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11:25 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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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.
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 …
BBC:   Dell joins cut-down laptop market
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
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!  —  Unlike political candidates, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and other online ad providers can receive an unlimited amount of campaign cash.  While they won't receive the kind of ad money that TV and radio will attract …
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 …
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  —  Our testing of the latest release candidate reinforces the belief held by many that Firefox 3 represents a major breakthrough in performance, usability, and resource efficiency.  But that isn't enough for its intrepid developers …
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog
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 …
Discussion: D6 Highlights and Tech Ticker
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Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
Zuckerberg returns to California to find employees irked over …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog, The Social and Careers
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
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 …
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: Silicon Alley Insider and iLounge
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Alec Saunders SquawkBox:
JAJAH: Change is in the wind  —  A couple of weeks ago I was invited to give a talk at the University of Toronto as part of their MET Executive Development Program.  The room was stuffed full of telecom execs on a two day program run by the engineering faculty at the University.
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.
Rory Reid / Crave at CNET UK:
MSI Wind: Hands-on, with exclusive photos  —  We've just had an exclusive hands-on with the MSI Wind, which we liked the look of in March, and by golly it's good.  So good, in fact, that it could take the throne from the Asus Eee PC as the best mini laptop on the planet.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Enable Google Contact Sync Without an iPhone or iPod Touch
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Who Has Comment Copyright Ownership In A Disqus Era
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GigaOM:
Flash Exploit Shows the Dark Side of Web 2.0
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Google revs its search engine
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
fbCal Gives External Access To Facebook Events
Discussion: Download Squad and Lifehacker
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Yahoo CEOs Golf, Talk
PC Pro:
Hacker takes $50,000 a few cents at a time
Discussion: DailyTech, Gizmodo and Slashdot
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Trust to scrutinise ‘distinctiveness’ of BBC's digital ambitions
Discussion: Technovia
 Earlier Items: 
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel 32Gb flash sets stage for solid-state drives
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Hacked in BitTorrent Throttling Payback?
Discussion: DSLreports and p2pnet
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
Ryan Shrout / PC Perspective:
VIA Nano Processor Preview - Isaiah Gets Official
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile
Andrew Z / OpenOffice.org Ninja:
Is OpenOffice.org getting faster?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Gets Fancy With Google I/O TShirts. Too Fancy