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11:20 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.
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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?
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 …
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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 …
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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.
Discussion: Neowin.net
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
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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.
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”.
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Nordic, Baltic markets get in on iPhone action with TeliaSonera
Discussion: AppleInsider
InfoWorld:
Yahoo files lawsuit against lottery scammers  —  Yahoo is suing a group of unidentified companies and individuals loosely called the “Yahoo Lottery Spammers” for running e-mail scams that sought victim's personal information and extorted money from purported winners.
Discussion: Bits
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo sues ‘lottery’ spammers; Good luck collecting
Discussion: WebProNews
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Yahoo Files Lawsuit to Protect Us
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
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Declares Victory Over AllofMP3, Drops Lawsuit
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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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.
Colin Barr / Technology news:
Vodafone chief steps down  —  Vodafone (VOD) is getting a new leader.  The U.K.-based wireless telco said CEO Arun Sarin will step down after the company's annual meeting at the end of July.  He'll be replaced by deputy chief Vittorio Colao.  —  During Sarin's five-year reign …
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Vodafone:
Vodafone Announces New Chief Executive
Discussion: All About Symbian and Phone Scoop
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: MarketingShift and Changing Way
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.
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: ReadWriteWeb and Stay N' Alive
 
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InfoWorld:
Samsung shows 256GB flash memory-based SSD
Om Malik / GigaOM:
In London, a Glimpse of a Broadband Future
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
MicroHoo: The Facebook-Metternich Connection
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
FCC wants free broadband service, plus content filtering
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Scoble has a productivity problem
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Joe Mcdonald / Associated Press:
China unveils telecom restructuring
Vito Pilieci / canada.com:
Copyright deal could toughen rules governing info on iPods, computers
Electronista:
Orange offering deal on 3G iPhone trade-up?
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PR Newswire:
OmniVision Turns Digital Imaging World Upside Down
Discussion: Gearlog, Engadget and Gizmodo
Fuad Abazovic / Fudzilla:
Atom 330 dual core works at 1.6GHz
louisgray.com:
Scooped: Who Brought the Story to Techmeme First?
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to showcase social bookmarking at TechEd
Discussion: Paul Mooney and New York Times
BBC:
YouTube law fight ‘threatens net’
Discussion: Mashable!, broadstuff and Memex 1.1
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Advertisers to Consumers: We'll Text You
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Phone Giant in Germany Stirs a Furor