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8:15 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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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.
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?
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
What we just learned about Windows 7
Discussion: Gizmodo
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
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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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?
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
‘Biggest drawing in world’ revealed as hoax
Discussion: CNET News.com, Gadget Lab and PSFK
Steve O'Hear / last100:
DLNA certified: how your computer, cellphone, games console …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
It's Back: The D Bag o' Schwag
Discussion: paidContent.org
iPhoneclub.nl:
Exclusive: More proof of curved, white iPhone 3G
von FAZ-ht / Netzökonom:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt: “The next big wave in advertising is the mobile internet”
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Intel's Centrino 2 Platform Delayed (Upshot: No New MacBooks at WWDC)
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Scott Moritz / Techland:
At long last, an XM-Sirius union?
Discussion: The Register and Ars Technica
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What if Microsoft had picked a different Chief Software Architect?
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Announcing AJAX Libraries API: Speed up your Ajax apps with Google's infrastructure
Yuvi / The StatBot:
TechCrunch Statistics A-W
Discussion: Furrier.org
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
German users claim MacBook Air can cut through bread, flesh
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Google is Wooing Web Developers
BBC:
Storm warning for cloud computing
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