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12:15 PM 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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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.
Anne B. Camden / Your Blog:
Something from Dell at D6  —  There's a pretty cool event going on as you read this out in Carlsbad, Calif - the D: All Things Digital conference.  Conversations from it have been lighting up the front page of Techmeme since last night.  For those who aren't familiar with it …
BBC:   Dell joins cut-down laptop market
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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Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
Zuckerberg returns to California to find employees irked over …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog, The Social and Careers
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 …
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
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
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 …
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: p2pnet
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Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Hacked - Comcast Network Solutions Account Compromised?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Enable Google Contact Sync Without an iPhone or iPod Touch  —  Mac OS X only: Earlier today we reported that Mac OS's latest update to 10.5.3 included Google contact syncing to Address Book—if you've connected an iPhone or iPod touch to your Mac, that is.  If you don't have an iPhone …
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Official Google Mac Blog:
Mac OS X 10.5.3: sync Google Contacts
Associated Press:
Hutchison Telecom to offer Apple's iPhone in Hong Kong, Macau  —  HONG KONG (AP) - Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. said Thursday it signed an agreement with Apple Inc. to offer the popular iPhone in Hong Kong and Macau later this year.  —  Terms of the deal were not released.
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Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Yahoo CEOs Golf, Talk  —  Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer met Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive Jerry Yang for a round of golf this past weekend to discuss a deal for Yahoo's search-advertising business.  But there was no indication that the software titan remained interested …
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Nicki Dugan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Lemme give you a little advice
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.
Discussion: broadstuff
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Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:   On Twitter and the missed opportunity to execute a social utility business model
Ryan Shrout / PC Perspective:
VIA Nano Processor Preview - Isaiah Gets Official … Isaiah Turns to Nano  —  Today marks one of the most pivotal days in the history of VIA Technologies; after essentially bowing out of the chipset market for AMD and Intel processors the combined CPU/platform division that was much maligned …
Discussion: Engadget, Slashdot and GottaBeMobile
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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.
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Express Gate instant-on Internet and media access coming to most ASUS notebooks next month  —  Starting in June, we'll see a bunch of ASUS laptops shipping with the Express Gate instant-on UI.  The interface was created by DeviceVM and is called Splashtop, although OEMs can apparently change …
 
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