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3:19 AM ET, May 30, 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 …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
MediaDefender Behind the Attack on Revision3
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?  [Updatedx5]  —  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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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” …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Did Alexa Die and No One Notice?  —  The Amazon owned web statistics service Alexa hasn't been updated for 8 days with no comment from the company.  The last date Alexa is showing (at the time of writing) is May 19, with the service usually being two days behind the current date.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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
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.
Discussion: Brij's One More Idea
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:   TypePad AntiSpam Is Welcomed, But Times Are Changing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Naveen Jain's Latest Scam: Intelius  —  When serial entrepreneur Naveen Jain left the company he founded, InfoSpace, in disgrace in late 2002, a lot of people thought he would never be trusted by the financial markets again (see this three part series from the Seattle Times that talks extensively …
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.”
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Google's Android: How Will it Compare to iPhone?  —  RWW network blog last100 has coverage of the latest Android news coming from Google's I/O conference.  Dan Langendorf writes that “as you would expect from the company that brings you search and Google Maps, Android handles information delivery …
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.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
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.
Twitter Technology Blog:
You've Got Q's, We've Got A's  —  We had a lot of feedback on our architecture update.  In the spirit of continued openness and transparency, I'd like to address a number of the questions that came up in the comments on that post.  —  Donnie asks if we're making a slow exodus from Ruby …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
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.
 
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Erik Larkin / PC World:
Web 2.0 Sites a Thriving Marketplace for Malware
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Web Technology Trends for 2008 and Beyond: Update
Chris Remo / Gamasutra:
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel intros 32Gb flash chips, targets solid-state drives
Andrew Chen / Inside Facebook:
Data Portability: Is the Social Network Data You're Hoarding Treasure or Trash?
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GooTube  —  Google is turning YouTube into its own kind of data gold mine.
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
iPhone Nano, GPS Are More Important to Apple Than 3G: Analysis
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
How Many Friends is Too Many?  —  Offline, I have a network …
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Yuvi / The StatBot:
FriendFeed “Likes” Compatibility Index Pre-Pre-Pre Alpha
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Why Apple must fix Safari ‘carpet bombing’ flaw immediately
Sunbelt Blog:
Microsoft: What we got here is a failure to communicate
Leelefever / Common Craft:
Video: Social Media in Plain English
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Designing For Evil  —  Have you ever used Craigslist?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Why Did Facebook Give Up on Beacon?
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Comcast Hacked - Comcast Network Solutions Account Compromised?
 

 
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