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12:35 PM ET, May 7, 2007

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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Microsoft had been tinkering with Windows Live Mail for months, but testers still weren't happy.  —  The program was too slow to load, too different and, well, just not like the old Hotmail it was intended to replace.  —  It was a painful realization for the more than 100 managers and developers on the project.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Hotmail Debuts
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Windows Live Hotmail launches; "Windows Live Mail" …
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Microsoft launches Windows Live Hotmail
Discussion: WebProNews
Elsa Wenzel / Webware.com:
A FRESH, FASTER HOTMAIL
Discussion: Mashable!
Valleywag:
Exclusive: Photobucket goes to Myspace  —  Like a squabbling couple finally realizing they can't live without eachother — or a parasite fusing with its host — Photobucket has concluded terms of a sale to Myspace, News Corporation's social network.  The photo sharing service …
PR Newswire:
Dell Joins Microsoft and Novell Collaboration  —  Dell responds to customer demand for greater interoperability and intellectual property assurance between Windows and Linux.  —  REDMOND, Wash. and WALTHAM, Mass., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT - News) …
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Elizabeth M. Gillespie / Business Week:
Dell signs on with Microsoft, Novell  —  Dell Inc. has agreed to work with Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. under an alliance the rival software makers formed last year to make it easier for the Windows operating system and the increasingly popular Linux system to work together, the companies said Sunday.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Slashdot
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:   Dell plan aids Novell effort with Microsoft
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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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 …
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Vinny Lingham / Vinny Lingham's Blog:
Offline Print Journalist calls Bloggers "Wackos who gun down their fellow students"
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Book Not Ready for Print?  You Can Whip Up an Audiobook for a Podcast for Now  —  When you are a budding author and you appear on television, it is sure to enhance book sales.  —  But what do you do if your book is not even written, never mind in stores?  —  For Mignon Fogarty …
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC Specs and Pricing  —  Warner posted a link to Samsung's press release regarding the Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC.  Here are specs, pricing, and anticipated dates for ordering.  More pictures below ( click to see large scale image ).  We are trying to get firm information on the "Best" configuration.
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."
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
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 …
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Beam It Down From the Web, Scotty  —  PASADENA, Calif. — Sometimes a particular piece of plastic is just what you need.  You have lost the battery cover to your cellphone, perhaps.  Or your daughter needs to have the golden princess doll she saw on television.  Now.
New York Times:
About.com Buys ConsumerSearch.com  —  About.com, a Web information service owned by The New York Times Company, plans to announce today that it has bought ConsumerSearch.com, a Web site that compiles reviews of consumer products, for $33 million in cash.  —  ConsumerSearch.com provides thousands …
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.
 
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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
HP screws Presario buyers
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and TechBlog
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Obscure mobile company Mig33 grows quickly, raises $10M
Discussion: Mashable! and rexduffdixon.com
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Alexa Traffic Charts Now Include Advertising
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:
Wireless: For the rural poor, cellphones come calling
Discussion: textually.org
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Sphere focuses search on time and connections
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Attack of the Advertising Widgets
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
America: The Growing Digital Divide
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Tech Investors Cull Start-Ups for Pentagon
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Akimbo Changes Course, Switches Off Boxes