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6:01 PM ET, May 20, 2008

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Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Launch Date Confirmed  —  We all suspected it, but now it is confirmed: someone very, very close to the 3G iPhone launch has told me that Apple will announce their new model at the WWDC Keynote on June 9th.  The second-generation iPhone will be available worldwide right after the launch …
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
First Look: OLPC XO-2  —  I am here this morning in Cambridge, Mass., at OLPC's Global Country Workshop.  Opening the conference this morning was OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte, who announced the second generation of the OLPC XO laptop, which will be called the XO-2.
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Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Negroponte Unveils 2nd Generation OLPC Laptop: It's an E-Book  —  Wade Roush wrote:  —  I'm “live blogging” from the One Laptop Per Child Foundation's day-long media event at the MIT Media Lab.  The big news is that OLPC founder Nicholas Negrponte has just unveiled the design …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Slashdot
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
OLPC XO Laptop 2.0 Has Dual Touchscreens, Looks Amazing and Future-y  —  At OLPC's Global Country workshop today, founder Nick Negroponte unveiled the next-gen XO Laptop, and it totally blows the original away.  About half XO 1.0's size and more like a foldable book, it does away with the keyboard …
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Techmeme listens: 32 months in the making, search arrives!  —  Hours after Techmeme launched in 2005, search uberblogger Danny Sullivan remarked “there's no keyword search facility that I can see.  I want that, and soon!”  Nobody wants to let Danny down, so I got right to work and 32 months later, a search box now sits atop the site.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechMeme Finally Adds Search  —  Tech news site TechMeme launched on September 12, 2005.  It was an immediate hit and remains the most important blog news aggregator: Dan Farber wrote perhaps the best description of the site to date, back in 2007: “TechMeme provides a one-page, aggregated …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:   Techmeme Search Makes Me Remember Technorati (For A Split Second)
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP's second quarter solid; Focus remains on EDS  —  Hewlett-Packard delivered strong second quarter results Tuesday with revenue up 11 percent from a year ago, but analysts are likely to remain fixated on the EDS acquisition.  —  The company said second quarter net income was $2.1 billion …
Discussion: New York Times and eWeek
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Business Wire:
HP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results  — Second quarter GAAP operating profit up 22% to $2.6 billion; $0.80 earnings per share, up from $0.65 a year earlier  — Second quarter non-GAAP operating profit up 22% to $2.8 billion; $0.87 earnings per share, up from $0.70 a year earlier
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netflix Roku: Free Is Such A Beautiful Word  —  Netflix made a big splash today with their announcement of a $100 set top box, built by a California startup called Roku, that streams free movies (for Netflix subscribers) to the living room.  —  Good for them.
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Netflix Player by Roku review
Discussion: BetaNews, MacUser and New York Times
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Videos Taken Down From YouTube  —  YouTomb is an interesting project by MIT Free Culture that collects YouTube videos taken down because of copyright infringements.  “More specifically, YouTomb continually monitors the most popular videos on YouTube for copyright-related takedowns.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
MIT's YouTomb catalogs videos yanked from YouTube
Discussion: Gizmodo, Valleywag and Reel Pop
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple's Mac sales up 50 percent in April  —  The blistering success of Apple's personal computer business continues to turn heads, with Mac unit sales growing 50 percent year-over-year for the month of April compared to just 17 percent growth by the broader market.
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Bubble Alert: Facebook Traffic Declines 10% in April  —  The latest stats from Nielsen Online show a significant decline in month-over-month unique visitors to Facebook in the US.  In April, traffic fell to 22.4M uniques, down from the 24.9M reported in March.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Nielsen: U.S. Video Streams Up 9% in April
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Danielle Sacks / Fast Company:
Can Alex Bogusky help Microsoft Beat Apple?  —  “Life conspires to beat the rebel out of you,” says Bogusky, with partners, from left, Jeff Steinhour, Chuck Porter, and Jeff Hicks |  Alex Bogusky built the country's slickest ad shop using Apple products.  His next challenge: Persuade people like him to buy Microsoft's stuff.
Discussion: What Would Dad Say
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's $300 million makeover
Brandon Badger / Google LatLong:
Extra!  Extra!  Discover the world's news in Google Earth  —  The launch of Google News on Google Earth is a milestone in the evolution of the geobrowser.  By spatially locating the Google News' constantly updating index of stories from more than 4,500 news sources, Google Earth now shows …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Nielsen: MySpace, Club Penguin growth static, LinkedIn soaring  —  The April 2008 iteration of those numbers that Nielsen releases each month about social-networking site activity indicate that growth on News Corp.'s MySpace continues to slow, and that kiddie virtual world Club Penguin …
Reuters:
Russia's Yandex plans up to $2 bln NY IPO - source  —  Russian biggest internet firm Yandex plans to raise between $1.5 billion and $2.0 billion in a New-York initial public offering in autumn this year, a source close to the offering told Reuters on Tuesday.
Discussion: Quintura blog, Mashable! and TechCrunch
Zach Epstein / The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T Launching Free WiFi for Laptop Connect; All Smartphones Later in 2008  —  Here we go again!  AT&T will be doing the free WiFi dance that we've all become familiar with, but this time it has nothing to do with iPhones.  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 20th, all Laptop Connect customers …
 
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Apple under pressure to fix Safari ‘carpet bomb’ flaw
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
Nintendo DS - Xbox 360 Connectivity Considered For 'Viva Pinata …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Highlights Breadth in Mobile Advertising at advance08
Michele Gershberg / Summit Notebook:
Virgin Mobile USA's trillions and trillions
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Business Wire:
N-trig Sets New Industry Standard for Full Multi-Touch Capabilities …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Mobiles help UK malls track shoppers' every move
Discussion: MobHappy
Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
Psystar launches Open Computer software updates
Discussion: InformationWeek
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
IE7Pro 2.3 adds prefetching, session management to Internet Explorer
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The Internet FAQ from 2085
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Is ESPN's new Wi-Fi universal remote the ultimate?
Discussion: Electronista
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Hulu Shares Usage Stats, Expands Distribution Network
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Investing legends circle Yahoo; Does a breakup make sense?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: The Chicken or the Egg (or the Golden Ticket)
Peter Sanders / Wall Street Journal:
Fans Resist End of Virtual Disneyland
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Make Facebook Useful Again
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