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10:10 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
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Microsoft offers browser-viewable 3D maps
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
Google Announced StreetView for Google Maps
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 …
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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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.
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.
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 …
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.
Torley Linden / Official Linden Blog:
WindLight First Look viewer released!  —  We've just released the Second Life WindLight First Look viewer containing brand-new atmospheric rendering — killer skies and kickass environments — for your enjoyment!  See our earlier WindLight announcement for more info.  —  What does "First Look" mean?
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
Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Go Daddy Assumes 850,000 RegisterFly Domains  —  Embattled registrar RegisterFly will transfer 850,000 domain names to GoDaddy.com, the world's largest domain registrar under an agreement brokered by ICANN, the parties announced today.  The move will be welcome news to domain owners …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Discussion: Fortune and Gadget Lab
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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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
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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride
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