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5:00 AM ET, May 15, 2006

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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: Phone Scoop and PalmAddicts
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.
Discussion: blackrimglasses.com
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.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
U.S. Says Microsoft Browser Is No Threat to Competition  —  The Justice Department, in a court filing, said yesterday that it found that the design of Microsoft's new Web browser did not pose a threat to competition in the lucrative new market for Internet search.
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Nick / Rough Type:   Feds clear Microsoft's browser
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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Gtalkr / Everything Gtalkr:
Goodbye...  Thank you for your interest in Gtalkr.
Discussion: AMCP Tech Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:   The End of GTalkr  —  GTalkr, a web-based GTalk client developed …
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?
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.
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.
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
My Commencement Speech at SIMS  —  Yesterday, I was asked to give the commencement address for the UC Berkeley School of Information (often known as SIMS, for its old name, the School of Information Management and Systems).  —  I was happy to see that the three masters projects selected for special awards …
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
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
Kerry Anne Walsh / The Age:
Transferring music ruled legal  —  TRANSFERRING music from CDS onto iPods and other MP3 players will no longer be illegal after federal cabinet agreed to make sweeping changes to copyright laws.  —  But beware the trap of downloading from the internet.  The Government will increase surveillance …
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Myth, Reality & Future of Web 2.0  —  This week's hot meme has many of the thought leaders, investors and pundits doing a bit of hand wringing about the whole Web 2.0 thing.  Some have called for a sanity check, and others called it a bubblet.  —  The discussion flared up when Josh Kopelman …
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
No Neutral Ground in Net Debate  —  ACCORDING to Arianna Huffington, the use of banal, insipid language could spell doom for the Internet.  —  It is not badly written blogs Ms. Huffington is worried about, but the concept "Net neutrality."  Congress is debating whether to block Internet service providers …
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
In Tokyo, the New Trend Is 'Media Immersion Pods'  —  ALL cities takes a toll, and at times all city dwellers have to take their leave.  When life in Istanbul gets too stressful, people can head to the baths.  In Rio there's the beach.  In Tokyo, though, the antidote to urban overload is more of the same.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Better conversations  —  For months, a post by Tom Hespos and a related post has rolled around in my head.  In my mind, having a someone doing engineering communication (reading blogs, participating in forums, answering questions at conferences or online) has helped Google to get good feedback …
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Adam / BLADAM:
I've joined Google  —  A couple of months ago, I became a Googler.
Discussion: InsideGoogle
 
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Cbeard / Mozilla Developer News:
Bon Echo Alpha 2 Milestone
Antone Gonsalves / TechWeb:
Social Networks Attract Nearly Half Of All Web Users
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Tom Simonite / newscientisttech.com:
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 Earlier Items: 
Paul Miller / Engadget:
New Oracom UB-890 DAP
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Josh Hallett / hyku | blog:
Corporate Media vs. Personal Media
Google Blogoscoped:
Why We Trust Google (German Audio)
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
A New RSS Feed Search Engine Emerges
Martyn Williams / Macworld:
Sony brings remote TV to Macs and mobiles
Discussion: Infinite Loop