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1:50 PM ET, May 29, 2008

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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 …
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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.
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 …
Discussion: The Register and p2pnet
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Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Hacked - Comcast Network Solutions Account Compromised?  —  Starting late yesterday, Comcast users began noticing that Comcast.net has been hacked.  More technically, early indications are that someone hacked Comcast's registrar account at Network Solutions, changing the authoritative DNS servers …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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:
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   State of the Internet: Old worms live on; Delaware speediest state …
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.
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   Google Rakes In Campaign Contributions From Obama; Facebook Defeats MySpace!
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 …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla aims for record-breaking Firefox 3 launch
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog and Homotron.net
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 …
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Glam Turned Down a $1.3 Billion Offer: Report
Discussion: Webware.com and The Blog Herald
John Morris / The Core Truth:
Via finally releases new Nano processor  —  Early this morning Via Technologies finally announced is new Nano processor, better-known by its code name, Isaiah.  The Nano will deliver two to three times the performance of the current C7 with roughly the same power requirements, according to the company.
Discussion: TG Daily
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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 …
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.
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Google revs its search engine  —  After an alarming first quarter U.S. search advertising slowdown, Google (GOOG) managed to reignite growth in the all-important paid click category according to April data from comScore.  —  Last month, Google's paid clicks grew 19.6% over year-ago levels …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and WebProNews
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Paid Clicks Spike Higher in April, Relief All Around
Discussion: Valleywag
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
Is This The Acer Aspire One MiniNote?  —  Update.  Some details are emerging...see below.  —  Hot on the heals of the Dell Mininote leak are these images which just dropped into our forum.  This posts are titled ‘Aspire One.’  —  It's got the same touchpad as seen on the HP 2133 and what appears to be an 8.9″ screen.
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.
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Who Has Comment Copyright Ownership In A Disqus Era  —  There is obviously lots of discussion about copyright around things like music and video on the Internet, but another area that is going to be very important that is only recently getting attention is the ownership of comments.
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  —  Before she ever dated Bill Gates, let alone married him, Melinda French was a damned good product manager at Microsoft.  She brought to market Microsoft Publisher, which popularized the step-by-step wizards that have since spread through software everywhere.
Discussion: Beyond Binary and Gizmodo
 
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John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Demo: 23andWe  —  Today's session begins with a demo …
Dan Nystedt / IDG News Service:
Asustek Gives Sneak Peek of Desktop Eee PC
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Gizmodo and InfoWorld
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Trulia and Stamen team up for more house-hunting eye candy
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Real Fight Over Fake News
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft looks to ‘Echoes’ to grow its Windows Live mobile, TV services share
Discussion: Live with Phil and Neowin.net
Qualcomm:
Qualcomm Introduces Plaza, a New End-to-End Widget Framework …
Discussion: GigaOM and Phone Scoop
Marin Perez / InformationWeek:
Wireless Broadband To Boost U.S. Economy
Discussion: DailyTech and FierceWireless
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
Pinch Media - Investing on a New Platform
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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
The Next-Gen Web: Browser Storage Support
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Enable Google Contact Sync Without an iPhone or iPod Touch
Alec Saunders SquawkBox:
JAJAH: Change is in the wind
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Yahoo CEOs Golf, Talk
Associated Press:
Hutchison Telecom to offer Apple's iPhone in Hong Kong, Macau
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel 32Gb flash sets stage for solid-state drives
Discussion: Electronista, Engadget and TG Daily
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Gets Fancy With Google I/O TShirts. Too Fancy
 

 
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