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9:30 AM ET, May 11, 2007

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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: Apple 2.0, MacDailyNews and Slashdot
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple hints at video rentals through iTunes  —  Apple Inc. strayed from making any material announcements during its shareholders meeting on Thursday, but did hint that it will offer video rentals through iTunes at some point in the future.  —  "Timing of this is difficult to determine …
Discussion: CrunchGear, parislemon and Digg
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Jobs addresses backdating, environment at shareholder meeting  —  At Apple's annual shareholders meeting in Cupertino on Thursday, Steve Jobs and other company executives heard criticism about the company's stock-options scandal and the recently announced delay of of the forthcoming Leopard version …
Discussion: Ars Technica, MacUser and Paul Murphy
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 …
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
Discussion: Global Nerdy
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 …
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 …
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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Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Vonage Says It May Have Way Around Disputed Patents (Update5)  —  Vonage Holdings Corp. said it may have technology that could rescue its Internet-phone service, after a jury found the company infringed patents that allow customers to call standard telephones.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch20 Conference: Caterina Fake, MC Hammer & Rajeev Motwani Join Expert Panel  —  I'm excited to announce the next three experts for the TechCrunch20 Conference in San Francisco this September.  Caterina Fake, MC Hammer and Rajeev Motwani join the previously announced experts.
Discussion: TechCrunch 20 Blog
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
From Intel and A.M.D., Rival Boasts of Technology  —  The fierce rivalry between the chip makers Intel and Advanced Micro Devices is ratcheting up as both companies claim superiority in technology used for notebook computers.  —  On Wednesday, Intel introduced an upgrade to its popular Centrino chip set …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Why I love patents and copyrights  —  perspective Keith Richards in a near-death experience.  Does TV get any better?  —  Ocean Tomo, a Chicago-based company that holds auctions for patents, copyrights and other intellectual property, will put a gem on the block …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese vending machine offers free drinks for watching ads  —  In a marketing case that just sounds too good to be true, vending masters Apex Corp. have purportedly laid out plans that will bring free or subsidized non-alcoholic beverage to thirsty consumers who are willing to watch a 30-second commercial before partaking.
Discussion: Joe Duck, Digital Media Wire and Digg
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Orbitz, the worst IPO of 2007?  —  We're not even halfway through 2007 and I'm ready to make a nomination for worst IPO candidate of the year: Orbitz.  —  You may recall that Orbitz - the online travel site founded by five major airlines in 2000 - went public at $26 a share in 2003.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
DesktopLinux.com:
Red Hat shows its Global Desktop cards  —  Red Hat Inc. on May 9 announced the availability of a new client product, Red Hat Global Desktop, at its annual Red Hat Summit tradeshow in San Diego.  This desktop aims to deliver a modern user experience with an enterprise-class suite of productivity applications.
Discussion: Compiler
Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
NCTA: HBO's Zitter Says DRM Is Misnomer  —  Digital rights management (DRM) is the wrong term for technology that secures programmers' content as it moves to new digital platforms says HBO Chief Technology Officer Bob Zitter, since it emphasized restrictions instead of opportunities.
Discussion: Epicenter and Digital Daily
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Mat Honan / Epicenter:
HBO Exec: Don't Call It DRM
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
 
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