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7:20 PM ET, May 30, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live from D 2007  —  Steve Jobs is up here in just a few, everybody.  It looks like we can probably prepare ourselves for an update on the iTunes shift to no-DRM, the status of the iPhone, and whatever else is on El Jobso's mind.  It's all on Mossberg, so hopefully he'll drill down deep to the topics we hold near and dear.
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Teresa Brewer / Apple:
YouTube Coming to Apple TV  —  CUPERTINO, California-May, 30, 2007-Apple® today announced that it's bringing the Internet's most popular originally-created content from YouTube to the living room with Apple TV™.  Beginning in mid-June, Apple TV will wirelessly stream videos directly …
Derick Mains / Apple:
Apple Launches iTunes Plus  —  Higher Quality DRM-Free Tracks Now Available on the iTunes Store Worldwide  —  Apple® today launched iTunes® Plus—DRM-free music tracks featuring high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio quality virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings …
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
The trouble with Apple TV  —  Steve Jobs' latest is a dud - and that speaks volumes, says Fortune's Brent Schlender.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Let's pause for a moment amid the worshipful buzz before the launch of Apple's iPhone in June to consider the heretical notion that Steve Jobs might be promising more than he can deliver.
Business Wire:
Palm Advances Mobile Computing with Its First Mobile Companion Product  —  Foleo Mobile Companion Brings Large Screen and Full-size Keyboard to Smartphones  —  CARLSBAD, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Building on its vision that the future of personal computing is mobile computing, Palm, Inc. …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Palm officially out of ideas, debuts 1990s palmtop concept  —  Continuing its transition from PDA maker to who knows what, Palm today announced the Foleo, a mobile companion designed to work in tandem with a Treo smartphone.  The Foleo pairs with a Treo and allows the user to open attachments, files, and e-mails from a smartphone.
Marcus Adolfsson / TreoCentral:
Palm's Foleo a "smartphone companion product"?  —  According to a RSS news feed from Palm, their mystery "3rd category" device is a compact smartphone companion product named Foleo that let's you view and edit emails using a large screen and fullsize keyboard.
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Stick A Fork In Palm
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Why the Foleo Could Mean the End of Palm
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
Liveblogging D: Jeff Hawkins Unveils the Foleo
Discussion: dailywireless.org
BBC:
Music site Last.fm bought by CBS  —  Social music site Last.fm has been bought by US media giant CBS Corporation for $280m (£140m), the largest-ever UK Web 2.0 acquisition.  —  The online network was founded in the UK five years ago and it now has more than 15 million active users.
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Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times:
CBS to buy social network  —  It is expected to pay $280 million for the Last.fm site, which caters to music fans.  —  CBS Corp. is buying a popular social-networking website organized around musical tastes for $280 million, combining a traditional broadcast giant with an early leader in online radio.
Richard Jones / Last.fm:
Last.fm Acquired By CBS  —  Today, Last.fm was acquired by CBS, a company who had the first commercial radio station in the US, ran a record label (CBS Records), and amongst other things are responsible for several respected TV series (CBS on Wikipedia).  —  The team here have spent a lot …
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
TUAW Tip: Don't Torrent That Song...  Sure, you can now download music from the iTunes store without DRM but that doesn't mean you should just willy nilly start sharing that music with your friends.  For one thing, it's illegal.  For another, your account information is embedded into that m4a music file.
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Apple hides account info in DRM-free music, too  —  With great power comes great responsibility, and apparently with DRM-free music comes files embedded with identifying information.  Such is the situation with Apple's new DRM-free music: songs sold without DRM still have a user's full name …
Discussion: Krishwords
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iTunes Plus and EMI's DRM-free music hands-on
Between the Lines:
Mahalo: A human-powered search directory  —  Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc. (now part of AOL) fame launched Mahalo at the D conference this afternoon, with the idea that human-generated search results for the most common queries can trump machine-generated results and not Mahalo will leave the vast majority …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Adario Strange / Epicenter:
The Human Search Engine: 'Project X' Is Mahalo
Christopher Soghoian / slight paranoia:
A Remote Vulnerability in Firefox Extensions  —  See a demo of the attack against Google Browser Sync: (12MB Quicktime).  —  Executive Summary  —  A vulnerability exists in the upgrade mechanism used by a number of high profile Firefox extensions.  These include Google Toolbar …
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
A New Vector For Hackers — Firefox Add-Ons
Discussion: TechBlog
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Google Maps is spying on my cat, says freaked out BB reader  —  BoingBoing reader Mary Kalin-Casey says, … Link.  Dang, it's so detailed, I can even see he's a tabby!  —  Reader comment: Rich Gibson warns us of the global threat of "delusional cat fanciers," and their dastardly luddite cartel:
Business Wire:
Fox Interactive Media Agrees to Acquire Photobucket and Flektor, Inc.  —  Web's Fastest-Growing Personal Media Site and Next Generation Web-Based Photo and Video Service to Join News Corporation's Leading Network of Internet Brands  —  "The acquisition of these two companies is a perfect strategic fit …
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Business Wire:
eBay Acquires StumbleUpon  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY) today announced it has acquired StumbleUpon, an early-stage company that helps people discover and share content online, for an aggregate transaction value of approximately $75 million.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
eBay to announce StumbleUpon buy today
Discussion: TechCrunch, Valleywag and broadstuff
Blake Snow / Next Generation:
Bungie: Graphical Improvements Coming to Halo 3  —  Since Microsoft launched the beta for Halo 3 two weeks ago, some have murmured that the graphics are a bit, well, uninspiring, especially in comparison to Gears of War.  Next-Gen spoke to Bungie about this perception.
Zod Nazem / Yodel Anecdotal:
Eleven years, 12,000 Yahoos, and one great ride  —  After spending the last 26 years in this fast-paced technology industry, I've finally decided it's time to slow down.  I'll be retiring in early June.  After joining tiny little start-ups like Oracle and then Yahoo!, I never imagined things would take off the way they have.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple now valued at over $100 billion  —  Apple Inc.'s market capitalization broke the $100 billion barrier for the first time on Wednesday, as shares of the company surged above $116 following a bullish research report from investment bank Morgan Stanley.  —  That puts the Cupertino-based …
Discussion: Ars Technica and parislemon
 
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