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1:30 PM ET, May 18, 2010

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Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Re-inventing Windows Live Hotmail - the next generation of personal email  —  If you've been following this blog, you know that we've spent a lot of time talking about how consumers are using their email and how they manage their inboxes.  We've also talked about how we decide what to build based on what we hear from customers.
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
New Hotmail takes aim at Gmail's top features  —  Microsoft presented a sneak peek this morning of a massively overhauled Hotmail — Hotmail Wave 4 in Microsoft jargon — that will go into a public beta test this summer.  —  Hotmail Wave 4 adds several features that have until now been unique …
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews:
Google To Buy VOIP Technology Firm Global IP Solutions For $68.2 Million  —  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is offering $68.2 million to buy up publicly-traded Global IP Solutions, a San Francisco-based company which sells technology used to deliver voice and video over IP networks.
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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Google buys VOIP engine behind Yahoo, AOL, WebEx, Lotus conferencing  —  Google on Tuesday said it will acquire Global IP Solutions Holding, which makes processing software for voice and video over IP, for $68.2 million.  The deal means that Google will own the voice and video conferencing engine behind …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
MacBook refresh gets official with 10-hour battery  —  Weird, but there it is, the leaked MacBook refresh is now official, on Tuesday, just as we thought.  The 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo refresh with NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics and longer 10-hour battery life (up from 7 hours) is sitting up …
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AppleInsider:
Apple releases updated $999 MacBook with GeForce 320M graphics
Discussion: TG Daily
Facebook Press Releases:
Facebook and Zynga Enter Into Long-Term Relationship  —  Facebook and Zynga announced today that they have entered into a five-year strategic relationship that increases their shared commitment to social gaming on Facebook and expands use of Facebook Credits in Zynga's games.
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Visa officially announces their case that turns your iPhone into a credit card (and we've got pics!)  —  Around two weeks ago, Visa announced that they'd partnered with a company called DeviceFidelity to build the iPhone case of our dreams: one that would allow us to use our iPhone as a credit card …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Waiting to Pay for Hulu?  Wait a While Longer.  —  A public service announcement for any of you eager to start paying for Hulu: Be patient.  You're going to have to keep waiting.  —  Last month, the Los Angeles Times said Hulu was set to roll out a subscription service “as soon as May 24.”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Kindle For Android Hits This Summer — And You Can Buy Books In It  —  Easily one of my favorite apps for the iPad is the Kindle app.  Weird, I know.  But in some ways it's superior to the iPad's own iBooks experience.  You can sync it across multiple devices, for example.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs Is Opening Up Apple One Email at a Time  —  If there's one enduring lesson I took away from my late-night argument with Steve Jobs, it's that Apple's relationship with the public is undergoing a quiet revolution.  Are we about to see a new, more open Apple?
Michael Finney / KGO-TV:
Cash not always welcome at Apple stores  —  PALO ALTO (KGO) — It is said that “cash is king” and that people can buy anything with U.S. currency.  But, that is not always true and the red hot Apple iPad is a case in point.  It is unbelievable but true.  Apple Computer has come a long …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Spotify Halves Subscription Cost As Competitors Gather  —  Spotify is slashing the cost of its advert-free music streaming in Europe, in a bid to win more paying customers besides just mobile users.  It comes in two new tariffs Spotify's introducing...  —Spotify Unlimited …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Party Becomes The Pirate Bay's New Host  —  Following an injunction obtained by several major Hollywood movie studios, yesterday Pirate Bay bandwidth provider CB3ROB Ltd. & Co. KG took the decision to take the site offline while it digested the legal implications.
Ben Hardwidge / THINQ:
Exclusive: Seagate confirms 3TB drive  —  Needs UEFI, 64-bit OS and new partition table.  After a few weeks of rumours, Seagate's senior product manager Barbara Craig has confirmed to Thinq that “we are announcing a 3TB drive later this year,” but the move to 3TB of storage space apparently involves …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Onion: Google ‘whisper ads’ detect keywords in phone calls (video)  —  Oh man, The Onion really outdid itself this time.  Its latest tech parody takes on ad supported phones from Google meant to drive down the device's cost.  Funny, because it's true.  Users won't even remember …
Discussion: The Onion, Erictric, 9 to 5 Mac and GottaBeMobile, Thanks:alexia
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Will Push Real-Time Feeds to Browser (Updated)  —  Updated at 9:30 PM PST with comment from Google.  Google posted an unlisted video to YouTube tonight showing details of a 2.0 version of its Feed API, a simple tool for displaying recent headlines from a syndicated feed on any web page.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Shazam Has Identified 1 Billion Songs To Date, Surpasses 75 Million Users Milestone  —  Mobile music recognition and discovery startup Shazam this afternoon revealed that it has grown its user base from 50 million to 75 million members in the last six months.
Discussion: Music Ally, paidContent and Mashable!
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Google deletes private data in Ireland; a complaint filed in U.S.  —  Google said Monday afternoon that upon the request of Ireland's Data Protection Authority, it has deleted private data it collected as part of its Street View application.  —  In a blog post, the company said that it deleted …
Discussion: Guardian and Search Engine Watch
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Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
7 Lessons Learned While Building Reddit to 270 Million Page Views a Month  —  Steve Huffman, co-founder of social news site Reddit, gave an excellent presentation (slides, transcript) on the lessons he learned while building and growing Reddit to 7.5 million users per month, 270 million page views per month, and 20+ database servers.
Marco.org:
The iPad doesn't need to do everything  —  Rationalizing the purchase of an iPad usually includes a few of these:  — I'll carry it around most of the time.  — I'll be able to replace my laptop with it.  — I'll be able to replace my Kindle with it.  — I'll bring it on trips instead of my laptop.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Best Buy's Internet video service ready to debut  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Best Buy Co. is about to give its customers one less reason to buy DVDs.  —  The largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer said Tuesday that it will start renting and selling the latest video releases over high-speed Internet connections by the end of this month.
 
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Bloomberg:
Cisco Told to Pay Commil $3.7 Million Over Patent
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Facebook Crosses the 500-Million Threshold, ComScore Says
Discussion: The Register and Softpedia News
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Accel Keeps Its Wallet Open: Lookout Grabs $11 Million in Funding and Adds Execs
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees
Discussion: GigaOM and TechStars
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Zendesk Raises Prices, Pisses Off Customers
Discussion: TechCrunchIT and Srcasm's Journal
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Softbank to Help Twitter Get Even Bigger in Japan
Discussion: MobileCrunch, Thanks:atul
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
CTIA honchos dish on FCC regs (Q&A)
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Is the iPad Driving E-Book Piracy, and Does It Matter?
Discussion: TeleRead
 Earlier Items: 
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose Gives A Glimpse Of The New Digg
Discussion: Erictric
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Fanboy!  —  Technology, in case you hadn't noticed, is a topic that inspires passion.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is This Week In The Next Weblogs? …
Discussion: /Message
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Surprise: Traditional Blogging Platforms Still Reign Supreme
Discussion: PostRank Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Moot's Investors Revealed: Andreessen, Conway, Dixon, Schachter and Lerer
Mia / YouTube Blog:
YouTube launches in South Africa
Bob Warfield / SmoothSpan Blog:
Amazon Stealing the Cloud
Discussion: Beyond Search
Nick Bilton / Bits:
With a Kindle Hiring Spree, Amazon Gears Up for Battle With Apple
 

 
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