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12:00 PM ET, May 6, 2007

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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
DRM group pledges to fight Digg rebels  —  Bloggers who published the key that would unlock the copy protection on HD-DVDs have been threatened with legal action  —  Bloggers who posted links to a software key that would unlock the copy protection on some high-definition DVDs have been threatened with legal action.
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
New Zune on Monday?  —  We're hearing that Microsoft's holding an event in Redmond on Monday to preview/announce a new Zune - most likely the flash-based one the company's been hinting at for a while.  No other details yet; if there's something worth telling you about on Monday, we'll let you know.
Dorion Carroll / The Technorati Weblog:
Technorati Authority and Rank  —  On Fri.  May 4th, we updated Technorati.com to include the Technorati Authority for blogs listed on the Blog page and in search results.  This update changed the earlier references of "N blogs link here" and "X links from Y blogs" with the single Technorati Authority number.
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Twitter Launches Moblie Interface  —  Ok, now we are talking, at long last Twitter has launched has a special streamlined mobile interface: http://m.twitter.com  —  For those of you using SMS/text messaging, you can now switch over to web based access (assuming your phone has a browser) and start saving some scratch.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Orange Launches Netvibes/Pageflakes Competitor  —  Everyone else has one, so why not one more?  Orange, a massive European mobile phone carrier that is now a subsidiary of France Télécom, is beta testing a customizable Ajax homepage product called Bubbletop.
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Second Life: Europeans Outnumber Americans 3 to 1  —  If Web 2.0 is a bubble of hype, then surely Linden Lab's Second Life is the shiniest bubble of them all.  Companies from IBM, CNet, Reuters, American Apparel, Coldwell Banker and many more have established their presence in the metaverse …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Download YouTube Videos: 23 Ways  —  Google has a solid amount of cash in its pockets, but with all the recent lawsuits against YouTube one has to wonder if it's time to salvage whatever videos you like from the service and save them somewhere where evil attorneys won't look - your hard drive.
Discussion: digg
Tracy Staedter / Discovery News:
Split-Screen Tech Doubles Computer Use  —  New technology from Microsoft Research India in Bangalore could end the waiting game in offices with limited computers.  Researchers are developing software that splits a computer screen in two halves, each side with its own operating system, desktop, applications, cursor and keyboard.
Discussion: Engadget and The Raw Feed
Robert Love's Log:
Epilogue  —  This marks my 261st blog entry as a Novell employee.  It shall also mark my last.  —  An operose decision, I resigned as Chief Architect of our Linux Desktop endeavor, effective today.  —  In the house that Ximian built, we dreamt and saw to fruition the world's finest Linux desktop …
Discussion: Slashdot
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Medieval Tech Support  —  Saul Griffith sent me a pointer to a hilarious video about medieval tech support for the newly introduced book.  It's thought-provoking as well as funny.  While comparing the ease of use of books to scrolls might seem a casual jape, it strikes me how similarly trivial …
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Hiro: Making Ad Insertion Dynamic  —  Last week I spoke over the phone with Hiro Media's Ronny Golan, who shares the title of founder and CEO with partner Ariel Napchi.  The Israeli company has been around since 2004, but only recently began to trumpet its product worldwide.
New York Times:
Rumors Fly on Microsoft and Yahoo  —  Microsoft and Yahoo are discussing a business partnership in their effort to compete with Google, people briefed on the talks said Friday.  —  The New York Post reported Friday that Microsoft was pursuing an acquisition of Yahoo, a prospect that sent Yahoo's shares soaring.
E. C. Hoffman III / Business Week:
All Wired Up in the Shenandoah Valley  —  How one small town is taking the lead on upgrading to IPv6, and why you should know what that is  —  A massive upgrade to the Internet is underway around the world.  Ask most folks about it, and you'll probably get a blank stare.  But not in Harrisonburg, Va.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Linux-powered Mobile Internet Device video walkthrough  —  If you're the dedicated, hardcore type who can sit through minutes upon minutes of walkthroughs despite painfully bad video quality, this one's for you.  Of course, we can assume that even those of you who don't fall in the aforementioned camp …
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
 
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Business Wire:
Aperio Implements BigTIFF, Donates Enhancements to Public Domain
Discussion: John Nack on Adobe
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Internet More Dangerous than School Violence, Sexually Transmitted …
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Louis Hau / Forbes:
Why Online Music Will Stay Locked Up
Discussion: larry borsato and Coolfer
Jason Jones / Internet Outsider:
Ebay is upgrading their search technology - it is about time!
Eric / The MyBlogLog Blog:
I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Twitter!
 Earlier Items: 
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
English Premier League To Sue YouTube
cellular-news:
Verizon Wireless Sues "unknown" Spammers
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Techdirt
USA Today:
Don't be afraid, Linux isn't just for geeks
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE AWESOME POWER OF SPARE CYCLES
Discussion: rc3.org
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Ask: Is the Algorithm Working?
Discussion: digg