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1:00 PM ET, May 28, 2007


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Josh / Redeye VC:
Myspace - the next Prodigy?  —  Over the last year, there's been a tremendous amount of focus on the "Widget economy".  Newsweek has even dubbed 2007 as the "Year of the Widget."  While the concept of a "widget" might seem trivial to many outside of Silicon Valley, the ability to automatically embed …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Facebook is Microsoft Office of Social Apps  —  Having spent just enough time with the waaaay over-hyped Facebook to be dangerous, I will now offer the definitive explanation for why people use the thing.  Facebook is the Microsoft Office of social apps.  —  In other words …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
E-Commerce Report: Millions of Addresses and Thousands of Sites, All Leading to One  —  THINK you have a good handle on the Internet economy?  Try this one.  —  What Internet business has raised $120 million in financing in the last year, owns 725,000 Web sites, and has as its chief executive …
Kostas Tzounopoulos /
Bach: More than 1 Million Zune players sold  —  According to Robbie Bach, Microsoft's president of the Entertainment and Devices Division, Zune will meet the goal of 1.000.000 players sold by the end of June, set at launch.  He also confirms that new Zune things will come in this fall, talks …
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
One Million Zunes (Somehow) Sold  —  Talk about a shock over the weekend.  Microsoft somehow managed to sell one million Zunes.  Robbie Bach, Microsoft's president of Entertainment and Devices, said that Microsoft had met its goal and that more Zune things will come later this year.
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Desktop Tower of Money: 3 tips to profit from casual games  —  So here's a couple ways to a create successful game online: a), Find an investor who's crazy enough to give you millions of dollars, or b), Put it on a distribution network and hope you get enough customers willing to buy it as a download.
Discussion: youNEWB, and digg
Steven Chang / GeekNUZ:
Apple iPhone In The Wild!  —  Update: First of all, thanks to everyone for commenting about this story.  I didn't think it would be so upsetting to some people that my camera took some bad pictures, or that I didn't make a scene and go back to ask the the Apple guy to pose with the iPhone for me in the middle of his dinner.
Discussion: Engadget and GracefulFlavor
Jon Newton / p2pnet:
p2pnet talks to  — news special:- An incredible, and inordinate, amount of mainstream media time is devoted to spreading the wild fiction that copyright infringement of corporate movies and music is threatening world economies.  — is a small Russian company …
Paul Durman / Times of London:
Dotcom stars have designs on your home  —  THE founders of Lastminute. com, Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox, have teamed up again to form a new business.  —  Hoberman has already spent several months recruiting a team for, which aims to help people decorate their homes.
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
PLUNGE IN CD SALES SHAKES UP BIG LABELS  —  "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," the Beatles album often cited as the greatest pop recording in music history, received a thoroughly modern 40th-anniversary salute last week when singers on "American Idol" belted out their own versions of its songs live on the show's season finale.
Discussion: p2pnet
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Screenshots of YouTube's New Player  —  YouTube tests a new version of its player that will improve the way you interact with videos and will create a cinematic experience.  —  The player will add a feature that was already available in Google Video: jump to any part of the video even if the video isn't fully downloaded.
Alex Krupp / Sensemaking:
Assumption-driven Entrepreneurship: Your Hidden Sustainable Competitive Advantage  —  Thesis-driven investment is the process of making investments based on theories about the future.  The basic process is as follows  — Make a prediction about the future based on economic, legal, technological, and social trends.
Discussion: Neomeme
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Digital Domain: Apple's Lesson for Sony's Stores: Just Connect  —  RETAIL is supposed to be hard.  Apple has made it seem ridiculously easy.  And yet it must be harder than it appears, or why hasn't the Windows side of the personal computer business figured it out?
Richard Wachman / Observer:
Pirates still have all the best tunes  —  File-sharing has holed the record industry below the waterline.  So why does private equity guru Guy Hands want to buy EMI?  —  On a blazing hot day in California five years ago, the boss of Yahoo, Terry Semel, rose to his feet to address …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
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Novell Goes Public with MS Patent Agreement Documents
Nic Fildes / The Independent:
Online poker goes mobile as Bwin signs up phone operators
Mark Evans:
All Google, All the Time (Yikes!)  —  Over the past few years …
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Multiple Police Raids Take Down BitTorrent Tracker
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Intelliverb: Is It Intelligent Investing in Search?
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Much Is Your Soul Worth?  PayPerPost Now Lets Bloggers Set The Price
Ilya Lichtenstein / Neomeme:
Reddit hacked  —  Update: Looks like the malicious code …