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4:35 AM ET, May 19, 2006

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Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google Properties - Understanding the Breakdown  —  Leveraging the custom category capability of Hitwise, I've created a category of the top 20 Google domains in order to understand the popularity of Google's varied services.  The table below details the percentage market share …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
A Google Reality Check
Discussion: Recognizing Deven
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Yahoo! unveils video sharing site, Finance redesign at analyst day  —  Yahoo! presented its business strategy to analysts yesterday and gave the world a sneak peek at what's to come.  A new advertising system is code complete and currently undergoing some testing and, if all goes well, will be rolled out later this year.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Record Labels Sue XM Radio  —  As has been widely reported, the four major record labels have filed a copyright infringement suit against XM Radio, based on the recording capabilities included in certain recently-introduced XM receivers, such as the Pioneer Inno and Samsung Helix.
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Danese Cooper / New DivaBlog:
What Sun Doesn't Want You To Know About Java and Open Source  —  Yes, its been dog's years since I've blogged...but I just couldn't be silent about this.  —  Today at JavaONE my pal Geir Magnusson is announcing that Harmony has full support for SWING/AWT.  This is really big news …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Sam Ruby
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
ISP snooping plans take backseat  —  A prominent Republican in the U.S. Congress has backed away from plans to rewrite Internet privacy rules by requiring that logs of Americans' online activities be stored.  —  Wisconsin Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee …
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Time to hit the road  —  I had just finished up a panel where one of the smarter start up guys out there (Jason Fried of 37Signals) and I had a panel discussion about VCs and Start Ups.  I made the point about Canada being an amazing place to start up a company while Jason made an almost impassioned plea …
Discussion: Naked Conversations and Valleywag
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Symantec sues Microsoft over storage tech  —  update Symantec has launched a suit charging Microsoft with misappropriating its intellectual property and with violating a license related to data storage technology.  —  The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Western District …
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Publisher, be very, very afraid?  —  I just saw a printed copy of the New York Times Magazine issue that contains Kevin Kelly's brilliant essay What Will Happen To Books?  (It's called "Scan This Book!" in the online version.)  Kevin did an amazing job of bringing the potential …
CNET News.com:
Dell opts for AMD's Opteron  —  update Dell has agreed to use Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron chip in multiprocessor servers by the end of the year, ending a long-standing policy of sticking exclusively with Intel.  —  The PC maker made the move public in its first-quarter earnings press release on Thursday.
Mike Nowak / ceci n'est pas:
E3 Crabtacular  —  Due to the "me too" nature of a lot of game publishers, pretty much every E3 has a very visible trend, like toon shading or World War 2 shooters.  The trend that was noticeable this year, to me, was crabs.  Yes, crabs.  It became very obvious right from the start during Sony's press conference.
Discussion: Kotaku and Binary Bonsai
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO Book.com:
Blog Usability Interview with Kim Krause Berg  —  A while ago I contacted Kim Krause Berg for a usability review, but I threw a curve ball in on her.  I asked her how I could make this blog more usable.  I believe Kim is the first person who has ever offered blog usability review services.
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:
Microsoft rethinks employee reviews ... and towels  —  Microsoft plans to overhaul its performance-review system for employees and make a series of additional changes — including new perks on the Redmond campus — in an effort to address some of the biggest complaints from its work force.
Discussion: Mini-Microsoft and Scobleizer
Microsoft:
Microsoft to Acquire Whale Communications, a Leading Provider of SSL VPN and Application Security Technologies  —  Acquisition will broaden Microsoft's secure access solution.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — May 18, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Mark Fletcher presentation at Startup SIG  —  Mark Fletcher spoke about his experience starting ONElist and Bloglines at this month's SDForum Startup SIG in Palo Alto.  Mark has given a similar presentation at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference and at Startup School …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and ben barren
Karen E. Klein / Business Week:
The ABC's of Beginning Your Blog  —  Part Two — Once you determine blogging makes sense for your small business, here's how to get started  —  This is the second of my two-part series on business blogging.  Today: getting started.  My previous column dealt with the pros and cons of launching a blog …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Skype's Net Neutrality gamble: we'll be so big, they can't stop us  —  James Bilefield, head of Skype's European operations, has a plan for combating telecommunications companies eager to do away with Net Neutrality: get big.  As companies such as AT&T think about cashing in on a "tiered Internet …
Discussion: Realtime-VoIP
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Help Wanted  —  Starting immediately, Flickr is hiring for the positions below.  You'll notice there are a lot of them!  All of them are newly created positions and represent the first significant expansion of the Flickr team post-acquisition.  We're settled now, grown a few thousand percent …
Wired News:
Great New GPS Gadgets  —  If you don't know where you are and you don't know where you're going, then you are, as they say, lost.  —  When thrust into the unknown without navigational aid, travelers quickly fall into a state of informational paralysis, the consequences of which can range …
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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75-day Getting Real book stats update
Andy Hagans / Link Building Blog:
Google Doesn't Like Linking Streetwalkers & the End of 'Tri-engine …
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Google Maps for Australia and New Zealand
Johnny Minkley / gamesindustry.biz:
Sony UK: "PS3 will come in at GBP 425"
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Joystiq
Microsoft:
Microsoft and PC Manufacturers Make It Easier for Customers …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
John Doerr has gone half-Green; gets word to President
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
My new Mac  —  The black MacBook is a very nice computer …
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Research Note: Discovering the Wrong Future - Denuo Mini Case Study
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SAPPHIRE Day 1 thoughts
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MacBook benchmarks in black and white
Mike / Techdirt:
Human Smut Scanners Needed At Photobucket And MySpace
DailyTech:
Pioneer Blu-Ray PC Recorder Now For Sale
Thomas J. Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Going Wireless Most Places You Go  —  Wi-Fi, the wireless …
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
'Bringing it home stats'
Discussion: Kotaku and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Washington Post:
Google's Goal: A Worldwide Web of Books