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7:45 AM ET, May 12, 2006

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Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Dynamic Implementation of Google Co-op for Search Engine Roundtable  —  This morning I described what is Google Co-op, but I also promised I would try to implement an example for this site.  Well, we have implemented phase one of Google Co-op subscription links for this site.
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Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Mass media masses at the Googleplex  —  [To skip to the Google presentation report click on the extended entry...]  —  Google's Press day started at 9.30 am but it was closer to 10am by the time I got to the Googleplex H.Q, an hour away and a traffic crawl from San Francisco.
Bambi Francisco:
Google machines vs. humans  —  As Google's algorithms do what humans can't — scale — community-based searches seemed like something Google would not be interested in.  —  After all, communities are made of people who tend to be fickle, slow and inherently lazy.  They can't handle or process what Google's machines can do.
Tony Long / Wired News:
Tech Workers of the World, Unite  —  I was raised in a union house.  My father was a passionate supporter of the labor movement and I've never forgotten that the union helped feed and clothe me when I was a kid.  —  Most of my professional life has been spent as a member of a union …
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Joe / Techdirt:
Tech Workers Need More Than Sentimental Reasons To Unionize  —  from the workers-of-the-world,-compete!  dept  —  Tony Long argues at Wired.com that it's time tech workers unionized.  He uses the typical rhetoric about jobs being outsourced, wages stagnating, corporate profits soaring …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Notebook Screen Shots  —  A Google employee named Erica Joy has posted a number of screen shots of Google Notebook, which will launch next week at google.com/notebook.  —  Notebook looks like it is designed to be a flat out del.icio.us competitor, allowing you to gather content from around the web …
Discussion: ZefHemel.com
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Google Notebook Screenshots
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Report Claims Very Serious Diebold Voting Machine Flaws  —  [This entry was written by Avi Rubin and Ed Felten.]  —  A report by Harri Hursti, released today at BlackBoxVoting, describes some very serious security flaws in Diebold voting machines.  These are easily the most serious voting machine flaws …
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
In Our Post-PC Era, Apple's Device Model Beats the PC Way  —  For many years, there have been two models of how to make computers and other digital devices.  One is the component model, championed by Microsoft.  The other is the end-to-end model, championed by Apple.
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nttdocomo.com:
DoCoMo to Unveil New Eight FOMA "9 Series" Phones  —  NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today unveiled the new lineup of eight FOMA "9 Series" handsets.  All 9 Series phones are preinstalled with i-appli™ software required to use DoCoMo's DCMX™ credit card.
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Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Yahoo rebuffs Microsoft offer  —  Terry Semel, chairman and chief executive of Yahoo, said on Wednesday he had turned down an offer from Microsoft to buy a stake in Yahoo's search business and that discussions about Bill Gates' software group acquiring the company had not taken place.
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
ICANN chokes off .xxx porn registry  —  Want to know why?  —  Plans for an area of the internet dedicated to pornography were killed last night in a vote by overseeing organisation ICANN.  —  In a split 9-5 board decision, the organisation acted ruthlessly, against its own previous position …
Discussion: TechSpot
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Mike / Techdirt:
Why The "Copy Protection Is Necessary" Argument Doesn't Make Sense  —  from the breaking-it-down dept  —  We've noted multiple times in the past how the Progress and Freedom Foundation (a DC-based think tank) seems to keep taking positions that make no sense when you actually look at them.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Putting the Wire Back Into Networking  —  Back in the Stone Age of home networking, anyone who wanted to play on a computer not hooked directly into an Internet connection had to snake phone lines or Ethernet wires across floors and up staircases.  —  People talked about a promising idea …
Guardian:
'We have a lot on our plate and we prioritise'  —  Fresh from settling an anti-trust suit with Microsoft, the chief executive of Real Networks, Rob Glaser, outlines the company's strategy for success in the digital downloading market  —  Interview by Kate Bulkley
Discussion: Techdirt and Daring Fireball
Evan Blass / Engadget:
D-Link relents, agrees to halt its "NTP vandalism"  —  Although we never got that press release we wanted from D-Link addressing accusations that it was engaging in so-called "NTP vandalism," the company has apparently seen the error of its ways and [been shamed into] come to a settlement …
Rachel / cre8d design blog:
Google Trends  —  Everyone's blogging about the new Google Trends tool which enables you to see popularity of search terms over time.  While you don't see the actual numbers of queries, it's helpful to see patterns, or compare search terms on a relative scale.  —  Two plots of specific interest to me:
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Exclusive: Interview With Cingular "Migra" Ringtone Creator  —  Paul Saucido has made his career with edgy, ethnic comedy celebrating his Mexican-American heritage.  So he was pretty amazed when a ringtone he developed for Barrio Mobile was called racist and yanked from Cingular's deck earlier this week.
Discussion: Gearlog and Engadget Mobile
avecmobile.com:
How to upload video clips from a camera phone to YouTube  —  Sharing pictures on Internet photo albums has quickly become popular among camera phone and digital camera owners.  And why not?  It's fun to let friends and people on the other side of the world see our pictures, and maybe get feedback from them.
Discussion: This is Mobility
Jimmy Daniels / Alice Hill's Real Tech News:
Warner Bros Partners with 180Solutions  —  In one of those moves you just have to shake your head at, Warner Bros has partnered with 180Solutions to distribute shows made exclusively for the web.  The plan is to add a third show, and to use other models to distribute the shows, such as on Sprint telephones and BitTorrent.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
E3 gaming expo: Xeni here, come say hi!  —  At left, one guy who couldn't get in yesterday (shot by John Parres.).  —  I'll be at the Electronic Entertainment Expo today, shooting a TV project.  If you're around and you see a dazed blonde walking around with a cameraman and a sound guy …
jkOnTheRun:
DualCor cPC-connectivity information now available  —  Outside of the recent news that the device will ship within 90 days, it seems like some time since we've had an update on the DualCor cPC, the first device of any size to offer both Windows XP Tablet Edition and Windows Mobile 5.0.
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile.com
 
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Zephoria / apophenia:
anti-social networks legislation
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Data on Phone Calls Monitored
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Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Don't give in to feature demands!
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Marc Perton / Engadget:
Sony unveils first alpha DSLR
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo's Brad Winner
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
New feature: Gmail Pictures
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Mark Nottingham / mnot's Web log:
Vendor-pires  —  Anne-Thomas Manes extolls the virtues of WS-*;
Noahmax / Defense Tech:
NSA SWEEP "WASTE OF TIME," ANALYST SAYS
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Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Clarification on AIMpages  —  Whew!  At least I can legally say what the name is!
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
Incoming Pulitzer Chair Steiger Wants More Web In Awards
Business Wire:
World's First ISO Compliant Payment DisplayCard using SiPix …
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Think Partnership Announces Changes to Board of Directors