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10:00 AM ET, April 23, 2008

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ten things to know about Microsoft's Live Mesh  —  Microsoft took the wraps off Live Mesh at 9 p.m. PDT on April 22, just ahead of the service's official debut at the Web 2.0 Expo this week.  —  (Here's a bunch of screen shots of what testers can expect to see when Microsoft kicks off its Live Mesh tech preview later this week.)
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Mesh Revealed—Sync All Apps And All Files To All Devices (As Long As They're Windows)  —  Ray Ozzie first hinted at it during a keynote speech last March.  But tonight Microsoft is finally launching a preview beta of Live Mesh, a new Windows Live platform for syncing files and …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Ray Ozzie delivers with Live Mesh  —  Microsoft's fans are delivered to the promised land.  —  For three years now I've wondered “what is Ray Ozzie up to?”  And with this announcement you see just why he's Microsoft's CTO.  Yeah, there are about 100 smart people working on Microsoft's new …
Nic Fillingham / Channel 10:
Hands on with Live Mesh  —  Have you ever had to email yourself a file or found that you had four different versions of the same document on four different PC's?  Wouldn't it be awesome if you had a synchronized copy of all your important files on each of your devices and access to them at any time via nothing more than a web browser?
Dan / Channel 9:
Ray Ozzie: Introducing Live Mesh  —  In his first Channel9 interview, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect sits down with Jon Udell to talk about Live Mesh, a new technology and platform that enables synchronization and storage “to the cloud.”  You'll hear about the history of Live Mesh …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Live Mesh - The Version You Can Understand  —  I've been reading the coverage of Microsoft Live Mesh, Microsoft's latest project uncovered at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, and I get the feeling that after all the buzzwords being thrown around, most people still won't understand what the hell this thing is really about.
BBC:
Microsoft unveils its web vision  —  Microsoft has lifted the lid on a new web service called Live Mesh, designed to connect a multiplicity of devices and applications online.  —  The service is seen by many as a key plank in the company's vision for the future of the web.
Discussion: Switched
John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft Reveals a Web-Based Software System
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Mesh: it's everything we told you about (and a lot more)
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   The Ozzie Memo: Software is Dead, Long Live the Web
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
FAQ: Making sense of Live Mesh
Discussion: BBC NEWS
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Microsoft unveils Live Mesh, but there are still some holes
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Live Mesh consumer app is a work in progress
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Beyond Binary
Forbes:
Apple Buys Chip Designer  —  Apple has agreed to spend $278 million in cash to buy a boutique microprocessor design company that could create a chip for its flagship iPhone, and possibly iPod products as well.  —  The 150-person chip company, P.A. Semi, was founded in 2003 by Dan Dobberpuhl …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple buys P.A. Semi chip designer, Intel says wha?  —  Apple loves 'em some Intel right?  Sure, it was the Intel power-per-watt roadmap which Jobs cited as the reason to ditch IBM's PowerPC platform.  Analysts have since been tripping over themselves with speculation about future generation iPhones …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and 9 to 5 Mac
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Privacy Disaster At Twitter: Direct Messages Exposed (Update: GroupTweet Is Likely Culprit)  —  Twitter user Orli Yakuel, with 650 followers, had a nasty surprise this morning - her direct messages (private messages between two Twitter users) showed up in her normal Twitter stream …
Royal Pingdom:
Google domain names - the funny, strange and surprising  —  Google owns a whole bunch of domain names other than the obvious ones like google.com, blogger.com and gmail.com.  We here at Pingdom decided to find out which ones, with some truly surprising results.  —  We only looked at .com domain names, and found thousands.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and TechCrunch
Sean Percival:
Mahalo Adds Microformats  —  At Mahalo we just rolled out rolled out Microformats for relevant search result pages.  So what does this mean, and what are Microformats?  Well, they are data classes that help machines and people identify and export information.
Discussion: Mashable!
Joi Ito's Web:
Twitter Japan is a go!  —  In January, my company Digital Garage invested in Twitter and announced plans to work together with Twitter to create a Japanese version of the service.  That service just went live.  —  It's still part of the main Twitter service, but the UI will be in Japanese.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
DRM sucks redux: Microsoft to nuke MSN Music DRM keys  —  Customers who have purchased music from Microsoft's now-defunct MSN Music store are now facing a decision they never anticipated making: commit to which computers (and OS) they want to authorize forever, or give up access to the music they paid for.
Jim / craigslist blog:
Tainted Love  —  Ebay has filed suit against craigslist and its board of directors:  —  http://news.ebay.com/releasedetail.cfm?  ReleaseID=305980  —  We are surprised and disappointed by Ebay's unfounded allegations, which came to us out of the blue, without any attempt to engage in a dialogue with us.
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Jessica Dolcourt / Webware.com:
RSS, Fire Eagle join LightPole's lookup posse  —  If I had to describe LightPole in ten words or fewer, I'd call it an interface for accessing location-aware services from mobile phones.  More than anything else, LightPole's downloadable app (review) offers a listings and mapping format …
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
 
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