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3:50 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:
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.
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 …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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.
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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 / Webware.com:
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
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
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.)
DealBook:
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.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Fred / A VC:
I Got Lucky  —  A recent commenter suggested that I blog about the post-MBA experience I had when I got into the venture capital business.  This is my version of the story and I'll make it as brief as I can.  There are several lessons to take away from it.  I'll get to them at the end.
Discussion: Valleywag
blog.codingrobots.com:
.Mac re-branding is coming  —  I'm not in Apple rumors business, but... hell... why not?  —  Apple will rename their .Mac service soon.  Hints are everywhere in Mac OS X 10.5.3 update.  —  iCal's Localizable.strings file contains the following string: … Safari has the following lines in its Localizable.strings:
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Comcast Tries to Break Some Windows  —  As more and more video is available on the Internet, one question moves sharply into focus: What will happen to cable and satellite television providers?  Do we really need specialized networks for our TV, or will the Internet be enough once someone figures …
Discussion: Susan Crawford blog
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
New RCA Small Wonder video cams now available  —  The latest iteration of RCA's Small Wonder video cameras is now available.  Along with Creative's just-released $99 Vado, the new trio of Small Wonders is competing with Flip Video's popular budget cams, which—by some estimates …
Discussion: Out of the Box, Gizmodo and Engadget
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Userplane, the Really Big Widget Ad Network  —  When it comes to the widget ecosystem, lavishly funded companies like Slide, Clearspring and RockYou hog the limelight.  But it is Userplane, now a subsidiary of AOL, that seems to be revving up the money engine without much fanfare.
 
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Reuters:
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Researchers breach Microsoft's CardSpace ID technology
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PC World:
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Canadian group: Facebook “a minefield of privacy invasion”
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How was Comcast.net hijacked?  —  It's official, even a pothead …
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