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10:00 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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Hotmail Debuts  —  Hotmail, perhaps the first major success of Web 1.0, has evolved.  —  Microsoft has announced the launch of Windows Live Hotmail globally in 36 languages, complete with AJAX goodness.  —  The new service has been built to be a vast improvement …
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
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!
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."
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
NBC Universal sides against YouTube in piracy suit  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - NBC Universal is taking sides with fellow media conglomerate Viacom Inc. over a piracy lawsuit filed against Google Inc.'s online video sharing site YouTube, according to papers filed in court.
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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.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and jkOnTheRun
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Jason Fry / Wall Street Journal:
A Reality Check for Newspapers  —  In Pursuing Google, Belgian Publishing Group  —  Dreams of Vanished Past for Content Creators  —  An association of Belgian newspaper publishers is at war with Google over the search-engine giant's linking to local newspapers' articles …
Discussion: The Media Age
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Obscure mobile company Mig33 grows quickly, raises $10M  —  Unheard of mobile service company Mig33 is showing explosive growth — by offering a simple way to text, IM and make cheap voice calls.  —  The company has gained four million subscribers in less than eighteen months …
Discussion: Mashable! and rexduffdixon.com
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.
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
 
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Antony Bruno / Reuters:
Yahoo untangles licensing web for lyrics service
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
HP Compaq 2710p tablet PC coming in July?
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Do We Need a Security Industry
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Alexa Traffic Charts Now Include Advertising
Sunday Times:
Name and shame offensive bloggers
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A million downloads in 49 days
Discussion: duncanriley.com and Roam4free
New York Times:
About.com Buys ConsumerSearch.com
Discussion: Mashable! and Clickety Clack
 Earlier Items: 
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:
Wireless: For the rural poor, cellphones come calling
Discussion: textually.org
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Attack of the Advertising Widgets
3lib.ukonline.co.uk:
The Carnival of the Mobilists #72
Discussion: mTrends
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Tech Investors Cull Start-Ups for Pentagon
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
After Flickr Pictures, MyBlogLog Adds Twitter
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
The Web Disruptors at the Forbes Internet Forum in Cancun