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5:45 PM ET, May 27, 2007

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Randall Stross / New York Times:
Digital Domain: Apple's Lesson for Sony's Stores: Just Connect  —  RETAIL is supposed to be hard.  Apple has made it seem ridiculously easy.  And yet it must be harder than it appears, or why hasn't the Windows side of the personal computer business figured it out?
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook users vote for iLike, but what happened to Audio?  —  (Editor's note: We promised a 24-hour moratorium on Facebook coverage.  That is now over.)  —  Here's the early winner of Facebook's open embrace of third-party applications, announced two days ago: iLike …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Last.FM Too Slow: Users Create Their Own Facebook Application
Discussion: A VC, BuzzMachine and Business Week
Ilya Lichtenstein / Neomeme:
Reddit hacked  —  Update: Looks like the malicious code on the comments is now being replaced with "i am a terrible person".  But it is still possible to submit malformed URLs, and it remains to be seen whether the exploit is completely fixed.  —  Digg this story if you want to read the comments of gloating Digg fanboys:
Alex Krupp / Sensemaking:
Assumption-driven Entrepreneurship: Your Hidden Sustainable Competitive Advantage  —  Thesis-driven investment is the process of making investments based on theories about the future.  The basic process is as follows  — Make a prediction about the future based on economic, legal, technological, and social trends.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Screenshots of YouTube's New Player  —  YouTube tests a new version of its player that will improve the way you interact with videos and will create a cinematic experience.  —  The player will add a feature that was already available in Google Video: jump to any part of the video even if the video isn't fully downloaded.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
User-Generated Content Is Not A Panecea  —  The Infinite Monkey Theorem (which now has an official name, thanks to Wikipedia) states that given an infinite amount of time, a monkey banging on a typewriter will eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Intelliverb: Is It Intelligent Investing in Search?  —  Maryland based Intelliverb is a full content based search engine with a relevancy model driven by point of operation dependency.  —  The company founders have designed and implemented an algorithm called PageScale, which ranks pages on an …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Tricia Duryee / Orlando Sentinel:
Cell phones Want to come in  —  SEATTLE — It's all too familiar: You enter a house, a concrete parking garage or an elevator and the cell phone call drops.  —  Even worse is the dead zone that's a permanent fixture on your living-room couch or is like a cloud hovering over your entire house.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Why 1% of search market share is worth over $1 Billion  —  ComScore released their April 2007 search market share numbers showing that Google increased its market share lead to about 50%.  Yahoo has about 27%, Microsoft 10%, AOL 5%, and Ask.com has 5%.  That got me thinking.
Ben Goldacre / Bad Science:
Wi-Fi Wants To Kill Your Children  —  Won't somebody, please, think of the children?  Three weeks ago I received my favourite email of all time, from a science teacher.  "I've just had to ask a BBC Panorama film crew not to film in my school or in my class because of the bad science …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Multiple Police Raids Take Down BitTorrent Tracker  —  This week, police carried out co-ordinated raids targeting more than 10 locations in Germany following claims from the GVU (German Federation Against Copyright Theft) that movies and software were being traded, including a computer game …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Restrict Google Image Results to Faces, News  —  Google Image Search has a new feature that lets you restrict the results to some general categories.  For the moment, the only categories that are available seem to be faces and news-related images, but other categories should follow.
Discussion: Googlified and Threadwatch.org
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Novelties: A High-End Remote for a High-Tech Life  —  COUCH potatoes who don't like the clutter of four or five remote controls can buy a single version to rule the television, cable box, DVD player, stereo and even the lighting system.  Most of these devices use clickers or buttons …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Much Is Your Soul Worth?  PayPerPost Now Lets Bloggers Set The Price  —  PayPerPost, the controversial blogging service that lets advertisers purchase commentary on blogs, has released a new product called PayPerPost Direct.  The new product is a widget that bloggers can add to their blogs …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
 
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register.com customers' credit cards compromised
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Intel's Metro laptop concept in the real world
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Google Maps "Street View" to be launched at Where 2.0?
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Brain-eating zombies invade SF Apple store
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Experiments With Non-Yahoo Links On Home Page
 

 
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Cox Communications Sued For Not Disconnecting Pirates

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