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1:20 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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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!)
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 …
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 …
Frederic / The Last Podcast:   Go ahead - ‘steal’ my content
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Shyftr: Feed theft or social news reader?
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 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Slashdot
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
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
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone to Support GPS, Stereo Bluetooth, Nike+, Battle Hackers  —  As the Second Coming of the JesusPhone looms over the horizon, the rumor pace starts to accelerate, with people digging in the dirt to try to get any clues about what's awaiting in this incarnation of Apple's cellphone.
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 …
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hacker News Bans Valleywag  —  Hacker News, a small but influential digg/reddit-like tech news site hosted at Y Combinator, is asking its users if stories from Silicon Valley gossip site Valleywag should be banned from the service. … After 20 hours of voting, 60% of the 400+ people who voted said yes to the ban.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Nerds To Valleywag: Stay Off Our Site!
 
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Josh Walrath / PC Perspective:
Phil Hester of AMD Resigns
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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eWeek:
Driving IT Innovation at General Motors
Simon / SimonWaldman.net:
Flexible screens - why am I so grumpy?
Sara Corbett / New York Times:
Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?
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John Markoff / Bits:
The Coming of the Holodeck  —  Virtuality reality at a desktop computer …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
The rise of the Malware Mafia
Anthony Klan / The Australian:
Google execs out of sight
Rachel Gordon / San Francisco Chronicle:
BART in talks for systemwide Wi-Fi service
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft not opposed to regulation of online privacy
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Stitch Photos Into Panoramas with Free Software
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
GitHub: A Social Network for Programmers
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Security Guru Gives Hackers a Taste of Their Own Medicine
 

 
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