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6:25 AM ET, May 31, 2008


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Steve / Burning Questions:
Into the wild: AdSense for feeds  —  We've been hinting at this for awhile, but it's finally time to spill the beans: Starting next week, we'll be rolling out AdSense for feeds to a small group of publishers, in anticipation of a full launch to all FeedBurner and AdSense publishers “coming soon”.
Microsoft Security Advisory (953818)  —  Blended Threat from Combined Attack Using Apple's Safari on the Windows Platform  —  Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a blended threat that allows remote code execution on all supported versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista when Apple's Safari for Windows has been installed.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Is there a management exodus at Bebo?  —  Angel Gambino, the Bebo executive in charge of attracting record labels and musicians to the site, has resigned and she appears to be part of an executive exodus at the company following its $850 million acquisition by AOL.
Discussion: broadstuff and paidContent
Erica Ogg / CNET
Dish/EchoStar sues TiVo over DVR patent  —  A month after an appeals court confirmed that Dish Network's DVR software had indeed violated a TiVo patent, Dish is retaliating with a lawsuit of its own.  —  The Colorado-based satellite TV provider filed suit in Delaware Friday …
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Clerical error exposes Google as anonymous eBay critic  —  Screen grab of the submission to the ACCC showing Google's “fingerprints”.  —  The Australian competition watchdog has accidentally revealed Google as the anonymous source of a submission that is highly critical of eBay's proposal …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Register
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Subnotebook vs. UMPC vs. Netbook: WTF Is the Difference?  —  When Blam broke the news on Dell's mini Inspiron, there was one he was stuck on: How to categorize it.  Is it a subnotebook?  A UMPC?  A netbook?  (Knowing the specs might have helped, but probably not much.)
A Letter to Facebook's Founder  —  I read with great interest your recent interview with Kara Swisher at the D6 Conference.  I was particularly struck by your answer to Ms. Swisher's question about whether Facebook, the popular social networking site you created, can be sold by your venture capital co-owners without your approval.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Gears as the Next Flash  —  When Google Gears was first announced, it was praised as the final nail in the coffin for desktop applications as it now made it possible to take Web applications offline.  However in the past year that Gears has existed, there hasn't been as much progress …
Discussion: Mike Cane 2008
Stephen Shankland /
Yahoo gets more social with new Messenger 9 beta  —  You can't take it with you, at least when it comes to your social graph.  —  But with a new beta version of Yahoo Messenger 9 software released Thursday, users have new options for reconstructing networks of friends and contacts they've built elsewhere.
Discussion: CyberNet
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
From the Eye of a Legal Storm, Murdoch's Satellite-TV Hacker Tells All  —  SAN DIEGO — Christopher Tarnovsky feels vindicated.  The software engineer and former satellite-TV pirate has been on the hot seat for five years, accused of helping his former employer, a Rupert Murdoch company …
Discussion: Threat Level and Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The New iPhone's New Winner  —  Depending which iPhone rumor you believe, the 3G version of iPhone has either been delayed or already landed on U.S. shores and is on its way to being announced at Apple's WWDC in San Francisco next month.  The interest in the 3G version of the iPhone …
Associated Press:
Radiohead to Prince: Unblock ‘Creep’ cover videos  —  Radiohead tells Prince to unblock videos of his ‘Creep’ cover from Coachella  —  NEW YORK (Associated Press) - After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead's “Creep” at Coachella, the tens of thousands who couldn't be there ran to YouTube for a peek.
The Macalope:
How do you get to 10 million?  —  There's been some confusion about how Apple expects to get to its stated goal of having sold 10 million iPhones in 2008.  —  Some have said that it's 10 million by the end of 2008 and therefore should include the 3.7 million phones sold in 2007 …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Userplane, the Really Big Widget Ad Network
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
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