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5:35 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
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.
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 …
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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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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: CNET News.com and All Facebook
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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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Rachelle Crum / E-Commerce Times:
Borders Goes It Alone With New E-Commerce Site
Discussion: Computerworld
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.
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?
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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.
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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Cameron Wilmot / TweakTown:
MSI to add “Turbo” OC button to 9600GT
Discussion: SlashGear, Ubergizmo and Engadget
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon Slashes Kindle Price (AMZN)
InfoWorld:
DOJ settles Internet complaint against real estate group
Discussion: CNET News.com
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
GNOME file manager gets tabbed file browsing
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KPN in talks with Apple to sell iPhone in the Netherlands
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Verizon:
Franchise Approval Vote Brings Real Choice for TV in New York City …
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TSMC May Hike High-End Chip Prices
Scott Moritz / Techland:
At long last, an XM-Sirius union?
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Google Fights for the Right to Hide Its Privacy Policy
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
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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
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Google is Wooing Web Developers
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Adobe Releases Three New Public Betas
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
RIAA Drops Allofmp3 Lawsuit; Pretends Mp3Sparks Doesn't Exist
 

 
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