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1:05 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.
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
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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 …
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 …
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook heading for the open (source) road?
Ben Lorica / O'Reilly Radar:   Where Does Facebook Grow From Here
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.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Yahoo Files Lawsuit to Protect Us  —  Yahoo has announced that they have filed a lawsuit against spammers and scammers who send out lottery scams using the name “Yahoo” in them.  I am sure you've seen these - at least for me, most of them seem to be Microsoft lotteries, not Yahoo.
Discussion: The Inquisitr and CNET News.com
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Yahoo files lawsuit against lottery scammers
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo sues ‘lottery’ spammers; Good luck collecting
Discussion: WebProNews
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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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).
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google to preach Web 2.0 gospel to developers  —  Just because Google so obviously loves the idea of cloud computing, don't think the company doesn't care about what happens at the other end of the network connection, too.  —  As former President Bill Clinton used to say, there's a third way …
Discussion: Stay N' Alive
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Google is Wooing Web Developers
VIA Technologies, Inc. News:
VIA Unveils VIA OpenBook Mini-Note Reference Design  —  VIA offers case design and unique 3G and WiMAX wireless customization as well as new ultra mobile processor platform to bring new looks, global connectivity and better performance to the mini-note market
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TeliaSonera:
TeliaSonera to sell iPhone in the Nordic and Baltic markets  —  TeliaSonera today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia later this year.  —  TeliaSonera AB, +46-(0)8-713 58 30  —  Forward-Looking Statements
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Nick / Rough Type:
Miasma computing  —  The metaphor of “the cloud” is a seductive one, but it's also dangerous.  It not only suggests that our new utility-computing system is detached from the physical (and political) realities of our planet, but it also lends to that system an empyrean glow.
Discussion: the billblog
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BBC:   Storm warning for cloud computing
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 …
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
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
When User-Generated Content Goes Bad  —  Viral marketing, user-generated content, online buzz: over the past few years, these terms have been representative of a new way of marketing to consumers that takes advantage of the current popularity of the social web.
Discussion: Changing Way and MarketingShift
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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Bill Ray / The Register:
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