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8:50 AM ET, April 23, 2008

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ten things to know about Microsoft's Live Mesh  —  Microsoft took the wraps off Live Mesh at 9 p.m. PDT on April 22, just ahead of the service's official debut at the Web 2.0 Expo this week.  —  (Here's a bunch of screen shots of what testers can expect to see when Microsoft kicks off its Live Mesh tech preview later this week.)
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Mesh Revealed—Sync All Apps And All Files To All Devices (As Long As They're Windows)  —  Ray Ozzie first hinted at it during a keynote speech last March.  But tonight Microsoft is finally launching a preview beta of Live Mesh, a new Windows Live platform for syncing files and …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Ray Ozzie delivers with Live Mesh  —  Microsoft's fans are delivered to the promised land.  —  For three years now I've wondered “what is Ray Ozzie up to?”  And with this announcement you see just why he's Microsoft's CTO.  Yeah, there are about 100 smart people working on Microsoft's new …
Nic Fillingham / Channel 10:
Hands on with Live Mesh  —  Have you ever had to email yourself a file or found that you had four different versions of the same document on four different PC's?  Wouldn't it be awesome if you had a synchronized copy of all your important files on each of your devices and access to them at any time via nothing more than a web browser?
Dan / Channel 9:
Ray Ozzie: Introducing Live Mesh  —  In his first Channel9 interview, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect sits down with Jon Udell to talk about Live Mesh, a new technology and platform that enables synchronization and storage “to the cloud.”  You'll hear about the history of Live Mesh …
Discussion: LiveSide and Paul Mooney
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Mesh: it's everything we told you about (and a lot more)  —  As you read this Live Mesh (www.mesh.com) is being announced as a Technology preview.  Of course if you've been reading LiveSide you already know quite a bit about Live Mesh, we've been telling you about Live Mesh (or Horizon) …
BBC:   Microsoft unveils its web vision
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   The Ozzie Memo: Software is Dead, Long Live the Web
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
FAQ: Making sense of Live Mesh
Discussion: BBC NEWS
John Markoff / New York Times:   Microsoft Reveals a Web-Based Software System
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Live Mesh consumer app is a work in progress
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Beyond Binary
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Microsoft unveils Live Mesh, but there are still some holes
Forbes:
Apple Buys Chip Designer  —  Apple has agreed to spend $278 million in cash to buy a boutique microprocessor design company that could create a chip for its flagship iPhone, and possibly iPod products as well.  —  The 150-person chip company, P.A. Semi, was founded in 2003 by Dan Dobberpuhl …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple buys P.A. Semi chip designer, Intel says wha?
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Om Malik / GigaOM:   With Future iPhones In Mind Apple Buys A Chip Start-up
Sean Percival:
Mahalo Adds Microformats  —  At Mahalo we just rolled out rolled out Microformats for relevant search result pages.  So what does this mean, and what are Microformats?  Well, they are data classes that help machines and people identify and export information.
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Privacy Disaster At Twitter: Direct Messages Exposed (Update: GroupTweet Is Likely Culprit)  —  Twitter user Orli Yakuel, with 650 followers, had a nasty surprise this morning - all of her direct messages (private messages between two Twitter users) showed up in her normal Twitter stream …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Joi Ito's Web:
Twitter Japan is a go!  —  In January, my company Digital Garage invested in Twitter and announced plans to work together with Twitter to create a Japanese version of the service.  That service just went live.  —  It's still part of the main Twitter service, but the UI will be in Japanese.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
DRM sucks redux: Microsoft to nuke MSN Music DRM keys  —  Customers who have purchased music from Microsoft's now-defunct MSN Music store are now facing a decision they never anticipated making: commit to which computers (and OS) they want to authorize forever, or give up access to the music they paid for.
Royal Pingdom:
Google domain names - the funny, strange and surprising  —  Google owns a whole bunch of domain names other than the obvious ones like google.com, blogger.com and gmail.com.  We here at Pingdom decided to find out which ones, with some truly surprising results.  —  We only looked at .com domain names, and found thousands.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and TechCrunch
Brad Stone / New York Times:
EBay Files Suit Against Craigslist  —  SAN FRANCISCO — All is not well in eBay's extended family.  —  EBay, based in San Jose, Calif., filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the state of Delaware against Craigslist, the online classified advertising company in which it owns a minority interest.
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Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson widens reach with its most affordable HSDPA phone yet and a stylish clamshell with global appeal  —  London, UK - 23 April 2008.  - Sony Ericsson today introduced two new HSDPA phones into its line-up; each clearly designed to take its range web-enabled phones in a different direction …
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft releases two more Ultimate Extras  —  Back in July 2007, Microsoft apologized for the lack of Ultimate Extras, but the line went dead after that.  Sure, Microsoft released a few things since, but Windows Vista Ultimate users had absolutely no idea what Microsoft was up to.
 
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