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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
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Earth takes it to the streets  —  update SAN JOSE, Calif.—Google launched a new feature on its mapping service on Tuesday that allows people to see panoramic views of streets and buildings.  —  Google Maps now offers a 360-degree view of many streets in the San Francisco Bay Area …
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.
Kate / Google LatLong:
Introducing... Street View!  —  Here on the Google Maps team we constantly strive to make high-quality imagery of the world available to our users.  Why?  We know that providing rich, detailed maps better enables you to understand the world's geographic information.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Maps Goes Streetside
Discussion: InfoWorld and MacUser
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, Gadgetell and Mashable!
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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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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Spy game: new allegations of pretexting and corporate espionage at HP
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Nokia says row with Qualcomm may hurt 3G uptake
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
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride
Rebecca O'Connor / Times of London:
TV under pressure in online shift, says Sorrell
Wall Street Journal:
Selling Web Advertising Space Like Pork Bellies
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Slurpr WiFi aggregator promises "free" broadband — and jail time
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Meet the "users": We don't talk, we don't like you, we just want to play
 

 
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