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12:15 PM ET, June 5, 2007

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Ken Grobe / The Ask.com Blog:
Introducing Ask3D - A Truly New Way to Search  —  For the past several years, we have been innovating furiously to provide people with a faster, easier, and richer search experience.  We've created products that go some way towards this - Smart Answers, Zoom related search, Binoculars, AskCity, and ExpertRank (aka Teoma) to name a few.
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Search Engine Land:
Ask Relaunches: Now In '3D'  —  Chris Sherman once compared Ask.com to Apple.  Ask CEO Jim Lanzone remarked to me that he liked the comparison because it spoke to quality and innovativeness.  Indeed, among the top-tier search engines Ask has arguably been the most innovative.  In one sense it has to be.
CNN:
UPDATE: Blinkx Strikes Ask.com Video Search-Engine Deal  —  LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Video search engine company Blinkx PLC (BLNX.LN) Tuesday signed its largest deal to date, with Ask.com (IACI), one of the world's largest internet search engine firms.  —  Ask.com, a subsidiary …
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
ResourceShelf:
Ask.com Debuts Ask 3D: Say Hello to Morph Technology  —  Some major news from Ask.com today.  Because Gary is a member of the Ask.com team, like we've done in previous situations our overview post is available by clicking the link below.  —  Ask.Com Launches Ask 3D: A Users Guide and a Few Thoughts
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Ask.com redesign brings new features, integration  —  Search engine Ask.com launched a new user interface last night that includes an assortment of new features and integrates image, video, and music content into basic search results.  The new interface is called Ask 3D, an allusion to its new three-column structure.
Discussion: Webware.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Major Relaunch For Ask: Ask3D
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ASK MORPHS: A NEW APPROACH TO THE INTERFACE
Apple:
Apple Updates MacBook Pro  —  Latest Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, Memory Up to 4GB and Higher Performance Graphics Across the Line  —  Apple® today updated its MacBook® Pro line of notebooks with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, memory up to 4GB, and high-speed graphics in a stunning …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:   Apple unveils upgraded MacBook Pro laptops
Kate / Google LatLong:
Hop on the bus, Gus.  Or the train.  Or the subway.  —  For some time now we have been "painting" icons for transit stops into our maps.  While it was helpful to be able to see where to catch a train or bus, it left a lot of people wishing they could click on the icon to get more information about a specific station.
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Jeremy Faludi / WorldChanging:   Google Transit 2.0  —  Google Transit was already the best thing …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Movable Type 4.0 Announced - Becomes Social Media Platform  —  Six Apart is announcing today the beta release of Movable Type 4, a much anticipated upgrade to a blog platform that has two distinct user bases nowadays - consumer base (like R/WW, which uses MT) and Enterprise.
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www.htc.com:
HTC Touch™ Delivers New Touch Screen Experience  —  HTC Device Signals New Direction In Finger Touch Navigation  —  HTC Corp. (TAIEX:2498; "HTC"), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based smart devices, today announced the global launch of the HTC Touch&trade …
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
HTC Touch launches; first impressions and thoughts as an iPhone rival
Discussion: Gadget Lab and CNET News.com
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Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Listen to Music Free, but Pay to Carry
Discussion: The Globe and Mail
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Google and Salesforce Tightly Integrate Adwords Products  —  There's been a lot of speculation about Salesforce and Google lately.  Tomorrow the two companies will announce a marketing and distribution alliance that will tightly bind Google Adwords to existing Salesforce tools that track sales from online advertising.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Ex-Cisco Executive to Lead Joost, Internet TV Provider  —  Michelangelo Volpi spent 5 of his 13 years at Cisco Systems selling networking equipment to the companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable that bring television into living rooms.  —  Now he is trying to do an end run around those same companies.
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Reuters:
Ex-Cisco executive moves to Web TV
Discussion: The Next Net
Gizmodo:
Exclusive: iPhone Data to be Boosted by AT&T's Operation "Fine Edge"  —  An AT&T employee who works on Operations tells us that the carrier ordered a last-minute beefing up of its EDGE throughput, latency and coverage in anticipation of the iPhone.  The operation, internally referenced as …
Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
A New Pricing Model Rolls Out Today  —  A New Pricing Model Rolls Out Today  —  Your Click Charges to be Based on Quality of Traffic  —  Yahoo! Search Marketing is rolling out a new feature that we think will help enhance the quality, potentially reduce the cost and increase the value of traffic to you, our advertisers.
Kikizo.com Videogames Website XML Feed:
Rockstar Dismisses Talk of GTA IV Delay  —  Analyst speculation turns out to be ... speculation.  —  Two of of the biggest games due in 2007 are Halo 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV.  As luck would have it, they're coming out within a couple weeks of one another - despite what you may have heard to the contrary.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Kotaku and youNEWB
Wired News:
Robot Scans Ancient Manuscript in 3-D  —  After a thousand years stuck on a dusty library shelf, the oldest copy of Homer's Iliad is about to go into digital circulation.  —  A team of scholars traveled to a medieval library in Venice to create an ultra-precise 3-D copy of the ancient manuscript …
 
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BBC:
Complacency 'rife' in IT projects
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
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Elliance / Search Engine Land:
Search Illustrated: Tagging Explained
Reuters:
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