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3:25 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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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
TiVo makes TV more searchable  —  TiVo introduced a new search function Tuesday, which is designed to let its subscribers perform a continuous search through a unique thread to find programming or downloadable content.  —  Instead of punching in a keyword to find a movie or TV episode to watch …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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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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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, DailyTech and Game | Life
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: Kotaku and Game | Life
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. …
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 …
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
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.
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
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
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft delays Office converters for Mac  —  As it tries to finish the next version of Office for the Mac, Microsoft has delayed efforts to enable current users of the productivity software to work with the new file formats used in the latest Windows version of the desktop software.
 
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Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
Special-effects house aims to make video games more cinematic
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Blue's News
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Sneak peak at Windows Live Folders
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Robot talk turns practical at RoboBusiness 2007
Claire Bates / Daily Mail:
Watch slide-shows on the umbrella which will stop you getting lost
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: TechCrunch
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
AT&T: No Pre-Sale of Apple iPhones
Discussion: MacDailyNews and Gadget Lab
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Cork'd Acquired by Wine Library Vlogger
 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