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12:05 PM 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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David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
The man who would run Yahoo  —  In a Fortune exclusive, Microsoft's Kevin Johnson talks about innovation, disruption, and what he's going to do about Google.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — He made his mark at Microsoft as head of the company's worldwide sales force at a time when it seemed everyone hated …
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
VIDEO: Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer Highlight Reel, Part One  —  Here are a few video highlights from the first half of the D6 interview of Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer, conducted by conference co-hosts Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.
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.
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:
Guys Like Us Avoid Monopolies ...
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John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows 7 Preview
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Windows 7 Features Revealed
Discussion: Tech Blog
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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Jonathan Ratner / FP Trading Desk:
How applications will push Apple iPhone users to 30 million
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Macsimum News
Gene Marcial / Business Week:
Yahoo's End Game  —  Negotiations with Microsoft and Google are taking place behind the scenes, writes BW's Gene Marcial.  A deal of some kind is imminent, according to his sources  —  Yahoo! finally looks ready to do a deal, according to people familiar with the situation.
Discussion: Valleywag and paidContent.org
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP packs two independent servers on a blade  —  HP can now pack two servers one blade and cut energy consumption by 60 percent based on its calculations.  —  HP was set to announce its new blade set-up on Wednesday.  The server twofer-dubbed the HP ProLiant BL2×220c G5 (right) …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
HP Weds Cloud and High-performance Computing
Discussion: Mercury News
InfoWorld:
Belgian newspapers ask Google for $77.5 million in damages  —  A group of Belgian newspaper publishers wants Google to pay up to €49.2 million ($77.5 million) in damages for violating copyright law by publishing their articles on Google News and caching their Web pages.
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Google Opens Google App Engine  —  Google also announces pricing for the development technology.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
3,000 Developers To Converge On Google I/O Tomorrow.  Here's What To Expect.
Discussion: Brij's One More Idea
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Amazon's Bezos: For Titles Where e-Book Exists, Kindle 6% Of Units; Books, Like Horses, Won't Go Away  —  D: Amazon's Bezos: For Titles Where e-Books Exist, Kindle 6% Of Units; Books, Like Horses, Won't Go Away  —  In the first session at the D: All Things Digital conference …
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 Schwab.com in six months — a few pennies at a time.
Discussion: Zero Day, Valleywag and TechSpot
Nick Douglas / Gawker:
Host Joanne Colan Leaves Rocketboom  —  According to a source at the Creative Artists Agency, host Joanne Colan is leaving Rocketboom, one of the Internet's first prominent news videoblogs.  During her tenure, Colan never managed to transform the show (directed by creator Andrew Baron) …
Discussion: Podcasting News
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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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
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Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone:
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Twitter Clients used by Twitter Power Users
Kent German / Crave: The gadget blog:
Sprint addresses data usage limit
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
VMware Buys B-hive for Performance Scans
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Updated: TiVo Partners With Chicago Tribune To Deliver Critic's Picks …
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
TiVo Adds Disney Movie Rentals
Discussion: Gizmodo and CNET News.com
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Click fraud lawsuit targets IAC's Citysearch
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Asus Eee PC 1000 to Debut First Week of June
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skyfire Gets $13 Million To Fight Mobile Browser Wars
Margaret Robertson / BBC:
Play time  —  I'm insufferably lucky: for the last few years I've made my living playing.
Discussion: Changing Way
Jenna Wortham / The Underwire:
Weezer's Memetastic Video Director Spills the ‘Pork and Beans’
Discussion: Podcasting News and AppScout
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Mash-up of the week: Last.fm and YouTube
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Who Are The “Digitally Savvy?”
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