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12:45 PM ET, February 26, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Introduces New MacBook and MacBook Pro Models  —  Multi-Touch Trackpad Comes to MacBook Pro  —  Apple® today updated its popular MacBook® and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, larger hard drives and 2GB of memory standard in most models.
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Electronista:
Apple updates MacBook, MacBook Pro  —  Apple today announced long-awaited upgrades for both its MacBook and MacBook Pro portables, adding Intel's 45 nanometer Penryn architecture for its Core 2 Duo processors.  All systems now include the larger Level 2 cache, SSE4 media instructions, and reduced power consumption of the new chips.
Mike Ricciuti / Crave: The gadget blog:
Apple updates MacBook, MacBook Pro lineups  —  Apple updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups today with Intel's Penryn processors, while bringing multitouch trackpads to MacBook Pros.  —  The MacBook Pro is available with Core 2 Duo (Penryn) processors at up to 2.6GHz and up to 6MB of cache memory.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:   Apple debuts new MacBook and MacBook Pro models
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple bumps MacBooks, adds Penryn MacBook Pros with multi-touch
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Digital Trends and Macworld
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro get refreshed with faster CPUs, multi-touch
Yahoo! Search Blog:
An Open Approach to Search  —  If you didn't realize it, Yahoo! is embracing openness like never before:  — Hadoop Now at the Heart of Every Yahoo! Search  — Yahoo!'s Quest to Open Up  —  The open theme continues today as we are announcing that we are opening up Yahoo! Search itself.
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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo To Announce “Search Monkey” Enhanced, Annotated Results At SMX West  —  Today, at the inaugural Search Marketing Expo West conference, Yahoo plans to unveil a project code-named “Search Monkey,” a set of open-source tools that allow users and publishers to annotate and enhance search results associated with specific web sites.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Announces Open Search Platform  —  Yahoo will soon be allowing third parties to enhance the Yahoo Search experience.  The new platform, codenamed “SearchMonkey” and officially called Open Search Platform, will consist of a set of APIs that allow third parties to modify search results …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:   An easy way to add new features to Google
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Buzz Launches: Popular Stories To Go On Yahoo Homepage  —  Yahoo launches the much anticipated Yahoo Buzz tonight - a Digg-like site that takes stories from pre-approved news publishers (100 to start) and let's users vote on stories and push them up to the top of the page.
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Yahoo Launches Digg Competitor
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Social Times
Google Talkabout:
Google Talk chatback  —  Do you have a blog, online profile, or some other personal web page?  Would you like to communicate more with your visitors?  Today we're launching a new Google Talk feature that lets visitors to your web site chat with you.  We call it “chatback” …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Chat With Your Site's Visitors Using Google Talk
Lance Ulanoff / Fox News:
Facebook's Death Spiral Has Begun  —  Facebook's long, slow, and, for some, sad decline into oblivion has begun.  —  A recent report from The New York Times stated that the company is going to try to make it easier for members to get off the service.  This is a clear indication that the social network's days in the sun are numbered.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google Shares Slide On Weak Paid Click Data; Is The Crumbling Economy Dragging Down The Search Business?  —  Google (GOOG) shares are down sharply this morning after new data from comScore shows what appears to be a material weakening in the company's advertising business.
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Goldmund's $17,000 Blu-ray player  —  If you've ever wondered how a media room can run up a $300,000 tab, try this on for starters: a Blu-ray Disc player that goes for $17,000.  —  Switzerland-based Goldmund has upgraded its “Eidos 20” media player with the victorious video format …
Discussion: Engadget HD and Gadget Lab
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Matthew Moskovciak / CNET News.com:
New Sony Blu-ray players: Better than PS3?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Google urges ISO to give thumbs-down to Microsoft Open XML  —  The head of Google's open-source programs on Monday urged international delegates to vote against certifying Office Open XML as an ISO standard, saying the Microsoft-led effort poses a risk to users who want unfettered access to documents.
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Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
Wow!  All Gmail Users Are Given Two Separate Email Addresses  —  You probably know how to create multiple email aliases in Gmail by adding the plus symbol and dots to your Gmail username but there's something more interesting.  —  When you create a Gmail account, you actually get two email addresses …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Friendfeed, the best software for conversations, raises round and launches publicly  —  FriendFeed is like Facebook's news feed.  But it's more of a dynamic conversation among close friends about what they're up to all over the web — and not so much a social network.
Blake Robinson / ReadWriteWeb:
BricaBox - The Beginning of Social Content Platforms?  —  BricaBox is a new type of service that combines elements of social networking and content creation into a medium it calls a “social content platform.”  The NYC-based startup hopes to do for social content what Ning did for social networks.
Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone SDK won't be here in February after all  —  The venerable S. Jobs said it would be out in February, having declared it unnecessary - now it seems the Software Developer Kit will be even later to the party.  Business Week - who were right about the SDK itself last time …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Bad flavor: ICANN, Network Solutions sued for domain tasting  —  A class action lawsuit has been launched against domain registrar Network Solutions and ICANN over the controversial practice of domain tasting.  The suit was initiated on behalf of Chris McElroy, a search engine optimization specialist who goes by the handle NameCritic.
Discussion: Web Worker Daily
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Weighing Limits on Slowing Web Traffic  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The head of the Federal Communications Commission and other senior officials said on Monday that they were considering taking steps to discourage cable and telephone companies from delaying the downloads and uploads of heavy Internet users.
 
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