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9:50 AM 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 …
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pandora Goes Mobile, and Sonos, and More  —  Music streaming service Pandora has had its ups and downs over the last two years since launching.  People love to listen to their personalized radio stations that get more and more tailored as you tell it what you like and don't like.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will DRM-free tunes turbocharge music sales?
Discussion: broadstuff
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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pageflakes Targets Groups With Pagecasts  —  Personalized desktop startup Pageflakes has long offered collaborative desktop sharing, allowing users to share pages within a private group, edited by multiple people, or published to the world.  From Wednesday the service gets an overhaul complete …
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:   Pageflakes Users Create 100,000 Pagecasts
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Adaptive Blue Releases New Version of Blue Organizer  —  The Union Square Ventures funded Adaptive Blue has released a new version of their well regarded Blue Organizer Firefox add-on.  The new version has a range of additional features that provide an improved semantic web experience.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
New Version of BlueOrganizer Launched - Semantic Web In Action?  —  Today AdaptiveBlue released a new version of its BlueOrganizer product, a Firefox extension that aims to provide extra contextual information to you while browsing the Web.  Basically after you install BlueOrganizer in your Firefox …
Discussion: A VC
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.
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 …
Reuters:
Joost hires scouts to lure Hollywood programs  —  Joost, the Internet television service backed by global media players, said on Tuesday talent scouts Creative Artists Agency will help it lure big-name Hollywood programming to its service.  —  Joost, which was founded by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Proof-of-concept virus gives insight into OpenOffice.org security failings  —  A group of malware developers have produced a proof-of-concept virus that uses OpenOffice macros.  The virus, which is embedded in a specially crafted OpenOffice Draw document, can execute scripts with user-level permissions …
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
The Future of Ask.com: Search?  How About Advertising  —  Allen Stern over at CenterNetworks has an interesting post today about Ask.com, in which he lays out his strategy for getting the search engine back on track.  That caught my eye because last night when looking over the latest search data …
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Ask.com goes "all in"... and my strategy suggestions to help them fight the beast
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Music industry offers deal to small Webcasters  —  Facing an outcry over imminent royalty fee increases for Internet radio operators, the music industry body that lobbied for the changes has attempted a peace offering.  —  SoundExchange, the nonprofit group that collects the fees on behalf …
Fox News:
European Police Probe Sex-Abuse Allegations in 'Second Life'  —  A Web site in which users travel through a virtual world in the guise of an invented character is under police investigation over claims of online sexual abuse.  —  Police in Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands …
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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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Machines give kids lessons in food, finance
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
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Sid Yadav / Rev2.org:
Justin.tv Relaunches Site, Launches Network
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Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Sony may sell 80-gig Playstation 3 in US
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Michael E. Kanell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
CNN's online Pipeline will stream for free
Reuters:
Xbox 360 game add-ons charge ahead
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Media literacy in a media saturated world
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
PlentyOfFish Owner Has the Perfect Bait For a Huge Success
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Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Automatically upload a folder's photos to Flickr
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
House passes more tech-friendly antispyware bill
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Tribler Combines YouTube, BitTorrent, and Last.fm
Charles Douglas / The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone to be available for prepaid users?
 

 
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