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1:50 AM ET, May 17, 2007


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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google 2.0: Google Universal Search  —  Google is undertaking the most radical change to its search results ever, introducing a "Universal Search" system that will blend listings from its news, video, images, local and book search engines among those it gathers from crawling web pages.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Searchology Day: Recap Of Announcements  —  It's Searchology Day today at Google, where the company is devoting time to look at the past, present and future of search at Google.  There will be a number of significant announcements coming out of the event.  Want to keep up?  Stay tuned to this page.
Google Begins Move to Universal Search  —  Google Introduces New Search Features and Unveils New Homepage Design  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced its critical first steps toward a universal search model that will offer users a more integrated and comprehensive way to search for and view information online.
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Google moves to 'universal' search  —  (InfoWorld) - Google will make a significant push toward integrating results from a variety of its search engines in an attempt to deliver as relevant and comprehensive a result set as possible to search queries.  —  Although Google and its competitors …
Discussion: Associated Press and
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Universal search: The best answer is still the best answer
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
More Google Searchology: Google Universal Search
Discussion: Ubergizmo and TechSpot News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Lots of Product Announcements At Google Today
Discussion: BetaNews
Rafe Needleman / CNET
Google launching "Universal Search"
Discussion: TechWeb
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Breaking - Google Introduces Major Update to Interface & Algorithm
Discussion: Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone delayed until October, Leopard delayed again until January  —  This one doesn't bode well for Mac fans and the iPhone-hopeful: we have it on authority that as of today, the iPhone launch is being pushed back from June to... October (!), and Leopard is again seeing a delay, this time being pushed all the way back to January.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Engadget Knocks $4 billion off Apple Market Cap on Bogus iPhone email  —  What a day for Apple investors.  The stock started off strong today on a lot of pre-market buying, despite news that Amazon will finally start competing on sales of DRM-free music.  —  Then, whoops, at 11:49 AM EST …
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   (Apple) Stock Hacking & the power of DisInformaton to Launch DRM-Free MP3 Music Download Store with Songs and Albums from EMI Music and More Than 12,000 Other Labels  — (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced it will launch a digital music store later this year offering millions of songs in the DRM-free MP3 format from more than 12,000 record labels.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Amazon to Sell Music Without Copy Protection  —  After years of industry speculation, is getting into the digital music business.  —  Amazon, the Internet's most successful seller of physical CDs, today announced plans to introduce a music download store later this year …
Discussion: The Next Net and Jeffrey McManus
Rafat Ali /
Sony In Advanced Talks To Buy Kids Social Gaming Service ClubPenguin  —  Sony is in advanced talks to buy the two-year-old kids focused social gaming ( ClubPenguin, has learned.  We have confirmed the talks from senior insiders, but have not been able to confirm the potential price.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Club Penguin In Acquisition Talks With Sony For $500+ million
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Google Wins Appeal on Copyright of Nude Images  —  A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Google did not infringe on the copyrights of an adult publishing company by displaying thumbnail images of its nude photographs, handing Internet search companies a victory by allowing the display of such miniature pictures in search results.
Wi-Fi Alliance:
Wi-Fi Alliance® Reveals New Logo and Announces First Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ 802.11n Draft 2.0 Products and Test Suite  —  Customers will soon be able to buy interoperable, backward-compatible, next-generation Wi-Fi products  —  CERTIFIED 802.11n draft 2. products sporting an eye-catching …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Wi-Fi Alliance to begin certifying 802.11n gear
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Talking Points: Apollo v. Silverlight  —  TIM FAULKNER — Just confess already.  You don't have a clue about Adobe's new Apollo platform, nor about Silverlight, Microsoft's equivalent.  You've read, in a crescendo of excitement, Michael Arrington (Here Comes Adobe Apollo), Robert Scoble …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and JD on EP
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
HD DVD hopes to lure buyers with $100 rebate on Toshiba players  —  Hoping to give HD DVD a leg up on the Blu-ray competition, the HD DVD Promotional Group is launching a new promotional campaign.  At the forefront of the marketing blitz will be a $100 rebate on some Toshiba HD DVD players …
The Microsoft Security Response Center:
ANS and Security Bulletin Updates  —  This is Mark Miller again to let you know about some additional changes we are making this month.  In April, we announced changes to our blog site.  This month we are announcing changes to our Advanced Notification Service (ANS) as well as some changes …
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
FreeHand no longer updated; moving to Illustrator  —  After a long and storied career, Adobe (neé Altsys, Aldus, and Macromedia) FreeHand has reached the end of its development road.  The application has not been revised since Macromedia released MX nearly four years ago …
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Skype Got Game? Too Little, Too Late?
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Microsoft tries to stamp out cheating, hurts enthusiast sports gamers instead
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Damn kids! Get off my web!
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Hollywood Showdown
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Microsoft brings Vista to developing world PCs
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Skype Puts Mac Users First With Fresh Features in New Release
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uTube Rings In YouTube Cash
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