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3:10 AM ET, May 28, 2008

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Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Microsoft demonstrates Multi-touch  —  For years Microsoft has been investing in many forms of natural input in order to simplify the way people interact with their PC's and devices.  The advent of the original Windows graphical user interface forever changed the way people used their PC's.
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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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from D: Gates and Ballmer debut Windows 7  —  We're reporting live from D to see Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher chat it up with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer about all things Microsoft.  Live coverage after the break!  —  6:16PM PT - The joint's filling up fast!
Discussion: John Tokash
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 …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Live From All Things Digital: Gates and Ballmer Preview Windows 7, Multi-Touch  —  Michael is at the D6 conference in Carlsbad, California where Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates are set to take the stage this opening night and preview the user interface of Microsoft's next operating system, known as Windows 7.
Discussion: Beyond Binary and WinBeta
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Live at D6: Windows 7  —  Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer share the stage at D6 on Tuesday with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.  —  (Credit: Dan Farber/CNET News.com)  —  Tonight at the D6 conference in Carlsbad, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman Bill Gates will take the stage together.
John Markoff / Bits:
Slow Dissolve: Bill and Steve at the D Conference
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Windows 7: First Official Photos
Discussion: Tech Blog
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: Rev2.org, STARTUP CHATTER and Reuters
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Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Google App Engine Announces Pricing Plan, APIs, Open Access
Discussion: CrunchGear and ReadWriteTalk
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   3,000 Developers To Converge On Google I/O Tomorrow.  Here's What To Expect.
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.
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John Markoff / New York Times:
The Guessing Game Has Begun on the Next iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Can Steven P. Jobs top the iPhone ... with another iPhone?  —  Last June, Mr. Jobs began selling what has become one of the most talked-about consumer products in history.  Now he faces a new challenge as Apple prepares …
Discussion: iSmashPhone
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Windows 7 screen grabs look better than they sound  —  So Microsoft's Sinofsky had a pretty good dance with CNET about Windows 7, really not saying much of anything.  But a picture's worth a thousand words, right?  Howzabout a ton of pics?  —  We can confirm these are indeed screen shots …
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
What we just learned about Windows 7
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Sony + Tru2way = No More Set-top Boxes?  —  Sony has joined forces with six of the top cable companies in the U.S. to adopt tru2way technology in its TVs, thus eliminating the need for a set-top box when accessing television and other interactive services.  Apple, Netflix, Sezmi …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Sony, six cable companies adopt two-way CableCARD tech
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
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
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Web 2.0 = Bubble 2.0?  —  At TiECON East, Friday, May 30th Fred Wilson and I will be debating “Web 2.0: Viable Business Model or Bursting Bubble?”.  David Cancel (Lookery) will be moderating, and we will be joined by Brian Balfour (Viximo) and Nabeel Hyatt (Conduit Labs).  —  All booms eventually go bust.
Discussion: Enterprise Alley
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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 …
 
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