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4:00 PM ET, May 29, 2007

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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.
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Greg Sadetsky:
O'Reilly Where 2.0 [Part 2]: Google Maps launches Street View  —  As predicted by many, Street View made its appearance in Google Maps this morning.  —  Round-up of what can be found at this hour:  — This file seems to indicate that 5 cities are available: Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and San Francisco.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Maps Goes Streetside
Discussion: InfoWorld and MacUser
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 …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Google buys anti-malware browser virtualization startup  —  Google has quietly made its first anti-malware acquisition, snapping up GreenBorder Technologies, a venture-backed company that sells browser virtualization security software.  —  The acquisition gives the search engine a key piece …
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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: CrunchGear and Mashable!
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
"Linux car" first to crash at Indianapolis 500  —  Linux fans didn't exactly get the publicity they were hoping for at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, when the so-called "Linux car" they had sponsored proved to be the first in the race to crash, ultimately causing it to finish dead last.
Discussion: dailywireless.org and digg
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.
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Matthew Boyle / Fortune:
The Buffett mystery  —  Are Jimmy and Warren related?
Discussion: Valleywag and Paul Kedrosky's …
BBC:
Deutsche Telekom backs VoIP firm  —  Deutsche Telekom is backing the internet telephone company Jajah, becoming the first major phone company to support such technology.  —  Jajah provides voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services, which allow people to make calls over the internet at a fraction of the usual prices.
Discussion: mocoNews.net and SMS Text News
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:   Trouble for Skype on Line 1: Intel, Deutsche Telekom invest in JAJAH
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 …
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.
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.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Microsoft sez Windows Mobile 6 file sync fix coming for Vista  —  Thanks to a festering mix of bugs and reduced functionality, it frequently doesn't pay to be on the bleeding edge (unless you're like us, that is, in which case your willingness to be on the forefront of tech frequently outclasses your common sense).
Jesse James Garrett / Business Week:
A Cell Phone for Baby Boomers  —  How Jitterbug designed a mobile phone and service to appeal to even the most technophobic seniors  —  Selling technology to technophobes may not seem like smartest business strategy, but when the technophobes in question are the 100 million baby boomers …
Discussion: I4U News and TechCrunch
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 …
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.
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, eHomeUpgrade and digg
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 …
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.
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Will Microsoft pit 'Milan' multi-touch against Apple's iPhone?
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Microsoft/Novell agreement may exclude patent protection for Wine, OpenOffice
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
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BBC:
Move to create less clumsy robots
Discussion: CrunchGear
LC Angell / iLounge:
Apple recommends iPod owners not buy audiobooks
Neil Henry / San Francisco Chronicle:
The decline of news  —  The Chronicle's announcement earlier …
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Where 2.0 Launchpad
Reuters:
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Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
DIY PR  —  My buddy, Glenn Kelman, the CEO of Redfin …
Discussion: PR 2.0
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
CWA survey: average broadband speed in US is 1.9Mbps
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Interview: NOA's George Harrison On the Future of Wii
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Microsoft's Zune: Still Shy of 1 Million Sales
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Meet the "users": We don't talk, we don't like you, we just want to play
PC World:
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