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6:10 AM ET, May 11, 2007

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Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Thoughts on Mozilla  —  You can now directly download the video or the audio.  —  Spurred by a conversation I had today, I thought I'd post some wide-ranging and very rough thoughts on Mozilla.  They're pretty raw and uncensored, and I go for about 50 minutes, but it might be somewhat thought-provoking.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
On Mozilla and The Evolution of the Browser  —  Interesting posts recently from two people who have an important role in defining the future of the browser.  Firstly, I missed it while I was in transit in the US, but Mozilla developer Alex Faaborg posted the slides of his presentation at the recent Web 2.0 Expo.
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Chris Messina, Firefox, and the Curse of Expert Ennui
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Facebook to Offer Free Classifieds  —  Facebook, the social networking Web site, is adding free classified ad listings, putting it into competition with dozens of established companies like Craigslist and many newspapers.  —  Facebook, which has 22 million active users …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
See Who's Reading Your LinkedIn Profile  —  LinkedIn added a new feature this week called "Who's Viewed My Profile" that shows the last twenty people who've looked at your profile and the company or industry they are in.  —  In the last week, visitors to my profile included a student …
Matt / Photo Matt:
Meaningful Overnight Relationship  —  One thing I've noticed about talking to certain types of press, particularly mainstream, is that they have a pattern in mind before they write about something, and the better you conform to the pattern the more coverage you get.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Longhorn Server to be christened Windows Server 2008  —  To next to no one's surprise, Microsoft is going to christen Longhorn Server "Windows Server 2008."  And it might do so as early as next week to coincide with the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Los Angeles.
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Jill Whalen / Search Engine Land:
Don't Sweat the Small SEO Stuff  —  Among clients, forum members, newsletter subscribers, and seminar attendees, many hours of my day are spent answering questions about organic SEO.  One thing I've noticed is that newbies and oldies alike are paralyzed when it comes to optimizing their websites …
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Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
Nokia N82 Imaging KING  —  The second juicy bit of information from my friend Blue Blazer Regular today is of the Nokia N82.  This is a candybar device to followup the N73.  Similar to the N81, it has quad-band GSM and 2100 HSDPA, BT 2.0 (w/ A2DP), WiFi (b/g w/ uPnP), but also adds built-in GPS, TV-out, FM Radio, and a MicroSD slot.
Discussion: Gizmodo and michael parekh on IT
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Lifehacker:
Gadgets: Add Outlook to your Google homepage … A new gadget provides easy access to Outlook—your inbox, calendar and more—from within iGoogle (formerly Google Personalized Homepage).  —  The aptly named Microsoft Outlook gadget (which requires Office XP) lets you view and interact with your calendar …
Discussion: Mashable!, Compiler and InsideGoogle
Erik Larkin / PC World:
Google Shareholders Vote Against Anti-Censorship Proposal  —  The failed shareholder proposal would have stopped Google from engaging in self-censorship.  —  A majority of Google shareholders today voted against an anti-censorship proposal that took aim at the way the search giant conducts …
Discussion: Neowin.net and U.S. Securities …
Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Web TV Start-Up Joost Raises $45 Million  —  Companies Featured in This Article: CBS, Viacom, Google, Hutchison Whampoa, Cheung Kong Holdings, eBay, Time Warner, Warner Music Group  —  Upstart Internet TV platform Joost, the latest project from the creators of Skype and Kazaa …
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Nate Whitehill / Nate Whitehill dot Com:
7 Ways To Get Readers to Stick  —  A while back I talked about "steroid traffic" versus natural traffic.  Steroid traffic is a term I coined to mean quick surges of traffic that don't necessarily average more than 1.1 pageviews per visitor.  Steroid traffic has short term benefits and the visitors rarely stick around.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Has Overuse of Bayesian Analysis Screwed Google Search?  —  A few years ago Joel Spolsky wrote a widely quoted blog post which stated … This morning I fired up my favorite RSS reader and saw the danah boyd's entry entitled quality of Google searches? where she pointed out
Discussion: Glass House and apophenia
Roughly Drafted:
Answers from Steve Jobs at Apple's Shareholder Meeting  —  Those comments didn't stop Greenpeace representatives from using the meeting as an opportunity to advertise the groups anti-Apple campaign.  Among the activists sent by Greenpeace was Iza Kruszewska, one of the key architects …
Discussion: Slashdot
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
IRS Leans On Auction Sites to Spill Customer Information  —  Would you trust eBay to keep your name, address and taxpayer identification number safe?  What about uBid.com, or what about an obscure online broker you've never heard of?  —  The Center for Democracy and Technology is raising …
 
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Mike Gunderloy / Web Worker Daily:
OPENTEAMS OFFERS WIKIS WITH STRUCTURE
Discussion: Office Tweaks
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Congress gets earful on net neutrality, CableCARD, YouTube from video execs
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Slide largest widget maker on the Web?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Kevin Yank / SitePoint Blogs:
Six Months Later: The New HTML Working Group
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
IBM unveils energy efficiency plan
Discussion: GigaOM and ZDNet
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple hints at video rentals through iTunes
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Peter Cohen / PC World:
iPod, iTunes Cited in Cease and Desist For Apple
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Why I love patents and copyrights
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Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple filing reveals multi-sided iPod with touch screen interface
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