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12:55 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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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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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 …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Acquires GreenBorder - First Step Towards Google Antivirus?  —  Google's acquisition spree shows no signs of stopping: now the company has acquired Mountain View-based GreenBorder, which creates security software.  It's an interesting idea: the software creates a kind of sandbox for your web browsing …
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Google buys anti-malware browser virtualization startup
Discussion: Download Squad
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 …
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.
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 …
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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride
Discussion: Valleywag and BloggingStocks
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
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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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
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.
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
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
DIY PR  —  My buddy, Glenn Kelman, the CEO of Redfin, had a strong reaction to last week's post about PR by Marge Zable Fisher.  So much so that he penned an alternate solution to the challenge of a good client-agency relationship: Don't hire an agency and do it yourself.  Here's what he wrote.
Discussion: TechFold
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.
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 …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Illinois raids welfare to pay for failed video game violence legislation  —  When the State of Illinois was tardy in paying its legal bills after attempting to defend a law that regulated the sale of violent and sexually explicit video games, the Entertainment Software Association wondered about the reasons for the delay.
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
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
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Discussion: Engadget and Mashable!
Anne Becker / Broadcasting & Cable:
Turner To Stream Summer Shows
Discussion: paidContent.org and Reel Pop
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Beatnik speeds mobile music downloads (InfoWorld)
Discussion: ringtonia.com
Nicholas Varchaver / Fortune:
A pretext for revenge  —  Hewlett-Packard says former VP Karl Kamb betrayed the company.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Microsoft sez Windows Mobile 6 file sync fix coming for Vista
Sydney Morning Herald:
Mylivesearch aims for beta to better
 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
After the page  —  In my Guardian column this week …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Tech vets making leap to green tech
Rodney Gedda / Computerworld:
Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion open source play
Discussion: Open Source
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
PC World:
China Crafts Cyberweapons
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Have the people at ESPN.com have lost their minds or am I missing …
New York Times:
Digital Fears Emerge After Data Siege in Estonia