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10:10 AM ET, May 15, 2006

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Jessica Mintz / Wall Street Journal:
Me, Me, Me  —  The personalized newspaper was dreamed up two decades ago.  We're getting closer and closer.  —  The Web has made accessing far-flung news outlets, from tiny local papers to major foreign presses and every Web log and magazine in between, as simple as a couple of mouse clicks.
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
The phone of the future: wired to run your life  —  ESPOO, Finland — Harry Santamäki vows to take a sip of cod liver oil from the bottle on his desk if he ever utters the word phone.  —  That's odd, considering Santamäki works at Nokia, the largest mobile phone maker in the world.
Sharon Waxman / New York Times:
At an Industry Media Lab, Close Views of Multitasking  —  LOS ANGELES, May 14 — In a sleek media lab hidden in a Los Angeles high-rise, some of the country's biggest media companies and their prominent clients are seeking to understand the state of the divided American attention span.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Palm Treo 700p announced  —  Yep, we were expecting it any day now (well, today actually) — now here it is.  Looks like Sprint was definitely more the leaky ship on Palm Treo 700p's impending launch, being that we only caught wind of Verizon's version a few times, but it looks …
Discussion: PalmAddicts, Phone Scoop and Gadgetell
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
What Press Pass?  At E3, a Convergence of Card-Carrying Bloggers  —  LOS ANGELES — You couldn't turn a corner at E3, the week-long video-game carnival here, and not bump into a blogger with a laptop, a digital camera and a combustible quip.  Something like: "Paris Hilton has a game?
Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo! Answers: 10 million strong and growing  —  At around 5:30 am on Sunday, May 7th, almost precisely five months since we launched, a user posted the 10 millionth answer on the service.  This is a big day for us, and we've decided to celebrate by coming out of beta …
mailonsunday.co.uk:
Fare comment!  —  He is the BBC's latest star - the cab driver who a leading presenter believed was a world expert on the internet music business.  —  The man stepped unwittingly into the national spotlight when he was interviewed by mistake on the corporation's News 24 channel.
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
High-Definition Video Could Choke Internet  —  NEW YORK - Every day, it seems, a new service pops up offering to send you video over the Internet.  "Desperate Housewives," Stephen Colbert heckling the president, clips of bad dancers at wedding parties: It's all there.  —  You may be up for it, but is the Internet?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Outside the 53,651 bubble  —  I've been thinking about the 53,651 people who read TechCrunch.  What, you missed that whole meme that passed through the tech blogs this past week?  —  Rick Segal wrote about the meme and said it's the paying customers that matter.
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Amex Digital MPC-505 worlds 1st Blu-Ray HTPC A/V Center Computer  —  From Hong Kong based Amex Digital comes the MPC-505 which is the world first Blu-Ray Home Theatre PC A/V Center computer.  The MPC-505 is Intel Viiv enabled which further enhances your multimedia experience.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Guy Kawasaki / Signum sine tinnitu:
The Top Ten Lies of Corporate Partners  —  In a manner of speaking, I'm running out of lies to tell.  So far I've taken care of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, engineers, and marketers.  The target of this posting is "corporate partners."  (You might find a previous posting, "The Art of Partnering" interesting.)
Discussion: Teal Sunglasses
jkOnTheRun:
More Sony UX pics  —  A jkOnTheRun reader who wishes to remain anonymous just sent me these photos of the secret Sony Vaio ultra-portable.  When I blow up the first photo I see that this baby has Bluetooth, WiFi and WWAN!  —  The second photo reveals that Sony just won't give up on the Memory Stick media that everyone hates.
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
With record company, SF's Doppelganger creates virtual hang-out for teens  —  We admit, we're not real big virtual world users.  Our real lives keep us busy enough.  But there's no denying the popularity of these three-dimensional alternate reality worlds (see World of Warcraft or Second Life).
Discussion: alarm:clock euro
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Movielink and CinemaNow: Hardly Worth the Effort  —  There's never been a better time to get movies online — as long as you're paying NetFlix, Amazon or some other company to ship a DVD to you.  If you want to download the movie, however, you're going to be frustrated.  Still.
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Digital Media Brings Profits (and Tensions) to TV Studios  —  AMONG the most arresting scenes produced in advance of the current season of the drama "24" is one that has not been seen by viewers who watch the show on the Fox network.  It is a car chase through an industrial neighborhood …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Can TV's and PC's Live Together Happily Ever After?  —  HOLY Grails, swirling myths and big lies seem to be in the air these days — and we're not just talking about a certain heavily publicized movie opening this week that is based on a certain megaselling novel.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Media SITREP
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gtalkr Shuts Down - Possible Google Acquisition  —  I just got word that Denver-based Gtalkr shut down yesterday and the founders, brothers Wes and Dudley Carr, have taken jobs at Google.  —  Gtalkr was a really cool Flash desktop/homepage tool that integrated gmail, gtalk and Yahoo maps (Yahoo has a Flash API, Google doesn't).
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
The End of GTalkr  —  GTalkr, a web-based GTalk client developed …
Discussion: Everything Gtalkr
 
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Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
No Neutral Ground in Net Debate
Kerry Anne Walsh / The Age:
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