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6:45 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
Discussion: D6 Highlights and Gizmodo
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
YouTube: Viacom dumping piranhas in our DMCA safe harbor  —  The YouTube/Viacom $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit has been bumping along for so long now that many consumers probably suspect the whole thing is about to wrap up.  Not so; in fact, the case is only just beginning.
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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Arrington On Copyright: Wrong  —  I have always disagreed with Michael Arrington's position on copyright, which seems to be that people are going to steal, no one should do anything about it, and that copyright based businesses are going to die and that's not bad in his mind.  —  In January, Michael wrote:
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Cyrus Mistry / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
The Google Mini gets a Not-so-mini Upgrade  —  Our small but powerful blue box has been working hard in companies all over the world, and now it works even harder so you don't have to.  We've outfitted the Mini with some great new features:  — Almost all employees store files on shared servers so other employees can access them.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Intel's Centrino 2 Platform Delayed (Upshot: No New MacBooks at WWDC)  —  TGDaily is reporting that Intel's next-gen Centrino 2 platform (aka Montevina) has hit a series of snags and won't launch until July 14 at the earliest.  Aside from delaying new Centrino 2 notebooks generally (duh) …
Discussion: MacRumors, Electronista and TG Daily
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Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Intel delays Centrino 2 to July 14
Discussion: Crave, CrunchGear and The Tech Report
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 …
Nicole Fabris / ABI Research:
More Than One Billion Users Will View Online Video in 2013  —  Sparked by increasing broadband penetration and rising connection speeds available to a growing percentage of the world's population, over-the-top video has seen phenomenal growth in very recent years.
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.
Discussion: Rough Type and broadstuff
Associated Press:
Realtors Agree to Stop Blocking Web Listings  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department gave online real estate brokers — and potentially their clients — a lift on Tuesday by forcing a new industry policy opening access to home listings the agents were previously denied.
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InfoWorld:
DOJ settles Internet complaint against real estate group
Discussion: CNET News.com and GMSV
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon Slashes Kindle Price (AMZN)  —  The Kindle, Amazon's (AMZN) hyped-up e-book reader, is in stock but with a new price — $359, $40 cheaper than it has been in the past.  —  There's been a lot of speculation surrounding the Kindle over the last two weeks as analysts have weighed …
Catherine Clifford / Fortune:
MBA students go for Google  —  The search-engine giant is tops on new MBAs' wishlists, according to a new survey, though consulting and financial services firms remain popular.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Where do MBA students most want to work when they get out of school?
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Fights for the Right to Hide Its Privacy Policy  —  What's one way that Google is different from AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft?  It's the only one of the big Internet companies that doesn't put a link to its privacy policy on its home page.  —  Indeed, Google believes so strongly that adding the phrase …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The fbOpen Initiative: Facebook Confirms Plans to Open-Source Its Platform  —  A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to us that the social networking company will announce an open-source initiative around its Facebook Platform sometime today or tomorrow.  We originally broke this story we broke yesterday.
Yuvi / The StatBot:
TechCrunch Statistics A-W  —  Sponsored by:  —  Why A-W?  Because I'm pretty sure I missed some Do point them out so that I can do a “TechCrunch W-Z Statistics” post too  —  Quick Stats  — Total of 7007 posts....  - ...spread over 1079 days, or just under 3 years...
Discussion: Furrier.org
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Announcing AJAX Libraries API: Speed up your Ajax apps with Google's infrastructure  —  I just got to announce the Google AJAX Libraries API which exists to make Ajax applications that use popular frameworks such as Prototype, Script.aculo.us, jQuery, Dojo, and MooTools faster and easier for developers.
 
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
RadarSync keeps your Windows software and drivers up to date
Daisuke Wakabayashi / eWeek:
NY Judge Slaps Dell for Fraud, False Adverting
Discussion: Techland and Tech Trader Daily
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
Nintendo Japan starts new wireless data service for the DS
Discussion: Kotaku, Engadget and Ubergizmo
von FAZ-ht / Netzökonom:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt: “The next big wave in advertising is the mobile internet”
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Everywhere, JPG - magazines for the future
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Liberty Pulls Back from Vongo Internet Movie Service
Scott Moritz / Techland:
At long last, an XM-Sirius union?
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
How A Big Record Label Could Make Itself Useful: Act As The Filter
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Orgoo Launching Soon; 500 Invites Available Now
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What if Microsoft had picked a different Chief Software Architect?
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Microsoft Jumping Into Social Bookmarking
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
German users claim MacBook Air can cut through bread, flesh
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Street View Cars on Video
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Google is Wooing Web Developers
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
RIAA Drops Allofmp3 Lawsuit; Pretends Mp3Sparks Doesn't Exist
David Runk / Associated Press:
Borders returns to Web retailing after 7 years
 

 
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