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4:05 AM ET, May 30, 2007

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Larry Larsen / Channel 10:
First Look: Microsoft Surfacing Computing!  —  About a year ago I gave a presentation to a group of journalists about gadgets of the future and showed a video about a theoretical multi-touch computing system.  When asked when we would see something like that in the wild, I optimistically ballparked 5-7 years.
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Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
Microsoft Surface: Behind-the-Scenes First Look (with Video)  —  The software giant will announce at the D5 conference today that it's built a new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world.  Go inside its top-secret development with PopularMechanics.com …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft hopes 'Milan' table PC has magic touch  —  At first glance, Microsoft's secret project looks like a 2007 version of the sit-down arcade game Ms. Pac Man.  Only if this machine were running the game, you could just take your finger and flick away any monsters chasing the heroine.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Launches New Product Category: Surface Computing Comes to Life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts  —  First commercially available surface computer from Microsoft breaks down barriers and provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Announces Surface Computer  —  At the D: All Things Digital conference Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil Microsoft Surface, the first in a new category of surface computing products from Microsoft that will "break down traditional barriers between people and technology".
Paul Hochman / MSNBC:
Microsoft unveils revolutionary device  —  New top-secret 'Surface' will change the way we look at computing  —  In the next year, Bill Gates will manage one of the highest-profile transitions in American business history — he'll leave his day job as Chief Software Engineer at Microsoft …
Discussion: Microsoft
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
How the 'Milan' table PC was born  —  The notion of a table-like computer had garnered interest within Microsoft since at least 2001, but it wasn't until industrial designer Allan Han went to Ikea in January 2003 that the effort really kicked into high gear.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Ahh, the PlayTable, er Surface Computing, how it works...
Discussion: parislemon
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.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Maps takes it to the streets  —  update SAN JOSE, Calif.—Google launched a new feature on its mapping service on Tuesday that allows people to see panoramic views of streets and buildings.  —  Google Maps now offers a 360-degree view of many streets in the San Francisco Bay Area …
Fabian K. / Favourite Diggs:
Howto: Google Maps Street View outside US
Discussion: franticindustries and digg
Neil Henry / San Francisco Chronicle:
The decline of news  —  The Chronicle's announcement earlier this month that 100 newsroom jobs will be slashed in the coming weeks in the face of mounting financial woes represents just the latest chapter in a tragic story of traditional journalism's decline.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Should Google Subsidize Journalism?
Palm - About Palm, Inc.:
Palm to Announce New Mobile Device on May 30  —  News Media, Industry and Financial Analysts Invited to Live Video Webcast  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 29, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jeff Hawkins, founder of Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM), will host a live video webcast on Wed., May 30, to describe a new category of mobile device.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Major League Baseball throws high hard one at Slingbox over placeshifting  —  Like other professional sports leagues, Major League Baseball is jealous of its content.  The latest company to come under its scrutiny is Sling Media, makers of the Slingbox television place-shifting device.
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Adobe's ColdFusion warms to .Net  —  (InfoWorld) - Adobe's ColdFusion software for building Internet applications and Web sites is being improved with Microsoft .Net support, enabling .Net objects to be invoked from within the ColdFusion language.  —  A public beta of ColdFusion 8, accessible here, is to be offered on Wednesday.
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
GoDaddy rescues rival's Internet registry  —  RegisterFly's database of 850,000 domain names liberated from limbo  —  Cell envy: Phones in the U.S.A.  —  NEW YORK - GoDaddy.com, the leading registration company for Internet addresses, has agreed to take over and manage …
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Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Go Daddy Assumes 850,000 RegisterFly Domains
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
The D Bag(s) O' Schwag  —  Time for my second annual report (and disclosure statement) on what my colleagues at the Wall Street Journal are giving out to the attendees at the D: All Things Digital conference at the Four Seasons Avaia Resort in Carlsbad, California.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
LiveScribe lets the paper do the talking, and thinking  —  LiveScribe, an Oakland, Calif. company, releases tomorrow one of the more wondrous communication features we've seen lately.  —  It has developed technology that lets you take handwritten notes from a lecture or interview with a high-tech pen.
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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CNNMoney.com:
Qualcomm found to infringe Broadcom patents
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Apple issues a security update for Quicktime 7.1.6
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Engadget Analysis Part I - Posts, Words, Comments & Categories
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Matt Hines / InfoWorld:
Google buys into security, acquires GreenBorder
Discussion: Ars Technica
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
HD Radio finds new backer in Sony
Seth Bindernagel / seth's blog:
Mozilla grant to PCF
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Michael Learmonth / Variety:
ABC gives 'i-Caught' six-week run
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Surprise, Surprise: WiFi Scaremongering Marred By Shoddy Reporting …
Discussion: Buzzworthy
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Making Network Neutrality Sustainable: SMART Letter #100
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Torley Linden / Official Linden Blog:
WindLight First Look viewer released!
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Spy game: new allegations of pretexting and corporate espionage at HP
Discussion: Fortune and Gadget Lab
Jesse James Garrett / Business Week:
A Cell Phone for Baby Boomers
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Trouble for Skype on Line 1: Intel, Deutsche Telekom invest in JAJAH
LC Angell / iLounge:
Apple recommends iPod owners not buy audiobooks
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Tux the penguin waddles to last place in Indy 500; Joost fares better
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