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12:15 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 …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Blog Search is Dead and Google Killed It  —  Technorati today launched a new look and feel and under the hood improvements that are designed to help searchers find what they're looking for across the live web, not just blogs.  David Sifry sums up the changes over on their corporate blog.
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  —  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
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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
Discussion: CNET News.com, Apple 2.0 and CrunchGear
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Q&A With Seth Godin, Founder & CEO Of Social Search Service Squidoo  —  Seth Godin is widely known as one of the foremost advocates of "permission marketing," promotional campaigns that don't rely on interrupting the attention of your customers, but rather engage them and even turn …
 
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SmartMoney.com:
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Reuters:
GameStop quarterly profit more than doubles
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New superfast wireless broadband device prototype submitted to FCC
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MIT And MTV Top List Of Knight News Challenge Winners
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Tribler is BitTorrent for the LongTail
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Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
EQO Mobile Launches, Giving You a New Mobile VoIP Solution
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Promising antispam technique gets nod
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Christian / OpenBusiness:
Wikipedia for Data - Freebase
Discussion: tbites
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
Sid Yadav / Rev2.org:
Justin.tv Relaunches Site, Launches Network
Discussion: VentureBeat and Twitterati
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pageflakes Targets Groups With Pagecasts
Michael E. Kanell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
CNN's online Pipeline will stream for free
Reuters:
Joost hires scouts to lure Hollywood programs
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