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1:40 PM ET, May 1, 2006

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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Introduces a Site on Consumer Technology  —  In one of its first major efforts to build a Web site with original material, Yahoo will introduce today a site devoted to consumer technology.  —  The site, called Yahoo Tech (tech.yahoo.com), will feature blogs on technology and a weekly video program.
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Read/WriteWeb:
Review of Yahoo Tech - by The Gen X Web 2.0 Geek  —  The big news of the night is Yahoo's release of a new technology portal, aimed squarely at non-geeks (see site tour).  To make the point it's not for geeks, the site features 4 stereotypical "advisors" (aka bloggers): The Boomer, The Mom, The Working Guy, The Techie Diva.
Discussion: InterMedia
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Guns for CNET Reviews  —  Yahoo Tech launched tonight, taking clear aim at the massively popular CNET Reviews property.  —  The best way to get a quick understanding of the site is to take the tour, also linked from the home page.  Yahoo Tech is providing content about technology products …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
In Lieu of 'Lucy,' Yahoo Launches Tech  —  Provides Model for Future Content Plays; Lines Up Verizon, H-P  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Just two months after Yahoo media and entertainment chief Lloyd Braun abandoned his grandiose quest to bring an "I Love Lucy" moment to the Web …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
NEWS: YAHOO LAUNCHES TECH NEWS CHANNEL  —  Content, it's the new black.  Yahoo Tech is up.  In short, it's a consumer tech magazine online.  But with a bunch of Yahoo's social, search, and so on tech integrated.  —  From the release:  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global Internet company …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo Tech Not Really A Threat to CNet
Discussion: Squash
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Tech Vertical Finally Launches; Consumer — And Ad — Focused [by Rafat]
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
New Microsoft Browser Raises Google's Hackles  —  With a $10 billion advertising market at stake, Google, the fast-rising Internet star, is raising objections to the way that it says Microsoft, the incumbent powerhouse of computing, is wielding control over Internet searching in its new Web browser.
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IEBlog:
Search in IE7 (Part 2)  —  I posted previously that in IE7, the user is in control of search, and that changing the default search provider (as well as modifying the list of search engines in IE7's list) is easy.  In this post I'll describe some of the specifics and recap feedback we've gotten from users.
Discussion: Rough Type
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 2: On Language and Tagging  —  Late last month, I gave a high-level overview of the growth of the blogosphere, covering the overall size of the data sets that Technorati tracks, the number of new blogs created each day, the number of posts per day, and the issue of splogs or spam blogs.
Associated Press:
Viruses catch up to the Mac  —  Experts debate just how susceptible Apple is becoming  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Benjamin Daines was browsing the Web when he clicked on a series of links that promised pictures of an unreleased update to his computer's operating system.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Eye-Fi Builds WiFi into Flash Memory  —  Sure, there are digital cameras with WiFi capability, letting you send your photos directly to the mothership with no muss or fuss, but now Eye-Fi has found a way to retrofit anything using a flash memory device for WiFi goodness …
Discussion: Engadget, OhGizmo! and Alpha Blog
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Voice 2.0 On A Roll  —  I've been offline all weekend.  It was the first really nice weekend we've had since winter.  Living in this part of the world, when the good weather arrives, you take advantage of it!  —  Anyway, having been offline, I missed the growing Voice 2.0 buzz.
Discussion: dicx.blogspot.com and VoIP Watch
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Five Months After Its Debut, YouTube Is a Star  —  Online Video Site Could Help Create Old-Media Celebs, Too  —  The closest Terry Turner comes to Washington politics is his job as a bureaucrat at the Pentagon — until, that is, he fires up the camcorder pointed at a makeshift TV studio in his Arlington apartment.
Discussion: GOOG
Steven Page / canada.com:
A Barenaked guide to music copyright reform  —  The Canadian music scene has been riding a remarkable wave in recent months, with packed clubs, breakout artists, and international acclaim.  While that success has garnered considerable attention, last week a group of well-known Canadian musicians took centre stage for another reason.
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
New Google Test: More From The Top Result  —  Google tests another interface for search results.  You can already see for some top results a list of three or four important pages from that site.  —  In this experiment, Google shows the links on separated lines and displays the URL the same way it does for standard results.
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drupal.org:
Drupal 4.7.0 released  —  After more than a year of development we are ready to release Drupal 4.7.0 to the world.  More than five years, 13 major releases, 30+ servicing firms employing 100+ Drupal professionals, 300+ third party modules, and over 55,000+ Drupal powered sites later, Drupal 4.7.0 is finally here and it rocks!
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Netflix vs. Blockbuster Revisited  —  Editor's note: It should be disclosed that Davis Freeberg is both a current customer and shareholder of Netflix.  This post should not be construed as providing financial advice.  —  A year ago, I took issue with Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter's …
Discussion: I4U News and Hacking NetFlix
paulgraham.com:
The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn  —  The startups we've funded so far are pretty quick, but they seem quicker to learn some lessons than others.  I think it's because some things about startups are kind of counterintuitive.  —  We've now invested in enough companies that I've learned …
Tanner Morrison / The Apple Blog:
Macbook Pros Are Hot  —  As many of you have seen, heard, or used a Macbook Pro, you know that they run kind of hot.  This is partially because of the insane processor speed, and the small size of the casing; even though there are some other mysteries of the heat.
 
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