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9:55 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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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Revision3 Sends FBI after MediaDefender  —  The CEO of Revision3 - Jim Louderback - was quite surprised when he found out that MediaDefender was the source of the attack that took down their entire network this weekend.  He found out that MediaDefender used the Revision3 BitTorrent tracker …
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News and Digg
Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times:   Anti-piracy efforts blamed for crash of popular Internet TV network
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 …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Shooting 3G iPhone Commercial at 5th Avenue Apple Store?  [Updated]  —  Apple's 24-hour flagship 5th Avenue retail store in Manhattan is in the process of shutting down for the night.  An unusual move for the 24-hour store.  Apple's retail page reflects the temporary shutdown:
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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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Labs?  —  Google pre-announced a mysterious new feature for Gmail.  “On Thursday, June 5th we're going to be launching a new Gmail feature that we like to think of as a next evolution of 20% time.  It's a change in our development process and in the way users will be able to influence Gmail's design.”
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's grand plan to eliminate phone numbers  —  I've been puzzling over transcripts of a couple of recent speeches by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates where he discussed his vision for the end of phone numbers.  But it wasn't until today, when I learned more about Microsoft's “Echoes” …
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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.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Epicenter
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Twitter Closing its $15 Million Round With Spark; Bit Less Than $100M Valuation  —  As has been reported and rumored for the last month or so, the much-hyped mobile messaging and community service Twitter is in the process of closing its $15 million round, and the investor is Spark Capital, we have confirmed through sources.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell delivers: Is a turnaround in sight?  —  Dell's fiscal first quarter results topped expectations courtesy of strong growth in its commercial and consumer businesses.  —  On Thursday, Dell reported net income of $784 million, or 38 cents a share, on revenue of $16.07 billion, which was up 9 percent from a year ago.
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.
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 …
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
iPhone Nano, GPS Are More Important to Apple Than 3G: Analysis  —  3G?  Video?  That's old news.  Rival companies tell PM's senior tech editor they're shaking in their boots over the prospect of Steve Jobs enabling iPhone 2.0 with GPS, and a stripped-down cellphone might even outsell the original.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Digg
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.
Yuvi / The StatBot:
FriendFeed “Likes” Compatibility Index Pre-Pre-Pre Alpha  —  Sponsored by:  —  Hutch Carpenter had post about what he called the “Friendfeed Likeability Index”, calculated them for a tiny sample of his own likes, and found them pretty good convincing...  And ofcourse a totally hot conversation …
 
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Andrew Chen / Inside Facebook:
Data Portability: Is the Social Network Data You're Hoarding Treasure or Trash?
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
How Many Friends is Too Many?  —  Offline, I have a network …
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Why Apple must fix Safari ‘carpet bombing’ flaw immediately
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Microsoft: What we got here is a failure to communicate
Leelefever / Common Craft:
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple concept would warn iPhone users ahead of dropped calls
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Net Neutrality and Open Access: FCC Chairman Kevin Martin & Verizon …
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Yahoo Opens Up BrowserPlus Web Software
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Designing For Evil  —  Have you ever used Craigslist?
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ASUS Eee Box: Initial Impressions and Dissection
Discussion: The Tech Report and Engadget
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Analysis: 1TB for $200 is great, but SSD is still the future
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Real Fight Over Fake News
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Mozilla “Download Day” - Are you in or out?
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