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11:45 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.
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: Gizmodo and Slashdot
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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 …
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.
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
At Some Schools, Facebook Evolves From Time Waster to Academic Study  —  As recent graduates, several of Hung Truong's classmates will be headed for typical next steps in their technology careers: working as programmers or pursuing master's degrees in computer science.
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Beatnik speeds mobile music downloads (InfoWorld)  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - U.S. software company Beatnik is approaching mobile phone operators with a new music download system that compresses songs up to 10 times more than the MP3 format, allowing for faster downloads on lower-end mobile phones equipped with the company's software.
Discussion: ringtonia.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Microsoft sez Windows Mobile 6 file sync fix coming for Vista  —  Thanks to a festering mix of bugs and reduced functionality, it frequently doesn't pay to be on the bleeding edge (unless you're like us, that is, in which case your willingness to be on the forefront of tech frequently outclasses your common sense).
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
After the page  —  In my Guardian column this week (nonregistration version here), I argue that we need to explode the home page — and our notions of the page and the site, for that matter.  This is about the new architecture of content and media and the internet.  The column is a shorter version of the post below:
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
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.
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
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 …
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
 
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Rebecca O'Connor / Times of London:
TV under pressure in online shift, says Sorrell
Discussion: paidContent.org
Nicholas Varchaver / Fortune:
A pretext for revenge  —  Hewlett-Packard says former VP Karl Kamb betrayed the company.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Sydney Morning Herald:
Mylivesearch aims for beta to better
Matthew Boyle / Fortune:
The Buffett mystery  —  Are Jimmy and Warren related?
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Interview: NOA's George Harrison On the Future of Wii
Discussion: Ars Technica and Kotaku
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Tech vets making leap to green tech
Paul Burnham Finney / New York Times:
Telepresence TV
Discussion: IFTF's Future Now
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Slurpr WiFi aggregator promises "free" broadband — and jail time
Discussion: TheNextWeb.org and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Meet the "users": We don't talk, we don't like you, we just want to play
Discussion: Global Nerdy, Tech_Space and digg
Business Wire:
Skyhook Wireless Launches Loki 2.0 - the Location-Aware Platform for the Geoweb
Discussion: Search Engine Land
SecurityFocus:
News: Peer-to-peer networks co-opted for DOS attacks
Read/WriteWeb:
Semantic Search: An Antidote for Poor Relevancy
Discussion: HighTouch
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Top 60 Web 2.0 Applications in Australia
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Have the people at ESPN.com have lost their minds or am I missing …
Discussion: parislemon
Reuters:
Toshiba to use AMD chip in laptop PCs (Reuters)
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
 

 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Michael Wolff on HBO, CBS Streaming: TV Is Disrupting the Internet

 
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