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4:55 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.
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Richard K / Silicon Valley Watcher:   DHS' new job under copyright bill: monitor borders for concert bootlegs
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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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 …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Switched and TiVo Lovers
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVo Unveils Swivel Search
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget HD and David Card
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
TiVo makes TV more searchable
Discussion: Gizmodo
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
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 …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:   Paul McCartney available on iTunes, Beatles next?
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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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
MySpace plans new video channels
Discussion: Webware.com
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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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
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
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
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. …
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 …
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) …
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Free tool offers 'easy' coding  —  Scratch's creator Mitchel Resnick building a character  —  A free programming tool that allows anyone to create their own animated stories, video games and interactive artworks has been launched.  —  Primarily aimed at children, Scratch does …
Discussion: MacDailyNews, CrunchGear and digg
GamePolitics.com:
V-Tech Rampage Creator Demands Payment to Remove Game  —  In the history of video games, perhaps in the history of the Internet, this is something never seen before: an audience held hostage.  —  Ryan Lambourn, the Australian man who created the highly offensive V-Tech Rampage …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life
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!
 
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MediaShift:
POINT OF PRESENCE Your Guide to Micro-Blogging and Twitter
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Vendor: Cisco IOS Server Backdoor May Have Been Planted
Futurelab / Marketing & Strategy Innovation Blog:
Rise of the artist site
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft delays Office converters for Mac
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Sneak peak at Windows Live Folders
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Robot talk turns practical at RoboBusiness 2007
Belkin:
Share Printers and Access Your Media Wirelessly with the Belkin Network USB Hub
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Twitter Cloning: Tiny Blogs Bloom Everywhere
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Cork'd Acquired by Wine Library Vlogger
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
Washington Post:
A Casualty Of War: MySpace
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Flickrvision — Twittervision's new cousin
fortuitous:
Some Community Tips for 2007  —  Seven tips on how to run a successful community.
Discussion: Bokardo and Common Craft
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Things Sure Are Quiet At MySpace News