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11:15 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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   If Technorati can beat Google, why can't Microsoft or Yahoo?
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Technorati Redesigned - Get Realigned Here
Discussion: franticindustries
May Wong / Associated Press:
Sprint to offer Pandora streaming radio  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sprint Nextel Corp. has teamed with Pandora Media Inc., a popular online music service, to deliver personalized streaming radio to its mobile phone users.  —  Pandora is a free Internet-based radio service that lets people create stations based …
Discussion: Gizmodo and PSFK Trend: PSFK
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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.
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.
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 …
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.
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Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Sony may sell 80-gig Playstation 3 in US
Discussion: Engadget
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
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Adaptive Blue Releases New Version of Blue Organizer
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Webware.com and rexduffdixon.com
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Tribler is BitTorrent for the LongTail  —  Denmark-based Tribler is a BitTorrent client that works on a recommendation system similar to Last.fm for finding new media based on your downloading history.  The non-profit group has caught the eye of several researchers, broadcasters …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, tbites, TechCrunch and GigaOM
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.
Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
EQO Mobile Launches, Giving You a New Mobile VoIP Solution  —  We go hands-on with EQO Mobile's mobile VoIP and instant-messaging functions.  —  If making VoIP (Voice over the Internet) calls from your home was the buzz of yesterday, making VoIP calls from your cell is the buzz of today.
Christian / OpenBusiness:
Wikipedia for Data - Freebase  —  Want to know how many dentists are in one mile vicinity, if they are next to tube stop and are specialists in teeth whitening?  Freebase say they can not only give you this information, but that the database behind it will be build Wikipedia style.
Discussion: tbites
 
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MIT And MTV Top List Of Knight News Challenge Winners
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/media:
Should every journalist have a blog?
Business Wire:
Amazon.com Acquires Brilliance Audio
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Agence France Presse:
EU parliament approves plans to slash roaming rates (AFP)
Niclas Mika / Reuters:
True fixed/cell phone convergence seen years off
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Cyberbullying Still An Issue... But Now It's Teachers Who Are Complaining
Discussion: The Register
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Promising antispam technique gets nod
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Machines give kids lessons in food, finance
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Interview: David Weinberger
Discussion: Salon
Tamara Chuang / Orange County Register:
Blizzard makes WoW wish virtual reality
Sid Yadav / Rev2.org:
Justin.tv Relaunches Site, Launches Network
Discussion: VentureBeat and Twitterati
Reuters:
Joost hires scouts to lure Hollywood programs
Discussion: parislemon
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
PlentyOfFish Owner Has the Perfect Bait For a Huge Success
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Proof-of-concept virus gives insight into OpenOffice.org security failings
 

 
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