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9:35 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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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 …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Maps 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 …
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.
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.
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
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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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Bringing Anti-Virus Tools to Google Desktop?
Discussion: VentureBeat and Google Blogoscoped
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.
Gizmodo:
Trick Or Treat?:  Top Secret Microsoft Product To Launch At Midnight  —  1,805 Views  —  I'm told that tonight, at 12:01am EST (okay, so tomorrow), the division of Microsoft that launched the Xbox and the Zune will unveil something very special .  What it is, we do not know for sure …
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 …
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.
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.
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Microsoft shuttle to the D conference  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. — It felt like I was on my way to the Consumer Electronics Show when I boarded an Alaska Airlines flight to San Diego earlier today.  —  Three Microsoft vice presidents (two senior) and a general manager were on the plane.
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Interview: NOA's George Harrison On the Future of Wii  —  Here, at long last, is the full transcript of Game|  Life's interview with Nintendo's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications George Harrison.  As second-in-command at Nintendo of America …
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 …
VeriSign:
VeriSign Board of Directors Elects William A. Roper, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer and Edward A. Mueller as Chairman  — Principal Operations Continue to Report to Executive Vice Presidents Mark McLaughlin, John Donovan, Aristotle Balogh and Bob Korzeniewski
 
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Torley Linden / Official Linden Blog:
WindLight First Look viewer released!
Discussion: VTOR and Metaversed
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Spy game: new allegations of pretexting and corporate espionage at HP
Discussion: Fortune and Gadget Lab
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Go Daddy Assumes 850,000 RegisterFly Domains
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Trouble for Skype on Line 1: Intel, Deutsche Telekom invest in JAJAH
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The Algorithm Is Offensive
BBC:
Move to create less clumsy robots
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Medgadget
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LC Angell / iLounge:
Apple recommends iPod owners not buy audiobooks
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
As opposition mounts, FTC agrees to examine Google/DoubleClick deal
Discussion: Epicenter, BetaNews and Neowin.net
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / ITWire:
Did Quanta just confirm a second-gen iPhone?
Rebecca O'Connor / Times of London:
TV under pressure in online shift, says Sorrell
Wall Street Journal:
Selling Web Advertising Space Like Pork Bellies
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