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11:20 PM ET, June 5, 2007

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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Google shivs server crowd with PeakStream buy  —  Exclusive Google has stunned the server world by acquiring superstar start-up PeakStream, The Register can confirm.  —  PeakStream's website and phone lines mysteriously crashed yesterday, indicating that the software maker was struggling to pay its bill or had been gobbled.
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Google Buys Sequouia-backed, Multi-threaded Code Startup Peakstream
Discussion: paidContent.org
Anildash / Movable Type News:
Movable Type 4 Beta: We're On A Mission  —  If you're reading this blog, you probably know a lot about Movable Type.  It's the power bloggers' tool, made by people who just wanted to make a good, flexible blogging application.  Over half a decade, it's grown into a platform that even enterprises …
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
WordPress vs. Movable Type: Open Source Blogging Software Showdown  —  Movable Type has just released version 4.0 and reversed a decision that nearly killed MT 3.0 and led to the rise of WordPress — MT 4.0, currently in beta, will be released in open source later this year.  (See Read/WriteWeb coverage.)
caminobrowser.org:
Camino 1.5 Release Notes  —  After over a year of hard work by devoted volunteers, the Camino Project is proud to give you Camino 1.5.  This latest version fixes hundreds of bugs and implements many new features, providing all users with an improved browsing experience.
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Inside AdSense:
Policy updates — and it's not even Thursday!  —  After our many weeks of policy posts on Thursdays, you're probably intimately familiar with all of our program policies.  So we can imagine your surprise when you woke up today, got your morning coffee, and settled in for your daily re-read of the policies …
Gizmodo:
Apple Interview: Details on the New LED Macbook Pro  —  Apple's elves gave me more details about the Santa Rosa Macbook Pro.  Here's some stuff you don't know about the revision.  —  How much battery life does the LED Backlighting save?  —  30 minutes to an hour vs. the older models.
Discussion: Macworld, Engadget and MacUser
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Apple Updates MacBook Pro
Katy Dormer / Google:
Salesforce.com and Google Form Strategic Global Alliance  —  Two industry leading platforms come together to allow companies to acquire customers, run more efficiently and thrive  —  Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, and Google …
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Lawyer ratings site not without objections  —  A venture-capital backed Web site called Avvo.com that launches Tuesday claims to offer a "game-changing" alternative to the Yellow Pages for anyone interested in hiring a lawyer.  —  Avvo's plan is ambitious: to award a numeric score …
Tony Long / Wired News:
June 5, 1977: From a Little Apple a Mighty Industry Grows  —  1977: The Apple II, the world's first "practical" personal computer, goes on sale.  —  The Apple II is the computer that made Apple a driving force in a new industry.  The company's original computer bore little resemblance …
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Intel, Asus Announce $199 'Eee PC'  —  TAIPEI — Asus and Intel have teamed up to develop a $199 notebook PC, the companies announced here on Tuesday.  —  In a keynote address given by Sean Maloney, an executive vice president at Intel and chief marketing and sales officer, Jonney Shih …
Fareastgizmos.com:
Porsche Design Mobile Phone P'9521 presented  —  Stephane Bret, director of Porsche Design Mobile Group, holds a Porsche Design Mobile Phone P'9521 in Essen June 4, 2007.  The Porsche Design Group and Sagem Communication are presenting the first Porsche Design Mobile Phone, the P'9521, at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Ministry of Tech
Will Watts / The Register:
Microsoft threatens its Most Valuable Professional  —  Who said you could improve our software?  —  What's the best way to attract a pile of threatening lawyers' letters from Microsoft?  Sell pirate copies of Windows?  Write a DRM-busting program?  —  Londoner Jamie Cansdale has just discovered a new approach.
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yahoo! Search Crawler, Slurp, has a new Address and Signature Card  —  As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we've been migrating our crawler, Yahoo! Slurp, over to the new domain at crawl.yahoo.net.  As of today, the transition is complete and all machines crawling as Slurp are now in crawl.yahoo.net.
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel updates compilers for multicore era  —  Intel has announced major updates for its C++ and Fortran tools, updates that are aimed at making it easier for programmers to exploit thread-level and data-level parallelism in multicore processors.  On the data parallelism side …
Discussion: The Register and Slashdot
Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
Web Server Software and Malware  —  In this post, we investigate the distribution of web server software to provide insight into how server software is correlated to servers hosting malware binaries or engaging in drive-by-downloads.  —  We determine server operating system by examining the 'Server …
Discussion: Computerworld
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to unify MSN, Xbox and Zune with Ignition music platform  —  Once upon a time, Microsoft proposed a huge network of media, music and gaming that would span multiple devices: Windows computers, Xbox game consoles, and even Zune media players.  It was quite the proposal …
 
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Firefox + Stylish = 10 Extremely Beautiful Websites
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Firefox 3.0 may block sites fingered by Google
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Sony shows off range of enviro-friendly "odo" gear
Discussion: Gizmodo
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Google at odds with the locked-down enterprise
Patrick Klepek / 1UP.com:
RESIDENT EVIL 5 RELEASED BY MARCH 2008?
Discussion: Game | Life and Kotaku
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Verizon seems to flip-flop Firm seems to flip-flop on local video approvals
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
Putting the 'ahhhh' into RSS
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Coalition wants FCC to save 700MHz spectrum for wireless broadband
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Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
Alienware's Hangar18 HD Entertainment Center goes on sale
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Xandros makes a Novell-style deal with Microsoft
Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
Google/Salesforce.com Announcement Is A Yawner
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Xbox 360 getting next-gen 'Pac-Man'
BBC:
Talking paper made by scientists
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gadget Lab
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Xandros deal is Microsoft water torture strategy
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Why there's no such thing as Web 2.0