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11:10 AM ET, May 29, 2007

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Microsoft:
Media Alert: New York, New York, in 3-D — Seeing Is Believing  —  Live Search Maps launches photo-realistic 3-D imagery of New York City, several other cities.  —  Have you always wanted to visit New York City, but never had the chance to make it happen?  Have you lived in the city for years …
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Search Engine Land:   Miscrosoft Virtual Earth Expands 3-D Coverage To Include New York
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny  —  The Federal Trade Commission has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google's planned $3.1 billion purchase of the online advertising company DoubleClick, an industry executive briefed on the agency's plans said yesterday.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   F.T.C. Eyes Antitrust Action in Google DoubleClick Acquisition
New York Times:
Avaya Is Said to Be Exploring a Sale of All or Some of Itself  —  The telecommunications company Avaya is in negotiations to sell a part or all of itself, in what may be the latest round of deal making in its industry, executives briefed on the negotiations said last night.
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
More Bandwidth Than You Can Use?  —  Companies such as Verizon are starting to offer Internet connection speeds that are 5 to 30 times faster than standard cable or DSL lines  —  From the moment the first phone-line modems squawked to life, connecting consumers to early Internet service providers …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Wall Street Journal:
Selling Web Advertising Space Like Pork Bellies  —  Exchanges That Pair Buyers,  —  Sellers for Available Ad Slots  —  Attract Internet Giants  —  The next big Internet race might turn the buying and selling of advertising space on Web sites into the online equivalent of the pork-bellies pit.
New York Times:
War Fears Turn Digital After Data Siege in Estonia  —  When Estonian authorities began removing a bronze statue of a World War II-era Soviet soldier from a park in this bustling Baltic seaport last month, they expected violent street protests by Estonians of Russian descent.
Rodney Gedda / Computerworld:
Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion open source play  —  Linux and open source software at heart of acquisition  —  This month's announcement by Microsoft to acquire digital marketing services firm aQuantive has revealed little on how the companies will integrate their IT …
Discussion: Open Source
PC World:
China Crafts Cyberweapons  —  The Defense Department reports China is building cyberwarfare units and developing viruses.  —  The People's Liberation Army (PLA) continues to build cyberwarfare units and develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems as part of its information-warfare strategy …
Market Wire:
VeriSign Board of Directors Elects William A. Roper, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer and Edward A. Mueller as Chairman  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—(MARKET WIRE)—May 29, 2007 — VeriSign, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSN - News)  — Stratton D. Sclavos Steps Down as Chief Executive Officer and member
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Have the people at ESPN.com have lost their minds or am I missing something here?!?!?  —  Wow... it seems based on my last post that ESPN is, in fact, blocking their content on certain ISPs who won't PAY THEM!  —  This is the stupidest idea I've ever heard of. for a number of reasons:
Discussion: parislemon
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Cyberattack in Estonia—what it really means  —  newsmaker When it comes to denial-of-service attacks, Jose Nazario has seen just about everything.  —  As senior security researcher at Arbor Networks, Nazario closely monitors network attacks.  A denial-of-service, or DoS …
Discussion: broadstuff
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Microsoft's Zune: Still Shy of 1 Million Sales  —  The San Francisco Chronicle generated a lot of buzz for Microsoft (MSFT) yesterday by printing a claim that the software giant had already sold more than a million Zunes — which would put it ahead of the goal the company set for itself shortly …
Discussion: Macworld UK and MacDailyNews
Read/WriteWeb:
Semantic Search: An Antidote for Poor Relevancy  —  By Dr. Riza C. Berkan, Founder & CEO, hakia.com  —  Editor's Note: This is a guest post by the CEO of Hakia, Dr Riza C. Berkan.  I want to stress that this post is NOT an advertorial - in fact I made it a condition of publication that the post …
Discussion: HighTouch
Business Wire:
Skyhook Wireless Launches Loki 2.0 - the Location-Aware Platform for the Geoweb  —  Delivers Broad Developer Support with New Loki Mac, Loki Mobile and Loki API  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Skyhook Wireless, Inc., developer of the Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS)TM and Loki …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 
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Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
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Discussion: Ars Technica and Kotaku
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Tech vets making leap to green tech
Paul Burnham Finney / New York Times:
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Discussion: IFTF's Future Now
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Slurpr WiFi aggregator promises "free" broadband — and jail time
Discussion: TheNextWeb.org and digg
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
At Some Schools, Facebook Evolves From Time Waster to Academic Study
Forbes:
Taiwan's Quanta Computer declines comment on reported Apple iPhones order
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
There's more than one way to reload Longhorn
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Meet the "users": We don't talk, we don't like you, we just want to play
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The Huffington Post:
MARTIN VARSAVSKY  —  My Investments in the Video Online Space …
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A WASHING MACHINE WITH MP3 PLAYER BY LG
Reuters:
Toshiba to use AMD chip in laptop PCs (Reuters)
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
alarm:clock:
Ooyala: Prelaunch Video Startup Founded By Google Evacuees Busting At Seems
Discussion: GigaOM, Mashable! and NewTeeVee
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