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4:25 PM ET, May 16, 2006

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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.
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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! …
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!
Nate Koechley / Yahoo! User Interface Blog:
Peeling Back the Interface of the Yahoo! Home Page Beta  —  To celebrate the launch of the public beta of the new Yahoo! home page, I want to peel back the interface and point out a few things of interest to developers.  —  First of all, I'm very proud that the new Yahoo! …
Discussion: Jeffrey McManus
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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PC Magazine:
Windows Media Player 11 … next >  —  Get PCMag.com's FREE email newsletters delivered to your inbox.  —  Its easy, just follow the steps.  —  Want more?  Check out our other newsletters here.  —  Manage your newsletter subscriptions here.
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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
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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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).
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 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: MobileWhack.com, Gadgetell and Engadget
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Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Deadline Set for Wireless Internet in Parks  —  New York City officials set a July deadline yesterday for a city contractor to have a wireless network up and running in Central Park, in what would be a major expansion of free Internet access that the city plans to replicate across its vast ribbons …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and PSFK
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 …
George Oates / FlickrBlog:
Alpha... Beta... Gamma!  —  We've just released the big round of changes I mentioned last week: New Navigation, New Search, New and Improved Organizr, and the Person Menu.  All of these improvements have been designed to help you navigate the site with less effort and organize your photos more efficiently.
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 …
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[syndicate] Richard Edelman  —  Richard is head of Edelman PR, the third largest PR agency in the world.  [Disclosure: I consult to Edelman, reporting to Richard.]  Eric Norlin is interviewing him.  (Robert Scoble bowed out because his mother is ill. Best wishes, Robert.)
Discussion: Richard Edelman and hyku | blog
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 …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
StumbleUpon launches, raises cash from well-known angels  —  We've already mentioned StumbleUpon, the Web site that lets you stumble across other sites related to your interests.  It has officially launched, after moving out to San Francisco from Canada.  It moved here because it is a better place …
Discussion: Mashable* and paidContent.org
 
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