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1:00 PM ET, May 15, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Updates Popular MacBook  —  Faster Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, 1GB of Memory and Larger Hard Drives Across the Line  —  Apple® today updated its MacBook® consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model.
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Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
Free Advice for the Litigious...  Years back, Sun was under pressure in the market.  Although many users loved our core Solaris operating system, others thought it was built for high end computers, not grid systems.  Our computer business had failed to keep pace with the rest of the industry …
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NOVELL: Worldwide:
SAP and Novell Deliver Expanded Linux Support Options for Customers
Discussion: Computerworld
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Gonzales proposes new crime: "Attempted" copyright infringement  —  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is pressing the U.S. Congress to enact a sweeping intellectual property bill that would increase criminal penalties for copyright infringement, including "attempts" to commit piracy.
Business Wire:
MySpace Video to Launch Branded Channels  —  World's Leading Lifestyle Portal Inks Content Deals With National Geographic, The New York Times, Reuters, The Daily Reel, Expert Village, Flow, IGN Entertainment, Octane TV, Kush TV, LX.TV, Ripe TV, Studio411, VBS.tv, and Young Hollywood
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Branded Video Channels Coming to MySpace  —  MySpace have announced the launch of a new premium content section for MySpace Video in a direct challenge to YouTube.  —  In the coming months, MySpace Video will launch branded channels with content from National Geographic, The New York Times …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Meebo Rooms Launched - "like a very very rich widget"  —  Tonight meebo is launching Meebo Rooms, a rich media chat room product that users can put on their blogs and websites.  They can be private or public chat rooms, and can feature video content from sources such as youtube and NBC.
Discussion: UNEASYsilence
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Derek Powazek:
The Real Story of JPG Magazine  —  If there's one thing I've learned about community-building, it's this: Do Not Lie.  People are too smart and well-connected to believe a lie anymore.  So, with that in mind, the story I'm about to tell is absolutely true as I experienced it.  —  How JPG Began
Brad Stone / New York Times:
States Fault MySpace on Predator Issues  —  Some of the country's top law enforcement officials are charging that the online social network MySpace has discovered thousands of known sex offenders using its service, but has failed to act on the information.  —  In a letter sent yesterday …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:   Why age verification won't cure what ails social networking sites
USA Today:
Prosecutors ask MySpace for names of sex offenders
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Curry in London.  Weather in Jaipur  —  Yahoo! is expanding its mobile reach to a few more countries.  We just launched Yahoo! oneSearch Beta in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.  We're now in 14 countries, including the United Kingdom, France …
Discussion: The Ask.com Blog
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Search Engine Land:
Forty-Eight Hours With Ask Mobile
Discussion: Ars Technica and Screenwerk
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Appoints Blake Jorgensen as Chief Financial Officer  —  Thomas Weisel Co-Founder Brings Strong Track Record as Business-Builder and Broad Financial, Operating and Strategic Expertise to Yahoo!'s Executive Team  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Yahoo! Inc. …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Things Sure Are Quiet At MySpace News  —  When the largest site on the Internet announced their new MySpace News service, people expected it to get at least some traction, quickly.  But a month later, as former TechCrunch writer Marshall Kirkpatrick noted in Twitter today, the site appears to be nothing more than a ghost town.
fortuitous:
Some Community Tips for 2007  —  Seven tips on how to run a successful community.  —  Every year or so I write a long post or do a presentation at a conference on the subject of community.  Each time I approach the subject, I take what I've already written and add to it with recent things I've learned …
Discussion: Bokardo
Washington Post:
A Casualty Of War: MySpace  —  U.S. Military Blocks Popular Web Sites, Cutting Ties to Home  —  The Defense Department began blocking access on its computers to YouTube, MySpace and 11 other Web sites yesterday, severing some of the most popular ties linking U.S. troops in combat areas …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Danger Room
Derick Mains / Apple:
iTunes Offers Exclusive Pre-Order of New Paul McCartney Album "Memory Almost Full"  —  Complete Catalog of 25 Solo Albums Coming to iTunes This Month  —  Apple® today announced that thirteen-time Grammy award winner Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full" …
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Nordic Game: PS3 is "too big", says Parappa creator  —  NanaOn-Sha planning to develop Wii game  —  NanaOn-Sha boss Masaya Matsuura has said he believes the reason the Wii is outdoing PS3 in the sales stakes is because Sony's next-gen console is "too big" for Japanese consumer tastes.
Discussion: Game | Life and DailyTech
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Flickrvision — Twittervision's new cousin  —  Just released today, Flickrvision shows realtime, geolocated Flickr photos.  Just like Twittervision, it's hypnotic to watch.  The map moves around to show the location of the most recent tweet or photo.  Both visualizations hail from David Troy …
 
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Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
YouTube's Got a Gaming Problem
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Motorola RAZR 2  —  Motorola has today officially unveiled …
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Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
HD DVD Auto Update
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Cork'd Acquired by Wine Library Vlogger
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Dial M for entertainment, the mobile revolution
John Kremer / Yodel Anecdotal:
Unlimited storage, it's coming!
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from Motorola's Mobile Experience event with Ed Zander
Discussion: Gizmodo and I4U News
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Free tool offers 'easy' coding
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 Earlier Items: 
USA Today:
Sprint, ABC dial in to television on the go
Discussion: IP Democracy
USA Today:
TiVo expands search capabilities to encompass Net
Dave / Blogified:
IMified Acquires Real-Time Feed Alerts Leader Feedcrier.com
Jeff Ooi / CNET News.com:
Yahoo mobilephone search comes to Malaysia and 6 other Asian countries
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
On the Web, an Advanced Carbon Calculator for Personal Use
Discussion: Lifehacker
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
HP'S HALO: NOW THIS IS TELEPRESENCE
Wall Street Journal:
Murdoch Sends Letter to Bancrofts
Dion Almaer / Google Code:
Introducing the Google Developer Podcast