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4:55 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.
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows 7 Preview  —  With Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates soon relinquishing his daily role at the software company he co-founded as it grapples with Google, European regulators, Yahoo, and Windows Vista critics hoping to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 …
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 …
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
John Markoff / Bits:
Slow Dissolve: Bill and Steve at the D Conference  —  Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman, is intent on performing what must be the world's longest-running Cheshire Cat act.  —  Mr. Gates — who is reducing his role at Microsoft on July 1 and will work only on specific projects but will remain as chairman …
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Windows 7: First Official Photos
Discussion: Tech Blog
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:   VIDEO: Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer Highlight Reel, Part One
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Live From All Things Digital: Gates and Ballmer Preview Windows 7, Multi-Touch
Discussion: Electronista, Beyond Binary and WinBeta
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 …
Exclusive: More proof of curved, white iPhone 3G  —  Slow news day?  Not anymore!  Dutch communitysites and 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.
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:, Reuters and STARTUP CHATTER
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   3,000 Developers To Converge On Google I/O Tomorrow.  Here's What To Expect.
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Google App Engine Announces Pricing Plan, APIs, Open Access
Discussion: CrunchGear, ReadWriteTalk and Mashable!
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 …
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.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
The Social Networking Arms Race
Discussion: CNET
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 …
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 …
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 …
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
OLPC XO-2 to Have Multi-Touch; Haptics in the Works
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Blu-ray DVD recorder sales rising fast in Japan
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Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Making the Web Searchable: The Story of SearchMonkey
Bryan Betts / PC World:
Long-Range Wi-Fi Challenges WiMax
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Belgian newspapers want $77M from Google
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
It's Clay Shirky's Internet, We Just Live In It
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‘Biggest drawing in world’ revealed as hoax
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
It's Back: The D Bag o' Schwag
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Web 2.0 = Bubble 2.0?  —  At TiECON East, Friday …
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