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5:10 PM ET, May 14, 2008

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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Microsoft TouchWall can inexpensively turn any flat surface into a multi-touch display  —  Bill Gates will demo a new multi-touch computer and interface today called TouchWall at the Microsoft CEO Summit in Redmond.  —  TouchWall refers to the touch screen hardware setup itself …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
115 CEOs Converge At Microsoft For CEO Summit  —  Microsoft's annual CEO Summit kicks off officially today with an 8:30 am keynote by Bill Gates titled “The Next Wave of Business Productivity and the Challenge of Continual Innovation.”  —  115 CEOs will attend from 26 countries, says Microsoft.
Microsoft:
Microsoft CEO Summit 2008 Virtual Pressroom  —  Welcome to the virtual pressroom for Microsoft Corp.'s 12th annual CEO Summit.  Established in 1997, the forum allows business leaders to discuss the most pressing issues affecting global business today.  From May 13 to May 15 …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Gates' Last Microsoft CEO Summit
Discussion: Apple Watch and Furrier.org
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Gates shows Microsoft ‘TouchWall’ prototype
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Daily
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Gates: Every surface to be a computer
Discussion: CNET News.com and GigaOM
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
AT&T to boost 3G speeds more than fivefold by 2009  —  AT&T said Wednesday it plans to boost the speed of its 3G wireless network to speeds of 20 megabits per second in 2009, paving the way for over-the-air downloads that are more than five times faster than what customers can achieve today.
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Electronista:
AT&T plans 20-megabit 3G by 2009  —  AT&T's cellular Internet access will be more than five times faster in 2009 than it is this year, the company's mobility chief Ralph de la Vega said today at Morgan Stanley's annual Communications Conference.  The executive says that the company's HSPA …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Would you like to video chat and watch TV on the 3G iPhone?
Discussion: AppleInsider, Gizmodo and Engadget
Catherine Rampell / Chronicle of Higher Education:
How It Does It: The RIAA Explains How It Catches Alleged Music Pirates  —  To catch college students trading copyrighted songs online, the Recording Industry Association of America uses the same file-sharing software that online pirates love, an RIAA representative told The Chronicle …
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T limits iPhone purchases to one per customer  —  A “breaking news” bulletin was just sent out to all AT&T Retail employees today stating that they have started limiting iPhone purchases to one per customer.  The email isn't exciting, but the inventory is definitely starting to dry up.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Tech Trader Daily
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
AT&T now limiting iPhone sales to one, requiring credit card
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Fred / A VC:
Disqus and Seesmic Pair Up For Video Comments  —  First, let me say that I am not sure about the utility of video comments.  I've seen them and even viewed them on Techcrunch and I think they slow down and break up the conversation more than they contribute to it.
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Because you asked for it (right?):  Disqus and Seesmic team up for video comments
Discussion: CenterNetworks, Mashable! and WinExtra
Richard Wray / Guardian:
O2 hints at 3G iPhone launch date  —  The 3G version of the iPhone will be unveiled “in the coming weeks”, the boss of Apple's exclusive mobile phone partner in the UK and Ireland hinted today.  —  Speculation is rife that Apple will reveal the 3G version of the phone at its Worldwide Developers' Conference …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Hitwise: Google Again Hits New High; Microsoft & Yahoo Again New Lows  —  Hitwise released the latest statistics for search engine share in the United States for April 2008.  Google has again hit a new high, jumping up 0.65% from the prior month's high, to 68% of the US search market.
Discussion: Digital Daily
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google about to launch Flash API for Maps  —  Google just published a page detailing how Flash developers can now use the Google Maps ActionScript API.  Unfortunately, as of right now all the samples still don't work, but based on the documentation from a guy who has never made anything in Flash, it looks pretty easy to use.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Inquisitr
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: Peter Horan Leaving IAC To Be CEO, Goodmail Systems  —  paidContent has confirmed that Peter Horan is leaving IAC, where he is CEO of IAC Media & Advertising, to become CEO of Goodmail Systems.  Reached by phone, Horan told me that he has given two weeks notice and will be joining the certified email company.
Discussion: Virtual Worlds News
David Rothman / TeleRead:
Five-inch econo E Ink reader will go on sale in the U.S. next month: Astak's price in the $150 range?  —  Astak's rumored $150-so-so E Ink reader with a five-inch screen was unveiled at the IDPF conference today.  It's to go on sale next month in the States, with other models following in the next few months.
BBC:
MySpace wins bumper spam payout  —  MySpace has won a $234m (£120m) legal judgement over junk messages sent to members of the social networking site.  —  Victory in the case was awarded to MySpace after Sanford Wallace and Walter Rines, the men behind the junk mail, failed to show up in court.
Mary Hayes Weier / InformationWeek:
Workday Lands Software Industry's Biggest SaaS Deal  —  The deal, for 200,000 users, marks a tipping point for interest in and use of on-demand software among large companies.  —  On-demand software startup Workday has clinched its biggest deal yet — and the largest known in the software industry …
 
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Mark Williamson / Dash Blog:
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InfoWorld:
Hacker writes rootkit for Cisco's routers
Discussion: Techdirt
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Network TV Dumps Digital From The Ad Sales Pitch
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Accenture Buys Digital Video Services Company Origin Digital
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Clickety Clack
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
NBC-Vista copy-protection snafu reminds us why DRM stinks
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Flock social web browser adds Digg, Pownce, and AOL Mail support
Discussion: The Social Web
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
For developers, the Facebook hype machine is slowing down
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
No off switch: “Hyperconnectivity” on the rise
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LiMo Foundation:
LiMo Foundation™ Expands in Breadth and Depth With Further Swell …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Travel Search Engine UpTake Launches
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Report: Al Gore's CurrentTV Offered $100 Million For Digg In 2006
Discussion: Webware.com
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Friend Connect, Open Social, Ning, and the web
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Login to Zoho with your Google or Yahoo! Accounts
David Reiss / Facebook Developers:
Using Facebook Chat via Jabber