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7:05 AM ET, May 6, 2007

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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.
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 …
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
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
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.
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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
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 …
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
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.
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
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
English Premier League To Sue YouTube  —  Update: actual class action complaint embedded below.  —  We reported previously that the English Premier League, the football/soccer body in England, was riled about YouTube's use of unauthorized clips.  Now it's going to the courts …
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
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE AWESOME POWER OF SPARE CYCLES  —  In physics, the greatest (theoretical) latent power in the universe is dark energy, waiting only for us to find a way to tap it (and to prove it actually exists; in the meantime it powers fictional superheroes).  In people, the equivalent is "spare cycles" …
Discussion: rc3.org
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Ask: Is the Algorithm Working?  —  It's Friday night in London.  You're out on the town with some friends at the local pub, drinking some beers and the call of nature beckons.  Making your way to the restroom you're confronted with advertising that tells you that 75% of online information goes through one company.
Discussion: digg
CTitanic / ULTRA MOBILE PC TIPS:
Vista Battery Life Myth  —  I do not know from where it's coming the Idea of Vista sucking 30 minutes of Battery Life.  When I had Vista in my Q1 without any power managment installed (from Samsung) I was getting a battery life of around 2 hours.  When I had it with XP, I was getting around 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and jkOnTheRun
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Business Wire:
Priceline.com Settles 2000 Securities Class Action
Discussion: BARRONS.com
Karen G. Schneider / ALA TechSource Blog:
Weinberger's Well-ordered Miscellany
Jason Jones / Internet Outsider:
Ebay is upgrading their search technology - it is about time!
 Earlier Items: 
Eric / The MyBlogLog Blog:
I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Twitter!
cellular-news:
Verizon Wireless Sues "unknown" Spammers
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Techdirt
USA Today:
Don't be afraid, Linux isn't just for geeks