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11:15 PM ET, May 29, 2008

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Jim Louderback / Revision3 » blog:
Inside the Attack that Crippled Revision3  —  As many of you know, Revision3's servers were brought down over the Memorial Day weekend by a denial of service attack.  It's an all too common occurrence these days.  But this one wasn't your normal cybercrime - there's a chilling twist at the end.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Revision3 Sends FBI after MediaDefender  —  The CEO of Revision3 - Jim Louderback - was quite surprised when he found out that MediaDefender was the source of the attack that took down their entire network this weekend.  He found out that MediaDefender used the Revision3 BitTorrent tracker …
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News and Digg
Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times:   Anti-piracy efforts blamed for crash of popular Internet TV network
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Shooting 3G iPhone Commercial at 5th Avenue Apple Store?  [Updatedx3]  —  Apple's 24-hour flagship 5th Avenue retail store in Manhattan is in the process of shutting down for the night.  An unusual move for the 24-hour store.  Apple's retail page reflects the temporary shutdown:
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Infineon warning hints iPhone delay, analysts say  —  Apple's 3G iPhone launch plans may have seen a slight delay, at least, reading between the lines of today's profit warning from mooted chip supplier, Infineon.  —  What has occurred?  Infineon today warned its profits and sales …
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
TypePad AntiSpam Is Welcomed, But Times Are Changing  —  SixApart has launched a full scale assault on Automattic's Akismet spam service with the launch of TypePad AntiSpam.  —  Michael at TechCrunch notes that TypePad AntiSpam takes a multi-headed heuristic approach to detecting …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TypePad AntiSpam, A New Open Source Comment Spam Fighter
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's grand plan to eliminate phone numbers  —  I've been puzzling over transcripts of a couple of recent speeches by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates where he discussed his vision for the end of phone numbers.  But it wasn't until today, when I learned more about Microsoft's “Echoes” …
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Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Hacked - Comcast Network Solutions Account Compromised?  —  Starting late yesterday, Comcast users began noticing that Comcast.net has been hacked.  More technically, early indications are that someone hacked Comcast's registrar account at Network Solutions, changing the authoritative DNS servers …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Labs?  —  Google pre-announced a mysterious new feature for Gmail.  “On Thursday, June 5th we're going to be launching a new Gmail feature that we like to think of as a next evolution of 20% time.  It's a change in our development process and in the way users will be able to influence Gmail's design.”
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Twitter Closing its $15 Million Round With Spark; Bit Less Than $100M Valuation  —  As has been reported and rumored for the last month or so, the much-hyped mobile messaging and community service Twitter is in the process of closing its $15 million round, and the investor is Spark Capital, we have confirmed through sources.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell delivers: Is a turnaround in sight?  —  Dell's fiscal first quarter results topped expectations courtesy of strong growth in its commercial and consumer businesses.  —  On Thursday, Dell reported net income of $784 million, or 38 cents a share, on revenue of $16.07 billion, which was up 9 percent from a year ago.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Naveen Jain's Latest Scam: Intelius  —  When serial entrepreneur Naveen Jain left the company he founded, InfoSpace, in disgrace in late 2002, a lot of people thought he would never be trusted by the financial markets again (see this three part series from the Seattle Times that talks extensively …
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Time-Shifting the Ad Industry: Tom Rogers, President and CEO, TiVo  —  Tom Rogers, a well-rounded media executive, has had his work cut out for him at TiVo, the iconic but often-struggling pioneer and leader in the digital video-recorder market.  Before coming to TiVo, Mr. Rogers was chairman …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
We're all guinea pigs in Google's search experiment  —  SAN FRANCISCO—When it comes to search quality, Google has a split personality.  —  Google uses a method called split A/B testing to measure exactly what changes it should make to its main search Web site—both to its famously Spartan search box and to the results it produces.
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
iPhone Nano, GPS Are More Important to Apple Than 3G: Analysis  —  3G?  Video?  That's old news.  Rival companies tell PM's senior tech editor they're shaking in their boots over the prospect of Steve Jobs enabling iPhone 2.0 with GPS, and a stripped-down cellphone might even outsell the original.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Digg
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources: Apple planning biggest back-to-school promo yet  —  Apple as early as Monday is expected to announce its 2008 back-to-school promotion, which will encourage students to purchase a new Mac through some of the biggest incentives in the company's history, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: MacRumors, One More Thing and Digg
 
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Google's Android: How Will it Compare to iPhone?
Andrew Chen / Inside Facebook:
Data Portability: Is the Social Network Data You're Hoarding Treasure or Trash?
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
How Many Friends is Too Many?  —  Offline, I have a network …
Discussion: Carsonified and louisgray.com
Yuvi / The StatBot:
FriendFeed “Likes” Compatibility Index Pre-Pre-Pre Alpha
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Why Apple must fix Safari ‘carpet bombing’ flaw immediately
Sunbelt Blog:
Microsoft: What we got here is a failure to communicate
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple concept would warn iPhone users ahead of dropped calls
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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Designing For Evil  —  Have you ever used Craigslist?
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Analysis: 1TB for $200 is great, but SSD is still the future
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Real Fight Over Fake News
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Why Did Facebook Give Up on Beacon?
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Obama Spent Most of $3.5 Million This Year on Google
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Apple to make major studios' films available for download
 

 
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Financial Times:
Sources: WBD weighs splitting off its streaming and studio businesses from its legacy TV networks including CNN, leaving most of its debt with the TV networks

Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Veteran cable news host Lou Dobbs, who made his name on CNN and then Fox Business, has died at 78; Trump announced his death on Truth Social

Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
FilmLA: from April through June 2024, the number of on-location filming days in LA fell 12.4% YoY, driven by a 56.9% drop in reality TV production

 
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