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6:40 AM ET, May 7, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Launches Windows Live Hotmail Worldwide  —  Built from the ground up, the new Windows Live Hotmail is now safer, more powerful and available virtually anywhere.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that Windows Live™ Hotmail®, the successor to MSN® Hotmail, is launching globally in 36 languages.
Discussion: TechCrunch and parislemon
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Windows Live Hotmail launches; "Windows Live Mail" to succeed Outlook Express and Windows Mail  —  Microsoft just announced that Windows Live Hotmail is launching globally in 36 languages, double the number of languages offered by its predecessor MSN Hotmail.  You can read the press release here.
Discussion: Windows-Now.com
Elsa Wenzel / Webware.com:
A FRESH, FASTER HOTMAIL  —  Some 280 million Hotmail users are getting a brand-new in-box today.  If you're already using Hotmail, when you log in a green button will invite you to try the new service, while the beta tag disappears for testers  —  In addition, Microsoft is building bridges between …
Discussion: Mashable!
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
Switching Back  —  I have been using Mac OSX as my primary OS for almost a year now, but last night I switched back.  What spurred it is that my Mac OSX partition crashed and it wouldn't boot back into the OS - I used rescue tools and drive scanners but it appears that the partition just dissapeared.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Hollywood Loves the Tiny Screen.  Advertisers Don't.  —  Superman has the power to leap tall buildings.  But leaping onto a cellphone screen is proving a little trickier.  —  Warner Brothers recently created a six-episode series of short videos for mobile devices based on the popular Superman television show, "Smallville."
Ouriel Ohayon / MYBLOG by Ouriel:
LGiLab invests in OutBrain and Timeless Cities  —  Today we are announcing two new investments with the Internet Lab of LightSpeed and Gemini.  Number 3 and Number 4.  —  The news just broke on TheMarker by Raphael Fogel (website and newspaper).  —  Unfortunately there are some imprecisions i will try to highlight here.
Discussion: alarm:clock and Mashable!
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
America: The Growing Digital Divide  —  A new study (pdf) published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that there is a growing digital divide across America.  —  John B. Horrigan's analysis of America's use of Web 2. and information and communications technology …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Comcast goes with Zimbra for new collaboration suite  —  Comcast plans to launch SmartZone, a major replacement for its current and uninspired consumer email service.  At the core of SmartZone is a new version of Zimbra's open source, brower-based collaborative suite that includes email, instant messaging and voice mail access.
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and GigaOM
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Silverlight Poll Results: Majority Impressed, But Not a Flash Killer Yet  —  Last week's Read/WriteWeb poll asked what you thought of Silverlight, Microsoft's newly improved rich internet app plug-in that was launched to (unusually) rave blog reviews at MIX on Monday.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Do standalone boxes have a chance?  —  Akimbo, the San Mateo, Calif.-based start-up, was one of the first to develop a new Internet video on demand box, betting that is content package service will benefit from the integrated hardware+service experience.  —  The company is throwing in the towel …
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Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Akimbo Changes Course, Switches Off Boxes
Discussion: Engadget
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Fear of Google  —  Yesterday, during his speech at the Forbes shindig I attended, Geoff Ramsey, CEO of eMarketer's funniest remark was when he told us that the "Fear of Google" was so prevelent that it even had a three-letter acronymn: FOG.  —  Anyway, I've been hearing more and more about FOG …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Sphere focuses search on time and connections  —  You may have noticed we have a Sphere link for every ZDNet blog post, which brings up a widget (below) that offers up related blogs posts and other articles.  It's part of our ongoing effort to surface relevant related content from both inside ZDNet and from across the Web.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
NBC lines up against YouTube in copyright case  —  NBC Universal and Viacom have come out against YouTube in a legal case that could help to determine whether the video-sharing site is culpable for copyright violations committed by users.  —  On Friday, NBC Universal and Viacom filed a request …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Attack of the Advertising Widgets  —  Widgets are being turned into advertising delivery systems.  Their nature - rich media applicatons that are easy to build, customize and add to a site - also make them an attractive way to add advertising to small sites.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Tech Investors Cull Start-Ups for Pentagon  —  The nation's military, in its search for the next surveillance system, bioterror vaccine or robot warrior, has decided to take a peek into the garage.  —  Through a program that recently emerged from an experimental phase …
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:
Wireless: For the rural poor, cellphones come calling  —  MUNDAWAR, Rajasthan: Camel-drawn carts, tractors and brightly clad women carrying shallow bowls of fuel and food on their heads usually dominate traffic in this northern Indian village.  —  But on Friday evening …
Discussion: textually.org
Sunday Times:
Name and shame offensive bloggers  —  If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Fred Khumalo and I should feel very flattered indeed.  —  Every day there are 120000 new blog sites registered — a staggering 43 million a year.  According to blog search engine Technorati …
Discussion: Vinny Lingham's Blog
 
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Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Alexa Traffic Charts Now Include Advertising
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Technorati Removes Alexa Rankings, Explains Blog Authority
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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New York Times:
About.com Buys ConsumerSearch.com
Discussion: Mashable! and Clickety Clack
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Todd Cochrane / Geek News Central:
Good and Bad RSS Syndication Practices
 Earlier Items: 
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
After Flickr Pictures, MyBlogLog Adds Twitter
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Did You Mean: "He Invented"?
Discussion: Data Mining
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
The Web Disruptors at the Forbes Internet Forum in Cancun
Stephane Dion / ClicZune:
Zune Announcement on Monday?
 

 
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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