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6:50 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
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 …
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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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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
More Firefox Bloat?  Say It Ain't So, Mozilla  —  When Firefox launched in beta release five years ago, it burst on the open-source browser scene like a young Elvis Presley — slim, sexy and dangerous.  —  Since then it has attracted millions of users, generally set the agenda …
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
FightinSunDevil / Gamerscore Blog:
Clearing the Air: In Support of HD DVD...  'Just want to clear up a few things surrounding several erroneous stories regarding alleged comments from Peter Moore about Xbox 360 supporting Blu-ray.  Simply put...These reports are completely incorrect.  —  Some online media outlets have picked …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Samsung and LG.Philips announce super-thin OLEDs  —  The quest to make thinner cell phones and other mobile devices continues each day, but Samsung and LG.Philips may be moving closer to that goal with their new active-matrix OLEDs (AMOLED).  Both companies announced new AMOLED displays today …
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Carlos / Pclaunches.com:
LG 'Chocolate' Z1 dual LCD laptop  —  LG Electronics has unveiled a new laptop that boost dual LCD screen, just like Asus W5Fe.  The notebooks is designed to take advantage of Windows Vista's Sideshow concept.  The 1.86Kg lappie boosts red touch-sensitive buttons (similar to Chocolate phone) …
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: bytes|genes and MediaVidea
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What Makes Techmeme Tick?  Inventor Gabe Rivera Explains  —  For many Silicon Valley insiders, one site has become the primary aggregator of technology news: Techmeme.  The site constantly scrapes news sites and blogs and compiles a continually updated list of links to the most popular tech news of the day.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Stanford to hit P2P users in the wallet with reconnection fees  —  Reactions of universities named in the RIAA and MPAA's top 25 list of pirate schools have run the gamut from embarrassed to seemingly indifferent.  Color Stanford red-faced, as a copy of the school's revised DMCA Complaint Policy received …
 
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Los Angeles Times:
Listeners shocked by XM hosts' suspension
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Kevin Wolf / Found+READ:
Dangers of a Threesome  —  I'd like to share my tale of a start …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Jakob Nielsen Sounds Off About Web 2.0... Again!
Discussion: Hitesh Mehta
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Backers of stronger copyright laws form lobby group
Evan Blass / Engadget:
PSP hardware refresh coming this year, says report
TED / uncov:
Guy Kawasaki Should Stick To Contentless Blog Posts
Discussion: Epicenter
PC World:
ReadyBoost Flash Drives Lack Significant Boost
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Tom Clynes / Popular Science:
INVENTION AWARDS  —  A Big Ball of Connectivity
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 Earlier Items: 
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Microsoft apologizes for Halo 3 problems, extends beta
Chris Faylor / shacknews.com:
SCEA Announces PSP Store, SOCOM PS3, Warhawk Beta Plans
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T offers mobile backup solution
Microsoft Help and Support:
The "File Download - Security Warning" …
Staten Island Advance / SI Advance Newslog:
'V-Tech Rampage' Internet game sparks outrage
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista Service Pack 1: It lives
eMarketer:
Word-of-Mouth in B2B  —  C-level execs want to hear it in person.
Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
Google Korea to censor search results
 

 
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Alasdair Glennie / Daily Mail:
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