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2:25 PM ET, April 12, 2008

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Era of blogger's control is over  —  Louis Gray, who is now my favorite blogger who covers what's happening in the social media space, writes a blog post about how bloggers are getting worried about the fracturing of their comments.  It is currently on the top of TechMeme, and since today's Saturday …
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Mark Evans:
Are Pageviews Still Relevant for Bloggers?  —  There's a mini-hullabo happening (don't you just love Techmeme on the weekends!) over the emergence of Shyftr, a new service where you can read blog posts and comment on them.  —  The discussion centres around whether this is content theft given …
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
Fine, I'll Say It: Shyftr Crosses The Line  —  Well, I can already tell what the headlining post this weekend is going to be on Techmeme (or bitchmeme, a la MG), and its going to probably revolve around Shyftr, a relatively new service in the RSS aggregating category (and lo, since I started writing, it has begun!)
louisgray.com:
Should Fractured Feed Reader Comments Raise Blog Owners' Ire?  —  One of the more frequently mentioned suggestions for avid Google Reader users is the addition of comments to the service, so RSS readers could respond to blog posts, either directly from the reader and back to the originating blog …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Shyftr: Feed theft or social news reader?
Discussion: The Last Podcast
Alina Tugend / New York Times:
At a Certain Age, Simplicity Sells in High-Tech Gadgets  —  ALL right, everyone under the age of 40, go run around the block or something.  This column is not for you.  —  It is for people like me, inching toward 50, who are, let us say, not technology-averse, but do not embrace it with the unquestioning love that our children do.
internetnews.com:
‘Amazon Tax’ Lands in New York  —  Controversial new law shifts collection requirement to online retailers in a move that other states could follow, but legal uncertainties abound.  —  With the passage of the hotly debated state budget last night, New York legislators approved a bill …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Craigslist Competitor OLX Raises $13.5M  —  According to co-founder Fabrice Grinda, “OLX is probably the largest classified site no one has ever heard of.”  And now it's also the most funded classified site no one has ever heard of, having secured an additional $13.5M in Series B funding today …
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News.com:
The Masters swings for rich Web coverage  —  For those of you who have tuned out the golf world, the most prestigious tournament in golf, The Masters, is this weekend.  —  To mark its 72nd year, Augusta is turning up the heat on its online presence.  With partner IBM, Augusta National …
Discussion: Mashable! and NewTeeVee
New York Times:
Yahoo, Weighing Options, Keeps Them Open  —  Yahoo's board met Friday to evaluate Microsoft's takeover bid and other alternatives but did not make a formal decision on which option to pursue, people briefed on the meeting said.  —  Yahoo's board did authorize the company's management …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Meet Facebook's new number two  —  Sheryl Sandberg has held high-profile jobs at the World Bank, the Treasury Department and Google.  Her latest challenge?  Making Facebook as profitable as it is popular.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — This is only day 13 on the job for Sheryl Sandberg …
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Firefox Logo Spied In Deep Space  —  One of these is a photograph taken by the Hubble space telescope on December 17, 2002, featuring the variable star V838 Monocerotis.  The other is the same photograph overlaid with a familiar logo.  Can you tell which is which?
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Digg
Peter / The Local Onliner:
HyperLocal Efforts Keep Going; OurTown Launches  —  There are a number of new or re-energized hyperlocal efforts out there, trying to crack the code.  New efforts are expected shortly from Outside.in and SmallTown.  Ongoing efforts are being made with AmericanTowns, which counts Idearc as a lead investor …
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Josh Walrath / PC Perspective:
Phil Hester of AMD Resigns
Discussion: MarketWatch, DailyTech and Engadget
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone to Support GPS, Stereo Bluetooth, Nike+, Battle Hackers
Leigh / Leigh's Blitherings:
Lessons From Twitter: #1  —  A number of years ago now …
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
Comparing Amazon's and Google's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Offerings
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Reports of Windows' demise are greatly exaggerated
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica:
Refocusing The Blog  —  Time for a change of focus for Webomatica.
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Sara Corbett / New York Times:
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John Markoff / Bits:
The Coming of the Holodeck  —  Virtuality reality at a desktop computer …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hacker News Bans Valleywag
Anthony Klan / The Australian:
Google execs out of sight
 

 
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