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9:55 PM ET, May 17, 2007

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AppleInsider:
News Flash: Apple iPhone receives FCC approval  —  Apple Inc. on Thursday received the official go-ahead on its first ever mobile handset, with the Federal Communications Commission giving the iPod maker the green light to commence sales of the device in the United States.
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Sandeep Chandur / MobileWhack:
Apple iPhone Gets FCC Nod - Finally!  —  We knew it was bound to happen sooner or later.  Well, it has happened.  The almighty FCC has blessed the Apple's iPhone, easing its entry into the US markets.  Bearing only the FCC ID BCGA1203, the FCC pages do not even reveal photos of the phone.
Search Engine Land:
Video Blending & Video Meta Search  —  There's nothing new about Google listing links to video content in its regular search results, including links to pages in Google-owned Google Video and YouTube.  However, Universal Search is changing things.  Instead of considering that content as part …
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Paul Glazowski / Profy.Com:
Google Announces Universal Search
Discussion: CNET News.com
BBC:
Google overhauls main search page
Discussion: Reuters and PodTech Network
David Flynn / APC:
Vista will be the last version of Windows for Pentium 4 and Core Duo owners  —  It's the end of the line for 32-bit operating systems, Microsoft has proclaimed at its annual Windows Hardware Engineering conference  —  After the software giant has gotten over its hangover from partying …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AppleGate  —  Ryan Block has formally responded to what is now being referred to as "AppleGate" in Silicon Valley.  Yesterday Engadget posted that the iPhone was going to be delayed several months, relying on what turned out to be a bogus email for the story.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
WPP Acquires 24/7 Real Media To Compete With Google And Yahoo  —  I saw one of Google's "agency relationship managers" give a pitch to a top agency, where she gave the standard line that Google doesn't want to be an ad agency.  I didn't believe it for a second.
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
PSP hardware refresh coming this year, says report  —  So it looks like those endless rumors of a newly-spec'ed PlayStation Portable are finally about to come true, with an analyst from Lazard Capital Markets reporting that Sony has in fact copped to just such a device (most definitively NOT pictured above) …
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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Google v. Perfect 10: Appeals court affirms that thumbnails are fair use  —  Google scored a partial victory yesterday in a case that is likely to have major implications for the evolution of copyright law online.  In a 2004 lawsuit, porn merchant Perfect 10 accused Google of infringing …
Bigvip / Gamerscore Blog:
Keeping Xbox LIVE Fair  —  One of the great things about LIVE and the unified community is that we work hard to create a level playing field for all gamers and have a no tolerance policy towards inappropriate behavior like hacking or cheating.  As part of our commitment to our members …
Discussion: Kotaku, Engadget and CrunchGear
Perry / evans ink:
Introducing localguides.com: local, meet social. social, meet vertical.  —  We've just launched the beta version of a brand spanking new site - localguides.com.  —  We think the site (and the technology and methodologies behind it) begin to lay the foundation to tackle two vexing problems in local search …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent in Focus: TV-series are Hot  —  The statistics presented here are gathered by SumoTorrent, and based on a sample of more than 400.000 .torrent files collected from several public BitTorrent sites.  From now on these statistics will be published on a monthly basis …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Latest AACS revision defeated a week before release  —  Despite the best efforts of the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Licensing Administration (AACS LA), content pirates remain one step ahead.  A new volume key used by high-def films scheduled for release next week has already been cracked.
Brandon Sheffield / Gamasutra:
Q&A: Svensson On The Future Of Capcom  —  Capcom has been significantly busy in expanding its Western presence of late, revealing much of its 2007 line-up at an April press event, including new Phoenix Wright and Mega Man titles for DS, a return of Super Puzzle Fighter II for Xbox Live, and a Harvey Birdman title for PS2 and PSP.
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Half of the future Gates  —  newsmaker Craig Mundie is trying to fill Bill Gates shoes.  Well, at least one of them.  —  Keenly aware that no one person can replace Microsoft's cultural icon, the company has divided his responsibilities among two top executives.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Nicholas Carr / Guardian:
The net is being carved up into information plantations  —  Search at Google.com on evolution or Iraq or Aids or Gordon Brown, and the same site will appear at the top of the list of results: Wikipedia.  Alter your search into one for John Keats or Muhammad Ali or Christianity or platypus or loneliness, and the same thing will happen.
Discussion: GigaOM, bytes|genes and MediaVidea
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Skype busts into casual gaming market  —  Skype wants to get into the lucritive casual gaming business and is aggressively courting game developers to generate a diverse range of content for the VoIP service.  Skype's Paul Amery announced the partnership with Easybits Software to create …
 
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