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3:00 PM ET, May 29, 2008

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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 and Digg
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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: Associated Press and Web Scout
John Leyden / The Register:
Comcast hack leaves users without email
Discussion: Business Technology and Zero Day
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:   Comcast home page hacked
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.
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.
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
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:
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Paid Clicks Spike Higher in April, Relief All Around  —  The collapse in Google's US paid click growth has scared the bejesus out of Google bulls for the past few months, but Comscore's April data suggests that trend has reversed.  Lehman's Doug Anmuth:
Discussion: CNET News.com and Valleywag
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Scott Moritz / Techland:
Google revs its search engine
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and WebProNews
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 …
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:
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 and CEO of Primedia …
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.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Real Fight Over Fake News  —  “The Daily Show” is a bellwether for the evolution of Internet video.  It is also one of those programs that signify for people why they pay so much money for cable.  —  Until recently, few of the main made-for-cable programs have been available to watch …
 
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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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TypePad AntiSpam, A New Open Source Comment Spam Fighter
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Analysis: 1TB for $200 is great, but SSD is still the future
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Infineon warning hints iPhone delay, analysts say
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Google Shows Off Android
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Demo: 23andWe  —  Today's session begins with a demo …
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John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Discussion: Beyond Binary and Gizmodo
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
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
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Hutchison Telecom to offer Apple's iPhone in Hong Kong, Macau
 

 
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