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1:10 PM ET, May 29, 2008

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Chippy / UMPCPortal:
Is This The Acer Aspire One MiniNote?  —  Update.  Some details are emerging...see below.  —  Hot on the heals of the Dell Mininote leak are these images which just dropped into our forum.  This posts are titled ‘Aspire One.’  —  It's got the same touchpad as seen on the HP 2133 and what appears to be an 8.9″ screen.
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: Dell Mini Inspiron, Their First Mini Laptop  —  I bumped into Michael Dell at All Things D after his interview, and he was nice enough to show me this laptop that he was carrying that he said no one's seen before.  It's a small form factor notebook, just like the Asus Eee and the HP 2133.
BBC:   Dell joins cut-down laptop market
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Akamai Releases State of the Internet Report  —  Akamai is out today with their first “State of the Internet” report.  The report is well worth a read as it covers a variety of topics including: security, connection speeds, geography, network access, and Internet penetration.  Some of the interesting stats include:
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   State of the Internet: Old worms live on; Delaware speediest state …
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Obama Spent Most of $3.5 Million This Year on Google  —  Barack Obama's campaign spent at least $3.47 million on online advertising related purchases between January and April.  The biggest recipient of the Democratic Presidential hopeful's online ad dollars was Google.
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   Google Rakes In Campaign Contributions From Obama; Facebook Defeats MySpace!
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Mark Zuckerberg: “A technology company is a company that creates technology”  —  CARLSBAD, CA — Mark Zuckerberg has learned nothing.  Taking the stage at D6, he uttered nothing but bromides and nonsequiturs.  Examples: “Facebook is a technology company ... a technology company is a company …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Why Did Facebook Give Up on Beacon?
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Bits and Epicenter
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Hacked in BitTorrent Throttling Payback?  —  When you're as large as Comcast, you can't please all of the people, all of the time.  Although it has done so in other ways too, Comcast managed to annoy a large portion of its customer base with its throttling activities …
Discussion: The Register and p2pnet
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Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Hacked - Comcast Network Solutions Account Compromised?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Associated Press
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Glam offers new video ad network, gets acquisition offer for $1.3B  —  Glam, the fast-growing online advertiser and publisher for women, is announcing a new video offering that may make it easier to monetize videos on the Web.  —  Beginning tomorrow, Glam is letting its network publishers …
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Glam Turned Down a $1.3 Billion Offer: Report
Discussion: Webware.com and The Blog Herald
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Mozilla “Download Day” - Are you in or out?  —  Mozilla are organizing a “Download Day” to promote Firefox 3.0 and set a Guinness World Record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours.  Are you in or out?  —  Maybe it's me and I'm feeling a little cranky today because I've …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla aims for record-breaking Firefox 3 launch
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog and Homotron.net
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Apple to make major studios' films available for download  —  Apple is poised to announce it will start selling films from four major Hollywood studios for download in the UK as part of its iTunes internet service at prices on a par with DVDs.  —  The company intends to unveil agreements with Disney …
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Who Has Comment Copyright Ownership In A Disqus Era  —  There is obviously lots of discussion about copyright around things like music and video on the Internet, but another area that is going to be very important that is only recently getting attention is the ownership of comments.
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Yahoo CEOs Golf, Talk  —  Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer met Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive Jerry Yang for a round of golf this past weekend to discuss a deal for Yahoo's search-advertising business.  But there was no indication that the software titan remained interested …
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Nicki Dugan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Lemme give you a little advice
Ryan Shrout / PC Perspective:
VIA Nano Processor Preview - Isaiah Gets Official … Isaiah Turns to Nano  —  Today marks one of the most pivotal days in the history of VIA Technologies; after essentially bowing out of the chipset market for AMD and Intel processors the combined CPU/platform division that was much maligned …
Discussion: Engadget, Slashdot and GottaBeMobile
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Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
The Fork in the Road for Social Media  —  Social networking is at a major fork in the road.  Down one road is adding more features to a walled garden and opening up just enough, so that users seldom need to leave.  Most sites are going down this yellow brick road and the prize is clearly a big one.
Discussion: broadstuff
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Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:   On Twitter and the missed opportunity to execute a social utility business model
Associated Press:
Hutchison Telecom to offer Apple's iPhone in Hong Kong, Macau  —  HONG KONG (AP) - Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. said Thursday it signed an agreement with Apple Inc. to offer the popular iPhone in Hong Kong and Macau later this year.  —  Terms of the deal were not released.
Qualcomm:
Qualcomm Introduces Plaza, a New End-to-End Widget Framework that Will Allow Operators to Drive Use of the Mobile Internet  —  Plaza to Leverage Existing Web Tools and Standards-Based Technologies to Enable Personalized Mobile Widgets for Fast, Convenient Access to the Internet from Mobile Devices
Discussion: GigaOM and Phone Scoop
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Enable Google Contact Sync Without an iPhone or iPod Touch  —  Mac OS X only: Earlier today we reported that Mac OS's latest update to 10.5.3 included Google contact syncing to Address Book—if you've connected an iPhone or iPod touch to your Mac, that is.  If you don't have an iPhone …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Gets Fancy With Google I/O TShirts.  Too Fancy  —  With all the thousands of engineers at google, you'd think someone speaks binary.  But perhaps not.  Attendees of the Google I/O conference today were given t-shirts that, presumably, were supposed to spell GOOGLEIO on the front in binary.
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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JAJAH: Change is in the wind
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Google revs its search engine
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel 32Gb flash sets stage for solid-state drives
Discussion: Electronista, TG Daily and Engadget
Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ascent of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary: New Google Logo
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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