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10:50 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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David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
The man who would run Yahoo  —  In a Fortune exclusive, Microsoft's Kevin Johnson talks about innovation, disruption, and what he's going to do about Google.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — He made his mark at Microsoft as head of the company's worldwide sales force at a time when it seemed everyone hated …
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Microsoft demos ‘touch Windows’  —  Technology reporter, BBC News, in Silicon Valley  —  Microsoft's next operating system (OS) will come with multi-touch features as an alternative to the mouse.  —  It is hoped the successor will have a better reception than the much-maligned Vista OS, released last year.
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 …
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
VIDEO: Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer Highlight Reel, Part One
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows 7 Preview
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Updated: TiVo Partners With Chicago Tribune To Deliver Critic's Picks; Will Offer Movies From Disney  —  TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) has announced a partnership with the Chicago Tribune that will allow TiVo subscribers to automatically record the recommendations of TV critic Maureen Ryan.
Discussion: CyberJournalist.net
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
TiVo Adds Disney Movie Rentals  —  TiVo announced today that its subscribers will soon be able to rent Disney movies through their DVRs directly from their TVs.  The service will be provided through an arrangement with CinemaNow.  —  Details like pricing, titles, and when the service …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dawn Kawamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
TiVo to offer Disney movies for download  —  TiVo is gearing up to dish out Disney movie rentals, as the digital video recorder company expands its lineup of movies from major studios.  —  Under an agreement with Disney-ABC and CinemaNow, TiVo subscribers can download the movies for 24-hour rental.
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 …
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Jonathan Ratner / FP Trading Desk:
How applications will push Apple iPhone users to 30 million
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Macsimum News
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Google Opens Google App Engine  —  Google also announces pricing for the development technology.
Discussion: Open Source
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
3,000 Developers To Converge On Google I/O Tomorrow.  Here's What To Expect.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP packs two independent servers on a blade  —  HP can now pack two servers one blade and cut energy consumption by 60 percent based on its calculations.  —  HP was set to announce its new blade set-up on Wednesday.  The server twofer-dubbed the HP ProLiant BL2×220c G5 (right) …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
HP Weds Cloud and High-performance Computing
Discussion: Mercury News
Gene Marcial / Business Week:
Yahoo's End Game  —  Negotiations with Microsoft and Google are taking place behind the scenes, writes BW's Gene Marcial.  A deal of some kind is imminent, according to his sources  —  Yahoo! finally looks ready to do a deal, according to people familiar with the situation.
Discussion: paidContent.org
InfoWorld:
Belgian newspapers ask Google for $77.5 million in damages  —  A group of Belgian newspaper publishers wants Google to pay up to €49.2 million ($77.5 million) in damages for violating copyright law by publishing their articles on Google News and caching their Web pages.
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Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Asus Eee PC 1000 to Debut First Week of June  —  According to an invitation from Chairman Jonney Shih, Asus will present their EeePC 1000 at Computex 2008, the classic IT fair to kick off in Taipei next week, starting on June 3.  The 10-inch EeePC 1000 will appear alongside the newly-redesigned 9-inch EeePC 901.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, CrunchGear and Electronista
Nick Douglas / Gawker:
Host Joanne Colan Leaves Rocketboom  —  According to a source at the Creative Artists Agency, host Joanne Colan is leaving Rocketboom, one of the Internet's first prominent news videoblogs.  During her tenure, Colan never managed to transform the show (directed by creator Andrew Baron) …
Dan Farber / Webware.com:
Evri building a data graph of the Web  —  Evri has a new twist on content navigation and discovery.  Debuting Wednesday at D6, Evri is not a search engine, according to CEO Neil Roseman, but a “data graph of the Web” that leads to “incremental content engagement.”
Jenna Wortham / The Underwire:
Weezer's Memetastic Video Director Spills the ‘Pork and Beans’  —  Weezer hit the virtual jackpot with “Pork and Beans,” the band's hot new music video that mashes together a decade of internet memes in less than four minutes.  —  Whether you think of the savvy short as the web celeb edition of …
Discussion: Podcasting News
 
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Eric Becker / Verizon:
Verizon First to Offer Starz Entertainment's New 'Starz Play …
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
‘Internet freedom’ bill targeting China cooperation faces rough road
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Click fraud lawsuit targets IAC's Citysearch
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skyfire Gets $13 Million To Fight Mobile Browser Wars
ZDNet:
S'pore firm claims patent to image search
Margaret Robertson / BBC:
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Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Man Allegedly Bilks E-trade, Schwab of $50,000 by Collecting Lots …
Discussion: Valleywag and TechSpot
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
v20 Firmware Issued for N95 8GB NAM; When it Rains, it Pours
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Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Mash-up of the week: Last.fm and YouTube
Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
Court Finds Dell Guilty of Fraud
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Who Are The “Digitally Savvy?”
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Making the Web Searchable: The Story of SearchMonkey
Bryan Betts / PC World:
Long-Range Wi-Fi Challenges WiMax
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
It's Clay Shirky's Internet, We Just Live In It
Discussion: The Social Times
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Sony + Tru2way = No More Set-top Boxes?
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
‘Biggest drawing in world’ revealed as hoax
 

 
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