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3:35 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
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.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Will U.S. get 80GB version of PlayStation 3?  —  Sony said Wednesday that it is considering putting out a new version of its struggling PlayStation 3 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.
Discussion: TechSpot News
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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.
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.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Femtocells bring 3G, cellular signals indoors and underground  —  One of the problems with relying on a cellular phone as the sole source of voice connectivity is spotty coverage indoors and underground.  One solution for small buildings is femtocells, small indoor networks that provide better indoor coverage for cellular phones.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Yahoo! 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.
 
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Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Is Intel's 'Penryn' Chip Hiding Graphics Support?
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Clive Thompson / Wired News:
The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online
Discussion: p2pnet and Slashdot
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple seen unloading new MacBook Pros and (possibly) iMacs at WWDC
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Is the Google Video PlusBox Fair?
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SmartMoney.com:
Antigua Presses Complaint Over Internet Gambling Ban
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Q&A With Seth Godin, Founder & CEO Of Social Search Service Squidoo
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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
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prototype Of Pandora Wifi Device Shown Tonight In San Francisco
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Gmail Doubles Maximum Attachment Size to 20 MB
 

 
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