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10:10 AM ET, May 29, 2007

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Microsoft:
Media Alert: New York, New York, in 3-D — Seeing Is Believing  —  Live Search Maps launches photo-realistic 3-D imagery of New York City, several other cities.  —  Have you always wanted to visit New York City, but never had the chance to make it happen?  Have you lived in the city for years …
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Search Engine Land:
Miscrosoft Virtual Earth Expands 3-D Coverage To Include New York  —  When Microsoft debuted Live Search Maps/Virtual Earth in 3-D last November there were many "oohs" and "aahs" but there was also the question: "Where's New York?"  It was not among the original 3-D cities that the Virtual Earth team rolled out.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny  —  The Federal Trade Commission has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google's planned $3.1 billion purchase of the online advertising company DoubleClick, an industry executive briefed on the agency's plans said yesterday.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   F.T.C. Eyes Antitrust Action in Google DoubleClick Acquisition
New York Times:
Avaya Is Said to Be Exploring a Sale of All or Some of Itself  —  The telecommunications company Avaya is in negotiations to sell a part or all of itself, in what may be the latest round of deal making in its industry, executives briefed on the negotiations said last night.
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Wall Street Journal:   Avaya May Be Next Telecom Takeover Call
New York Times:
War Fears Turn Digital After Data Siege in Estonia  —  When Estonian authorities began removing a bronze statue of a World War II-era Soviet soldier from a park in this bustling Baltic seaport last month, they expected violent street protests by Estonians of Russian descent.
Discussion: Todd Watson and Smart Mobs
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
More Bandwidth Than You Can Use?  —  Companies such as Verizon are starting to offer Internet connection speeds that are 5 to 30 times faster than standard cable or DSL lines  —  From the moment the first phone-line modems squawked to life, connecting consumers to early Internet service providers …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Have the people at ESPN.com have lost their minds or am I missing something here?!?!?  —  Wow... it seems based on my last post that ESPN is, in fact, blocking their content on certain ISPs who won't PAY THEM!  —  This is the stupidest idea I've ever heard of. for a number of reasons:
Discussion: parislemon
Business Wire:
Skyhook Wireless Launches Loki 2.0 - the Location-Aware Platform for the Geoweb  —  Delivers Broad Developer Support with New Loki Mac, Loki Mobile and Loki API  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Skyhook Wireless, Inc., developer of the Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS)TM and Loki …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
PC World:
China Crafts Cyberweapons  —  The Defense Department reports China is building cyberwarfare units and developing viruses.  —  The People's Liberation Army (PLA) continues to build cyberwarfare units and develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems as part of its information-warfare strategy …
Read/WriteWeb:
Semantic Search: An Antidote for Poor Relevancy  —  By Dr. Riza C. Berkan, Founder & CEO, hakia.com  —  Editor's Note: This is a guest post by the CEO of Hakia, Dr Riza C. Berkan.  I want to stress that this post is NOT an advertorial - in fact I made it a condition of publication that the post …
Discussion: HighTouch
SecurityFocus:
News: Peer-to-peer networks co-opted for DOS attacks  —  A flaw in the design of a popular peer-to-peer network software has given attackers the ability to create massive denial-of-service attacks that can easily overwhelm corporate Web sites, a security firm warned last week.
Phil Butler / Read/WriteWeb:
Particls Launches Advanced Alerts Platform  —  Today Particls, billed by many as an RSS feed manipulator/organizer, came out of invitation-only testing with a host of tools for users.  Particls essentially serves as a proportioning alert filter that notifies the user via news ticker …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Attention Ticker Particls Enters Public Beta
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Top 60 Web 2.0 Applications in Australia  —  Editor's Note: This post was written by Ross Dawson, CEO of Advanced Human Technologies and Chairman of Future Exploration Network.  Ross is holding a Web 2.0 event in Sydney, Australia on June 6, which I will be a speaker at.
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Meet the "users": We don't talk, we don't like you, we just want to play  —  I'd like to introduce you to one of the more unknown tribes in the online community.  We rarely talk about them because they're not as annoying as the griefers or as rampant as the "I have to take a bong hit now" people on Xbox Live, but they're out there.
Discussion: Tech_Space and digg
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Leading the charge on iPhone  —  Brace yourself for another tsunami of hype.  —  May's craze was "American Idol."  June's will be the Apple iPhone, which is going on sale in a few weeks.  As with "Idol," the iPhone show has lots of Seattle connections.  —  The season begins Wednesday …
 
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The Huffington Post:
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
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