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3:50 PM ET, May 15, 2007

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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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Motorola RAZR 2 hands-on  —  Well, it's finally here, the RAZR 2, proper sequel to the Motorola RAZR, the best-selling cellphone of all time.  This newb's got big shoes to fill, but at least in its GSM / EDGE and CDMA variants it's 2mm smaller (sorry HSDPA fans, it's the same thickness for that flavor of 3G).
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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.
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
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Paul McCartney available on iTunes, Beatles next?  —  Maybe Steve's amazed at the way it took so long to get Paul McCartney online.  —  The Beatles legend has a new solo album coming out next month entitled "Memory Almost Full," and if you want a digital copy the only place you'll find …
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
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
LOOK OUT Kevin Rose!  19 IM Startups You Need to Beat  —  The online chat and IM arena is heating up.  Meebo just launched a fully fledged chat service with Meebo Rooms, several new startups, like Pibb, have sprouted out of nowhere, and Digg's Kevin Rose seems to be working on his version …
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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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Kellie Marks / The Third Word:
AOL Acquires Third Screen Media  —  Leading Provider of Mobile Advertising Solutions Will Expand Advertising.com's Mobile Services for Advertisers and Publishers  —  DULLES, VA - May 15, 2007 - AOL announced today that it has acquired Third Screen Media, the leading mobile advertising network …
USA Today:
TiVo expands search capabilities to encompass Net  —  NEW YORK — TiVo will narrow the gap between Internet video and conventional TV viewing today by introducing what it calls the first "TV-centric on-screen search tool" to find programming in both realms.  —  The DVR pioneer's system …
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
TiVo makes TV more searchable
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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: Go Nintendo, Game | Life and DailyTech
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. …
NOVELL: Worldwide:
SAP and Novell Deliver Expanded Linux Support Options for Customers  —  Companies Further Relationship to Offer Long-Term Support and Maintenance Strategy for Linux as an Open Platform for SAP(R) Applications  —  SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) today announced that they have extended …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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
Jason / Rails Envy:
Hi, I'm Ruby on Rails...  What do you get when you cross the Mac vs PC commercials and Rails Envy?  Ruby on Rails ads to get everyone hyped for Railsconf, that's what!  —  Gregg Pollack and Jason Seifer from RailsEnvy present:  —  Ruby on Rails vs Java — ad #1 of 4  —  Click here to view on YouTube
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
John Kremer / Yodel Anecdotal:
Unlimited storage, it's coming!  —  As promised, we've started to roll out unlimited email storage to Yahoo! Mail users worldwide today.  When it hits your account, you'll notice the storage meter has disappeared — meaning, you just don't have to worry about deleting old messages ever again!
Futurelab / Marketing & Strategy Innovation Blog:
Rise of the artist site  —  The flipside of sites run by fans is of course sites run by artists, and yesterday the New York Times ran a feature — Sex, Drugs and Updating Your Blog (hmmm, not a bad title; I wonder if I could adapt it...) — about what it refers to as 'B-list' artists and how they communicate with fans online.
Claire Bates / Daily Mail:
Watch slide-shows on the umbrella which will stop you getting lost  —  Rainy days will never seem as dull again thanks to a new internet umbrella.  —  The high-tech brolly allows you to take pictures with a built-in camera.  These can be uploaded to Flickr (a photo-sharing website) …
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 and Common Craft
 
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
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 Earlier Items: 
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Dial M for entertainment, the mobile revolution
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from Motorola's Mobile Experience event with Ed Zander
Discussion: Techdirt 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
Washington Post:
A Casualty Of War: MySpace
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Flickrvision — Twittervision's new cousin