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8:05 PM ET, May 28, 2007

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San Francisco Chronicle:
Getting in the game at Microsoft  —  Robbie Bach's job is to make software giant's entertainment division profitable  —  For all the challenges Microsoft Corp. faces as it moves into the future, the Redmond, Wash., software giant remains a formidable money machine.
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Kostas Tzounopoulos / Zune-Online.com:
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
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Facebook's platform - or "what I did for my summer vacation"  —  I'm about to take my family to Europe for the summer.  We'll start off in Amsterdam at 'the Next Web' conference and eventually end up in Trieste, using it as a base for European activity this summer.  I'll even jump over to India for Gaurav's wedding.
Discussion: Digital Markets and Redeye VC
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Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Five most popular apps on Facebook  —  In my recent post 'More thoughts on Facebook's new platform', I likened the social network's new offering as having similar traits to an operating system: embracing third party developers who are given the hooks to build apps that take advantage of a unified UI, and large installed user base.
Ivan Pope / Vecosys:
Working with Facebook f8: you are not in control of your access  —  Facebook launched their Developer API last week to a lot of acclaim.  Several commentators jumped in with the hyperbole, claiming that this platform, with its 20 million, and growing, users, would be a fine space in which to build a business.
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 …
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Doing Evil to the Internet: Google and Yahoo! Promote Domain Squatting
Discussion: thoughtsignals
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Leading the charge on iPhone  —  Brace yourself for another tsunami of hype.  —  May's craze was "American Idol."  June's will be the Apple iPhone, which is going on sale in a few weeks.  As with "Idol," the iPhone show has lots of Seattle connections.  —  The season begins Wednesday …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and MacUser
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Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
More iPhone conversation with AT&T's Lurie
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet WeFi  —  First Fon, then Whisher and now WeFi - the start-ups focused on sharing of Wi-Fi connections keep on coming.  Of course, each one has their own twist.  FON does this through their own hardware (or by partnering with carriers), Whisher is a software only play.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
In Africa, Money not necessary for mobile banking  —  Necessity, they say is the mother of invention.  It couldn't be more true in case of Africa, where pre-paid airtime is fast becoming the 'virtual' currency for Pan-African trade, overcoming conventional currency exchange and lack of banking infrastructure.
PC World:
Computer Glitch Tangles Japanese Flights  —  Hundreds of All Nippon Airways flights were cancelled or delayed Sunday because of computer error.  —  Hundreds of domestic flights in Japan were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a result of a glitch in the computer system of All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Jon Newton / p2pnet:
p2pnet talks to AllofMP3.com  —  p2pnet.net 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.  —  AllofMP3.com is a small Russian company …
Discussion: Pito's Blog
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Germany adopts "anti-hacker" law; critics say it breeds insecurity  —  Germany has just passed a new law that adds more "anti-hacker" provisions to the German criminal code.  Although the new rules are meant to apply narrowly to hacking, critics are already complaining that they may prevent necessary security and network research.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Difference Between Marketing, PR, Advertising, and Branding  —  Ads of the World is an online archive of the best and most interesting advertisements from across the world.  Today I came across an advertisement on their site that uses four simple pictures to explain to you the difference …
Discussion: MYBLOG by Ouriel
Dj Flush / Sizlopedia.Com:
Top 20 Temporary and Disposable Email Services  —  Temporary Mailbox Services  —  Now a days Internet has become a home to spam.  Millions of spam bots crawl the web daily to find email addresses and then bombard them with spam emails thus destroying their efficiency and creating problems for users.
Discussion: Download Squad
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New: Google Image Search Categories  —  Last week a Google engineer told us "The next big thing for image search would be the ability to search based on visual concepts, such as a picture of a house on a mountain with a river in front of it."  And now, Google Images allows you to restrict …
Discussion: Googlified
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Attention Ticker Particls Enters Public Beta  —  Attention management ticker Particls from Faraday Media moves from private testing to a full public beta launch today.  —  Particls is an alerts platform that conveys attention data.  Particls evaluates incoming information and ranks it based on "Personal Relevance".
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wanna Take A Shot At Me?  —  Some of you are going to love playing the game above.
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Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
Will ISPs spoil the online video party?
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podCast411 Blog:
Radio Daddy Tells Podcasters to F off
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MacNN:
DRM-free iTunes set this week?
Discussion: parislemon, CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with Google's new calendar interface for mobile phones
Discussion: Gizmodo
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
2007 Semantic Technology Conference - Showcased Big Internet Potential
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
NSF picks ARPANET creator to build new experimental network
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
In Fierce Competition, Google Finds Novel Ways to Feed Hiring Machine
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
PLUNGE IN CD SALES SHAKES UP BIG LABELS
Discussion: p2pnet
Steven Chang / GeekNUZ:
Apple iPhone In The Wild!
Discussion: Engadget
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
"Major announcement" from HTC on June 5
Paul Durman / Times of London:
Dotcom stars have designs on your home
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Desktop Tower of Money: 3 tips to profit from casual games
 

 
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