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7:15 AM ET, June 27, 2008

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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Microsoft to buy semantic search engine Powerset for $100M plus  —  Microsoft, the software giant flush with billions of dollars in its warchest, has agreed to buy Silicon Valley semantic search engine Powerset, we've learned.  —  The purchase price is rumored to be slightly more than $100 million.
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Carlacthompson / The Guidewire:
Top-of-mind thoughts on Microsoft and Powerset  —  There's a reason I love emerging technology so much: over the course of one hour, the entire landscape can be turned on its head.  The rumor out of VentureBeat this afternoon, that Microsoft will acquire Powerset for $100 million next month …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Microsoft To Buy Powerset? Not Just Yet.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Offer iTunes Remote Control App for iPhone and iPod Touch  —  Apple released a pre-release version of iTunes 7.7 for developers tonight.  In the Read Me of the iTunes installer is a hint at a previously unannounced iPhone/iPod Touch application:
Pete / Blogger in Draft:
Updates and Bug Fixes for June 26th  —  Today's Blogger release is a big one for Blogger in Draft.  Let's lead off with the quick stuff:  — Google Gadget integration continues to improve, with better editing of gadget preferences.  — The new look for the Dashboard has seen a handful of tweaks …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Major Update for Google's Blogger
Pete / Blogger in Draft:   New Feature: Embedded Comment Form
Pete / Blogger in Draft:
New Feature: New Post Editor
Discussion: ParisLemon
Marcelo Almeida / Zone-H syndication:
ICANN AND IANA DOMAINS HIJACKED BY TURKISH CRACKERS  —  The ICANN and IANA websites were defaced earlier today by a Turkish group called “NetDevilz”.  ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers.  These include domain names …
Discussion: Zero Day and Dancho Danchev's Blog
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BBC:
Internet overhaul wins approval
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
.confusion: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
More on Yahoo's Reorg: Dietzen Is Garlinghouse Replacement  —  As BoomTown reported last night, the Yahoo (YHOO) reorg will be unveiled later this morning, with the slate of execs that this column outlined last week in its gory-oops, I mean, glorious-detail.
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Realignment to Support Core Strategies
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Reorg Is On: New Jobs For Ash Patel, Hilary Schneider (YHOO)
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Ten Reasons Why Vista Isn't That Bad  —  Of all the ware Microsoft churns out from its sweatshop of “lightning bolt, lightning bolt” nerds, Windows is the one most inexorably tied to the public image of the company.  As Bill Gates leaves the building, we look back on the last baby birthed …
Bloomberg:
Palm Loss Is Wider Than Estimated as BlackBerry Gains  —  Palm Inc. reported a wider fourth- quarter loss than analysts estimated after the Treo e-mail phone ceded sales to Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry.  The shares fell 3.4 percent.  —  The loss was $43.4 million, or 40 cents a share …
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Naomi Gleit / Blog do Facebook:
He/She/They: Grammar and Facebook.  —  As Facebook grows in other languages, we are learning a lot about what the “Facebook Experience” is like for people around the world.  One of the first challenges was getting words that are really long in other languages to fit on the screen properly.
Discussion: My Blog Posts and Inside Facebook
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
MICROSOFT.COM POWERED BY HYPER-V  —  Hi—I am Rob Emanuel, a Technology Architect on the Microsoft.com Operations team focusing on virtualization.  I wanted to share the great progress we have made rolling out Hyper-V since my first blog a month ago.  In that blog I discussed our success …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google Tries Tighter Aim for Web Ads  —  Google, with its deep reservoir of data about online behavior gathered by tracking hundreds of millions of computers, is for the first time testing ways to use some of that data to aim ads at Web users.  —  Ads that a person sees on one Google search …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Tests Using Your Search Data to Tailor Ads to You
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tests the New iGoogle  —  Announced in April, the new version of iGoogle that brings social applications is tested in a small number of randomly selected Google accounts.  —  The new iGoogle places the tabs on the left-hand side of the page and you can expand the tabs to see the list …
Daniel Langendorf / last100:
Sony's latest plans: more networked devices, video download service for PS3, maybe a phone  —  Years ago, when product developers were thinking up what's next, an obvious choice was electronic devices connected to each other, first through cables, then wirelessly as technology improved …
Discussion: Forbes, Gizmodo and Reuters
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Nokia:
Nokia injects individuality and style into new Supernova range  —  Espoo, Finland - Recognizing that no one style fits all, Nokia today unveiled a new range of products to let consumers express their personal styles on a number of levels ranging from stylish designs, to personalization through vibrantly hued exchangeable covers.
Discussion: Gadgetell, Gizmodo and Engadget
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Internal AT&T Memo Indicates Groundbreaking iPhone 3G Feature: MMS  —  Check this out.  New reports are coming in that a very interesting memo is currently circulating internally at AT&T. Said memo reportedly lists a variety of features that will supposedly be included on the upcoming iPhone 3G.
 
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Jose Fermoso / Gadget Lab:
USC Lab Creates 3-D Holographic Displays, Brings TIE Fighters to Life
Discussion: OhGizmo!
David Garcia / Inside Google Desktop:
From the desktop to your TV  —  In the old days, we used …
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Most Powerful Visualization System Ever Is Faster than 600 Consoles
Discussion: WinBeta
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
New bill mandates closed captioning for Internet video
Discussion: Mashable!
Market Wire:
DXG Launches the DXG-567V HD Camcorder With Easy Upload to YouTube …
Discussion: Gearlog, Gizmodo and Engadget
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Any lawful device: 40 years after the Carterfone decision
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The First Test App For MySpace Data Availability
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Napster Activists: Company Worth At Least As Much As Last.Fm
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Seeking Alpha:
Apple Checks Show Big Upward iPhone Build Revisions; Positive for Chip Suppliers
Discussion: Digital Daily
InfoWorld:
Survey: 8 in 10 businesses now using Macs
Russ Mitchell / Portfolio.com:
Yahoo's Loser Board
Discussion: Valleywag
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Something useful: A WYSIWYG WordPress theme editor
Discussion: Web Worker Daily
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Online Video Ads Finally Find Their Niche
Anil Dash:
Bill Gates and the Greatest Tech Hack Ever
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
I've Seen the Future, and It Has a Kill Switch
Discussion: PSFK, Xconomy and Boing Boing