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3:10 PM 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.
Bill Scott / Yahoo! User Interface Blog:
Patterns Behind the Yahoo! Home Page Beta  —  The yahoo.com home page team has been very busy over the last few months testing the new home page to create a richer experience for our users.  There are many challenges to changing any home page.  Just imagine the challenges with changing the most trafficked home page on the entire web!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches New Home Page  —  The new Yahoo home page, which was previously in private testing, is now available to anyone using IE or Firefox (up to version 1.5) at yahoo.com/preview.  There are a number of cosmetic changes, including a wider page layout, a bigger search bar …
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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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.
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Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
MacBook is here, and it's black  —  Ah, ThinkSecret.  You told us we'd get a MacBook on a Tuesday, but not which Tuesday.  Regardless, the MacBook has landed, and it's pretty cool.  —  The MacBook Pro's younger sibling features a Core Duo Intel processor at either 1.83GHz or 2.0GHz …
www2.sprint.com:
Sprint Announces Plans to Be First to Offer Mobile Broadband-Capable Palm Treo Running Palm OS  —  Sprint Power Vision(SM) Smart Device Treo™ 700P by Palm features industry-unique multimedia capabilities powered by the nation's largest mobile broadband network that allows users to do more in more places
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Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Palm Announces Treo 700p
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.  The service is powered by Video Egg (see Josh Kopelman for more).  —  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).
PC Magazine:
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BBC:
BBC News 'wrong Guy' is revealed  —  The true identity of a man who was mistakenly interviewed on BBC News 24 has been revealed.  —  Guy Goma, a graduate from the Congo, appeared on the news channel in place of an IT expert after a mix-up.  —  But Mr Goma, who was wrongly identified …
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Mike Grehan / ClickZ:
Google's Matt Cutts: The Big Interview  —  › › › Search Results  —  He started off as a computer graphics guy and went on to become a Google guy.  Not just any Google guy, though.  He could well have been quoted in all the industry press and forums and blogs …
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
Discussion: Engadget, MobileWhack.com and Gadgetell
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[syndicate] Jeff Jarvis: The UnKeynote  —  "Conferences suck..." is Jeff's opening slide at his opening keynote at Syndicate.  He's going to let us talk about what we want to talk about.  But for this we have to figure out what we mean by "syndication."  He gives us three choices.  Syndication is about: 1.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will SkypeFree KO Vonage IPO?  —  This is a classic high stakes Wall Street sucker punch.  —  The buzz on the Street is that the Vonage IPO is on the rocks.  They HAVE to raise money or they are in a world of hurt.  Their investors don't want to put another penny in and the company seems …
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 …
Nick / Rough Type:
The dog that didn't bark  —  I'm a little confused here.  —  Late Sunday night, as Search Engine Watch noted, Yahoo's corporate search blog tooted its own horn about the seeming success of the Yahoo Answers service.  In the course of the post, it was noted that some of the user-submitted answers …
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 …
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 …
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.
Business Week:
The Sound Of Many Hands Zapping  —  As new numbers show ad-skipping DVRs on the rise, advertisers press for lower rates  —  Zapping commercials seemed like a threat the networks could afford to deal with later.  Well, later is here.  Since December, ratings agency Nielsen Media Research Inc …
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Robert Sinke / dapreview.net:
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