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12:10 PM ET, May 31, 2008

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Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Phoenix to Earthlings: I've Landed!  Awesome!  —  @infoholic Yup, I can dig into frozen ground as hard as concrete.  The scoop has special blades and a powered “rasp” to scrape ice.  Cool!  —  Whoever thought a NASA spacecraft could be so adept at social networking and Web 2.0?
Dr. Jim Anderson / The Business Of IT:
Gartner Reveals Top 10 Technologies  —  The good folks over at the Gartner Group have revealed the top 10 technologies that they believe will change the world over the next four years:  — Multicore and hybrid processors  — Virtualization and fabric computing  — Social networks and social software
Kristina Peterson / Mercury News:
Teens say they were banned from Apple stores for life, company denies it  —  Four Palo Alto teenagers raised in the heart of Silicon Valley got the scare of their lives when they thought they might be banished from all Apple stores worldwide, for life.  —  Their crime, the teens said …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Billboards That Look Back  —  In advertising these days, the brass ring goes to those who can measure everything — how many people see a particular advertisement, when they see it, who they are.  All of that is easy on the Internet, and getting easier in television and print.  —  Billboards are a different story.
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
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
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.)
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.
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.
Phone Arena:
Motorola Adventure V750 is rugged  —  Motorola V750 is one of the two new devices planned to be launched this summer along with the introduction of Verizon's new PTT service.  We pretty much already knew all the specs and have images of the device, but an interesting new bit of information is the rugged design of the V750.
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.
Electronista:
Bell Canada hit with class-action throttling lawsuit  —  Bell Canada is facing a class-action lawsuit as a result of its Internet access policies, an announcement reveals.  A Quebec group called L'Union des consommateurs, along with Bell customer Myrna Raphael, are accusing Bell of false advertising …
 
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Apple Core Stops Selling Apple TV Hacking Dongle
Discussion: Engadget
Fred / A VC:
I Got Lucky  —  A recent commenter suggested that I blog …
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER and Valleywag
Reuters:
Time Warner Cable to offer web to TV link
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Userplane, the Really Big Widget Ad Network
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
New RCA Small Wonder video cams now available
DealBook:
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War Without Soldiers
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Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Yahoo gets more social with new Messenger 9 beta
Discussion: CyberNet
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Dish/EchoStar sues TiVo over DVR patent
DigiTimes:
Gigabyte to apologize to Asustek
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Michael Wolff on HBO, CBS Streaming: TV Is Disrupting the Internet

 
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