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9:35 AM 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?
Discussion: Twitter Blog and Bloggers Blog
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 …
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
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.
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.)
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.
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
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.
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”.
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 …
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
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Fred / A VC:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Userplane, the Really Big Widget Ad Network
David Carnoy / CNET
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A Letter to Facebook's Founder
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
War Without Soldiers
The Macalope:
How do you get to 10 million?
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Yahoo gets more social with new Messenger 9 beta
Discussion: CyberNet
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Shane McGlaun / DailyTech:
Seagate CEO Says 2TB HDD and Its First SSD Coming Next Year
Nate Lanxon / Crave at CNET UK:
iRiver Spinn: Juicy new details and launch info
Researchers breach Microsoft's CardSpace ID technology
Yuvi / The StatBot:
TechCrunch Stats W.1 - Why Mike Arrington is popular
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Comcast Tries to Break Some Windows
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
OiNK Investigation: Police Start Making Arrests
Discussion: Hack a Day and Digg
Why I Do Not Like CPM Advertising On Blogs
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Gears as the Next Flash
Discussion: Mike Cane 2008