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3:25 PM ET, May 13, 2007

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Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Tilting at a Digital Future  —  IN Rupert Murdoch's world, two things are certain: the sun never sets on the kingdom, and a TV is always on in the background.  —  On the evening of April 26, several large television monitors adorned the terrace of Mr. Murdoch's Beverly Hills mansion …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Internet Pornography Stats  —  Check out this video from Good Magazine that shows a number of stats about the Internet pornography industry, in an "almost" not safe for work format.  It is staggering how much actual money flows through porn and how many people are involved in the industry:
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Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank:
GOOD PORN VIDEO  —  I usually like to switch up the video sources I referred to on the weekly video post but I could not resist pointing out another solid video created by GOOD Magazine.  GOOD has created this video which takes a look at the porn industry on the web.
Liz Foreman / Lost Remote:
Offshoring journalism: A job list  —  Note: A draft of this post has been sitting on my desktop for a few months, but in light of even more journalism offshoring news, I thought I'd polish this up and hit the publish button.  —  This interesting article on Poynter has me thinking.
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Flash!  Vermont Legislature Passes E-State Bill  —  An hour or so ago the Vermont House and Senate both gave final approval to a bill designed to make Vermont the nation's first e-state.  As defined in Vermont, e-stateness means cellular and adequate broadband coverage - fixed and mobile - everywhere in the state by 2010.
Discussion: A VC
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Twitter + Uptime Monitoring = MoniTwitter  —  Want to be notified when your website goes down?  Now you can do so from within Twitter, using MoniTwitter.  MoniTwitter, from the makers of Community Walk and Wedding Mapper, monitors website uptime and notifies you via Twitter when your site goes down.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com and UNEASYsilence
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Found Footage: AT&T's Stan Sigman gifts iPhone at West Texas A&M  —  As noted earlier tonight, there seems to be at least one iPhone in the wild.  TUAW is pleased to bring you this exclusive video from our agent-on-the-spot Mikal.  Today, Stan Sigman, CEO of AT&T Wireless (Cingular) …
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Bruce Willis: iChat user, forum troll  —  What do you when you've got millions of dollars, no steady day job, and plenty of vocal critics that do their best to berate you knowing full well that they could never do your job if given the chance?  We might just ask Bruce Willis that very question …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
SuperMoviesDownload: The YouTube Virus  —  YouTube users can't have failed to notice that the Most Viewed list is consistently dominated by videos branded by a site called SuperMoviesDownload.  How did they get so many views?  Cheating, of course.  —  We pointed out in October 2006 …
Discussion: digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Thriving Office for the Non-Thriving Office  —  The Internet and Web 2.0 may finally be delivering the promise of telecommuting.  Working in pure, golden silence, aside from the occasional twittering bird for me has always been one of my favorite things about working from home.
AppleInsider:
Apple snags 10 percent of U.S. retail notebook sales in March  —  Apple Inc.'s line of MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks combined for nearly 10 percent of all notebook sales at U.S.-based retail stores during the month of March, while sales of iMacs also helped the Mac maker rank amongst …
Discussion: I4U News and digg
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OLPC - Ceibal:
Villa Cardal, Uruguay: Center of worldwide attention  —  As this blog is receiving lots of visits from outside spanish-speaking countries, I decided to include some contents in english - well, some kind of broken-english, let's say ;-) .  This is a very important moment for us …
Discussion: digg
Michael Singer / InformationWeek:
Why Doesn't Microsoft Have A Cult Religion?  —  Apple has one.  So does the Java community, Oracle, IBM, and Google.  Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is dedicated to spreading the gospel of St. Linus Torvalds and St. Richard Stallman.  But does anyone really worship the Gods of Redmond?
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
"Google buys a start-up once every few days, or around one a week"  —  "Google buys a start-up once every few days, or around one a week, Schmidt estimated" comes from an eWeeek article recapping a Google reporter briefing earlier this week.  —  One of the things I have learned …
Tgoetz / Epidemix:
Why Does Wikipedia Suck on Science?  —  Wikipedia is, by all measures, one of the great accomplishments of the Internet Age.  I'm willing to say it stands alongside Google, eBay, GoogleMaps, IMDB and Wired.com as among the greatest resources on the Web (ok, that last one is self-serving).
Discussion: TechCrunch and bytes|genes
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Social Bookmarking Meets Big Brother: Cluztr  —  Ottawa based Cluztr is social bookmarking meets Big Brother.  It's the Del.icio.us Homer Simpson would use.  —  A few years ago clickstreams and attention data was all the rage.  In 2005 Michael Arrington covered Attention Trust …
 
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
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