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2:30 AM ET, May 13, 2007

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Chris / LiveSide:
Windows Live Folders beta - more info  —  As the last post on Windows Live Folders got a bit too long, here's further information on the Windows Live Folders service.  Click to enlarge the screenshots.  —  After the intial signin to the service, the user is presented with the Folders homepage …
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Chris / LiveSide:
"Live Drive" is almost here - Windows Live Folders beta  —  One beta ends and suddenly five more spring up in its place.  We can finally get the talk around Windows Live going again - the Windows Live Folders site has just opened up in preparation for the beta.
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Tilting at a Digital Future  —  IN Rupert Murdoch's world, two things are certain: the sun never sets on the kingdom, and a TV is always on in the background.  —  On the evening of April 26, several large television monitors adorned the terrace of Mr. Murdoch's Beverly Hills mansion …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Social Bookmarking Meets Big Brother: Cluztr  —  Ottawa based Cluztr is social bookmarking meets Big Brother.  It's the Del.icio.us Homer Simpson would use.  —  A few years ago clickstreams and attention data was all the rage.  In 2005 Michael Arrington covered Attention Trust …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Internet Pornography Stats  —  Check out this video from Good Magazine that shows a number of stats about the Internet pornography industry, in an "almost" not safe for work format.  It is staggering how much actual money flows through porn and how many people are involved in the industry:
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
"Google buys a start-up once every few days, or around one a week"  —  "Google buys a start-up once every few days, or around one a week, Schmidt estimated" comes from an eWeeek article recapping a Google reporter briefing earlier this week.  —  One of the things I have learned …
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Flash!  Vermont Legislature Passes E-State Bill  —  An hour or so ago the Vermont House and Senate both gave final approval to a bill designed to make Vermont the nation's first e-state.  As defined in Vermont, e-stateness means cellular and adequate broadband coverage - fixed and mobile - everywhere in the state by 2010.
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Free-Internet plan gets S.F. controller's office OK  —  Cost savings, citywide Wi-Fi connections make EarthLink-Google offer attractive  —  The San Francisco controller's office issued a favorable review Friday on a proposal by EarthLink and Google to provide the city with free wireless Internet access.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Thriving Office for the Non-Thriving Office  —  The Internet and Web 2.0 may finally be delivering the promise of telecommuting.  Working in pure, golden silence, aside from the occasional twittering bird for me has always been one of my favorite things about working from home.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Rob Mead / Tech.co.uk:
Apple iPhone: more secrets revealed  —  Considering third-party software; smaller iPhone on the way  —  It looks like Apple may open up the iPhone to third-party apps after all.  The news came at an Apple shareholders' meeting held in Cupertino, California yesterday.
Discussion: Windows-Now.com and digg
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Next 'MacBook' update a yawner; Ultra-portable to get 13-inch display  —  A forthcoming update to Apple Inc.'s 13-inch line of consumer MacBooks won't deliver much in terms of new features, AppleInsider has learned.  Meanwhile, the dimensions of the company's ultra portable sub-notebook initiative are taking shape.
Matthew Hurst / Data Mining:
The Future of Search  —  I spent Thursday and Friday last week in the Bay area.  On Friday I participated in Berkeley's Future of Search (FoS) event, Thursday was spent partly chatting to people at BuzzLogic (thanks Todd for breakfast at a great little place in South Park) and Barney et al at Powerset.
Discussion: ben barren
Howard Anderson / Computerworld:
A cynic rips open source  —  Open source is not a movement; it's a religion  —  I chaired an interesting meeting the other day.  It was me against senior executives of Cisco, Agilent Technologies and Novell.  —  The subject was: Do enterprise users really want open source?  Are you strongly supporting this?
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Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Open source is bad for vendors
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Joystiq interviews Bungie's Frank O'Connor  —  While checking out the Halo 3 multiplayer beta in New York tonight, we managed to nab Bungie's Frank O'Connor for a little one-on-one to get answers to some of those Halo-related questions that have been floating around for too long.
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Why does Google remember information about searches?  —  We recently announced a new policy to anonymize our server logs after 18-24 months.  We're the only leading search company to have taken this step publicly.  We believe it's an important part of our commitment to respect user privacy …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Company targets Apple, Microsoft and others for not using enough DRM
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WHO'S AFRAID OF GOOGLE?
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Jake's new venture: The creation generation
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The Streisand Effect  —  A Web user and his information are like a grizzly and her cub.
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