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9:50 AM ET, May 29, 2007

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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
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.
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
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
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
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: Smart Mobs
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
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 …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Inquirer and digg
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
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.
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.
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 …
alarm:clock:
Ooyala: Prelaunch Video Startup Founded By Google Evacuees Busting At Seems  —  Mountain View-base Ooyala is hiring like mad - with about 5 openings in engineering and 5 in ad sales - and is opening offices in New York and LA before launch.  The startup has raised funding but is in stealth mode …
Discussion: GigaOM, Mashable! and NewTeeVee
The Huffington Post:
MARTIN VARSAVSKY  —  My Investments in the Video Online Space and My Take on the Whole Sector  —  This week I ran into Chad Hurley of Youtube at Google Zeitgeist Europe and I mentioned to him my view that while incredibly successful and simple to use, YouTube needs certain improvements to keep growing at its frantic pace.
 
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Reuters:
Toshiba to use AMD chip in laptop PCs (Reuters)
Discussion: Engadget
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Allison Randal / O'Reilly Radar:
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