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10:25 PM ET, May 27, 2008

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John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Windows 7 at D6  —  So those rumors about Microsoft Windows 7 making an early debut at D6?  —  They're true.  During tonight's interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman Bill Gates, Microsoft (MSFT) will demonstrate Windows 7's all-new user interface.
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows chief talks ‘7’  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Since taking over the Windows development reins from Jim Allchin, Steven Sinofsky has chosen to fall almost completely off the public radar.  —  It's not that he hasn't been busy getting Vista Service Pack 1 out the door and starting work on Windows 7.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Live at D6: Windows 7  —  Tonight at the D6 conference in Carlsbad, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman Bill Gates will take the stage together.  The dual interview, to be presided over by The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, will be, in part, an exit interview.
Discussion: Valleywag, Engadget and CNET News.com
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Gates and Ballmer to show a little Windows 7 skin at D6  —  The sixth version of the D: All Things Digital conference will begin Tuesday night with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer onstage.  The two legends of Microsoft will offer the first public peek at Windows 7, although Ballmer told …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
What we just learned about Windows 7
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Live From All Things Digital: Gates and Ballmer Preview Windows 7
Discussion: Beyond Binary
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Windows 7 screen grabs look better than they sound
Chris / LiveSide:
Why Sinofsky's head-in-sand approach doesn't work for Windows Live
Discussion: ZDNet.com.au
oag.state.ny.us:
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE WINS MAJOR SUIT AGAINST DELL  —  Court Rules that Dell Engaged in Fraud, False Advertising, and Deceptive Business Practices  —  Companies to Pay Restitution and Forfeit Unlawfully Earned Profits  —  The Office of the Attorney General today won a groundbreaking lawsuit …
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / eWeek:
N.Y. Judge Slaps Dell for Fraud, False Adverting
Financial Times:
Web 2.0 fails to produce cash  —  Many members of the Web 2.0 generation of internet companies have so far produced little in the way of revenue, despite bringing about some significant changes in online behaviour, according to some of the entrepreneurs and financiers behind the movement.
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Web 2.0 = Bubble 2.0?  —  At TiECON East, Friday …
Discussion: Enterprise Alley
US Department of Justice:
Justice Department Announces Settlement with the National Association of Realtors  —  Settlement will Result in More Choices, Better Services and Lower Commission Rates for Consumers  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a proposed settlement …
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Associated Press:   Realtors Agree to Stop Blocking Web Listings
InfoWorld:
DOJ settles Internet complaint against real estate group
Discussion: CNET News.com and GMSV
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The fbOpen Initiative: Facebook Confirms Plans to Open-Source Its Platform  —  A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to us that the social networking company will announce an open-source initiative around its Facebook Platform sometime today or tomorrow.  We originally broke this story we broke yesterday.
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
The Social Networking Arms Race
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Social Web
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon Slashes Kindle Price (AMZN)  —  The Kindle, Amazon's (AMZN) hyped-up e-book reader, is in stock but with a new price — $359, $40 cheaper than it has been in the past.  —  There's been a lot of speculation surrounding the Kindle over the last two weeks as analysts have weighed …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mobaganda: A Dead-Simple Invite Site Built On Google's App Engine  —  If you like your invite apps dead-simple, check out Mobaganda.  You don't even have to log in.  Just click on start, add the name, date & time, and location, and create an event.  The site, which is built on the Google App Engine …
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER and Reuters
iPhoneclub.nl:
Exclusive: More proof of curved, white iPhone 3G  —  Slow news day?  Not anymore!  Dutch communitysites iPhoneclub.nl and Macfreak.nl both received a couple of pictures of the supposed new casing of the second generation iPhone.  These pictures haven't surfaced on the internet before.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Google is Wooing Web Developers  —  Google I/O is the first event for web developers that Google has run.  It happens later this week on 28/29 May and Google is expecting 2,500 people to attend.  The I/O stands for “Innovation/Open” (i/o is also a programmer term input/output).
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Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Google App Engine Announces Pricing Plan, APIs, Open Access
Discussion: CrunchGear and ReadWriteTalk
von FAZ-ht / Netzökonom:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt: “The next big wave in advertising is the mobile internet”  —  FAZ: Search marketing works very well.  But where is the growth potential for Google?  Mobile Internet, video, web 2.0?  —  Eric Schmidt: First: There is still a lot of revenue in search …
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Arrington On Copyright: Wrong  —  I have always disagreed with Michael Arrington's position on copyright, which seems to be that people are going to steal, no one should do anything about it, and that copyright based businesses are going to die and that's not bad in his mind.  —  In January, Michael wrote:
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Cyrus Mistry / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
The Google Mini gets a Not-so-mini Upgrade  —  Our small but powerful blue box has been working hard in companies all over the world, and now it works even harder so you don't have to.  We've outfitted the Mini with some great new features:  — Almost all employees store files on shared servers so other employees can access them.
Catherine Clifford / Fortune:
MBA students go for Google  —  The search-engine giant is tops on new MBAs' wishlists, according to a new survey, though consulting and financial services firms remain popular.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Where do MBA students most want to work when they get out of school?
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Kleiner's Pick for the Killer iPhone App  —  The location-based software from Pelago will allow smartphone users to find friends' picks for local restaurants, shops, and activities  —  Apple won't crank up the hype machine about all the new things an iPhone can do until its Worldwide Developers Conference …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Computerworld
 
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