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2:45 AM ET, May 22, 2007


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John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Proposes Innovation in Radio Spectrum Auction  —  Google filed a proposal on Monday with the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to let companies allocate radio spectrum using the same kind of real-time auction that the search engine company now uses to sell advertisements.
Rafat Ali /
Google Proposes Real-Time Auction Approach For Radio Spectrum Use
Discussion: Bourse
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Prof. wants FCC spectrum auction winners to support "wireless network neutrality"
Discussion: Gizmodo and Epicenter
Ubuntu 7.04 Offering—Technical Details  —  Before we announce the availability of Ubuntu 7.04 on select Dell client systems, I'd like to give an overview of what customers can expect from our initial Ubuntu offering.  —  Availabile Software and Hardware  — The default software …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:   Dell's Linux hardware support plans good news for desktop Linux
Success for Everest mobile effort  —  A British climber has set a world record by making a mobile phone call from the top of Mount Everest.  —  In the early hours of 21 May, Rod Baber made two calls from the mountain's north ridge.  —  In the first call Mr Baber described the view …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and All About Symbian
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google, Discuss Alliance  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Inc.'s stock price climbed by more than 4 percent Monday in response to a report that the online software pioneer is poised to team up with Internet search leader Google Inc. in a double-barreled attack on Microsoft Corp.
Scott Martin / Red Herring:
Limelight Prices IPO  —  Akamai rival wants to raise as much as $198 million.  —  Limelight Networks on Monday priced its proposed initial public offering in hopes of raising as much as $198.7 million.  —  Tempe, Arizona-based Limelight, a high-performance content delivery network …
Google Online Security Blog:
Introducing Google's online security efforts  —  Online security is an important topic for Google, our users, and anyone who uses the Internet.  The related issues are complex and dynamic and we've been looking for a way to foster discussion on the topic and keep users informed.
Vikram Madan / Vikram Madan's Blog:
Post-winHEC Post  —  WinHEC 2007 seems to have gone well.  UMPC exposure was pretty-decent.  Bill Gates showed off UMPCs in his keynote.  I presented a session on UMPCs (somewhat ambiguously titled 'UMPC Ecosystem' - I'll post a link to the slides when they become public) …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Are Facebook widgets on the way?  —  Facebook, which says it's making a big announcement this week, is trying to keep details under wraps.  But that hasn't stopped the Internet's rabid gossip mill.  —  Last month, word began to circulate that Facebook was working on a deal to introduce third-party widgets …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
ARIN: It's time to migrate to IPv6  —  Today, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) published a resolution its Board of Trustees had passed on IP number availability.  In short, the resolution says that since IPv4 addresses are running out, ARIN should "take any and all measures necessary …
BREAKING: Is XM down?  —  Seems like there's a massive outage going on with XM right now.  Reports have been coming in like crazy, and I myself in NYC haven't been able to get signal since about 12-noon.  —  UPDATE: Reportedly one of the satellites (SAT1) is down, and all of the repeaters are down due to a "software update."
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MyPunchbowl: The Algorithm Schedules Your Event  —  eVite has been a target of several startups over the past year.  Sites like Skobee or Renkoo have differentiated themselves by helping plan the casual outings for drinks or dinner.  Socializr is taking a social networking approach.
Think Secret:
Death knell tolls for 17-inch iMac  —  Apple's pending iMac update will spell the end of the day for the 17-inch iMac, the most affordable computer in the line.  The refreshed iMac, currently on track to arrive by the end of June according to sources, will feature just 20- and 24-inch models.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Zoho Notebook looks good  —  Zoho, the online competitor to Microsoft office, releases its Zoho Notebook application later this evening, and it looks very good.  —  It edges Microsoft's competing product OneNote, and Google's Notebook with sheer feature count and flexibility.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Mashable!
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Second Life gets a Bay State boost  —  Virtual world taps local technology  —  Second Life will soon be getting a second wind, with the help of some Bay State-bred technology.  —  Linden Lab, the San Francisco firm that created the popular online community, has acquired Windward Mark Interactive LLC …
Robert J. Samuelson / Newsweek:
Long Live the News Business  —  If the Internet crashed permanently tomorrow, I'd be thrilled.  Still, the sky-is-falling view of the news business is way off the mark.  —  When I joined The Washington Post as a reporter in 1969, hardly anyone I knew in the news business considered it a business.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
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Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
SightSpeed 6.0 Named One of PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007"!
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I've lost control of my comments...
David S. Hirschman / Editor and Publisher:
Editors Explore Recent Redesigns at Major Web Sites
Discussion: Lost Remote
Microsoft Security Advisory (937696)
Discussion: Zero Day
Mark Shuttleworth:
Microsoft is not the real threat
Stuart J. Johnston / PC World:
Microsoft Plugs Critical Vista Hole
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New tech could lead to much bigger hard drives
Discussion: and Engadget
Tom Krazit / CNET
AMD shows sunny side of Barcelona
 Earlier Items: 
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Symantec to Ship Smart Phone Security Suite
Charles Jade / Ars Technica:
Steve Wozniak at Maker Faire
Discussion: MacUser
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Rootly relaunches... new UI, new features... a real news start page
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
IBM's POWER6 flies the coop at 4.7GHz
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
MySpace to provide sex offender data to state AGs
Music giant EMI agrees takeover
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Google Coop Embeds Gadgets in Search Results
Discussion: Mashable! and Zenrob
Ben Edelman:
Spyware Still Cheating Merchants and Legitimate Affiliates