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7:30 PM ET, May 28, 2007

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San Francisco Chronicle:
Getting in the game at Microsoft  —  Robbie Bach's job is to make software giant's entertainment division profitable  —  For all the challenges Microsoft Corp. faces as it moves into the future, the Redmond, Wash., software giant remains a formidable money machine.
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Kostas Tzounopoulos / Zune-Online.com:
Bach: More than 1 Million Zune players sold  —  According to Robbie Bach, Microsoft's president of the Entertainment and Devices Division, Zune will meet the goal of 1.000.000 players sold by the end of June, set at launch.  He also confirms that new Zune things will come in this fall, talks …
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:   One Million Zunes (Somehow) Sold
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Facebook's platform - or "what I did for my summer vacation"  —  I'm about to take my family to Europe for the summer.  We'll start off in Amsterdam at 'the Next Web' conference and eventually end up in Trieste, using it as a base for European activity this summer.  I'll even jump over to India for Gaurav's wedding.
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Ivan Pope / Vecosys:
Working with Facebook f8: you are not in control of your access  —  Facebook launched their Developer API last week to a lot of acclaim.  Several commentators jumped in with the hyperbole, claiming that this platform, with its 20 million, and growing, users, would be a fine space in which to build a business.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
E-Commerce Report: Millions of Addresses and Thousands of Sites, All Leading to One  —  THINK you have a good handle on the Internet economy?  Try this one.  —  What Internet business has raised $120 million in financing in the last year, owns 725,000 Web sites, and has as its chief executive …
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Doing Evil to the Internet: Google and Yahoo! Promote Domain Squatting
Discussion: thoughtsignals
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet WeFi  —  First Fon, then Whisher and now WeFi - the start-ups focused on sharing of Wi-Fi connections keep on coming.  Of course, each one has their own twist.  FON does this through their own hardware (or by partnering with carriers), Whisher is a software only play.
PC World:
Computer Glitch Tangles Japanese Flights  —  Hundreds of All Nippon Airways flights were cancelled or delayed Sunday because of computer error.  —  Hundreds of domestic flights in Japan were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a result of a glitch in the computer system of All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Jon Newton / p2pnet:
p2pnet talks to AllofMP3.com  —  p2pnet.net news special:- An incredible, and inordinate, amount of mainstream media time is devoted to spreading the wild fiction that copyright infringement of corporate movies and music is threatening world economies.  —  AllofMP3.com is a small Russian company …
Discussion: Pito's Blog
Dj Flush / Sizlopedia.Com:
Top 20 Temporary and Disposable Email Services  —  Temporary Mailbox Services  —  Now a days Internet has become a home to spam.  Millions of spam bots crawl the web daily to find email addresses and then bombard them with spam emails thus destroying their efficiency and creating problems for users.
Discussion: Download Squad
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Germany adopts "anti-hacker" law; critics say it breeds insecurity  —  Germany has just passed a new law that adds more "anti-hacker" provisions to the German criminal code.  Although the new rules are meant to apply narrowly to hacking, critics are already complaining that they may prevent necessary security and network research.
Discussion: Neowin.net
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
NSF picks ARPANET creator to build new experimental network  —  The National Science Foundation has tapped BBN Technologies to build and manage the GENI project, intended as a proving ground for next-generation network technologies.  For BBN, this is a bit of a return to its roots …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New: Google Image Search Categories  —  Last week a Google engineer told us "The next big thing for image search would be the ability to search based on visual concepts, such as a picture of a house on a mountain with a river in front of it."  And now, Google Images allows you to restrict …
Discussion: Googlified
Om Malik / GigaOM:
In Africa, Money not necessary for mobile banking  —  Necessity, they say is the mother of invention.  It couldn't be more true in case of Africa, where pre-paid airtime is fast becoming the 'virtual' currency for Pan-African trade, overcoming conventional currency exchange and lack of banking infrastructure.
Discussion: Mike Rowehl
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Attention Ticker Particls Enters Public Beta  —  Attention management ticker Particls from Faraday Media moves from private testing to a full public beta launch today.  —  Particls is an alerts platform that conveys attention data.  Particls evaluates incoming information and ranks it based on "Personal Relevance".
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
2007 Semantic Technology Conference - Showcased Big Internet Potential  —  The Semantic Conference was held last week in San Jose.  I went along to check it out.  In the keynotes, Oracle's Robert Shimp noted that the attendance has never been so great and remarked that this as a clear proof …
 
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Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
SILICON VALLEY EXPLAINED:
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
Will ISPs spoil the online video party?
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
podCast411 Blog:
Radio Daddy Tells Podcasters to F off
Discussion: Geek News Central and digg
MacNN:
DRM-free iTunes set this week?
Discussion: parislemon, CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
More iPhone conversation with AT&T's Lurie
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with Google's new calendar interface for mobile phones
Discussion: Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
In Fierce Competition, Google Finds Novel Ways to Feed Hiring Machine
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
PLUNGE IN CD SALES SHAKES UP BIG LABELS
Discussion: p2pnet
Steven Chang / GeekNUZ:
Apple iPhone In The Wild!
Discussion: Engadget
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
"Major announcement" from HTC on June 5
Paul Durman / Times of London:
Dotcom stars have designs on your home
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Desktop Tower of Money: 3 tips to profit from casual games