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7:20 PM ET, June 5, 2007

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Anildash / Movable Type News:
Movable Type 4 Beta: We're On A Mission  —  If you're reading this blog, you probably know a lot about Movable Type.  It's the power bloggers' tool, made by people who just wanted to make a good, flexible blogging application.  Over half a decade, it's grown into a platform that even enterprises …
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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.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   WordPress vs. Movable Type: Open Source Blogging Software Showdown
Katy Dormer / Google:
Salesforce.com and Google Form Strategic Global Alliance  —  Two industry leading platforms come together to allow companies to acquire customers, run more efficiently and thrive  —  Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, and Google …
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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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Gizmodo:
Apple Interview: Details on the New LED Macbook Pro
Discussion: Macworld, Engadget and MacUser
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Intel, Asus Announce $199 'Eee PC'  —  TAIPEI — Asus and Intel have teamed up to develop a $199 notebook PC, the companies announced here on Tuesday.  —  In a keynote address given by Sean Maloney, an executive vice president at Intel and chief marketing and sales officer, Jonney Shih …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel readies new chipsets
caminobrowser.org:
Camino 1.5 Release Notes  —  After over a year of hard work by devoted volunteers, the Camino Project is proud to give you Camino 1.5.  This latest version fixes hundreds of bugs and implements many new features, providing all users with an improved browsing experience.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Forever Geek
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Inside AdSense:
Policy updates — and it's not even Thursday!  —  After our many weeks of policy posts on Thursdays, you're probably intimately familiar with all of our program policies.  So we can imagine your surprise when you woke up today, got your morning coffee, and settled in for your daily re-read of the policies …
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Google shivs server crowd with PeakStream buy  —  Exclusive Google has stunned the server world by acquiring superstar start-up PeakStream, The Register can confirm.  —  PeakStream's website and phone lines mysteriously crashed yesterday, indicating that the software maker was struggling to pay its bill or had been gobbled.
Tony Long / Wired News:
June 5, 1977: From a Little Apple a Mighty Industry Grows  —  1977: The Apple II, the world's first "practical" personal computer, goes on sale.  —  The Apple II is the computer that made Apple a driving force in a new industry.  The company's original computer bore little resemblance …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian Unlimited:
Last.fm's legal trouble?  —  Also: Warner Music partners with Lala.com |  It's bound to happen.  You make a mint, and old friends come out of the woodwork.  In the case of Last.fm, it's an old colleague who claims he was unfairly dismissed.  —  I followed up on a story by Music Week …
Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
Web Server Software and Malware  —  In this post, we investigate the distribution of web server software to provide insight into how server software is correlated to servers hosting malware binaries or engaging in drive-by-downloads.  —  We determine server operating system by examining the 'Server …
Discussion: Computerworld
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel updates compilers for multicore era  —  Intel has announced major updates for its C++ and Fortran tools, updates that are aimed at making it easier for programmers to exploit thread-level and data-level parallelism in multicore processors.  On the data parallelism side …
Discussion: The Register and Slashdot
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Xandros deal is Microsoft water torture strategy  —  Long-time readers of this blog may remember how two years ago I sat down to lunch with Marc Fleury, then running JBoss.  —  Fleury was celebrating because he'd signed a re-sale agreement with Microsoft.  The deal was superior to one IBM offered …
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yahoo! Search Crawler, Slurp, has a new Address and Signature Card  —  As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we've been migrating our crawler, Yahoo! Slurp, over to the new domain at crawl.yahoo.net.  As of today, the transition is complete and all machines crawling as Slurp are now in crawl.yahoo.net.
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Why there's no such thing as Web 2.0  —  Proposed: There's no such thing as Web 2.0.  —  Well, that's not actually true.  —  Let me back up.  —  Here's what I think happened.  —  In the beginning, Web 2.0 was a conference.  —  As conferences go, a good one — with a great name.
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Fareastgizmos.com:
Porsche Design Mobile Phone P'9521 presented
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Verizon seems to flip-flop Firm seems to flip-flop on local video approvals
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
New U560 UMPC from Amtek
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Coalition wants FCC to save 700MHz spectrum for wireless broadband
Will Watts / The Register:
Microsoft threatens its Most Valuable Professional
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to unify MSN, Xbox and Zune with Ignition music platform
Venkat Balasubramani / CNET News.com:
Spyware skirmishes: Spy versus antispy
Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
Alienware's Hangar18 HD Entertainment Center goes on sale
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Set up an Ubuntu Linux based media center with Mythbuntu
BBC:
Talking paper made by scientists
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gadget Lab
Arik Hesseldahl / Byte of the Apple:
OpenOffice For Mac Alpha Out Today
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Local TV in five cities goes online through YouTube
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Listen to Music Free, but Pay to Carry
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Re-nano titanium iPod nano case: only $800