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4:50 PM ET, May 23, 2007

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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.
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?
Discussion: Digital Markets
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   New Technorati Really is the Google of Social Media
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 …
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Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES PURGE OF AD-HEAVY WEB SITES
Discussion: 10e20
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
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.
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.
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Nintendo Targets 35 Million Wii Console Sales in U.S. (Update3)  —  Nintendo Co., the world's largest maker of handheld game players, expects to sell as many as 35 million Wii consoles in the U.S. and approach the record 38.2 million PlayStation 2s sold by Sony Corp. Shares of Nintendo rose.
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Will U.S. get 80GB version of PlayStation 3?
Discussion: TechSpot News
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New superfast wireless broadband device prototype submitted to FCC  —  While the Federal Communications Commission moves ahead with planning for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction, the White Space Coalition has submitted a second prototype white space wireless broadband device to the FCC for testing.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Is the Google Video PlusBox Fair?  —  There's an interesting imbalance being created by Google's recent integration of videos right into their search results in the form of a PlusBox.  For instance, when I search for finger flip flop video, a Google Blogoscoped blog entry containing …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and Valleywag
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online  —  Hasan Elahi whips out his Samsung Pocket PC phone and shows me how he's keeping himself out of Guantanamo.  He swivels the camera lens around and snaps a picture of the Manhattan Starbucks where we're dinking coffee.
Discussion: p2pnet and Slashdot
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.
Jeff Barr / Jeff Barr's Blog:
Google Can't Google?  —  Last year Google tried to convince me to join their ranks.  I had a nice trip to Mountain View, a pleasant day of interviews, and a glimpse inside of their campus.  All pretty cool.  I ended up shutting down the process between the "we really want to hire you" …
Andrew Yoon / PS3 Fanboy:
Firmware 1.80 to include 1080p upscaling for games and movies  —  Sony has officially unveiled plans for PS3 firmware 1.80.  This update looks to be the most significant yet.  Here's a breakdown of what to expect:  — Full 1080p upscaling for DVDs, PS2 and PS1 games.
 
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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Internet tax ban meets resistance in Senate
Discussion: Neowin.net
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
GPL author: Google must share code
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Question of the Day: Which social Network(s) Do you Actively participate in and why?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Monster's iFreePlay cordless headphones for 2G Shuffle
Discussion: MacUser and SCI FI Tech
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Verizon to Reveal iPhone Competitor This Summer
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Femtocells bring 3G, cellular signals indoors and underground
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Yahoo! News
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Is Intel's 'Penryn' Chip Hiding Graphics Support?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple seen unloading new MacBook Pros and (possibly) iMacs at WWDC
 Earlier Items: 
Macworld UK:
MACWORLD MARKETPLACE  —  At Ciao you can read consumer reviews …
Discussion: digg
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Three more things that the Linux community doesn't get
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Q&A With Seth Godin, Founder & CEO Of Social Search Service Squidoo
May Wong / Associated Press:
Sprint to offer Pandora streaming radio
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Promising antispam technique gets nod
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Investing in Company Started by Co-Founder's Wife
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prototype Of Pandora Wifi Device Shown Tonight In San Francisco