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4:05 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
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.
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
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
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.
David Cassel / GAMER.BLORGE.com:
Second Life upgrade creates Second Life anger  —  Second Life is becoming synonymous with bad news, as the euphoria about a shared virtual community gives way to a very first-life phenomenon: complaining!  —  Tuesday the game's developer, Linden Labs, announced that Second Life 1.16 …
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Fox News:
European Police Probe Sex-Abuse Allegations in 'Second Life'
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.
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
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.
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.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Three more things that the Linux community doesn't get  —  The response to the Five crucial things the Linux community doesn't understand about the average computer user post I made the other day was, well overwhelming.  With some of you I think that the post rung a bell, while with others it must have touched a nerve.
 
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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:
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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
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Antigua Presses Complaint Over Internet Gambling Ban
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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Q&A With Seth Godin, Founder & CEO Of Social Search Service Squidoo
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New superfast wireless broadband device prototype submitted to FCC
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Will U.S. get 80GB version of PlayStation 3?
Discussion: TechSpot News
Business Wire:
Amazon.com Acquires Brilliance Audio
May Wong / Associated Press:
Sprint to offer Pandora streaming radio
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Promising antispam technique gets nod
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal and CircleID
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prototype Of Pandora Wifi Device Shown Tonight In San Francisco
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Doubles Maximum Attachment Size to 20 MB
 

 
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