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5:25 PM ET, May 29, 2008

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Jim Louderback / Revision3 » blog:
Inside the Attack that Crippled Revision3  —  As many of you know, Revision3's servers were brought down over the Memorial Day weekend by a denial of service attack.  It's an all too common occurrence these days.  But this one wasn't your normal cybercrime - there's a chilling twist at the end.
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Hacked in BitTorrent Throttling Payback?  —  When you're as large as Comcast, you can't please all of the people, all of the time.  Although it has done so in other ways too, Comcast managed to annoy a large portion of its customer base with its throttling activities …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Why Did Facebook Give Up on Beacon?  —  When speaking at the D6 Conference out in Carlsbad California, Mark Zuckerberg emphasized that Beacon was a big mistake.  While I was personally a big critic of the system due to the inability to opt-in and the default setting of opt-out, I don't think that Beacon was a horrendous idea.
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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Mark Zuckerberg: “A technology company is a company that creates technology”  —  CARLSBAD, CA — Mark Zuckerberg has learned nothing.  Taking the stage at D6, he uttered nothing but bromides and nonsequiturs.  Examples: “Facebook is a technology company ... a technology company is a company …
Sunbelt Blog:
Microsoft: What we got here is a failure to communicate  —  Some men, you just can't reach: Microsoft says that a large problem with Vista is lack of understanding of key features (via Donna).  —  These are: … (Full document PDF link here.)  —  Ok, putting aside my typical insouciance …
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Infineon warning hints iPhone delay, analysts say  —  Apple's 3G iPhone launch plans may have seen a slight delay, at least, reading between the lines of today's profit warning from mooted chip supplier, Infineon.  —  What has occurred?  Infineon today warned its profits and sales …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
We're all guinea pigs in Google's search experiment  —  SAN FRANCISCO—When it comes to search quality, Google has a split personality.  —  Google uses a method called split A/B testing to measure exactly what changes it should make to its main search Web site—both to its famously Spartan search box and to the results it produces.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Obama Spent Most of $3.5 Million This Year on Google  —  Barack Obama's campaign spent at least $3.47 million on online advertising related purchases between January and April.  The biggest recipient of the Democratic Presidential hopeful's online ad dollars was Google.
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Time-shifting the Ad Industry: Tom Rogers, President and CEO, TiVo  —  Tom Rogers, a well-rounded media executive, has had his work cut out for him at TiVo, the iconic but often-struggling pioneer and leader in the digital video-recorder market.  Before coming to TiVo, Mr. Rogers was chairman …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Akamai Releases State of the Internet Report  —  Akamai is out today with their first “State of the Internet” report.  The report is well worth a read as it covers a variety of topics including: security, connection speeds, geography, network access, and Internet penetration.  Some of the interesting stats include:
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Apple to make major studios' films available for download  —  Apple is poised to announce it will start selling films from four major Hollywood studios for download in the UK as part of its iTunes internet service at prices on a par with DVDs.  —  The company intends to unveil agreements with Disney …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Mozilla “Download Day” - Are you in or out?  —  Mozilla are organizing a “Download Day” to promote Firefox 3.0 and set a Guinness World Record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours.  Are you in or out?  —  Maybe it's me and I'm feeling a little cranky today because I've …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Real Fight Over Fake News  —  “The Daily Show” is a bellwether for the evolution of Internet video.  It is also one of those programs that signify for people why they pay so much money for cable.  —  Until recently, few of the main made-for-cable programs have been available to watch …
Rory Reid / Crave at CNET UK:
MSI Wind: Hands-on, with exclusive photos  —  We've just had an exclusive hands-on with the MSI Wind, which we liked the look of in March, and by golly it's good.  So good, in fact, that it could take the throne from the Asus Eee PC as the best mini laptop on the planet.
 
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ASUS Eee Box: Initial Impressions and Dissection
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Analysis: 1TB for $200 is great, but SSD is still the future
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Paid Clicks Spike Higher in April, Relief All Around
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
From Software to Charity: Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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