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1:35 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?
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
What we just learned about Windows 7  —  For those who want the full interview with Windows engineering head Steven Sinofsky, I've posted a nearly complete transcript.  For those who want the abridged version, along with some quick analysis, keep reading.  —  So what exactly did Steven Sinofsky reveal about Windows 7.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
David Runk / Associated Press:
Borders returns to Web retailing after 7 years  —  DETROIT - Borders Group is jumping back into online retailing with a Web site designed to evoke the feeling of browsing at a neighborhood bookstore, down to the popular shelves of staff picks that are familiar to its customers nationwide.
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Borders Opens Online Store; Won't ‘Out-Amazon’ Former Partner
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.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Miasma computing  —  The metaphor of “the cloud” is a seductive one …
Discussion: the billblog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It's Time To Rethink Copyright Law  —  There was more posturing today in the big YouTube-Viacom copyright showdown that began around the time that Google acquired YouTube and started talking to big copyright holders about paying them to get their content legally onto the popular video site.
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Google is Wooing Web Developers  —  Google I/O is the first event for web developers that Google has run.  It happens later this week on 28/29 May and Google is expecting 2,500 people to attend.  The I/O stands for “Innovation/Open” (i/o is also a programmer term input/output).
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google to preach Web 2.0 gospel to developers
Discussion: Stay N' Alive
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Open Source Facebook Platform  —  Sometime soon, perhaps this week, Facebook will turn the year-old Facebook Platform into an open source project, multiple sources have told us.  The immediate effect will be to allow any social network to become Facebook Platform compatible …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
RIAA Drops Allofmp3 Lawsuit; Pretends Mp3Sparks Doesn't Exist  —  from the maybe-if-we-ignore-our-problems... dept  —  It's been quite some time since we heard about Allofmp3, the Russian online music download store that offered extremely low prices on DRM-free downloads (you even got to pick your format).
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Scoble has a productivity problem  —  I received this letter the other day and have been thinking about it a lot. … Ahh, we have a productivity problem!  —  Whenever I am faced with a productivity problem I ask myself “what do I want to get out of life?”
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Adobe:
Adobe Releases Three New Public Betas  —  For immediate release  —  Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth Now Available on Adobe Labs  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today gave a sneak peek at three applications from the next release of Adobe Creative Suite …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Google to Deliver GWT 1.5  —  Google is expected to roll out the latest version of the Google Web Toolkit at its developer conference.  —  Google will hold its second major software developer conference May 28 and 29, delivering a host of new technology, services and advice for developers around the Google platform.
Discussion: Webware.com
 
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