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12:40 AM ET, May 30, 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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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 …
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 …
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.
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
Google Announced StreetView for Google Maps
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 …
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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.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft hopes 'Milan' table PC has magic touch  —  At first glance, Microsoft's secret project looks like a 2007 version of the sit-down arcade game Ms. Pac Man.  Only if this machine were running the game, you could just take your finger and flick away any monsters chasing the heroine.
Larry Larsen / Channel 10:
First Look: Microsoft Surfacing Computing!  —  About a year ago I gave a presentation to a group of journalists about gadgets of the future and showed a video about a theoretical multi-touch computing system.  When asked when we would see something like that in the wild, I optimistically ballparked 5-7 years.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Launches New Product Category: Surface Computing Comes to Life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts  —  First commercially available surface computer from Microsoft breaks down barriers and provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
GoDaddy rescues rival's Internet registry
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.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
How the 'Milan' table PC was born  —  The notion of a table-like computer had garnered interest within Microsoft since at least 2001, but it wasn't until industrial designer Allan Han went to Ikea in January 2003 that the effort really kicked into high gear.
Palm - About Palm, Inc.:
Palm to Announce New Mobile Device on May 30  —  News Media, Industry and Financial Analysts Invited to Live Video Webcast  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 29, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jeff Hawkins, founder of Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM), will host a live video webcast on Wed., May 30, to describe a new category of mobile device.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
HD Radio finds new backer in Sony  —  HD Radio got a new backer this week when Sony announced that it will ship two HD Radio tuners this summer.  The new tabletop and mobile radio tuners come as the first part of a multiyear agreement by Sony to develop and distribute products that support HD Radio.
 
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