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5:05 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.
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.
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.
Nick / Rough Type:   Miasma computing  —  The metaphor of “the cloud” is a seductive one …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Liberty Pulls Back from Vongo Internet Movie Service  —  In the race to figure out how movies will be delivered over the Internet, one of the more promising efforts, Vongo from Liberty Media's Starz Entertainment group, has floundered.  —  Liberty said it will still offer the standalone Vongo service …
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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,, jQuery, Dojo, and MooTools faster and easier for developers.
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.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Google is Wooing Web Developers  —  Google I/O is the first event for web developers that Google has run.  It happens later this week on 28/29 May and Google is expecting 2,500 people to attend.  The I/O stands for “Innovation/Open” (i/o is also a programmer term input/output).
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
GNOME file manager gets tabbed file browsing  —  Although Nautilus—the GNOME file manager—includes many useful features and offers an excellent implementation of the spatial paradigm, its browser mode is less impressive and is missing some must-have functionality.
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