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2:00 PM 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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Miscrosoft Virtual Earth Expands 3-D Coverage To Include New York
Discussion: BetaNews
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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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
As opposition mounts, FTC agrees to examine Google/DoubleClick deal  —  The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to open an antitrust investigation into the proposed Google/DoubleClick merger, according to industry sources quoted in the New York Times.  The fact that the FTC is investigating the deal …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Adario Strange / Epicenter:   FTC Probes Google/DoubleClick Deal
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Google buys anti-malware browser virtualization startup  —  Google has quietly made its first anti-malware acquisition, snapping up GreenBorder Technologies, a venture-backed company that sells browser virtualization security software.  —  The acquisition gives the search engine a key piece …
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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride  —  Sometimes good fortune arrives in fairytale-like flurries.  —  Consider Anne Wojcicki, the 33-year-old former health care investment analyst who this month married a handsome young computer scientist, who just happens to be one of America's richest men.
Discussion: Epicenter, Valleywag and BloggingStocks
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Matthew Boyle / Fortune:
The Buffett mystery  —  Are Jimmy and Warren related?  And how did Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife get involved?  Fortune's Matthew Boyle reports on the resolution of a mystery.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Did you hear the one about Warren Buffett, Jimmy Buffett, Google billionaire Sergey Brin, and his wife's startup firm?
Discussion: Valleywag and Paul Kedrosky's …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Where 2.0: Google Launches Streetside View with Tech from ImmersiveMedia  —  This morning Google gave their 2D maps an incredible realworld addition.  Its a street-view, that in certain cities, will let you get a street side view of the area you are currently in.  This is not just a static, A9-style image.
Discussion: Greg Sadetsky and GigaOM
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Cartoon Barry Blog:
Google New Street Views Almost Reaches RustyBrick
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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 …
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 …
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Dan Nystedt / Macworld UK:
One million Zunes sold
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / ITWire:
Did Quanta just confirm a second-gen iPhone?  —  Rumors, reports and now a seeming confirmation that Quanta will also be building the Apple iPhone sees Quanta's statement point to a second generation model, which another report suggests could come with a different case design.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, TechFold and Slashdot
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Reuters:
Nokia says row with Qualcomm may hurt 3G uptake  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Nokia (NOK1V.HE), the world's biggest mobile phone maker, said on Tuesday the ongoing patent battle with Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq:QCOM - news) may work against the uptake of "third-generation" mobile technology.
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.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Slurpr WiFi aggregator promises "free" broadband — and jail time  —  Oh my, the 5-0 won't like this one bit.  Meet The Slurpr, a WiFi access point which aggregates up to six "available" (read: unprotected) 54Mbps WiFi channels into one bigazz, "free" connection.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and digg
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Tux the penguin waddles to last place in Indy 500; Joost fares better  —  When the pale blue "Linux car," also known as car #77 from Chastain Motorsports, was the first car to crash in the 91st Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, we can imagine hordes of geeks wishing it had been a "Vista car" instead.
Discussion: Engadget, Mashable! and CrunchGear
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 …
Rebecca O'Connor / Times of London:
TV under pressure in online shift, says Sorrell  —  Television broadcasters face "severe pressure" as advertisers abandon traditional media in favour of the internet, Sir Martin Sorrell, head of WPP, the world's second-biggest advertising company, told The Times.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Reuters:
Toshiba to use AMD chip in laptop PCs  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp. (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research said it would buy microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, ending its exclusive ties with Intel Corp. (INTC.O: Quote, Profile …
 
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