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9:20 AM ET, May 18, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Regarding yesterday's Apple news  —  Yesterday Engadget posted an incorrect story about an iPhone delay, and I wanted to go into greater detail about how this happened.  —  At 9:09am CDT yesterday a number of Apple employees received an email that appeared to be from Apple corporate reporting …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AppleGate  —  Ryan Block has formally responded to what is now being referred to as "AppleGate" in Silicon Valley.  Yesterday Engadget posted that the iPhone was going to be delayed several months, relying on what turned out to be a bogus email for the story.
Gizmodo:   Announcements: Engadget's Response to Applegate
Microsoft:
Microsoft to Acquire aQuantive, Inc.  —  Company details plans to build Internet-wide advertising platform for advertisers, publishers and ad agencies.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it will acquire aQuantive, Inc., for $66.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $6 billion.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Pays $6 billion for aQuantive: Massive Ad Network Consolidation Is Occuring  —  Breaking: Microsoft is acquiring advertising network aQuantive, the parent company to Avenue A |  Razorfish, Atlas and DRIVEpm, for roughly $6 billion in an all-cash transaction, the company said this morning.
Xbox-Scene.com:
Microsoft Starts Banning 360s on LIVE - MS Confirms  —  >> With the amount of posts we see on our forums ... it's clear, Microsoft decided to start banning Xbox360 with modified firmwares today (both Hitachi-LG and Toshiba-Samsung drives).  —  While it's the same release date as Halo3 beta …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and digg
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Bigvip / Gamerscore Blog:
Keeping Xbox LIVE Fair  —  One of the great things about LIVE and the unified community is that we work hard to create a level playing field for all gamers and have a no tolerance policy towards inappropriate behavior like hacking or cheating.  As part of our commitment to our members …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
House Dems: broadband isn't broadband unless it's 2Mbps  —  Saying that the FCC "has not kept pace with the times or the technology," Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) opened a hearing today into the FCC's methods for measuring broadband availability in the US.  The US lags in speed, availability …
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Video search from other videohostings  —  But try see the video from Metacafé inside results by clicking on the plus button.  It uses Google Video flash player interface!  But all links (even from the player) go to Metacafé what I believe means, that the video is actually hosted there.
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BBC:
Yahoo 'censored' Flickr comments  —  Yahoo has been accused of censorship on its popular photo website Flickr, in a row that has highlighted the issue of copyright in the online age.  —  Earlier this month photographer Rebekka Gudleifsdóttir discovered that seven of her pictures …
AppleInsider:
News Flash: Apple iPhone receives FCC approval  —  Apple Inc. on Thursday received the official go-ahead on its first ever mobile handset, with the Federal Communications Commission giving the iPod maker the green light to commence sales of the device in the United States.
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Alex Heaton / Windows Vista Team Blog:
On 64-bit and Windows Client  —  Bill Laing, a General Manager in the Microsoft Windows Server Division, has been quoted as saying that Windows Server 2008 will be the last 32-bit operating system.  Bill is a server guy and indeed Windows Server 2008 is the last 32-bit server operating system …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TalentSpring Aims To Disrupt Resume Marketplace  —  Seattle based TalentSpring launches today with a unique product that has the potential to disrupt the online resume marketplace.  —  Headed by former Windows Live Development Leader Bryan Starbuck and Andrew Boardman …
Bill Higgins / billhiggins.us:
the Uncanny Valley of user interface design  —  There's a theory called 'The Uncanny Valley' regarding humans' emotional response to human-like robots.  From The Wikipedia entry: … While most of us don't interact with human-like robots frequently enough to accept or reject this theory …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Gamasutra:
Sony Reveals PS3 Slate, PSN Stats, PSP 'Refresh'  —  Sony has been talking in depth at its San Diego Gamers Day this week, and Lazard Capital Markets' Colin Sebastian has put some of the key announcements in perspective as part of his NPD game sales preview for April.
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
PSP hardware refresh coming this year, says report
Discussion: digg
Bproffitt / Linux Today Blog:
Rolling the Cheese  —  On the Internet, they say, no one knows you're a dog.  After the start of this week, I can safely add, no one knows you are sick as a dog, either.  —  Such was the fun going on in the global headquarters of Linux Today for the first half of this week …
Discussion: Channel 9 and digg
Gizmodo:
Feature: The Infinite Video Format War is Coming  —  Blu-Ray will dominate the industry in three years.  Or maybe it will be HD DVD.  The general consensus is that whoever wins doesn't really get a lasting victory, since they're both in the last physical video format ever.
Discussion: Christopher Null, Gadget Lab and digg
 
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AppleInsider:
Apple preps first builds of Mac OS X 10.4.10 for testing
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Scott Lindlaw / Associated Press:
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
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Loyd Case / ExtremeTech:
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Tim Arango / Fortune:
A cable network on a shoestring
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Mac Slocum / E-Media Tidbits:
Are You a Troll Whisperer?  —  Cory Doctorow's recent Information …
USA Today:
Satellite TV on the go: Really cool
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