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4:15 AM ET, May 18, 2010

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Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Re-inventing Windows Live Hotmail - the next generation of personal email  —  If you've been following this blog, you know that we've spent a lot of time talking about how consumers are using their email and how they manage their inboxes.  We've also talked about how we decide what to build based on what we hear from customers.
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
New Hotmail takes aim at Gmail's top features  —  Microsoft presented a sneak peek this morning of a massively overhauled Hotmail — Hotmail Wave 4 in Microsoft jargon — that will go into a public beta test this summer.  —  Hotmail Wave 4 adds several features that have until now been unique …
Ben Hardwidge / THINQ:
Exclusive: Seagate confirms 3TB drive  —  Needs UEFI, 64-bit OS and new partition table.  After a few weeks of rumours, Seagate's senior product manager Barbara Craig has confirmed to Thinq that “we are announcing a 3TB drive later this year,” but the move to 3TB of storage space apparently involves …
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Jamie Lendino / Gearlog:
Seagate Confirms 3TB Drive, Possible 32-Bit OS Issue
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Web Browsers Leave ‘Fingerprints’ Behind as You Surf the Net  —  San Francisco - New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures — creating identifiable “fingerprints” that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
How your Web browser rats you out online  —  You're concerned about your online privacy, and you do all the right things to keep from being tracked around the Web: purge your cookies regularly, clean out Flash “supercookies,” even switch to browsers like Browzar, which lets you …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Kindle For Android Hits This Summer — And You Can Buy Books In It  —  Easily one of my favorite apps for the iPad is the Kindle app.  Weird, I know.  But in some ways it's superior to the iPad's own iBooks experience.  You can sync it across multiple devices, for example.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Visa officially announces their case that turns your iPhone into a credit card (and we've got pics!)  —  Around two weeks ago, Visa announced that they'd partnered with a company called DeviceFidelity to build the iPhone case of our dreams: one that would allow us to use our iPhone as a credit card …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
U.S. Mac sales up 39% in April  —  Based on NPD data, iPods, not Macs, are being cannibalized by the iPad, says an analyst  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has looked at the NPD Group's data for the month of April and concluded that it's good news for Apple (AAPL).  How so?
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad Already Taking Away iPod Sales (AAPL)
Nick Bilton / Bits:
With a Kindle Hiring Spree, Amazon Gears Up for Battle With Apple  —  Since Apple announced its plans for the iPad, Amazon has shared few details about how it would respond to the competition for its Kindle.  But over the past few weeks, it has offered some more clues.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Will Push Real-Time Feeds to Browser (Updated)  —  Updated at 9:30 PM PST with comment from Google.  Google posted an unlisted video to YouTube tonight showing details of a 2.0 version of its Feed API, a simple tool for displaying recent headlines from a syndicated feed on any web page.
Discussion: TNW Google
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Mayors of Starbucks Now Get Discounts Nationwide with Foursquare  —  Starbucks, a company that already rewards frequent customers with the Barista badge on social gaming app Foursquare — is officially turning on the rewards side of its experimental Foursquare loyalty program with the first-ever nationwide mayor special.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Goes Down Following Legal Pressure  —  A few days ago we exclusively revealed that several major Hollywood movie studios had obtained a preliminary injunction against CyberBunker operator CB3ROB Ltd. & Co. KG from the Regional Court of Hamburg.
Financial Times:
Google set for probes on data harvesting  —  By Joseph Menn in San Francisco, Daniel Schäfer in Frankfurt and Tim Bradshaw in London  —  Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic on Monday moved towards investigating Google following the internet group's disclosure …
Discussion: Consumer Watchdog and The Loop
Bob Warfield / SmoothSpan Blog:
Amazon Stealing the Cloud  —  I saw a spate of recent articles that had some pretty amazing statistics and news bits on Amazon Web Services and competitors.  In no particular order:  — A survey of 600 developers by Mashery reported that 69% of respondents said Amazon, Google …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
After 3+ Years, Alex Payne Quits Twitter To Create “A Bank That Doesn't Suck”  —  A couple years ago when Twitter was having major scaling issues, engineer Alex Payne was able to work through them to help create the Twitter API.  That API, of course, is now one of the most important on the web.
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews:
Google To Buy VOIP Technology Firm Global IP Solutions For $68.2 Million  —  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is offering $68.2 million to buy up publicly-traded Global IP Solutions, a San Francisco-based company which sells technology used to deliver voice and video over IP networks.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Don't Kid Yourself, Mobile Ad Companies: Apple Really Does Want to Lock Up the App Market  —  Is Apple really trying to shut out other ad networks from its iPhones and iPad apps?  That's what it looked like at first blush last month.  —  Recently, though, I've talked to some mobile ad companies that are more hopeful.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Fanboy!  —  Technology, in case you hadn't noticed, is a topic that inspires passion.  When people like stuff, they tend to really like it.  And many tech enthusiasts have trouble dealing with people whose tastes differ from theirs.  Praise a product or company online …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Prepares To Announce 500 Million Users  —  Facebook is working on plans for their 500 million user celebration, projected to take place at some point before the end of June.  While we'd expect Facebook to make an announcement in the next couple weeks, an announcement should be expected …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Surprise: Traditional Blogging Platforms Still Reign Supreme  —  AltHouse, Citizen WElls, Economist's View: These are some of the most popular blogs in the world and their streams of daily posts get hundreds of legitimate comments.  They are published on Blogspot, WordPress and Typepad, respectively.
Discussion: PostRank Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Moot's Investors Revealed: Andreessen, Conway, Dixon, Schachter and Lerer  —  Last Friday, we wrote about 4chan founder Christopher “Moot” Poole's stealthy startup, Canvas Networks, which just raised $625,000 in funding.  Poole has revealed the names of the investors in the round, which are impressive to say the least.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose Gives A Glimpse Of The New Digg  —  Yesterday, while he was visiting his father and working beside a Colorado stream, Kevin Rose sent out a seemingly bland, lazy Sunday Tweet: … But the payload of that Tweet, a link to picture showing a glimpse of Rose's computer screen, is much more interesting.
Discussion: Erictric
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Echofon On FTC's Google/Admob Inquiry: I Felt Pressured To Say Things That Met Their Goal  —  For months, the Federal Trade Commission has been considering whether or not to block Google's acquisition of Admob for $750 million, which was announced back in November.
Discussion: Echofon Blog, Electronista and Erictric
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Official: Acer will not launch Chrome OS devices at Computex  —  Oh, what's this?  Acer officially saying it will not launch an Chrome OS device at Computex or in the “short term,” just like our sources told us a few days ago?  Unfortunately, that's exactly what's going on.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Go to Barnes & Noble, get a free e-book  —  Do you have a nook or the less elegantly named iRex DR800SG?  If so, get thee to a Barnes & Noble store to participate in the new Fun and Free e-books promotion.  It's a pretty simple concept: you waltz into a Barnes & Noble store, get an access code, then download a free e-book.
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Mia / YouTube Blog:
YouTube launches in South Africa
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Ustream Asia Debuts, New iPhone Apps For Japan
Discussion: TUAW
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Does Facebook Traffic Data Show Any Fallout from Privacy Issues?
Discussion: Pulse2
Jason Grigsby / O'Reilly Radar:
Mobile operating systems and browsers are headed in opposite directions
Thanks:atul
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Start-ups are searching for users, not a fight with Google
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Increasingly Grouping News Feed Stories from Apps and Sites
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Gilt Groupe, Groupon, and avoiding SEO
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Mike Jones / MySpace:
MySpace Empowers Users With New, Simpler Privacy Setting
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Android Comes of Age at Google Developer Conference
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Willie Teng / DigiTimes:
Foxconn to ship 24 million iPhone 4G in 2010, says Digitimes Research