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1:00 AM ET, May 28, 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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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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from D: Gates and Ballmer debut Windows 7  —  6:16PM PT - The joint's filling up!  Clearly no one's on stage yet, though, so don't go too far.  —  6:27 - Announcer welcomes Les Hinton, CEO of Dow Jones.  Applauding Walt and Kara, discussing the “change in ownership,” talking News Corp. Errr.
Discussion: John Tokash
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Live From All Things Digital: Gates and Ballmer Preview Windows 7, Multi-Touch  —  Michael is at the All Things Digital 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 …
Discussion: Beyond Binary and WinBeta
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 …
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.
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, Reuters and STARTUP CHATTER
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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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Chris / LiveSide:
Why Sinofsky's head-in-sand approach doesn't work for Windows Live
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows chief talks ‘7’
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 and InformationWeek
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
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 …
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 …
Aoife White / Associated Press:
Belgian newspapers want $77M from Google  —  BRUSSELS — Belgian French-language newspapers said Tuesday they want search engine Google to pay up to euro49 million ($77 million) in damages for publishing and storing their content without permission.  —  The newspaper copyright group Copiepresse …
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Julia Kollewe / Guardian:
Belgian papers seek €49m in copyright damages from Google
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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