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8:35 AM ET, May 28, 2008

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Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Microsoft demonstrates Multi-touch  —  For years Microsoft has been investing in many forms of natural input in order to simplify the way people interact with their PC's and devices.  The advent of the original Windows graphical user interface forever changed the way people used their PC's.
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John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows 7 Preview  —  With Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates soon relinquishing his daily role at the software company he co-founded as it grapples with Google, European regulators, Yahoo, and Windows Vista critics hoping to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 …
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Windows 7 screen grabs look better than they sound  —  So Microsoft's Sinofsky had a pretty good dance with CNET about Windows 7, really not saying much of anything.  But a picture's worth a thousand words, right?  Howzabout a ton of pics?  —  We can confirm these are indeed screen shots …
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Gates and Ballmer to show a little Windows 7 skin at D6  —  The sixth version of the D: All Things Digital conference will begin Tuesday night with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer onstage.  The two legends of Microsoft will offer the first public peek at Windows 7, although Ballmer told …
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Microsoft demos ‘touch Windows’  —  Technology reporter, BBC News, in Silicon Valley  —  Microsoft's next operating system (OS) will come with multi-touch features as an alternative to the mouse.  —  It is hoped the successor will have a better reception than the much-maligned Vista OS, released last year.
Discussion: TechRadar.com
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Gates to spend 20 percent of his time on Microsoft projects in retirement  —  At a reception prior to the start of the D6 conference, Bill Gates held court among a throng of reporters.  He explained some of the specifics of his July 1 “retirement” from daily duties at the company he founded.
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
VIDEO: Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer Highlight Reel, Part One
John Markoff / Bits:
Slow Dissolve: Bill and Steve at the D Conference
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from D: Gates and Ballmer debut Windows 7
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com and John Tokash
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Windows 7: First Official Photos
John Markoff / New York Times:
The Guessing Game Has Begun on the Next iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Can Steven P. Jobs top the iPhone ... with another iPhone?  —  Last June, Mr. Jobs began selling what has become one of the most talked-about consumer products in history.  Now he faces a new challenge as Apple prepares …
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iPhoneclub.nl:
Exclusive: More proof of curved, white iPhone 3G  —  Slow news day?  Not anymore!  Dutch communitysites iPhoneclub.nl and Macfreak.nl both received a couple of pictures of the supposed new casing of the second generation iPhone.  These pictures haven't surfaced on the internet before.
Jonathan Ratner / FP Trading Desk:
How applications will push Apple iPhone users to 30 million  —  One of the key factors behind the huge success of Apple Inc.'s iPhone is software.  In March, the company unveiled the App Store, the only home for a wide range of third-party applications for the iPhone and iPod touch …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Macsimum News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mobaganda: A Dead-Simple Invite Site Built On Google's App Engine  —  If you like your invite apps dead-simple, check out Mobaganda.  You don't even have to log in.  Just click on start, add the name, date & time, and location, and create an event.  The site, which is built on the Google App Engine …
Discussion: eWeek, Rev2.org, Reuters and STARTUP CHATTER
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   3,000 Developers To Converge On Google I/O Tomorrow.  Here's What To Expect.
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Google App Engine Announces Pricing Plan, APIs, Open Access
Discussion: ReadWriteTalk, CrunchGear and Mashable!
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Sony + Tru2way = No More Set-top Boxes?  —  Sony has joined forces with six of the top cable companies in the U.S. to adopt tru2way technology in its TVs, thus eliminating the need for a set-top box when accessing television and other interactive services.  Apple, Netflix, Sezmi …
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Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
Court Finds Dell Guilty of Fraud  —  Dell was found guilty on Tuesday of fraud, false advertising, deceptive business practices and abusive debt collection practices in a case brought by the New York attorney general.  —  The Albany County Supreme Court found that Dell deprived customers …
Discussion: Associated Press and 9 to 5 Mac
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
HP Weds Cloud and High-performance Computing  —  While it hasn't yet decided to offer a cloud computing service, Hewlett-Packard today said it will combine its high-performance computing unit with it's Web 2.0 and cloud computing infrastructure businesses to create the Scalability Computing Initiative …
Discussion: Between the Lines
von FAZ-ht / Netzökonom:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt: “The next big wave in advertising is the mobile internet”  —  FAZ: Search marketing works very well.  But where is the growth potential for Google?  Mobile Internet, video, web 2.0?  —  Eric Schmidt: First: There is still a lot of revenue in search …
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Mash-up of the week: Last.fm and YouTube  —  This is one of those simple but very clever ideas that makes you exhale softly, while sighing “I wish I'd thought of that”.  —  It's Last.fm + YouTube = music goodness.  —  Enter your last.fm username, or the username of someone whose music taste you trust …
 
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Nat Torkington / O'Reilly Radar:
Mobile Internet  —  I enjoyed Going Fast on the Mobile Web, a slide deck on Slideshare.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
XPERIA X1 specs get further detailed in new white paper
Microsoft:
Microsoft Live@edu Delivers Exchange Labs to Students at No Cost
Nick Douglas / Gawker:
Host Joanne Colan Leaves Rocketboom
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Who Are The “Digitally Savvy?”
Reuters:
Blu-ray DVD recorder sales rising fast in Japan
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Aoife White / Associated Press:
Belgian newspapers want $77M from Google
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
It's Clay Shirky's Internet, We Just Live In It
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
‘Biggest drawing in world’ revealed as hoax
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Web 2.0 = Bubble 2.0?  —  At TiECON East, Friday …
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Arrington On Copyright: Wrong
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon Slashes Kindle Price (AMZN)
 

 
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