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11:55 AM ET, May 6, 2008

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Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Zune adds TV shows: Excited?
Diane Garrett / Variety:
Microsoft to offer TV downloads
Discussion: Contentinople
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Zune 2.5 update brings TV downloads, Zune Card sharing
Vodafone:
Vodafone to Offer Apple's iPhone in Ten Markets  —  Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe.  Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal …
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
August Said to Be Target for New iPhone in Europe  —  BERLIN — Apple plans to begin selling the long-awaited, faster 3G version of its best-selling iPhone by the August summer holidays in some European countries, a person close to the situation said, as part of an expanded rollout of the device …
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Apple forced into iPhone contracts U-turn
Discussion: iLounge
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhones for Vodafone: Apple's biggest deal yet
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We Lost A Blogging Giant Today: Duncan Riley Leaves TechCrunch  —  Today was Duncan Riley's last day at TechCrunch, and he will be greatly missed.  —  Duncan joined us exactly one year ago and was our most prolific writer, covering tech and startup news seven days a week.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Signing Off, And What Does A TechCrunch Writer Actually Use?  —  This is my last post at TechCrunch as a full time writer (I may yet do the occasional guest post).  It's exactly 12 months to the day since I started writing here and the date seemed like a good time to go.
Discussion: Profy.Com and WinExtra
Duncan / duncanriley.com:   So I Left TechCrunch Today
Jenna Bilotta / Official Google Reader Blog:
Share anything.  Anytime.  Anywhere.  —  Have you ever wanted to share something that you were reading, but you didn't want to go through the hassle of subscribing to a whole feed for a single interesting article?  And what about sharing content from sites with no feeds?
BBC:
Free satellite TV service begins  —  A free satellite television and radio service from the BBC and ITV is being launched across the UK.  —  Freesat is available to 98% of homes, including those that are unable to receive Freeview through a TV aerial.  —  It will carry 80 digital TV …
Discussion: Engadget and p2pnet
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Freesat aims to link up with broadband
Discussion: paidContent
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Live in London: ‘HTC Touch Diamond’ announcement  —  Doug Aamoth here in London at the HTC announcement.  Hit the jump for more.  —  VIDEOS TOO!  —  12:00 - Peter Chow takes the stage.  Introduces a guy from Orange and a guy from Microsoft.  Talks about the HTC Touch and the TouchFLO interface.
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Robert Hof / Business Week:
Why Yahoo Shares Lost Only 15%  —  The bottom didn't fall out of the stock after Microsoft yanked its bid.  One reason, says CEO Yang: “We have more alternatives” than before the offer  —  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images  —  When Microsoft (MSFT) pulled its sweetened, $33-a-share offer …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Ends Microsoft's Yahoo Search
Discussion: The Register
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
More Displays.  More 3D.  More to Love: VMware Fusion 2.0 Public Beta 1 Now Available  —  The VMware Fusion team is proud to announce VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1.  —  This public beta, a free download, boasts a handful of industry firsts for Mac virtualization, including true multi-display support …
Yahoo! Search Blog:
A Safer Way to Search  —  Today, we're announcing the beta release of SearchScan, a new feature from Yahoo! Search that helps protect users from viruses, spyware and spam.  We've heard from users that security and privacy continue to be major concerns when they are online.
Susan Stellin / New York Times:
Free Wi-Fi, but Not for All  —  The battle between free and paid wireless Internet access is starting to look like a draw.  Or more accurately, a third variation is winning — a combination of the two.  —  Travelers want to log on everywhere at no charge, while hotels …
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Google's PR Head Elliot Schrage Heads to Facebook  —  The Googlefication of Facebook continues, as Elliot Schrage, the search giant's vice president of global communications and public affairs, takes the title of vice president of communications and public policy at the popular social networking site.
Inside Higher Ed:
Mysterious Multiplication of Copyright Complaints  —  It'd be hard to argue that Indiana University doesn't take illegal downloading seriously.  As noted on its “Are You Legal” Web site, the university imposes a $50 fine for the first notice university officials receive from entertainment companies …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
At Rearden Commerce, Addiction is Job One ($100 Million Round Confirmed, Major Deal With JPMorgan Chase)  —  Patrick Grady has spent the past eight years of his life building the ultimate personal Web assistant in relative obscurity.  But now his company, Rearden Commerce, is quietly emerging as major force among enterprise startups.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Portfolio.com
Google News Blog:
Related Searches in Google News  —  We're excited to share with you a new feature of Google News: related searches.  Now, when you do a search in Google News, we'll show a list of related searches at the bottom of the search results page.  We think that this feature can be useful …
 
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Declining Value Of Redundant News Content On The Web