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10:55 AM 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.
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?
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook heading for the open (source) road?  —  Just when you thought the landscape of social-networking developer APIs couldn't get any more complicated, here comes another curveball.  —  Facebook will reportedly open-source the code for its application platform, according to TechCrunch.
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 …
Discussion: MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
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.
Discussion: TeleRead and Online Media Cultist
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.
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.
YouTube law fight ‘threatens net’
Discussion: Mashable!, broadstuff and Memex 1.1
Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
YouTube suit called threat to online communication
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).
Discussion: DSLreports
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Declares Victory Over AllofMP3, Drops Lawsuit
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia  —  Apple has finally secured a distribution deal for iPhone in the Nordic nation states, with Sweden's largest mobile firm, TeliaSonera AB, moving to ship the device in seven countries there, starting “later this year”.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo sues ‘lottery’ spammers; Good luck collecting  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that it has filed a lawsuit against “Yahoo! Lottery Spammers” for launching a scam where users are convinced that they won a prize from the company.  —  The lawsuit is the latest filed under the Federal CAN-SPAM Act.
Discussion: WebProNews
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Yahoo Files Lawsuit to Protect Us
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
VIA launches “open source” notebook  —  Do you own a small fabricating plant in Taiwan?  Do you have an engineering team of ten PhDs?  Do you want to make small laptops?  Has VIA got a deal for you.  The VIA OpenBook reference design is not actually a product — it's more of an idea.
Vodafone Announces New Chief Executive  —  Vodafone Group Plc today announces that, after five years in the role, Arun Sarin will be retiring as Chief Executive at the end of the Company's AGM on 29th July 2008.  He will be succeeded by Deputy Chief Executive Vittorio Colao.
Discussion: All About Symbian and Phone Scoop
Colin Barr / Technology news:
Vodafone chief steps down
Stephen Shankland / CNET
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: ReadWriteWeb and Stay N' Alive
Vito Pilieci /
Copyright deal could toughen rules governing info on iPods, computers  —  OTTAWA - The federal government is secretly negotiating an agreement to revamp international copyright laws which could make the information on Canadian iPods, laptop computers or other personal electronic devices illegal …
Discussion: The Register and DailyTech
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