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4:40 PM ET, May 22, 2008

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comScore Releases April 2008 U.S. Search Engine Rankings  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace.  April 2008 saw Americans conduct 10.6 billion core searches …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google seizes search share in April
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and TechSpot
InfoWorld:
Google steals search share from rivals
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone line forms at Apple's flagship for absolutely no reason  —  So word on the street (literally) is that a large number of people are queuing in line outside of Apple's flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City — keep in mind the Cube is open 24 hours a day.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Latest iPhone 2.0 beta adds geo-tagging to Camera photos  —  A new beta of Apple's iPhone Software v2.0 Update released privately to a select group of enterprise partners this week adds a few new preferences and the beginnings of geo-tagging support for the handset's Camera app.
Andrew Zaeske / Official Google Blog:
Google Sites now open to everyone  —  A few months ago we launched Google Sites exclusively as part of Google Apps for companies and organizations that wanted to use the service on their own domains.  Now we've made it easy for anyone to set up a website to share all types of information …
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Google Sites for everyone: GeoCities 2.0?
Discussion: AppScout and My Blog Posts
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Daydreaming: Report Predicts Move Toward Home Devices  —  Predicting the new gadgets that Apple might concoct next is a favorite parlor game of the technology industry, Wall Street and the blogosphere.  The latest chatter is that company CEO Steve Jobs will reveal at a developer …
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Apple's digital home, five years out  —  Five years from now, with Apple aiming to become the center of the digital home, users may expect to see a number of key products and services designed to connect PCs and digital content to HDTV stereo audiovisual networks, according to “The Future of Apple” …
Discussion: Epicenter
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Forrester comes up with new (rather bland) …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Doing A Fake Story For Linkbait?  Disclose — Or Face The Wrath Of Google  —  Link baiting entered a new area last week when Lyndon Antcliff had success with a fake story being picked up by some mainstream media sites as well as social news sites.  Controversy erupted over the tactic …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Search Engine Optimization Through Hoax News  —  Over at Search Engine Land's Sphinn, people are discussing a search engine optimization tactic which tries to assemble backlink juice by posting a fake news article.  Jonathan Crossfield wraps it up: “Online marketer Lyndon Antcliff recently helped …
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
AT&T upgrades 3G as iPhone waits in the wings  —  Update at 8:35 a.m. PDT: More details have been added throughout.  —  For some reason, this hasn't drawn a ton of attention.  But AT&T is edging closer to completing a 3G upgrade just in time in for the rumored release of a 3G iPhone next month.
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Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Google's Page Talks Wireless Policy  —  Google's billionaire co-founder, Larry Page, is in Washington this week talking up one of his biggest passions these days: spectrum policy.  —  Pretty wonky stuff for an Internet search engine that makes its money from online advertising.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
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Roy Mark / eWeek:
Google Turns Page on White Spaces
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Guitar Hero World Tour officially announced  —  We posted the video yesterday, which I've reposted, and today Activision made it official.  A few key things from the press release for Guitar Hero World Tour include downloadable content for the Wii, wireless instruments and a redesigned guitar.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Empire Strikes Back: Our Analysis Of Microsoft Live Search Cashback  —  Most are negative.  Some excessively so.  After hearing Bill Gates give the pitch and trying the service myself to make a couple of purchases, here's what I think: It's a bold move that goes for Google's throat …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
ABC upgrades online video player  —  Full-screen, closed captioning among upcoming features  —  ABC.com is upgrading its full-episode broadband player with new features for the fall season.  —  Among the bells and whistles set for the broadcaster's online destination are full-screen viewing …
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U.S. corporations massively read employee e-mail  —  In its fifth-annual study of outbound e-mail and data loss prevention issues, Proofpoint found that large enterprises continue to incur risk from - and take action against - information leaks over outbound e-mail, as well as newer communications media …
Discussion: CNET News.com and DailyTech
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
Copyright Battles Are About Controlling New Technologies  —  Copyright guru William Patry has a really interesting post remembering Harvey Schein, the man who oversaw the American launch of the Betamax VCR as head of Sony's American division.  That was, of course, the product that produced …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Twitter VC Funding Done, Raises $15M  —  I spent most of the day digging up more information on Twitter and its new round of funding that I reported last night.  The update is that Twitter reached an agreement with investors today to raise $15 million in funding at around $80 million pre-money valuation.
 
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Print Layout in Google Docs
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John Leyden / The Register:
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Agence France Presse:
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
The URL Is Dead, Long Live Search
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Discussion: CNET News.com
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[SID] LG Display Shows Images on Both Sides of LCD Panel
Discussion: Gearlog, Engadget, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Review: HTC Advantage X7510 with 16GB flash drive, haptics keyboard …
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple's WiMax, UWB wireless interest confirmed
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Joseph Goldstein / New York Sun:
Judge Says N.Y. Pension Fund Can't Sue Apple
Discussion: Macsimum News and MacUser
Lisa Zyga / PhysOrg.com:
Toy-Like Microboat Could Carry Tiny Cargoes
Discussion: DailyTech and Engadget
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
FujiFilm's Z200FD with “love timer” tells you when it's over
Discussion: Gizmodo
Peter Sanders / Wall Street Journal:
Sony to Distribute ‘Live’ Shows to Theaters
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Use Social Media for Social Change
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