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5:30 PM ET, May 16, 2007


 Top Items: 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
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Amazon announces long-rumored DRM-free music store  —  Amazon dropped the bomb today by announcing its DRM-free music store.  The previously-rumored store will be launched sometime "later this year" and offer unprotected MP3 files for purchase.  The Amazon music store …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Amazon to offer DRM-free music downloads  — plans to launch a digital music store later this year, featuring music downloads without copyright restrictions.  —  The e-commerce giant announced Wednesday that it would offer songs from more than 12,000 record labels in the MP3 format …
Amazon to sell unprotected music
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Amazon to sell digital music free of copy curbs
Discussion: IP Democracy
David Card:
Other Shoe Drops: Amazon to Launch Digital Music Sales
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Don't believe everything you hear: iPhone and Leopard NOT delayed  —  This morning, an internal memo was sent to some Apple employees saying that both the iPhone and Leopard had been pushed back again.  The iPhone was allegedly delayed until October and Leopard—previously delayed from June to October—was now delayed until January.
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.
Discussion: GigaOM and alarm:clock
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Club Penguin In Acquisition Talks With Sony For $500+ million
Discussion: BeyondVC
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.
Halo 3 launch date is announced  —  Hugely popular video game Halo 3 is due for a September debut, Microsoft has announced.  —  The September release date is earlier than expected and will help Microsoft in its drive to make the Xbox 360 console the gaming machine of choice this Christmas.
Discussion: Things That
"Halo 3" to Make Entertainment History on Sept. 25
Fujitsu Announces the New 'U Series' of Tablet-Convertible Notebook PCs, the World's Smallest in its Class  —  Weighing only 580g, with a 5.6" widescreen LCD in a small, light body, new ultra-mobile PCs offer advanced mobility and style for business users  —  Fujitsu Limited today announced …
Jeff Weiner / Yodel Anecdotal:
Mission as strategy - connecting the dots at Yahoo!  —  Last year, the executive team at Yahoo! made the decision to re-organize the company with one of the central themes being the evolution of a culture from one largely organized around products, to one that is far more organized around our customers.
Villu / About Skype:
Skype Puts Mac Users First With Fresh Features in New Release  —  LUXEMBOURG, May 16, 2007 - Skype today released Skype™ for Mac 2.6, the latest version of its communication software for Mac users.  In addition to improved quality, stability and more features, the company …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Skype Journal
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 …
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Presentation Application?  —  Dirson reports that some users, myself included, are seeing a "View as slideshow" link in Gmail when receiving PowerPoint files.  —  Clicking "View as slideshow" opens a new window where you can view the slideshow using Google's Flash-based player.
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Secunia: 28% of all installed apps are insecure  —  According to data culled from Secunia's free software inspector, about 28% of all detected applications are vulnerable to a known security vulnerability.  —  The utility, which uses a signature database to pinpoint the specific versions …
Discussion: Asa Dotzler
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