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1:20 PM 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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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.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Windows Live Hotmail launches; "Windows Live Mail" …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Hotmail Debuts
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
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 …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Breaking: Photobucket Acquired By MySpace
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
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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.
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
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Pew Research: 'Web 2.0' Crowd A Small Minority  —  The Pew Internet & American Life Project just released the findings of a new survey of 4,001 U.S. adults that segments Americans into a range of groups based on usage of and attitudes toward the Internet and mobile phones.
Discussion: textually.org, Screenwerk and Traffick
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Mark Ward / BBC:
Beating Warcraft at its own game  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  With more than eight million subscribers, World of Warcraft dominates the online gaming market but some strong rivals are gearing up to take it on.  —  Gaute Godoger, game director at Funcom …
Discussion: WOW Insider
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 …
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."
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.
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: WebProNews and 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.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
A Chat with Aaron Swartz  —  Aaron Swartz, now in his early twenties, rose to internet fame as technology whiz kid a couple of years ago, working on such things as W3C standards or the Creative Commons.  He was also blogger behind the very successful Google Weblog.
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
 
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Business Wire:
Samsung Unveils the Q1 Ultra, the Next Stage in the Evolution …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA "extortion": why the only RICO they fear is Suave
Discussion: Epicenter
PC World:
22. Apple Pippin @World (1996)
David Einstein / San Francisco Chronicle:
COMPUTING Q&A  —  Securing network is worth the effort
Discussion: All Points Blog
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
@ NAA: Newmark: Craigslist's Contribution To Newspaper Woes Is Exaggerated
Jim Sterne / stonetemple.com:
2007 Web Analytics Shootout - Interim Report
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Blame for record-breaking credit card data theft laid at the feet of WEP
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Journalists Intend to Sue Hewlett-Packard Over Surveillance
 Earlier Items: 
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
HP screws Presario buyers
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and TechBlog
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
Yahoo untangles licensing web for lyrics service
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
HP Compaq 2710p tablet PC coming in July?
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Obscure mobile company Mig33 grows quickly, raises $10M
Discussion: Mashable! and rexduffdixon.com
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Silverlight Poll Results: Majority Impressed, But Not a Flash Killer Yet
New York Times:
About.com Buys ConsumerSearch.com
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Sphere focuses search on time and connections
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Attack of the Advertising Widgets