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7:50 PM ET, May 27, 2008

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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.
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Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Communicating Windows 7  —  Typically when Microsoft ships a new OS (like Windows Vista), we immediately start talking about the next version-which begs two questions: 1) is Microsoft working on a new version of Windows, and if so, 2) why aren't you talking about it?
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.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
What we just learned about Windows 7
Discussion: Gizmodo
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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
YouTube: Viacom dumping piranhas in our DMCA safe harbor  —  The YouTube/Viacom $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit has been bumping along for so long now that many consumers probably suspect the whole thing is about to wrap up.  Not so; in fact, the case is only just beginning.
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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 …
Discussion: The Register and InformationWeek
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / eWeek:
N.Y. Judge Slaps Dell for Fraud, False Adverting
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
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.
Nicole Fabris / ABI Research:
More Than One Billion Users Will View Online Video in 2013  —  Sparked by increasing broadband penetration and rising connection speeds available to a growing percentage of the world's population, over-the-top video has seen phenomenal growth in very recent years.
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 …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Liberty Pulls Back from Vongo Internet Movie Service  —  In the race to figure out how movies will be delivered over the Internet, one of the more promising efforts, Vongo from Liberty Media's Starz Entertainment group, has floundered.  —  Liberty said it will still offer the standalone Vongo service …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Liberty Abandons Internet Movie Service Vongo
Discussion: paidContent.org and Reuters
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:
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.
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?
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Fights for the Right to Hide Its Privacy Policy  —  What's one way that Google is different from AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft?  It's the only one of the big Internet companies that doesn't put a link to its privacy policy on its home page.  —  Indeed, Google believes so strongly that adding the phrase …
BBC:
Storm warning for cloud computing  —  The physical location of our online services still matter a great deal, argues Bill Thompson  —  My friend Simon is one of those net entrepreneurs with the attention to detail it takes to have an idea and turn it into an effective company.
Discussion: Rough Type
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
It's Back: The D Bag o' Schwag  —  Well, I've made it to Carlsbad.  Whisked through security at the airport in San Jose, where there were a zillion electrical outlets at the Southwest gate.  (I love Southwest.)  Picked up a PT Cruiser in a sort of urine yellow color from National …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
German users claim MacBook Air can cut through bread, flesh
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