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1:55 PM ET, May 22, 2006

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Edelman / Richard Edelman:
The Edelman Technorati Deal; Why This Matters for Companies.  —  Although Technorati is best known as the most comprehensive service for searching blogs — they currently index over 40 million of them — the company also provides the best analytic tools for tracking over time and in depth what the blogosphere is talking about.
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Peter Hirshberg / Technorati Weblog:
Technorati and Edelman Partner on International Blogosphere  —  If there was one big take-away to Technorati's most recent State of the Blogosphere, its that the Blogosphere is going international in a Big Way.  —  Only a third of blog posts are in English; today more people post in Japanese than in any other language.
Discussion: Andrew Lark and PR Squared
Mark Peters / Lets Go Digital:
Samsung GX2  —  Samsung GX2 : At the Seoul International Photo & Imaging Industry Show 2006, held in Korea, Samsung Techwin unveiled a sample of what seems to be there first 10 Megapixel digital SLR camera: Samsung GX2.  At first look the Samsung GX II sample looks quite similar …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
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Mark Peters / Lets Go Digital:
Samsung Digimax L70  —  Samsung Digimax L70 : At the Korean Photo & Imaging 2006 event Samsung Techwin showcased their new Samsung Digimax L70 digital camera.  The Samsung L70, the Korean name is Samsung Kenox X70, is a new model of the L-series of Samsung digital cameras.
Discussion: Engadget, MobileWhack.com and Gizmodo
Wired News:
Whistle-Blower's Evidence, Uncut  —  Former AT&T technician Mark Klein is the key witness in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's class-action lawsuit against the telecommunications company, which alleges that AT&T cooperated in an illegal National Security Agency domestic surveillance program.
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Evan Hansen / Wired News:
Why We Published the AT&T Docs  —  A file detailing aspects of AT&T's alleged participation in the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic wiretap operation is sitting in a San Francisco courthouse.  But the public cannot see it because, at AT&T's insistence, it remains under seal in court records.
Rafat / paidContent.org:
UK-Heavy Social Network Bebo Gets $15 Million Funding  —  You're reading it here first: Bebo, an SF-based social networking site which is in the middle-ground between MySpace and Facebook, and among the biggest in UK, Ireland and New Zealand, has received $15 million in venture funding from Benchmark Capital.
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Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
Another day, another social network gets $15M: this time it is Bebo
Discussion: GigaOM and TechCrunch
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft pitches pay-as-you-go PCs  —  Want to write a Word document?  Pay a few pennies.  Want to download some digital photos?  Pay a few more.  —  That's basically the idea behind FlexGo, Microsoft's latest attempt to make PC ownership more accessible to people in emerging markets.
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Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft tests 'pay as you go' computers
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
The One Bit of Info Google Withholds: How It Works  —  Advertisers, competitors and Wall Street analysts are frustrated by the company's secrecy.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google Inc. evolved from a tiny start-up to the shining star of American enterprise in less than a decade by bringing knowledge to billions of people.
bit-tech.net:
WMD Part II by G-gnome  —  Published: 22nd May 2006 by Peter Dickison  —  WMD Part II  —  Welcome to the second installment of Project WMD - The Weapon of Mass Destruction.  —  It has been a while since the first part of this project was published on bit-tech.net.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
University server in hackers' hands for a year  —  An unprecedented string of electronic intrusions has prompted Ohio University to place at least one technician on paid administrative leave and begin a sweeping reorganization of the university's computer services department.
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Free Broadband for the Masses  —  Backed by VC cash, a former FCC official's startup is out to provide no-fee, ad-supported wireless service  —  There's little debate whether the U.S. is a laggard in high-speed Internet access.  About 40% of U.S. households surf the Net over so-called broadband connections.
Discussion: raving lunacy and Clickety Clack
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
That After-Dinner Speech Remains a Favorite Dish  —  The after-dinner speech that refuses to go away has scored another distinction: top of the charts.  —  An audio version of the roast of President Bush by Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central rose to the rank of No. 1 album at Apple's iTunes store …
Discussion: InterMedia and Bloggers Blog
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
SAP Without SAP - Duet  —  More than a decade ago as Project Manager implementing SAP solutions I could not understand why the Client's PM showed absolutely no interest in getting SAP-trained, or even attempting to log on to the SAP system.  The only software product he ever touched was email.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Voice Encryption May Draw U.S. Scrutiny  —  SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 — Philip R. Zimmermann wants to protect online privacy.  Who could object to that?  —  He has found out once already.  Trained as a computer scientist, he developed a program in 1991 called Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, for scrambling and unscrambling e-mail messages.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Hollywood reportedly in agreement to delay forced quality downgrades for Blu-ray, HD DVD  —  As the DVD format welcomes two potential heirs to its kingship as the commercial video medium of choice, there are mounting concerns that these new heirs are nothing but pretenders.
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
A Weinstein Will Invest in Exclusivity  —  Most popular Internet communities, like Facebook.com or MySpace .com, measure their success by their ability to attract new members.  A notable exception to this rule is aSmallWorld.net, an exclusive online community that is about to get bigger.
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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Chris Leckness / MobilitySite:
Press Release : Windows Mobile-powered Motorola Q available
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Gizmodo
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
An Online Market Blooms for Video Clip Reruns
Discussion: paidContent.org
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker:
In the runup to WinHEC, Vista details revealed
Discussion: MSBLOG and Bink.nu
Larry Greenemeier / InformationWeek:
Blog-Based Analysts Shake Up IT Research
lessig.org:
Fair Use and Network Neutrality
Steve Friess / Wired News:
Tales From Packaging Hell
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Google Blogoscoped:
AdWords Class-action Lawsuit Emails?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
StumbleUpon is hot or what?  —  Digg and Del.icio.us are great tools …
Discussion: Things That
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Darren Rowse / Make Money Online …:
The Benefits of Highlighting Popular Posts on Your Blog
Mike / Techdirt:
NTP Co-founder Finds New Patents To Threaten Companies With
Mike / Techdirt:
Open Source License Still Perfectly Legal
Evan Blass / Engadget:
"Undercover" software helps recover your stolen MacBook
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Back to the Future... for Broadcast TV
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Everybody's a network  —  In the future of media, which is now, everybody is a network.
Discussion: Message and Syndicator Blog
Read/WriteWeb:
Coming to terms with Web 2.0
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
New Media Player: Nice Features, but It's No ITunes