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9:35 AM ET, May 28, 2007

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Josh / Redeye VC:
Myspace - the next Prodigy?  —  Over the last year, there's been a tremendous amount of focus on the "Widget economy".  Newsweek has even dubbed 2007 as the "Year of the Widget."  While the concept of a "widget" might seem trivial to many outside of Silicon Valley, the ability to automatically embed …
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Paul Allen / Internet Entrepreneur:
Prediction: Facebook will be the largest social network in the world  —  I saw history in the making today.  —  For some reason, I was lucky enough to be in San Francisco for the Facebook f8 Platform launch event.  This announcement was at least an 8.0 on the Richter scale.  It was a whopper.
Discussion: Digital Markets and HipMojo.com
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Facebook is Microsoft Office of Social Apps  —  Having spent just enough time with the waaaay over-hyped Facebook to be dangerous, I will now offer the definitive explanation for why people use the thing.  Facebook is the Microsoft Office of social apps.  —  In other words …
Fred / A VC:
The Open Facebook  —  I've had a Facebook profile since early …
Discussion: BuzzMachine and TechCrunch
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
E-Commerce Report: Millions of Addresses and Thousands of Sites, All Leading to One  —  THINK you have a good handle on the Internet economy?  Try this one.  —  What Internet business has raised $120 million in financing in the last year, owns 725,000 Web sites, and has as its chief executive …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, MediaVidea and Slashdot
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.
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Desktop Tower of Money: 3 tips to profit from casual games  —  So here's a couple ways to a create successful game online: a), Find an investor who's crazy enough to give you millions of dollars, or b), Put it on a distribution network and hope you get enough customers willing to buy it as a download.
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
Paul Durman / Times of London:
Dotcom stars have designs on your home  —  THE founders of Lastminute. com, Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox, have teamed up again to form a new business.  —  Hoberman has already spent several months recruiting a team for Mydeco.com, which aims to help people decorate their homes.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Mashable!
Nic Fildes / The Independent:
Online poker goes mobile as Bwin signs up phone operators  —  The online poker craze is set to go mobile with network operators T-Mobile and 3 offering British customers access to Bwin's multi-player application PokerRoom.com.  —  Since it was launched in 2005, PokerRoom …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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?
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.
Discussion: Neomeme
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:
Richard Wachman / Observer:
Pirates still have all the best tunes  —  File-sharing has holed the record industry below the waterline.  So why does private equity guru Guy Hands want to buy EMI?  —  On a blazing hot day in California five years ago, the boss of Yahoo, Terry Semel, rose to his feet to address …
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
Mark Evans:
All Google, All the Time (Yikes!)  —  Over the past few years, I've adopted a non-Microsoft policy.  Instead of IE, I use Firefox; instead of Outlook, I use Thunderbird; instead of Vista/XP, I use Mac; instead of Hotmail, I use GMail.  The exception is Microsoft Office, which continues to be a staple despite some looks at Open Office.
 
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