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12:40 PM ET, May 23, 2008

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David Richards / Channel News:
OZ 3G iPhone To Be Fastest In The World  —  Australia will have the fastest Apple 3G iPhone in the world a senior executive of Telstra has told ChannelNews.  “We know what is coming we have seen the new device and it will be available on our network as soon as it is launched in the USA.
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Royal Pingdom:
Smart and funny use of Google Adwords  —  Text ads can be smart, funny, and sometimes unintentionally hilarious when they show up in the wrong context.  —  David, our web designer and marketing maestro here at Pingdom was surfing the web last night and put together a list of really funny and original text ads from Google Adwords.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
MSDN Blogs:
Book search winding down  —  Today we informed our partners that we are ending the Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects and that both sites will be taken down next week.  Books and scholarly publications will continue to be integrated into our Search results, but not through separate indexes.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Microsoft Burns Book Search - Lacks “High Consumer Intent”
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google's Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool  —  A week ago Google announced the release of a safe browsing diagnostic tool.  To use the tool, just append a URL to the end of http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/ diagnostic?site=.  —  (1) The current listing status of a site and also information …
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TheStreet.com:
GameStop to Stop Zune Sales  —  AAPL (The Telecom Connection PICK) GME MSFT  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Video-game retailer GameStopGME has decided to stop selling Microsoft'sMSFT Zune players at its stores due to what it sees as insufficient demand from customers.
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Economist:
Down on the server farm  —  The real-world implications of the rise of internet computing  —  EVEN when the sky is blue over Quincy, clouds hang in the air.  The small town in the centre of the state of Washington is home to half a dozen huge warehouses that power the global “computing clouds” …
Nisus Software:
Nisus Writer Pro 1.1 Now Available.  —  Nisus Writer Pro brings new features such as Comments, Mail Merge, Table of Contents, Indexing, Bookmarks, Widow and Orphan control, Cross References, Line Numbering, and Text Wrap around images.  —  Familiar Classic features are also on board …
Discussion: PC World and Insanely Great Mac
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DimP - A Direct Manipulation Video Player  —  DimP, a direct manipulation video player, lets users drag items on the video screen to move forward and back instead of just via a scroll bar on the bottom of the video.  This is not only more fun, but it also allows users to scroll through video …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What to expect from Steve Jobs on June 9  —  Thursday was a red-letter day for 3G iPhone rumors.  On Wall St., the “rumor of a rumor” of an iPhone delay was enough to drive Apple (AAPL) share prices down 5 points in midafternoon trading.  Meanwhile, a dozen subway stops to the north …
Discussion: PhoneDog.com and CNET News.com
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
iPhone 2.0 software may let users geotag photos  —  In my eyes, one of the coolest advancements in photography in the last couple years is automatic geotagging.  In case you aren't in the know, geotagging is the process of adding GPS location data to a digital photo's exif data.
Reuters:
AT&T CFO: No pricing yet for next iPhone  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research) has yet to determine pricing for a hotly anticipated new version of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) media-playing iPhone, ATT's chief financial officer said on Thursday.
Discussion: Techland, WebProNews and I4U News
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Seeking Alpha:
Vague Rumor of 3G iPhone Delay Was Enough To Make Apple Slide
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Alpha Geeks  —  In 1950, Dr. Seuss published a book called “If I Ran the Zoo.”  It contained the sentence: “I'll sail to Ka-Troo, and bring back an IT-KUTCH, a PREEP, and a PROO, a NERKLE, a NERD, and a SEERSUCKER, too!”  According to the psychologist David Anderegg …
Amie Ferris-Rotman / Reuters:
Yahoo buy not a strategy in itself: Microsoft CEO  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (NasdaqGS:MSFT - News) Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Friday that buying Yahoo (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News) was not a strategy in itself, and dropping the bid meant it now had $50 billion to spend on other acquisitions.
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel to bundle SSDs as part of Centrino 2 platform  —  Expecting solid state drives (SSDs) to become the mainstream notebook storage format, Intel is planning to launch SSD products by the end of the third quarter this year which it will bundle as part of its upcoming Centrino 2 platform (Montevina), according to sources at PC makers.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0, TechSpot and I4U News
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows 7 to add native support for Virtual Hard Disks  —  Out of what little we know of the next version of Windows, this feature might just be the most interesting yet.  A team at Microsoft is hiring developers to work on adding native support in Windows 7 for Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) …
 
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
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James Sherwood / The Register:
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Shrs Rise On Bullish Notes From Merrill, Goldman
Discussion: AppleInsider
John Leyden / The Register:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
@ NCTA: Interview: Philippe Dauman, CEO, Viacom: 'Some Models …
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on Twitter's Availability Problems
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft embraces ‘Bring Your Own Laptop’ model
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