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7:55 AM ET, May 23, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pandora Goes Mobile, and Sonos, and More  —  Music streaming service Pandora has had its ups and downs over the last two years since launching.  People love to listen to their personalized radio stations that get more and more tailored as you tell it what you like and don't like.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prototype Of Pandora Wifi Device Shown Tonight In San Francisco
Discussion: VentureBeat and MobileCrunch
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will DRM-free tunes turbocharge music sales?
Discussion: broadstuff
Financial Times:
Google's goal to organise your daily life  —  Google's ambition to maximise the personal information it holds on users is so great that the search engine envisages a day when it can tell people what jobs to take and how they might spend their days off.  —  Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Music industry offers deal to small Webcasters  —  Facing an outcry over imminent royalty fee increases for Internet radio operators, the music industry body that lobbied for the changes has attempted a peace offering.  —  SoundExchange, the nonprofit group that collects the fees on behalf …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
SoundExchange offers olive branch to small webcasters over royalties
Discussion: Slashdot
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
The Future of Ask.com: Search?  How About Advertising  —  Allen Stern over at CenterNetworks has an interesting post today about Ask.com, in which he lays out his strategy for getting the search engine back on track.  That caught my eye because last night when looking over the latest search data …
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Ask.com goes "all in"... and my strategy suggestions to help them fight the beast
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Doubles Maximum Attachment Size to 20 MB  —  Gmail upgraded the maximum attachment size from 10 MB to 20 MB.  Gmail was quite forgiving and you could send more than 10 MB in some cases, but now it's possible to send at least 20 MB in one message.  —  Of course, few mail providers …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Proof-of-concept virus gives insight into OpenOffice.org security failings  —  A group of malware developers have produced a proof-of-concept virus that uses OpenOffice macros.  The virus, which is embedded in a specially crafted OpenOffice Draw document, can execute scripts with user-level permissions …
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Dave Sifry / The Technorati Weblog:
Come check out the refreshed www.technorati.com!  —  I've got some wonderful news, six month's hard work of our entire team has just gone out the door. http://www.technorati.com/  —  We just launched a major refresh to www.technorati.com.  Some of the changes are subtle, some are big …
Discussion: Scobleizer, Gadgetophile and parislemon
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Gets Trendy  —  Google today launched an improvement to their Trends service, Hot Trends, which lists the top 100 break out searches of each day.  These are not the top searches, but the ones that deviate the most from their normal search pattern.  —  Clicking on a trend leads …
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
What's hot today?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pageflakes Targets Groups With Pagecasts  —  Personalized desktop startup Pageflakes has long offered collaborative desktop sharing, allowing users to share pages within a private group, edited by multiple people, or published to the world.  From Wednesday the service gets an overhaul complete …
Discussion: Mashable!, Webware.com and Scobleizer
Between the Lines:
Media literacy in a media saturated world  —  The question of what becomes of journalism in the age of mass media, in which anyone with an Internet connection can be their own publisher and reach a potential audience of billions with a single click was the subject of a conversation …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
All New Technorati: No Longer Blog-Centric  —  Blog search engine Technorati made significant changes to its data architecture and user interface this evening.  CEO Dave Sifry outlined the details on his personal blog.  The changes, Sifry says, are largely in response to Technorati's changing user base …
BBC:
Sony handheld to offer net calls  —  Owners of Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld console will soon be able to make voice and video calls over a wireless internet connection.  —  Using a soon-to be-released camera and microphone, gamers will be able to call other PSP owners and some BT phones.
Discussion: tbites
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
PlentyOfFish Owner Has the Perfect Bait For a Huge Success  —  The headquarters of what may be, on a per-capita basis, the busiest, most profitable site on the entire World Wide Web is on the 16th floor of a brand-new Vancouver building with panoramic views of the nearby Canadian Rockies.
Discussion: The Paradigm Shift
Reuters:
Joost hires scouts to lure Hollywood programs  —  Joost, the Internet television service backed by global media players, said on Tuesday talent scouts Creative Artists Agency will help it lure big-name Hollywood programming to its service.  —  Joost, which was founded by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom …
Discussion: parislemon
Reuters:
Xbox 360 game add-ons charge ahead  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — New charges for online extras are sharply raising the price serious video gamers pay for Xbox 360 games, a profitable move by Microsoft, but one that could alienate some fans.  —  With more than 6 million users …
Discussion: Eric Rice and paidContent.org
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Tribler Combines YouTube, BitTorrent, and Last.fm  —  Ever wondered why the downloads charts of your average Torrent tracker site are so remarkably similar to box office and DVD sales?  Sure, everyone likes Spidey.  But the truth is that it's awfully hard to find niche content on P2P networks.
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Sony may sell 80-gig Playstation 3 in US  —  TOKYO - Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console will come with a beefed up 80-gigabyte hard-disk drive in South Korea, and that model is being considered for the U.S. and other markets, a company official said Wednesday.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
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Michael E. Kanell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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Josh Goldman / CrunchGear:
Creative Unleashes 2MP Auto-focusing, Plug-N-Play Webcam
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:
Proposed National Database Raises Privacy Concerns
Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Automatically upload a folder's photos to Flickr
Discussion: DailyTechRag and digg
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
House passes more tech-friendly antispyware bill
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Ritek to start mass producing BD-RE discs
Discussion: TechSpot News and Engadget
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Politicians weigh renewal of Net access tax ban
VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
Nortel Strong Arms Open Source Vendor
Charles Douglas / The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone to be available for prepaid users?