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8:55 AM ET, May 30, 2008

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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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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 …
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Did China's Hackers Shut Off the Lights?  —  Hackers working on behalf of China's People's Liberation Army have penetrated networks controlling electric power grids in the United States, computer security experts believe.  And that may have precipitated a massive blackout on the east coast in 2003 …
Discussion: Between the Lines and Threat Level
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Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
US probes whether laptop copied on China trip  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese officials secretly copied the contents of a government laptop computer during a visit to China by Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and used the information to try to hack …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Forbes:
GooTube  —  Google is turning YouTube into its own kind of data gold mine.  So what if a few founding employees wind up in the dust?  —  Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) drew sneers when it paid $1.65 billion for YouTube in November 2006.  Only 63 people worked at this little video distributor …
Discussion: WatchingTV Online
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” …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
MediaDefender Behind the Attack on Revision3  —  MediaDefender is a company that acts on behalf of other media companies to muck up P2P and file sharing networks.  They're the ones seeding BitTorrent with fake files - a tactic they hope will make filesharing appear to be too much of a hassle and therefore not worth the effort.
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MediaGuardian / PDA:
Budget-busting bbc.co.uk threatens digital revolution, says Telegraph chief  —  PDA invited Edward Roussel, digital editor of the Telegraph Media Group, to comment on the findings of the bbc.co.uk review.  —  Edward Roussell  —  There was something comforting and reassuring …
Discussion: broadstuff
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 …
Pat Phelan / Telecomms Disruptor:
MAXroam saves its customers a million dollars.  —  Well I hope I wont be hanging of a Spanish balcony trying to do a TC50 interview with Michael Arrington this year.  —  I cant believe its nine months since we nervously launched MAXroam in San Francisco.  —  Its been a wild ride but its turned out amazingly good.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google spotlights data center inner workings  —  SAN FRANCISCO—The inner workings of Google just became a little less secret.  —  The search colossus has shed only occasional light on its data center operations, but on Wednesday, Google fellow Jeff Dean turned a spotlight on some parts of the operation.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Web Technology Trends for 2008 and Beyond: Update  —  Today I gave a presentation at the XMediaLab event in Wellington New Zealand, entitled: What's Next on the Web?  Web Technology Trends for 2008 and Beyond.  It was an update of a presentation I gave in Sydney in March.
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Weighs Free-Internet Plan  —  WASHINGTON — In the quest to increase Americans' access to broadband Internet, federal regulators are considering a new plan: get someone to give it away free.  —  The Federal Communications Commission is considering a plan that would require the winner …
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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 …
Marcia Cristina de Oliveira / ConsortiumInfo.org …:
Now There are Two: Brazil Appeals OOXML Adoption  —  Slashdot It!  DiggThis Add to Del.icio.us  —  Views: 127  —  Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT), the National Body representing Brazil, today filed an appeal to the approval of OOXML by ISO/IEC …
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
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.
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Dell Increases Revenue and Earnings, Lowers Operating Expenses
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell's “mini-Inspiron” Eee PC killer revealed
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple patches 40 Mac OS X security bugs
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
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PC World:
Web 2.0 Sites a Thriving Marketplace for Malware
Henry Work / TechCrunch:
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel intros 32Gb flash chips, targets solid-state drives
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
TypePad AntiSpam Is Welcomed, But Times Are Changing
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources: Apple planning biggest back-to-school promo yet
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 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Chen / Inside Facebook:
Data Portability: Is the Social Network Data You're Hoarding Treasure or Trash?
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
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Labs?  —  Google pre-announced a mysterious new feature for Gmail.
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
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Twitter Closing its $15 Million Round With Spark; Bit Less Than $100M Valuation
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
We're all guinea pigs in Google's search experiment
 

 
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