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10:50 PM ET, May 29, 2008

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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.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Revision3 Sends FBI after MediaDefender  —  The CEO of Revision3 - Jim Louderback - was quite surprised when he found out that MediaDefender was the source of the attack that took down their entire network this weekend.  He found out that MediaDefender used the Revision3 BitTorrent tracker …
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News and Digg
Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times:   Anti-piracy efforts blamed for crash of popular Internet TV network
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Shooting 3G iPhone Commercial at 5th Avenue Apple Store?  [Updatedx3]  —  Apple's 24-hour flagship 5th Avenue retail store in Manhattan is in the process of shutting down for the night.  An unusual move for the 24-hour store.  Apple's retail page reflects the temporary shutdown:
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Infineon warning hints iPhone delay, analysts say  —  Apple's 3G iPhone launch plans may have seen a slight delay, at least, reading between the lines of today's profit warning from mooted chip supplier, Infineon.  —  What has occurred?  Infineon today warned its profits and sales …
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 …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Labs?  —  Google pre-announced a mysterious new feature for Gmail.  “On Thursday, June 5th we're going to be launching a new Gmail feature that we like to think of as a next evolution of 20% time.  It's a change in our development process and in the way users will be able to influence Gmail's design.”
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's grand plan to eliminate phone numbers  —  I've been puzzling over transcripts of a couple of recent speeches by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates where he discussed his vision for the end of phone numbers.  But it wasn't until today, when I learned more about Microsoft's “Echoes” …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell delivers: Is a turnaround in sight?  —  Dell's fiscal first quarter results topped expectations courtesy of strong growth in its commercial and consumer businesses.  —  On Thursday, Dell reported net income of $784 million, or 38 cents a share, on revenue of $16.07 billion, which was up 9 percent from a year ago.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Twitter Closing its $15 Million Round With Spark; Bit Less Than $100M Valuation  —  As has been reported and rumored for the last month or so, the much-hyped mobile messaging and community service Twitter is in the process of closing its $15 million round, and the investor is Spark Capital, we have confirmed through sources.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
We're all guinea pigs in Google's search experiment  —  SAN FRANCISCO—When it comes to search quality, Google has a split personality.  —  Google uses a method called split A/B testing to measure exactly what changes it should make to its main search Web site—both to its famously Spartan search box and to the results it produces.
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
iPhone Nano, GPS Are More Important to Apple Than 3G: Analysis  —  3G?  Video?  That's old news.  Rival companies tell PM's senior tech editor they're shaking in their boots over the prospect of Steve Jobs enabling iPhone 2.0 with GPS, and a stripped-down cellphone might even outsell the original.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Digg
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources: Apple planning biggest back-to-school promo yet  —  Apple as early as Monday is expected to announce its 2008 back-to-school promotion, which will encourage students to purchase a new Mac through some of the biggest incentives in the company's history, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: MacRumors, One More Thing and Digg
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Time-Shifting the Ad Industry: 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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TypePad AntiSpam, A New Open Source Comment Spam Fighter  —  Blogging infrastructure company Six Apart is launching a new free open source product this morning into beta called TypePad AntiSpam.  While the product is new, the technology behind it has been used by Six Apart since May 2007 on millions of hosted TypePad blogs.
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Epicenter
 
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
How Many Friends is Too Many?  —  Offline, I have a network …
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