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6:00 PM ET, May 28, 2008


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About the Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update  —  The Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update is recommended for Mac OS X 10.5, 10.5.1, and 10.5.2 Leopard.  It includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.  For detailed information about security updates, please visit this website.
Official Google Mac Blog:
Mac OS X 10.5.3: sync Google Contacts  —  Are you one of those people who find that no matter how hard you try to keep your contact info organized, it always winds up scattered all over?  Your dad's IM handle is on your Mac, while that business lead's fax number is on your iPhone …
Google LatLong:
Google Earth, meet the browser  —  When Google Maps was launched in 2005, few could have guessed the way map mashups would permeate the online world.  Online maps had been just something you used to get directions or to find the ten nearest grocery stores.  Google Maps and the Google Maps API proved …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Live From I/O: Android Pulls An iPhone, App Engine Goes Public, and Google Embraces the Open Web  —  We're here at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for Google I/O, where the Mountain View-based search giant is covering a broad range of topics - from Android to App Engine, OpenSocial to Web Toolkit …
Google App Engine to Announce Open Sign-ups, Pricing Plans, and New APIs at Google I/O Google Developer Conference Starts Wednesday in San Francisco; Highlights a Richer, Maturing Web Platform  —  Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is getting ready to welcome more than 2900 developers to the Moscone Center …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Earth Escapes the Client and Comes to the Browser  —  Google's 3D data has escaped the client and is now a welcome addition to the browser!  Today at Google I/O a Google Earth Browser plugin is going to be released.  With the plugin installed anybody with a Windows machine will be able …
Discussion: Google Earth Blog
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Google Earth's 3D Goodness Comes to the Browser
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AOL Joins OpenSocial
Discussion: The Inquisitr and WebProNews
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Amazon's Bezos: To Launch For-Pay Movie Streaming Service; Stays Bullish On Kindle; Books Are Like Horses  —  In the first session at the D: All Things Digital conference at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California this morning, it's (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos.
Rafe Needleman / CNET
Sony CEO Stringer: You can't afford our best TV
Amazon To Offer New Streaming Video Service In Few Weeks
Discussion: Podcasting News
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Jeff Bezos, Chairman, President and CEO,
Discussion: Valleywag
Vincent Nguyen / Android Community:
First LIVE images of FULLSCREEN Android demo!  —  Google's latest Android prototype is miles improved over the versions we last saw.  Back at CES the GUI was clunky and the whole thing looked relatively primative; Google themselves asked us to keep an open mind and instead concentrate on the OS' potential.
Tricia Duryee /
ComScore Buys Mobile Research Firm M:Metrics For $44.3 Million In Cash  —  Well-known Internet measurement firm comScore (NSDQ: SCOR) said today that it has acquired M:Metrics, a leader in the mobile measurement business, for $44.3 million in cash and about 50,000 options to purchase shares of comScore common stock.
Discussion: TechCrunch
comScore Acquires M:Metrics  —  Acquisition Accelerates Expansion of comScore's Mobile Solutions, Cross Media Measurement and Global Footprint  —  Reston, VA, May 28, 2008 — comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the acquisition of M:Metrics …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
ComScore Buys M:Metrics For $44.3 Million Cash, Plus Options
Discussion: CenterNetworks
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Guys Like Us Avoid Monopolies ...  I've received quite a few messages about Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates's “monopolies” comment, which we've been running in the quote box on our D6 Highlights page.  For the curious, here's a quick recap of the exchange that led up to it.
Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
What to expect in the next Windows: The iPhone
Discussion: Microsoft Watch, D6 Highlights and GMSV
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Shows Facebook How It's Done: Google Gears To Power Messaging  —  The Google I/O conference in San Francisco kicks off today with a really welcome announcement: MySpace has integrated Google Gears into its messaging system, which will back up all messages to a user's local machine and allow for very fast search and sorting.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM and VoIP Blog
Chris Prince / Official Google Blog:
Happy birthday, Google Gears!
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Man Allegedly Bilks E-trade, Schwab of $50,000 by Collecting Lots of Free ‘Micro-Deposits’  —  A California man has been indicted for an inventive scheme that allegedly siphoned $50,000 from online brokerage houses E-trade and in six months — a few pennies at a time.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Fatal bandwidth: 6 cell tower deaths in 5 weeks  —  There's a price to pay for the wireless networks we take for granted.  —  On May 16, Jonathan Guilford, 25, of Fort Payne, Alabama, was working on an AT&T UMTS (3G) project in Haubstadt, Ind., when he fell to his death from a 200-foot tower …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ozzie: Open source a more disruptive competitor than Google  —  Google has nothing on open source when it comes to potential competitive threats to Microsoft, according to Redmond's Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie.  —  Ozzie fielded a number of questions on his role at Microsoft …
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
LIVE Jerry Yang, Sue Decker At D Conference (YHOO)  —  Yesterday at the D conference, Steve Ballmer insisted that Microsoft(MSFT) wasn't interested in buying Yahoo (YHOO) outright.  Conventional wisdom at the D conference today: He's absolutely interested in buying Yahoo.
VMware buys application performance vendor  —  VMware has inked a deal to buy B-hive Networks, an application performance management vendor in San Mateo, Calif., and Herzliya, Israel, for an undisclosed sum, the company said Wednesday.  The deal is set to close in the third quarter.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
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Analysts: Apple won't sell 10 million iPhones in 2008
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Kristin Shoemaker / Download Squad:
We call shenanigans: WiFi “allergies” do not exist, kiddies
Video - the next acquisition for CBS Interactive?
Discussion: Beet.TV and
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Increased 14 Per Cent …
Qualcomm and Adobe Collaborate to Empower Developer Ecosystems …
Discussion: Flash Devices and VentureBeat
Andrew Wallenstein / Reuters:
Is Apple changing course on variable pricing?
Discussion: CNET
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Market Wire:
D-Link Introduces Ethernet-to-Coax Kit for Extending the Home …
Discussion: DSLreports, DailyTech and Engadget
Gene Marcial / Business Week:
Yahoo's Endgame  —  Negotiations with Microsoft and Google …

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