formats used in the latest Windows version of the desktop software.
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Free tool offers 'easy' coding  —  Scratch's creator Mitchel Resnick building a character  —  A free programming tool that allows anyone to create their own animated stories, video games and interactive artworks has been launched.  —  Primarily aimed at children, Scratch does …
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Flickrvision — Twittervision's new cousin  —  Just released today, Flickrvision shows realtime, geolocated Flickr photos.  Just like Twittervision, it's hypnotic to watch.  The map moves around to show the location of the most recent tweet or photo.  Both visualizations hail from David Troy …
Washington Post:
A Casualty Of War: MySpace  —  U.S. Military Blocks Popular Web Sites, Cutting Ties to Home  —  The Defense Department began blocking access on its computers to YouTube, MySpace and 11 other Web sites yesterday, severing some of the most popular ties linking U.S. troops in combat areas …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Danger Room
 
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Sneak peak at Windows Live Folders
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Robot talk turns practical at RoboBusiness 2007
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Belkin:
Share Printers and Access Your Media Wirelessly with the Belkin Network USB Hub
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Twitter Cloning: Tiny Blogs Bloom Everywhere
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
AT&T: No Pre-Sale of Apple iPhones
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Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Nordic Game: PS3 is "too big", says Parappa creator
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Dial M for entertainment, the mobile revolution
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from Motorola's Mobile Experience event with Ed Zander
Discussion: Techdirt and I4U News
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why age verification won't cure what ails social networking sites
USA Today:
Sprint, ABC dial in to television on the go
Discussion: IP Democracy
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
HP'S HALO: NOW THIS IS TELEPRESENCE
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Introducing the Google Developer Podcast
 

 
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