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5:35 PM ET, May 22, 2008


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Stephen Shankland / CNET
Google seizes search share in April
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and TechSpot
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.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
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: GigaOM and Epicenter
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Forrester comes up with new (rather bland) …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Google Sites for everyone: GeoCities 2.0?
Discussion: AppScout
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
The URL Is Dead, Long Live Search  —  Last week I was watching TV and saw something that really caught my eye.  It was a commercial for Special K, the breakfast cereal from Kellogg, and rather than end with a plug for the product's web site — — it advised people to search Yahoo! for “Special K” instead.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Empire Strikes Back: Our Analysis Of Microsoft Live Search Cashback  —  Everyone has an opinion on today's move by Microsoft to shake things up in the search space.  Their new Live Search Cashback product shifts search advertising from cost-per-click (CPC) to cost-per-action (CPA) and give a lot of the revenue back to users.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Gawker
Roy Mark / eWeek:
Google Turns Page on White Spaces  —  A Google co-founder stumps Washington for use of unlicensed devices in TV interference buffer zones.  —  WASHINGTON—Google co-founder Larry Page marched into the political arena May 22 and urged lawmakers and the Federal Communications Commission …
Discussion: Forbes and The Inquisitr
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.
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
ABC upgrades online video player  —  Full-screen, closed captioning among upcoming features  — 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 …
Ariel Waldman:
Twitter refuses to uphold Terms of Service  —  I started using Twitter in March 2007, just before their SXSW explosion.  Not surprisingly, I instantly became addicted and since then have used the service for everything from personal to professional.  —  Overall, Twitter is a great platform …
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple's WiMax, UWB wireless interest confirmed  —  Apple's dead serious about exploring next-generation wireless technologies, including WiMax, UWB and GPS solutions.  How do we know?  Because the company has been searching for an insanely great wireless and WiMax expert since November 2007.
Discussion: Gizmodo, MobileCrunch and Macsimum News
Twitter Technology Blog:
Twittering About Architecture  —  Here at Twitter HQ, we're not blind to the flurry of discussion over the past weeks about our architecture.  For many of our technically-minded users, Twitter downtime is an opportunity to muse about what the source of our problems might be, and to propose creative solutions.
Help Net Security:
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: DailyTech and CNET
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Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Linux start-up Sugar Labs in informal talks with four laptop makers
Discussion: ZDNet Government
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Twitter At Scale: Will It Work?
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Interview: Samsung's plans for the Asus Eee
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Goldman Internet: Google: New Sources Ad Growth; Mobile Complements …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's AirPort grabs 10.6% share of 802.11n WiFi market
Discussion: Macsimum News
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Copyright Battles Are About Controlling New Technologies
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Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Joseph Goldstein / New York Sun:
Judge Says N.Y. Pension Fund Can't Sue Apple
Discussion: Macsimum News and MacUser
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Guitar Hero World Tour officially announced
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Toy-Like Microboat Could Carry Tiny Cargoes
Discussion: DailyTech
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Use Social Media for Social Change
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