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3:05 AM ET, June 5, 2007

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Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
A New Pricing Model Rolls Out Today  —  A New Pricing Model Rolls Out Today  —  Your Click Charges to be Based on Quality of Traffic  —  Yahoo! Search Marketing is rolling out a new feature that we think will help enhance the quality, potentially reduce the cost and increase the value of traffic to you, our advertisers.
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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Search is history, says Yahoo!  —  The company says personalisation is now more important than search, in what some have seen as an admission that it can't compete with Google  —  Yahoo!, one of the two names most synonymous with search on the internet, has surprised Silicon Valley by suggesting …
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo!: The Web's Future Is Not In Search  —  At the Next Web conference in Amsterdam over the weekend, Tapan Bhat, the Yahoo! vice president of Front Doors, told attendees that search would not dominate the web in the future.  "The future of the web is about personalization.
Lisa Barone / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog:
Personalized Search: Fear or Not?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Major Relaunch For Ask: Ask3D  —  Forget the advertising campaign debacle: There is some real news about Ask.com tonight.  —  The search engine, which is currently the fourth most used search service, is publicly re-launching tonight around 9 PM PST.  You won't see this when visiting the site …
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Search Engine Land:
Ask Relaunches: Now In '3D'  —  Chris Sherman once compared Ask.com to Apple.  Ask CEO Jim Lanzone remarked to me that he liked the comparison because it spoke to quality and innovativeness.  Indeed, among the top-tier search engines Ask has arguably been the most innovative.  In one sense it has to be.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:   A Makeover at Ask.com: A New Look and More
Gizmodo:
Breaking: Every Song You Own, Available Online Wherever You Are For Free, Promises Lala.com  —  In its first incarnation, Lala.com focused on helping people trade and buy CDs cheaply, all the while building a community of music listeners and a catalog of preferences.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Lala to open DRM-free digital music store with free streaming access to songs
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA throws in the towel in Atlantic v. Andersen  —  One of the most notorious file-sharing cases is drawing to a close.  Both parties in Atlantic v. Andersen have agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, which means that Tanya Andersen is the prevailing party and can attempt to recover attorneys fees.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Florida defendant goes after RIAA for fraud, conspiracy, and extortion  —  As the RIAA has continued its legal assault on file-sharing, defendants are responding with what amount to boilerplate defenses and counterclaims against the RIAA's allegations of copyright infringement.
The Smoking Gun:
Google As Terror Tool?  —  One of the plotters behind the alleged scheme to explode gas pipelines at John F. Kennedy airport directed his co-conspirators to use Google Earth to obtain detailed aerial photos of the targeted facility.  In a federal criminal complaint, an excerpt from which you'll find below …
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Scribd Banks $3.5 Million from Redpoint  —  Scribd, dubbed the "YouTube for Documents," was the dark horse of their Y Combinator class, but the social document site now gives its critics pause to think.  —  Since launching, traffic to the site scaled quickly to 75-10,000 uniques per …
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Major Xbox announcement coming tomorrow?  —  Word on the street (that is, Gamertag Radio) is that a major Xbox announcement is dropping tomorrow, set to coincide with the final round of the Pac-Man World Championship.  Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg dropped the hint via an instant message session with GTR's Godfree.
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Reuters:
Murdoch calls Dow Jones meeting "constructive"  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch said on Monday that he had a "constructive" meeting with the Bancrofts to reassure the family that controls Dow Jones & Co. Inc. (NYSE:DJ - News) that his $5 billion offer for the company will not undermine …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Ex-Cisco Executive to Lead Joost, Internet TV Provider  —  Michelangelo Volpi spent 5 of his 13 years at Cisco Systems selling networking equipment to the companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable that bring television into living rooms.  —  Now he is trying to do an end run around those same companies.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Kawasaki: How I wasted $12,107 on Truemors  —  I don't want to be mean, but I just can't help myself.  I know Guy Kawasaki is a legend for his marketing work with Apple, and a lot of people find his blog to be very useful — despite what appears to be an addiction to the age-old cliche of the "Top 10 Reasons Why..." style of blog post.
McAfee SiteAdvisor:
The State of Search Engine Safety … Key Findings  —  Overall, 4.0% of search results link to risky Web sites, which marks an improvement from 5.0% in May 2006.  Dangerous sites are found in search results of all 5 of the top US search engines (representing 93% of all search engine use).
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
After deal with AT&T, Clearwire can reach 223 million people with WiMAX  —  Wireless ISP Clearwire has announced that it has completed the purchase of much of the 2.5GHz spectrum previously owned or controlled by AT&T. Located primarily in the southeastern US, the spectrum was owned …
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Brushed Metal iMacs Dropping at WWDC  —  Apple is set to unleash a new iMac design that will utilize the company's trademark "Brushed Metal" look.  One inside source claimed that the new iMacs would utilize the Santa Rosa Chipset and could top out at a larger size than the current 24 inch display.
 
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Business Wire:
SanDisk Launches 64 Gigabyte Solid State Drives for Notebook PCs …
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Kent German / CNET News.com:
What the iPhone commercials tell us
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Indie Supporter Blip Raises Funding
Jennifer Netherby / Video Business Online:
Windows test benefits sell-through, VOD
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Eric Kintz / The Marketing Excellence blog:
Home Page, Landing Pages and HP Blogs: Are We Hiding in Plain Sight?
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Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Humans get bigger role in search
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David Meyer / CNET News.com:
HP says no to Intel's Turbo Memory
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Zune Insider:
And Now a Correct Translation  —  Our buddies at 'rama point …
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Valve hardware survey shows gamers yet to embrace Vista
Finjan:
Finjan's Latest Web Security Trends Report Reveals New Genre of Evasive Attacks
BBC:
Europe online '24 hours a month'
Discussion: Neowin.net
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Nintendo's Wii Widens Lead Over Sony's PS3 in Japan in May
TVWeek Blog:
Hearst-Argyle, Where Are You on YouTube?  —  So local TV stations …
Meraki:
Meraki Introduces First Solar Powered Outdoor WiFi Access Kit
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Dell XPS m1330 performance ultraportable revealed
 

 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

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Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment

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