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12:00 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
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
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 …
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!
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 …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla aims for record-breaking Firefox 3 launch
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog
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
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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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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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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Engadget
Alec Saunders SquawkBox:
JAJAH: Change is in the wind  —  A couple of weeks ago I was invited to give a talk at the University of Toronto as part of their MET Executive Development Program.  The room was stuffed full of telecom execs on a two day program run by the engineering faculty at the University.
 
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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Searching The Web For News Video
Discussion: WebProNews
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Express Gate instant-on Internet and media access coming to most …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and Engadget
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Who Has Comment Copyright Ownership In A Disqus Era
Discussion: louisgray.com, A VC and WinExtra
GigaOM:
Flash Exploit Shows the Dark Side of Web 2.0
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Google revs its search engine
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
fbCal Gives External Access To Facebook Events
Discussion: Download Squad and Lifehacker
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Yahoo CEOs Golf, Talk
PC Pro:
Hacker takes $50,000 a few cents at a time
Discussion: DailyTech, Gizmodo and Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Trust to scrutinise ‘distinctiveness’ of BBC's digital ambitions
Discussion: Technovia
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel 32Gb flash sets stage for solid-state drives
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Hacked in BitTorrent Throttling Payback?
Discussion: DSLreports and p2pnet
Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ascent of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary: New Google Logo
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Dennis O'Reilly / CNET News.com:
Customize the history settings in Firefox and Internet Explorer
Andrew Z / OpenOffice.org Ninja:
Is OpenOffice.org getting faster?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Digg
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