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8:00 PM ET, May 24, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches Facebook Platform; They are the Anti-MySpace  —  Facebook is holding a massive press/developer event today in San Francisco to officially launch Facebook Platform.  750 or so people are here.  —  A number of third party applications will also be announced, including Microsoft …
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Between the Lines:
Facebook: The social Web utility company  —  The suspense is nearly over.  In about an hour, Facebook will lift the veil on its plans to turn its social networking site into a platform that its makers hope becomes a pervasive ecosystem.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls this latest interation …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook aims to be Social OS; Waiting for F8 the Big Launch  —  Facebook's platform strategy will be announced today in San Francisco.  In discussions with multiple sources involved with the launch, we've come to see the platform as a highly ambitious idea, approaching the idea of Facebook …
Discussion: Business Week and paidContent.org
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Exclusive: Facebook's new face  —  The social networking company now wants to become a place for anyone to build applications for social computing.  Fortune got an inside look.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Facebook may turn out to be a lot more important than any of us thought.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and The Next Net
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
FACEBOOK PRESS CONFERENCE - LIVE!  —  Facebook is making a major platform announcement today at 3:00 PM Pacific time.  We'll be at the press conference and, unless there's a clamp on video rights during the event, we'll be streaming it live, using Veodia (preview) technology.
Discussion: splashcastmedia.com
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Facebook's plan to hook up the world  —  The company's boy-wonder CEO wants to take social networking out of the dorm room and make it a platform for new businesses, reports David Kirkpatrick in a Fortune exclusive.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Imagine that when you shopped online for a digital camera …
Discussion: Valleywag
Wal-Mart Facts:
Wal-Mart to Sell Dell Desktops in Stores this June  —  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Dell, Inc. announce that the two companies will partner to sell Dell Computer desktops in Wal-Mart stores nationwide, beginning June 10, 2007.  The agreement includes the launch to two Dell products offered …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell To Sell Two Models Through Wal-Mart, Sam's Club Starting June 10
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Dell to sell computers at Wal-Mart
Discussion: The Tech Report
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Copying HD DVD and Blu-ray discs may become legal  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Under a licensing agreement in its final stages, consumers may get the right to make several legal copies of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies they've purchased, a concession by the movie industry that may quell criticism that DRM …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
HD DVD, Blu-ray "Managed Copy" coming later this year  —  The managed copy spec that will allow users to make copies of HD DVD and Blu-ray movies is finally nearing completion.  MPAA head honcho Dan Glickman recently said that the AACS support behind managed copy would be ready before the end of the year …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Closing the book on Apple's Mac mini  —  Even while at the top of its game, Apple Inc. can seemingly find faults with just about anything, including a bit of itself.  The Mac maker is constantly evaluating the market segments in which it wishes to participate and those which it does not.
Jon Udell:
RESTful Web Services  —  RESTful Web Services, by Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby, was published this month.  I interviewed the authors yesterday for an upcoming ITConversations show, but I also want to spell out here why I think it's such an important book.  —  In the realm of IT you could hardly pick a more controversial topic.
Discussion: Alex Barnett blog
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Rules To Ease; Bad For IT Spending; Good For Corporate Earnings  —  One of the under-appreciated drivers of IT spending in the last few years has been Sarbanes-Oxley.  While there is much complaining in Corporate America about the costs of compliance …
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   Star Wars Episode VII: The Empire Wises Up
Kdawson / Slashdot:
Why Are CC Numbers Still So Easy To Find?  —  Frequent Slashdot contributor Bennett Haselton gives the full-disclosure treatment to the widely known and surprisingly simple technique for finding treasure-troves of credit card numbers online.  He points out how the credit-card companies …
Discussion: Techdirt and Consumerist
BBC:
Third of bloggers 'risk the sack'  —  More than a third of UK bloggers risk the sack by posting derogatory or damaging details about their workplace, boss or colleagues, a survey claims.  —  Human resources company Croner, which commissioned the study, warned that such bloggers could be sacked from their job for gross misconduct.
Discussion: Ken McGuire On The Web and AccMan
The Boy Genius Report:
HTC Kaiser Unboxing  —  Remember the exciting news from last evening?  Here it is!  As you can imagine, we've seen our share of devices here at BGR, and I personally have combed through almost all.  Let's start it off like this...the HTC Kaiser is the best darn Pocket PC I have ever used!
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
Flexible, full-color OLED  —  On May 24, Sony unveiled what it is calling the world's first flexible, full-color organic electroluminescent display (OLED) built on organic thin-film transistor (TFT) technology.  OLEDs typically use a glass substrate, but Sony researchers developed new technology …
 
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
With its fifth security update for 2007, Apple patches 17 flaws
Discussion: TechSpot News and ZDNet.com.au
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
With FON deal, Boingo aims to expand network
Discussion: TechSpot News
Joshua Levy / techPresident:
PdF Conference Videos are Up
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N.J. Sues YouTube over Deadly Crash Footage
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Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
Verizon Claims Vonage's Appeal Isn't So Obvious
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
IBM alliance will take the fight with Intel down to 32nm
 Earlier Items: 
Gomadic Corp / Gomadic Blog:
Gomadic Sneak Peek: New Charging Station Keeps It All Neat And Clean
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Nokia phones could be barred from US in Qualcomm patent squabble
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The World's Thinnest Notebook
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
2006 Online Ad Spending Hits Nearly $17 Billion
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Google patent app shows extensive Google plans for mobile search
David Lenehan / Read/WriteWeb:
The OpenCoffee Club Movement
Discussion: AccMan, seattleduck and digg
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What is Web 3.0?  —  My talk went well, and I did talk briefly …
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
No such thing as a free download
 

 
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