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8:15 AM ET, May 29, 2008

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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: Dell Mini Inspiron, Their First Mini Laptop  —  I bumped into Michael Dell at All Things D after his interview, and he was nice enough to show me this laptop that he was carrying that he said no one's seen before.  It's a small form factor notebook, just like the Asus Eee and the HP 2133.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Zuckerberg and Sandberg On The State Of Facebook  —  This should be fun: In the last pre-dinner session at D: All Things Digital, we get Kara Swisher interviewing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.  —  Some highlights:  — Swisher apologized for calling Zuckerberg a “toddler CEO.”
John Markoff / Bits:   Who's Smarter: Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg?
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Glam Turned Down a $1.3 Billion Offer: Report  —  Glam Media is alleged to have turned down a takeover offer of $1.3 billion according to VentureBeat.  —  The figure may sound high, but it's only a 11x raw multiple on the $115 million invested into the company over 4.5 rounds …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Glam offers new video ad network, gets acquisition offer for $1.3B  —  Glam, the fast-growing online advertiser and publisher for women, is announcing a new video offering that may make it easier to monetize videos on the Web.  —  Beginning tomorrow, Glam is letting its network publishers …
Vincent Nguyen / Android Community:
First LIVE images and videos of FULLSCREEN Android demos!  —  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.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: News Corp.'s Murdoch “Mystified” By YHOO's Failure To Do MSFT Deal; Sees Recession; Will He Vote For Obama?  —  For the final session at D: All Things Digital today, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher are interviewing News Corp. (NWS) CEO Rupert Murdoch, who of course owns the Wall Street Journal …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
@ D6: Murdoch On WSJ: We Can Charge A Lot More; Looked At Bebo For $100M
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jerry Yang: “We're Done”  —  Walt Mossberg just finished interviewing Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and President Sue Decker (my real time notes are here, see Peter Kafka's notes as well).  —  The two key topics of the interview were the failed Microsoft merger, and Yahoo's core focus as a company.
Discussion: Master of 500 Hats
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Gets Fancy With Google I/O TShirts.  Too Fancy  —  With all the thousands of engineers at google, you'd think someone speaks binary.  But perhaps not.  Attendees of the Google I/O conference today were given t-shirts that, presumably, were supposed to spell GOOGLEIO on the front in binary.
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
The Fork in the Road for Social Media  —  Social networking is at a major fork in the road.  Down one road is adding more features to a walled garden and opening up just enough, so that users seldom need to leave.  Most sites are going down this yellow brick road and the prize is clearly a big one.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo BrowserPlus aims for better surfing  —  A year ago it was Google with its Gears project.  Now Yahoo wants to make your browser better, too.  —  A year after the Google launched its Gears project, Yahoo announced software called BrowserPlus that has a similar philosophy …
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Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
Zuckerberg returns to California to find employees irked over axed $600 housing subsidy  —  Mark Zuckerberg must be glad he's at the D6 conference in Carlsbad, where he has nothing to fear besides running into my boss.  We've heard one of the reasons Zuckerberg left town in the first place …
Discussion: The Social and Careers
Fred / A VC:
Web Discussions: Leaving The Instigator Out  —  I know that this has been discussed in great detail already.  And I have a vested interest in this debate with our firm's investments in the disqus third party comment system and also twitter which is part of the problem.
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Hutchison snags iPhone for Hong Kong, Macau  —  Apple has reached a deal to bring the iPhone to Hong Kong and Macau, the latest in a plethora of agreements to widen the addressable market for the next-generation of the product.  —  The company will offer the iPhone in Hong Kong …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Electronista
Live with Phil:
Windows Live for Nokia now available in 33 different countries  —  We are continuing our work with Nokia and I'm pleased to announce that today we are making available the Windows Live services to an additional seven different countries for Nokia phone customers.
 
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Bill Pay / Business Wire:
3K Releases $299 RazorBook 400 Notebook Computer
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Via Aims for the Low-Cost Notebook Market
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BenQ T850  —  The new BenQ T850 is the world's slimmest 8 …
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Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Sony
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