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11:15 AM ET, May 16, 2006

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Read/WriteWeb:
Exclusive: New Yahoo! homepage  —  The world's most visited webpage, Yahoo.com, has just had a major re-design (available for now at yahoo.com/preview) and Read/WriteWeb has the inside story.  As well as the first in-depth look at the new yahoo.com, I have for you an exclusive podcast interview with Yahoo! …
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Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo!'s New Home Page and the Future of Information  —  A few weeks ago, on a sunny spring evening, I attended a panel discussion at the UC Berkeley campus titled "The Future of Information," an event that celebrated the renaming of the University's School of Information and the redesign of its website.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches New Home Page
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Notebook Launches: Ho-Hum  —  You no longer need to see the pre-release screenshots: Google Notebook is now live at google.com/notebook.  —  As I mentioned in my previous post, Google Notebook is a direct Del.icio.us competitor.  You can bookmark content (a web page or a piece …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL to Release YouTube Clone  —  Prepare for the launch of AOL UnCut (currently in open beta), a near perfect clone of YouTube.  —  Videos of up to 5 minutes can be uploaded to the service, and they are then converted to the Flash 8 format (same as YouTube).  Like YouTube, videos are rated, commented and shareable.
Discussion: Random Culture
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Google Notebook First Look
Kyle Monson / PC Magazine:
MTV Unveils Music-Download Service  —  We've been big proponents of the all-you-can download subscription plans being used by services like Napster, Rhapsody, and others.  The latest, MTV's new Urge service, launches into public beta on Wednesday, and may give existing services a run for their subscription fee.
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PC Magazine:
Windows Media Player 11
Discussion: paidContent.org and dapreview.net
Michael Gartenberg:
First look at URGE and WMP 11
news.sel.sony.com:
SONY DELIVERS WORLD'S FIRST FULL-FUNCTION POCKET-SIZED PC  —  New VAIO UX Model Combines Micro-Portable Design with Smooth Functionality  —  SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2006 - Sony Electronics today introduced the VAIO® UX Micro PC, placing full-size computer performance in a pocket-sized package.
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news.sel.sony.com:
SONY UNVEILS WORLD'S FIRST BLU-RAY NOTEBOOK COMPUTER  —  New VAIO PC Offers the Ultimate in High-Definition  —  SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2006 - Sony today took the wraps off the world's first Blu-ray Disc enabled notebook computer— the VAIO® AR which will be available this summer.
Discussion: Engadget, MobileWhack.com and Gadgetell
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Sony gets official on new Vaio UX Micro PC
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Alan Schwarz / New York Times:
Baseball Is a Game of Numbers, but Whose Numbers Are They?  —  Like no other corner of American popular culture, baseball communicates in numbers.  From .406 (Ted Williams's 1941 batting average) to 755 (Hank Aaron's record home run total) to countless digits bandied about water coolers every morning …
Guy J Kewney / newswireless.net:
That "Guy" - he really is a Guy, and not a cab driver, either!  —  OK, reset everything you've heard about my appearance on the BBC: they've found the "taxi driver" and (as I have constantly tried to explain to everybody) he isn't a taxi driver.  —  His name is Guy Goma …
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BBC:
BBC News 'wrong Guy' is revealed
Discussion: Vitalsecurity.org
microsoft.com:
Remarks by Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation  —  "Connecting People, Process and Information"  —  SharePoint Conference 2006  —  Bellevue, Washington  —  ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates.
Discussion: Ed Brill
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Microsoft:
Gates Showcases the Heartbeat of Information Management …
Discussion: Bink.nu and Microsoft News Tracker
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Apple launches MacBook: 13-in, Core Duo, black and white cases  —  As expected, Apple has launched its new consumer laptops, under the MacBook brand.  The new models all share one case design, a 5.2-pound box available in black or white, with a 13.3-inch, 1280x800 display and full-size keyboard.
Andrew Schmitt / Nyquist Capital:
The Four Horsemen of Web 2.0  —  Cisco (CSCO), Oracle (ORCL), Sun (SUNW), and EMC (EMC) were the darlings of the internet boom and were referred to as the 'Four Horsemen'.  Your broker was overheard in 2000 "Yes, things are in fact a bit irrational but these companies have real products …
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Palm Announces Treo 700p  —  The new Palm OS smartphone will work on the Sprint and Verizon networks.  —  Palm announced the long-awaited Treo 700p smartphone today, a handheld that runs the easy-to-use Palm OS and takes advantage of Sprint's and Verizon's high-speed EV-DO networks.
siliconvalley.com:
Supreme Court backs eBay on injunction issue  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to patent-reform advocates Monday, ruling that a small company whose patent was infringed by eBay Inc. was not automatically entitled to a court order blocking the offending service.
Betsya / MSN Search's WebLog:
MSNBC.com News Search  —  On April 19th we released a new version of site search for MSNBC.com built entirely on the MSN Search platform.  This is a great improvement from our previous site search solutions and one we think that people will find really useful for searching news.
AdAge:
J&J Shuns Upfront, Coke Also Holds Back  —  Health-Care Products Giant Moves to Calendar-Year Ad Buying  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Johnson & Johnson, one of the country's major advertisers, will not commit ad dollars during this year's upfront, and Coca-Cola Co., while it will be present …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
NBC Looks Beyond TV for a Prime-Time Revival  —  NBC, eager to improve its ratings and advertising sales, is counting on digital media as much as television for a comeback in the 2006-7 season.  —  In a two-hour presentation yesterday to advertisers and agencies at Radio City Music Hall …
Discussion: IP Democracy and paidContent.org
 
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