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1:55 PM ET, May 23, 2007

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Dave Sifry / The Technorati Weblog:
Come check out the refreshed www.technorati.com!  —  I've got some wonderful news, six month's hard work of our entire team has just gone out the door. http://www.technorati.com/  —  We just launched a major refresh to www.technorati.com.  Some of the changes are subtle, some are big …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
All New Technorati: No Longer Blog-Centric  —  Blog search engine Technorati made significant changes to its data architecture and user interface this evening.  CEO Dave Sifry outlined the details on his personal blog.  The changes, Sifry says, are largely in response to Technorati's changing user base …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   If Technorati can beat Google, why can't Microsoft or Yahoo?
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   New Technorati Really is the Google of Social Media
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Technorati Redesigned - Get Realigned Here
Discussion: franticindustries
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prototype Of Pandora Wifi Device Shown Tonight In San Francisco  —  Pandora made a number of announcements tonight at a press/user event at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, which we covered earlier.  Deals with Sonos and Sprint were announced that bring Pandora Internet radio into the home and to mobile devices.
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May Wong / Associated Press:
Sprint to offer Pandora streaming radio
David Ulevitch / OpenDNS Blog:
Google turns the page... in a bad way.  —  This is a long post but it's worth the read.  In short, Google and Dell have teamed up to install some software on Dell computers that borders on being spyware.  I say spyware because it's hard to figure out what it is and is even harder to remove.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google & Dell's Revenue-Generating URL Error Pages Drawing Fire
Discussion: Zero Day
BBC:
Sony handheld to offer net calls  —  Owners of Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld console will soon be able to make voice and video calls over a wireless internet connection.  —  Using a soon-to be-released camera and microphone, gamers will be able to call other PSP owners and some BT phones.
Polly Graham / News of the World:
POD IT AWAY!  —  COMPUTER giants Apple are really worked up—over an Ann Summers sex toy that hooks up to your iPod.  —  Women all over Britain are saying yes, yes, yes to the £30 iGasm that plugs into a music player and delivers good vibrations that pulse to the beat.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
$100 Million Payday For Feedburner - This Deal Is Confirmed  —  Rumors about Google acquiring RSS management company Feedburner from last week, started by ex-TechCrunch UK editor Sam Sethi, are accurate and are now confirmed according to a source close to the deal.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
U.S. may get 80GB PlayStation 3  —  Sony said Wednesday that it is considering putting out a new version of its struggling PlayStation 3 video game console in the United States with an 80GB hard drive.  That's the storage capacity that will come on the South Korean version of the PS3.
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Financial Times:
Google's goal to organise your daily life  —  Google's ambition to maximise the personal information it holds on users is so great that the search engine envisages a day when it can tell people what jobs to take and how they might spend their days off.  —  Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Investing in Company Started by Co-Founder's Wife  —  In Silicon Valley's version of "The Bachelor," Anne Wojcicki not only landed one of America's richest men, Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, but she also got her husband's company to finance her start-up.
Inside AdSense:
AdSense coming to a video near you  —  You've heard the expression "Content is king."  We completely agree, and we also realize that these days website content is much more than just text — it's also video.  That's why we're excited to announce that this week, we're launching a pilot …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Newspapers want Google News' quarter  —  For years now, newspapers have quietly watched Google index their headlines and offer users a synopsis of their stories without paying them a dime.  —  Google is supposed to make it easier for newspaper readers to find content online.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Doubles Maximum Attachment Size to 20 MB  —  Gmail upgraded the maximum attachment size from 10 MB to 20 MB.  Gmail was quite forgiving and you could send more than 10 MB in some cases, but now it's possible to send at least 20 MB in one message.  —  Of course, few mail providers …
 
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Clive Thompson / Wired News:
The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple seen unloading new MacBook Pros and (possibly) iMacs at WWDC
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Is the Google Video PlusBox Fair?
Business Week:
Inside Google's New-Product Process
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Three more things that the Linux community doesn't get
SmartMoney.com:
Antigua Presses Complaint Over Internet Gambling Ban
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Q&A With Seth Godin, Founder & CEO Of Social Search Service Squidoo
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New superfast wireless broadband device prototype submitted to FCC
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Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
EQO Mobile Launches, Giving You a New Mobile VoIP Solution
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
New Version of BlueOrganizer Launched - Semantic Web In Action?
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Wikipedia for Data - Freebase
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Justin.tv Relaunches Site, Launches Network
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Pageflakes Targets Groups With Pagecasts
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