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10:30 AM ET, May 27, 2007

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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 …
Discussion: GigaOM and daily.gigaom
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Initial Thoughts on the Facebook Platform  —  Earlier this week, there were a flurry of blog posts about the announcement of the Facebook platform.  I've taken a look at the platform and it does seem worthy of the praise that has been heaped on it thus far.  —  What Facebook has announced is their own version of a widget platform.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Last.FM Too Slow: Users Create Their Own Facebook Application  —  Last.fm is a seriously popular music service (we've dubbed it a viral machine).  So users are wondering why they are yet to release a Facebook application - competitors like iLike and MOG are the first and fifth most popular applications, respectively.
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.
Discussion: Jim Kukral
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Louise Story / New York Times:
The High Price of Creating Free Ads  —  From an advertiser's perspective, it sounds so easy: invite the public to create commercials for your brand, hold a contest to pick the best one and sit back while average Americans do the creative work.  —  But look at the videos H. J. Heinz is getting on YouTube.
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:
Discussion: Mashable!, franticindustries and digg
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 …
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.
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?
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and digg
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 …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Brain-eating zombies invade SF Apple store  —  A horde of decaying zombies invaded San Francisco's downtown Apple store on Friday evening, hunting for brains, terrifying the customers, and gnawing on iMacs.  —  I've placed some photos here.  I'm pleased to report that the zombies ultimately …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Experiments With Non-Yahoo Links On Home Page  —  The major Internet portals like Yahoo, AOL, MSN, Google, etc. do not place links on their home page that go anywhere except deeper into the properties.  Advertising is generally the only exception.  —  So it surprised us …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Maps "Street View" to be launched at Where 2.0?  —  Yesterday Google registered several variations of the domain "googlestreetview.com" — normally I would think the feature would be months away, but given Where 2.0 starts on Tuesday, it will likely be available (or at least announced) by the end of the month.
Discussion: parislemon and ResourceShelf
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Intel's Metro laptop concept in the real world  —  The marketing shots of Intel's 0.7-inch thin Metro laptop prototype caused quite a stir, so we'd imagine the real, physical, meatspace shots of an actual working prototype would be even more intriguing.  AeroXperience got their hands …
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Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage:
Wallstrip: The Magic is in the Process  —  I have been cracking up reading the various theories as to why CBS supposedly bought Wallstrip.  Explanations abound: it's Lindsay, right?  It's all about the talent.  Hey, it's hard to create a popular web video show, right?
 
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