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10:05 AM ET, May 29, 2008

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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.
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Anne B. Camden / Your Blog:
Something from Dell at D6  —  There's a pretty cool event going on as you read this out in Carlsbad, Calif - the D: All Things Digital conference.  Conversations from it have been lighting up the front page of Techmeme since last night.  For those who aren't familiar with it …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Webware.com
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Glam Turned Down a $1.3 Billion Offer: Report  —  Glam Media is alleged to have turned down a takeover offer of $1.3 billion according to VentureBeat.  —  The figure may sound high, but it's only a 11x raw multiple on the $115 million invested into the company over 4.5 rounds …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
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; South Korea a broadband king  —  Akamai on Thursday released its first State of the Internet report and found attack traffic-viruses, worms, bots and such-derived from 125 countries with 30 percent of that traffic coming from the United States and China.
Vincent Nguyen / Android Community:
First LIVE images and videos of FULLSCREEN Android demos!  —  Google's latest Android prototype is miles improved over the versions we last saw.  Back at CES the GUI was clunky and the whole thing looked relatively primative; Google themselves asked us to keep an open mind and instead concentrate on the OS' potential.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: News Corp.'s Murdoch “Mystified” By YHOO's Failure To Do MSFT Deal; Sees Recession; Will He Vote For Obama?  —  For the final session at D: All Things Digital today, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher are interviewing News Corp. (NWS) CEO Rupert Murdoch, who of course owns the Wall Street Journal …
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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.
Discussion: iLounge
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Zuckerberg and Sandberg On The State Of Facebook  —  This should be fun: In the last pre-dinner session at D: All Things Digital, we get Kara Swisher interviewing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.  —  Some highlights:  — Swisher apologized for calling Zuckerberg a “toddler CEO.”
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John Markoff / Bits:   Who's Smarter: Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg?
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 and GottaBeMobile
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VIA Technologies Inc / VIA Technologies, Inc. News:
VIA Launches VIA Nano Processor Family
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and UMPCPortal
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and iLounge
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: DSLreports and p2pnet
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Trust to scrutinise ‘distinctiveness’ of BBC's digital ambitions
Discussion: Technovia
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Mozilla “Download Day” - Are you in or out?
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel 32Gb flash sets stage for solid state drives
Discussion: Electronista
Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ascent of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary: New Google Logo
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Dennis O'Reilly / CNET News.com:
Customize the history settings in Firefox and Internet Explorer
Bill Pay / Business Wire:
3K Releases $299 RazorBook 400 Notebook Computer
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo BrowserPlus aims for better surfing
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Andrew Z / OpenOffice.org Ninja:
Is OpenOffice.org getting faster?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Live with Phil:
Windows Live for Nokia now available in 33 different countries
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Permanently Halts ‘Pretexting’ …
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
Zuckerberg returns to California to find employees irked over …
Discussion: The Social and Careers
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Your Blockbuster movie download is just a drive away
Fred / A VC:
Web Discussions: Leaving The Instigator Out
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jerry Yang: “We're Done”
 

 
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