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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 …
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
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Maps Street View and Mapplets  —  The previous rumors are coming true: announced at today's Where 2.0 conference, Google has added a feature called "Street View" in certain locations on Google Maps.  Also, Google is adding developer-created gadgets callled "Mapplets" to Google Maps starting today.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Maps Goes Streetside
Discussion: InfoWorld and MacUser
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Earth takes it to the streets
Discussion: Google LatLong and Neowin.net
Kate / Google LatLong:
Introducing... Street View!
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches "Street View" Photography
Discussion: Cartoon Barry Blog
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.
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
"Linux car" first to crash at Indianapolis 500
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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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 …
Neil Henry / San Francisco Chronicle:
The decline of news  —  The Chronicle's announcement earlier this month that 100 newsroom jobs will be slashed in the coming weeks in the face of mounting financial woes represents just the latest chapter in a tragic story of traditional journalism's decline.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Will Microsoft pit 'Milan' multi-touch against Apple's iPhone?  —  It's show time for Microsoft's "Milan" multi-touch and gestural interface technology.  And I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft decides to make this week's Wall Street Journal tech conference the debutante ball.
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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Microsoft's Zune: Still Shy of 1 Million Sales  —  The San Francisco Chronicle generated a lot of buzz for Microsoft (MSFT) yesterday by printing a claim that the software giant had already sold more than a million Zunes — which would put it ahead of the goal the company set for itself shortly …
BBC:
Move to create less clumsy robots  —  The race to create more human-like robots stepped up a gear this week as scientists in Spain set about building an artificial cerebellum.  —  The end-game of the two-year project is to implant the man-made cerebellum in a robot to make movements and interaction with humans more natural.
Discussion: Engadget 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 …
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, Eric Rice and digg
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.
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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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Spy game: new allegations of pretexting and corporate espionage at HP
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Trouble for Skype on Line 1: Intel, Deutsche Telekom invest in JAJAH
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The Algorithm Is Offensive
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Apple recommends iPod owners not buy audiobooks
Artur Bergman / O'Reilly Radar:
Where 2.0 Launchpad
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Reuters:
Nokia says row with Qualcomm may hurt 3G uptake
Reuters:
Toshiba to use AMD chip in laptop PCs
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
As opposition mounts, FTC agrees to examine Google/DoubleClick deal
Discussion: Epicenter, BetaNews and Neowin.net
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
CWA survey: average broadband speed in US is 1.9Mbps
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Microsoft sez Windows Mobile 6 file sync fix coming for Vista
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Interview: NOA's George Harrison On the Future of Wii
Wall Street Journal:
Selling Web Advertising Space Like Pork Bellies
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Slurpr WiFi aggregator promises "free" broadband — and jail time