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11:45 AM 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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Arn / MacRumors:
Five New MacBook Configurations for Tues, May 15th?  [Updated]  —  Tuesday, May 15th is the most recent date-on-the-calendar for those awaiting Apple notebook updates.  Questionable rumors posted last week indicated that we would see Apple laptop updates this week, while other rumors pointed to "sooner than expected" laptop updates.
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
MacBook update arriving Tuesday
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Gizmodo and digg
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meebo Launches Meebo Rooms (oh, and Meebo now has ads)  —  Web based instant messaging provider Meebo will launch Meebo Rooms tonight.  Like MeeboMe, which allows users to embed a widget on a website where visitors can chat with the publishers, this is a significant new product that will appeal to new set of users.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Meebo Adds Media Rooms
Discussion: AppScout, Peer Pressure and GigaOM
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft Details Patent Breaches  —  SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp. has given the most detailed description to date of the number of open-source computer programs it says infringe on its patents, but the company says it still prefers licensing deals with open-source developers …
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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 …
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Search Engine Land:
Forty-Eight Hours With Ask Mobile
Discussion: Screenwerk and The Ask.com Blog
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
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
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.
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.
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. …
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
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 …
Dion Almaer / Google Code:
Introducing the Google Developer Podcast  —  A fair few Googlers enjoy creating podcasts, and a large number choose to participate in the medium as listeners.  —  I have really enjoyed creating Audible Ajax, as it gives me a way to get close to the community.
 
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Richard Wray / Guardian:
Dial M for entertainment, the mobile revolution
John Kremer / Yodel Anecdotal:
Unlimited storage, it's coming!
Derick Mains / Apple:
iTunes Offers Exclusive Pre-Order of New Paul McCartney Album "Memory Almost Full"
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from Motorola's Mobile Experience event with Ed Zander
Discussion: Gizmodo and I4U News
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why age verification won't cure what ails social networking sites
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Free tool offers 'easy' coding
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
USA Today:
Sprint, ABC dial in to television on the go
Discussion: IP Democracy
USA Today:
TiVo expands search capabilities to encompass Net
 Earlier Items: 
Dave / Blogified:
IMified Acquires Real-Time Feed Alerts Leader Feedcrier.com
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Flickrvision — Twittervision's new cousin
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
Brad Stone / New York Times:
States Fault MySpace on Predator Issues
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Digg is Censoring Content by Burying Stories Internally
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T iPhone not to be pre-sold