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9:20 AM ET, June 1, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Finally!  Bloglines Blog Search  —  Ask.com, which owns the most popular stand alone web based feed reader, Bloglines, has just rolled out its long awaited new blog search engine.  —  Ask/Bloglines has been the subject of a considerable number of jokes over the last year, after promising a blog search engine last summer.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Battles YouTube, But Forgets to Bring Flickr  —  The new Yahoo Video product is launching tonight (Wednesday) at 9 pm PST.  The big change?  Yahoo Video is targeting YouTube by allowing user-generated videos on the site.  The biggest disappointment?  The product is not being integrated (yet) into Flickr.
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Alan Stafford / PC World:
The 100 Best Products of the Year  —  Powerful computers, handy services, tiny utilities, mammoth HDTVs—our editors' top picks include all these and a whole lot more.  Plus: the worst products of all time.  —  You know how many new-product pitches we get every year?
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Red Hat creates social networking site  —  Prominent Linux distributor Red Hat has revealed a new open source social networking service called Mugshot.  Designed to facilitate integration of live social interactivity into the desktop computing experience, Mugshot emphasizes communication and entertainment.
Paul Kallender / BBC:
Fuel cells in laptops edge closer  —  Electronics companies are promoting fuel cells as an environmentally-friendly and convenient alternative to traditional lithium ion batteries.  —  The technology promises to supplement or replace today's batteries in laptops.
Discussion: Engadget
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
PC's That Are a Lot Smaller Than a Breadbox  —  An OQO-01 PC running Windows XP weighs 14 ounces and is not much bigger than a BlackBerry.  The OQO above is being used with a foldable keyboard.  Chris DiBona carries his BlackBerry for phone calls, and as he put it, "the whole mobile dude look."
Discussion: Screenwerk
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Skype software to ship on Dell laptops  —  Skype's voice over Internet Protocol software that allows people to talk for free over the Internet will ship on Dell's new XPS notebooks.  —  The Skype software will be offered as part of Dell's audio/video communications package on the new XPS M1210 …
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Should We Just Give Up On Mobile Data and Content?  —  If you look past Vodafone's huge paper loss last year, and take a look at their otherwise fairly satisfying results, you'll see that data, excluding SMS, accounts for less than four percent of its revenues.
Think Secret:
Briefly: Intel-based Xserve due this summer  —  May 31, 2006 - Apple's Xserve may find Intel processors inside of it ahead of any Power Mac upgrade, sources report.  Intel is currently on track to deliver Woodcrest, the code-named successor to its Xeon processor targeted at servers, in June …
Discussion: Engadget and Infinite Loop
Caroline E. Mayer / Washington Post:
Banks Honor Bogus Checks and Scam Victims Pay  —  Trying to sell his 1968 Mustang online, John Schaefer received what appeared to be a firm offer from an overseas classic-car dealer.  The buyer sent Schaefer a check for $14,000 even though Schaefer was asking only $8,000.
Discussion: Techdirt
Thomas Mennecke / slyck.com:
ThePirateBay.org Raided - Servers Seized  —  In their native Sweden, ThePirateBay.org enjoyed a level of immunity from copyright prosecution rarely seen in the file-sharing world.  Often defiant in the face of those wishing to enforce their intellectual property rights …
John Borland / CNET News.com:
How Sony failed to Connect, again  —  Early in 2005, more than a dozen Sony employees from the company's consumer electronics divisions gathered for an unusual meeting in the tiny Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters of digital media start-up Kinoma.  —  Kinoma Chief Executive Peter Hoddie …
Daniel Schuhmann / Tom's Hardware Guide:
500 Hour Test of Tomorrow's Windows "Vista"  —  Only Nine More Months Until Windows Vista Goes Live?  —  Many publications don't take the time or trouble to look behind the scenes when writing about new operating systems or other software.  Users who specialize in software matters …
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
AMD Live!  PC Launch Backed By Free Media Apps  —  Platform Push Backed By Gateway, HP, Orb Networks, Streamload  —  AMD's partners are expected to announce the first PCs based on the AMD Live! entertainment platform on Tuesday, the day that AMD will begin to make available a number of specialized …
Discussion: Engadget and paidContent.org
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Unshackling your digital media player with Zing  —  How often have people wished their iPods were wireless, so they could download their digital content on-demand, wherever they were?  —  Although Zing can't solve that problem for iPod owners, the new Bay Area company is hoping to provide always …
Discussion: GigaOM and Orbitcast
James Temperton / cubed3.com:
Cubed3 Exclusive |  Nintendo Wii to Launch on November 6th in USA  —  Rest of world to see console during surrounding weeks...  According to an industry source speaking to Cubed⊃3;, the Nintendo Wii is set to launch in the "Thanksgiving period in the USA" (Thanksgiving falls on November 23rd this year) …
 
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Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
iDoll iPod Cases
Discussion: Shiny Shiny and MacMinute
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Stardust virus lands on OpenOffice
nokia.com:
Seek and Ye Shall Find: Mobile Search Expands across Europe
Allison Linn / Associated Press:
Microsoft officially launches paid security product
Michael Miller / Forward Thinking:
Gates at D4: A Reality Acquisition Device
Tantek Çelik / Technorati Weblog:
Introducing Microformats Search and Pingerati
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
As Goes the Housing Market, So Goes Advertising
Discussion: Got Ads?
Peter Lewis / CNN:
The PS3: More than a game  —  Will the high price scare gamers away …
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Kotaku
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
D: Al Gore on Current.tv and global warming
Discussion: paidContent.org
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Firefox 2.0 alpha 3 available today, including Google security features
Peter Rip / EarlyStageVC:
So What Does Web 2.0 in the Enterprise Look Like?
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Launches AdSense API
Discussion: SearchViews
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage IPO and Very Angry Customers
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Negroponte's now $130 PC due in April 2007
Cynthia Brumfield / ipdemocracy.com:
Ed Whitacre: No Packet Prioritization for Us
Christopher Hogg / digitaljournal.com:
Microsoft Considering eBay Takeover?