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10:00 AM ET, May 12, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Powerset Launches Showcase For User Search Experience  —  Today marks another milestone for San Francisco based contextual search engine Powerset.  They've launched a showcase for their user search experience - effectively the search engine minus the web crawl.
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Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Will Powerset search engine speak your language?  —  ‘NEW LAYER OF INTELLIGENCE’ ADDED TO RESULTS  —  When Powerset, a widely hyped new search engine, launches today, few people are going to view it as a real competitor to Google.  —  Despite a year's worth of flattering articles …
Discussion: p2pnet
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Powerset Launches “Understanding Engine” For Wikipedia Content  —  After nearly two years in the making — and plenty of hype — Powerset has finally rolled out a “natural language” search engine.  It's not a Google killer.  It's barely a business model right now.
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited:
Powerset finally launches, kind of  —  It's been hyped from here to the back of beyond, but the search engine Powerset - dubbed a “Google killer” by all manner of media pundits - is now live... at least partially.  —  The first iteration of Powerset, years in the making, doesn't index the web - just Wikipedia.
Discussion: loose wire blog
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold officially announced!  —  Story developing...  That didn't take too long, did it?  We finally have it people — it's alive and confirmed.  The BlackBerry Bold is indeed the official name for the BlackBerry 9000 device and it should be available starting “this summer.”
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Research in Motion:
RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Bold Smartphone  —  Top of the line BlackBerry smartphone features premium design and unprecedented performance; perfect for business professionals and power users.  —  Waterloo, ON - For customers seeking a smartphone that makes a bold statement, Research In Motion …
Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat:
The BlackBerry Bold (ex-9000) Finally Arrives
Discussion: Mark Evans, eWeek, Techland and Electronista
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Twitter and the China earthquake  —  I was beginning to think Twitter - the micro-blogging service that's all the rage amongst the technorati - was just another fad for people who want to share too much of their rather dull lives.  Until this morning.  —  When I logged on to my desktop …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Twittering the earthquake in China
CNN:
China: 107 dead, 900 students buried in quake
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter is first on the scene for a major earthquake …
Discussion: WinExtra
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Another Classic Rip-Off Job By Ars Technica  —  Ars Technica is really good at stealing other's ideas.  Plain and simple.  —  Anyone else, and I may have given them a pass that they came up with what seems to be the exact same approach to a story that I took last week.  Not Ars Technica.
Discussion: My Blog Posts and Infinite Loop
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Giving Attribution  —  An interesting email exchange (and even a little Twitter) arose this afternoon about one of my earlier posts and the way I gave attribution.  I wont name the post, or name names (or print the correspondence), but I thought I'd take the opportunity to share how I give attribution.
Discussion: Profy.Com, Normalkid and broadstuff
Business Wire:
Cablevision to Acquire 97% Stake in Newsday Media Group Through Partnership with Tribune Company in a $650 Million Transaction  —  Returns Newsday to Long Island-based Ownership After Nearly 40 Years  —  Addition of Complementary Print and Online Assets Provides Unique Opportunities …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook's CTO D'Angelo to Leave  —  Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo will leave the company.  —  BoomTown called Facebook PR last week about the rumor of D'Angelo's departure, but did not get a response.  The company confirmed the departure by D'Angelo (pictured here) tonight.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo to leave the company
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Rising Cost of Facebook Infrastructure; CTO Resigns
Discussion: The Social Web and TechRadar.com
Arn / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
SingTel Announces iPhone in Singapore, India, the Philippines and Australia  —  In a very brief press release SingTel announced that their companies would be providing the iPhone to multiple countries: … The countries include Singapore and the Philippines which have not had any iPhone coverage to date.
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
What Google Knows About Spam  —  If you didn't attend Web 2.0, you can watch my ten-minute keynote about “What Google Knows About Spam” (and several other keynotes) on blip.tv.  I'll embed the keynote below as well.  —  The only thing I don't like about conference speaking is preparing slides.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Is A Malware Site (Says Yahoo)  —  I'm going to assume that the fact that some Yahoo search results that point to Google with a malware warning are a sign that their new partnership with McAfee just needs a little tuning.  The alternatives are either (1) Google is serving Malware …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digging Deeper On The Top Tech Blogs And Bloggers  —  This is a follow up to our post last month that listed some of the top tech bloggers according to TechMeme.  The goal was to be able to take a look at the individual bloggers who were writing headlines, not just the blogs they wrote for.
 
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John Leyden / The Register:
Web cam images undo MacBook thieves
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Bringing Google into the kitchen
Discussion: Mashable!
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Eye-Fi Announces Explore, Share and Home Models
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
P&G Cutting Ad Budget 10%, Shifting Dollars To Web
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In the Age of TiVo and Web Video, What Is Prime Time?
Discussion: Social Media
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Hands-on with Pixelmator 1.2's new Curves, Rulers, and more
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Challenge Of Non-Local Newspaper Advertising
 Earlier Items: 
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Bebo set to end KateModern online drama next month
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Real Estate Lists Grow Comfortable With the Web
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Thoughts on DataPortability
Discussion: Paying Attention
Nat Torkington / O'Reilly Radar:
Teaching Kids Programming
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Craig (of the List) Looks Beyond the Web
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com and Social Media
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Friendfeed's Business Model Will Look Like Google's
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Reports of the 3G iPhone's imminent release may be slightly exaggerated
 

 
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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