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7:40 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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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  —  Google is trying to clean up its search results by cracking down on dubious Web sites that contain little content but lots of ads.  —  The search giant has notified a number of Web publishers in the last few days that they will be dropped from its popular …
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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
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.
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" …
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.
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
No FFXIII This Year  —  Just in case you were still hoping.  —  Did that updated Final Fantasy XIII trailer (you know, the one you weren't able to see because filming was not allowed) from the Square Enix Party get you even more excited about Japan's most anticipated PS3 title?
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.
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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.
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
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Global Voices wins Knight Foundation News Challenge  —  I'm at the Editor and Publisher and Adweek "Interactive Media" conference today because the Knight Foundation is announcing its News Challenge winners this morning at the conference.  Global Voices has won one of the 24 awards …
Paperghost / The SpywareGuide Greynets Blog:
Skype Worm Variant Targets Other Instant Messaging Clients  —  Background: In recent months, there have been a number of so-called "Skype Worms" that have been spread in a similar fashion as an Instant Messaging infection - user is sent malicious link, user clicks link and becomes infected assuming …
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.
 
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Michael White / Bloomberg:
Nintendo Targets 35 Million Wii Console Sales in U.S. (Update3)
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Monster's iFreePlay cordless headphones for 2G Shuffle
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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
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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
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Newspapers want Google News' quarter
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prototype Of Pandora Wifi Device Shown Tonight In San Francisco
 

 
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