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1:50 PM 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
Discussion: BetaNews
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Where 2.0: Google Launches Streetside View with Tech from ImmersiveMedia  —  This morning Google gave their 2D maps an incredible realworld addition.  Its a street-view, that in certain cities, will let you get a street side view of the area you are currently in.  This is not just a static, A9-style image.
Discussion: Greg Sadetsky and GigaOM
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Cartoon Barry Blog:
Google New Street Views Almost Reaches RustyBrick
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:   Google Launches 'Street View' Photograhy
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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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
As opposition mounts, FTC agrees to examine Google/DoubleClick deal  —  The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to open an antitrust investigation into the proposed Google/DoubleClick merger, according to industry sources quoted in the New York Times.  The fact that the FTC is investigating the deal …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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 …
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride  —  Sometimes good fortune arrives in fairytale-like flurries.  —  Consider Anne Wojcicki, the 33-year-old former health care investment analyst who this month married a handsome young computer scientist, who just happens to be one of America's richest men.
Discussion: Epicenter, Valleywag and BloggingStocks
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Matthew Boyle / Fortune:
The Buffett mystery  —  Are Jimmy and Warren related?
Discussion: Valleywag and Paul Kedrosky's …
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / ITWire:
Did Quanta just confirm a second-gen iPhone?  —  Rumors, reports and now a seeming confirmation that Quanta will also be building the Apple iPhone sees Quanta's statement point to a second generation model, which another report suggests could come with a different case design.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, TechFold and Slashdot
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Acquires GreenBorder - First Step Towards Google Antivirus?  —  Google's acquisition spree shows no signs of stopping: now the company has acquired Mountain View-based GreenBorder, which creates security software.  It's an interesting idea: the software creates a kind of sandbox for your web browsing …
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Google buys anti-malware browser virtualization startup
Discussion: TechCrunch
Reuters:
Nokia says row with Qualcomm may hurt 3G uptake  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Nokia (NOK1V.HE), the world's biggest mobile phone maker, said on Tuesday the ongoing patent battle with Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq:QCOM - news) may work against the uptake of "third-generation" mobile technology.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Slurpr WiFi aggregator promises "free" broadband — and jail time  —  Oh my, the 5-0 won't like this one bit.  Meet The Slurpr, a WiFi access point which aggregates up to six "available" (read: unprotected) 54Mbps WiFi channels into one bigazz, "free" connection.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and digg
Wall Street Journal:
Selling Web Advertising Space Like Pork Bellies  —  Exchanges That Pair Buyers,  —  Sellers for Available Ad Slots  —  Attract Internet Giants  —  The next big Internet race might turn the buying and selling of advertising space on Web sites into the online equivalent of the pork-bellies pit.
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Tux the penguin waddles to last place in Indy 500; Joost fares better  —  When the pale blue "Linux car," also known as car #77 from Chastain Motorsports, was the first car to crash in the 91st Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, we can imagine hordes of geeks wishing it had been a "Vista car" instead.
Discussion: Engadget, Mashable! and CrunchGear
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Cyberattack in Estonia—what it really means  —  newsmaker When it comes to denial-of-service attacks, Jose Nazario has seen just about everything.  —  As senior security researcher at Arbor Networks, Nazario closely monitors network attacks.  A denial-of-service, or DoS …
Rebecca O'Connor / Times of London:
TV under pressure in online shift, says Sorrell  —  Television broadcasters face "severe pressure" as advertisers abandon traditional media in favour of the internet, Sir Martin Sorrell, head of WPP, the world's second-biggest advertising company, told The Times.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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, Global Nerdy and digg
Reuters:
Toshiba to use AMD chip in laptop PCs  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp. (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research said it would buy microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, ending its exclusive ties with Intel Corp. (INTC.O: Quote, Profile …
Artur Bergman / O'Reilly Radar:
Where 2.0 Launchpad  —  At Where 2.0 Ignite and Launchpad, 18 presentations where held over 2 hours, 6 launches and 12 Ignite talks, covering various aspect of the geo world.  As a quick overview it gives a good sense of the energy that is showing here at Where 2.0.
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
At Some Schools, Facebook Evolves From Time Waster to Academic Study  —  As recent graduates, several of Hung Truong's classmates will be headed for typical next steps in their technology careers: working as programmers or pursuing master's degrees in computer science.
Market Wire:
VeriSign Board of Directors Elects William A. Roper, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer and Edward A. Mueller as Chairman  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—(MARKET WIRE)—May 29, 2007 — VeriSign, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSN - News)  — Stratton D. Sclavos Steps Down as Chief Executive Officer and member
 
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Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
DIY PR  —  My buddy, Glenn Kelman, the CEO of Redfin …
Discussion: TechFold
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
CWA survey: average broadband speed in US is 1.9Mbps
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
FatDoor Launches Social Network for Your Neighborhood
Anne Becker / Broadcasting & Cable:
Turner To Stream Summer Shows
Discussion: paidContent.org and Reel Pop
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Beatnik speeds mobile music downloads (InfoWorld)
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 Earlier Items: 
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Microsoft sez Windows Mobile 6 file sync fix coming for Vista
Sydney Morning Herald:
Mylivesearch aims for beta to better
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
After the page  —  In my Guardian column this week …
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Interview: NOA's George Harrison On the Future of Wii
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Tech vets making leap to green tech
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Microsoft's Zune: Still Shy of 1 Million Sales
PC World:
China Crafts Cyberweapons
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Have the people at ESPN.com have lost their minds or am I missing …