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7:30 PM ET, April 15, 2008

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Harry Huai Wang / Facebook Blog:
A new way to share with friends  —  Chances are, you use parts of the Internet that aren't Facebook.  You might post photo albums using Flickr or Picasa, for example, instead of on Facebook.  There are a lot of good sites out there, unfortunately, that can sometimes mean a lot of switching around …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook is kinda competing with FriendFeed, like it kinda competes with Twitter  —  Facebook has just launched a new feature that lets you add actions from other sites to the mini-feed of actions on your profile, including sites like local review site Yelp, photo site Picasa, and others.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's Lifestream: Nothing to See Here
Discussion: loose wire blog and SheGeeks
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!:
Facebook Launches Lifecasting Feature, Auto Imports To Mini-Feed
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Facebook Opens Up Mini-Feed To 3rd Party Services
Sydney Morning Herald:
Don't Be Evil or don't lose value?  —  Google vice-president Marissa Mayer in Sydney last week.  —  Asher Moses  —  As Google comes under ever increasing scrutiny for the power it has over our lives, the web giant is tiptoeing back from its long-held corporate motto, Don't Be Evil.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Don't Be Evil Not “Ordained Motto” Says Marissa Mayer  —  Google's “Don't Be Evil” motto, first uttered by Googler Paul Buchheit (now founder of FriendFeed) in 2001, has long been the pillar of their self-imposed code of conduct.  It was amended somewhat in 2006 when CEO Eric Schmidt …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Defiant Psystar back selling Leopard computers  —  Psystar is back online selling “white box” Macs with a few subtle changes, and one employee has already played the monopoly card.  —  As you might recall, Psystar's Web site was overwhelmed Monday after it was found to be selling cheap computers with Mac OS X Leopard preinstalled.
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Charles Arthur / Guardian Unlimited:
So exactly who or what is Psystar? We dig a little..
Discussion: Gizmodo
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Psystar on Apple's EULA: No comment, but check out OpenPro!
Roddy Lindsay / Facebook Blog:
Facebook Lexicon  —  At Facebook we love tools that allow you to see what people around the globe are searching for or discussing on blogs, such as Google Trends or Technorati.  We thought it would be cool to show trends on the public and semi-public forums across Facebook (also known as Walls).
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Lexicon: Meet Facebook's answer to Google Zeitgeist
Discussion: All Facebook and ben barren
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ads In Twitter Streams?  Nope  —  TechCrunch's Duncan Riley reports that Twitter is rolling out ads, based on “some reports of users spotting ads in their Twitter stream” recently.  —  One of those users then tells him that she was mistaken and hadn't actually seen an ad, after all.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Of blogs, accuracy and editors
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
There's more than one way to mesh  —  On April 15, startup Syncplicity, was hatched.  Syncplicity's management team includes a number of former (and near-former) Softies — including Steven Hazel, a former employee of FolderShare.  —  Microsoft acquired FolderShare, a file-sync vendor …
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Cloud File Services Springing Up Everywhere, But Where's My GDrive?
Discussion: VentureBeat and Webware.com
Paul Graham:
Why There Aren't More Googles  —  Umair Haque wrote recently that the reason there aren't more Googles is that most startups get bought before they can change the world. … This has a nice sound to it, but it isn't true.  Google's founders were willing to sell early on.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Amazon's MP3s not affecting iTunes  —  Amazon.com's MP3 service is growing but not at the expense of Apple's iTunes, according to a report issued Tuesday by market researcher NPD Group.  —  About 10 percent of the people who shopped at AmazonMP3 in February were previous Apple shoppers, NPD said.
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Lawmakers complain that Google ‘gamed’ auction  —  San Francisco - Three lawmakers complained Tuesday that Google “maneuvered” its way into an open wireless network without having to come up with a winning bid in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) recently completed 700MHz spectrum auction.
Discussion: Electronista and Google Phone
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Hearing used for finger-pointing on 700MHz auction, D Block
Discussion: Tech Beat
Omri / fring:
fring for your iPhone - it's a fringing world first!  —  OK.  So if you're one of the first lucky *#@$%&s to get your hands on an iPhone, you just got even luckier.  We've just made a special pre-release R&D version of fring for your iPhone - a mobile VoIP app publicly available for the iPhone?...yep that's a world-first!
Dennis R. Mortensen / VisualRevenue:
IndexTools (Yahoo!) Web Analytics goes FREE!  —  Hi there, a bit of news for you who follow the Yahoo! IndexTools integration steps.  But first, THANK YOU very much for all the positive feedback I received in blog comments, separate blog posts, emails, phone calls etc.  I truly appreciate that.
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows XP SP3 now set for April 29 debut  —  Officially, Microsoft has been saying “the first half of 2008” whenever the company is asked to put a date for the release of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3.  However, various sources have been expecting the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) …
Audioholics Home Theater Reviews and News:
Blue Jeans Cable Strikes Back - Response to Monster Cable  —  Not long ago we reported that Monster Cable had issued a cease and desist letter to Blue Jeans Cable about their Tartan cables.  Little did the lawyer drones over at Monster know that Kurt Denke, the president of Blue Jeans was, in a former life, a lawyer by trade.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Geek.com and TECH.BLORGE.com
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Meme13: Finding New Bloggers in Tech  —  Steven Hodson writes: … Me too.  —  Every six months or so, techbloggers reach the joint realization that we're all linking to the same people having the same thoughts about the same subjects.  Somebody blames Techmeme, a site that collects …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, WinExtra and SheGeeks
 
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Craig Rubens / Earth2Tech:
Tesla's Other Lawsuit: Transmission Troubles
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Send Your “P2P Bill of Rights” …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Seagate cuts June quarter outlook
Discussion: Forbes
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Compete: Microsoft Gains Share; Google Hits New High In Raw Searches
Martin LaMonica / Webware.com:
Before Salesforce.com-Google lovefest came Zoho dalliance
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
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Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Google Earth gets snail's-eye view
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The charmed life of Amazon's Jeff Bezos
Peter Ha / TechCrunch:
Strutta: I'm the best around, nothing's ever gonna bring me down
InfoWorld:
Apple and Sony settle ‘flaming Mac’ suit
Discussion: TG Daily
Fred / A VC:
It's A Blog, No It's A Radio Station, Wait It's Something Altogther New
Nintendo:
NINTENDO NEWS: WII FIT TO KEEP AMERICANS MOVING AT $89.99 MSRP
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Kid Breaks Vacuum to Play Xbox Instead of Doing Chores; Mom Sells …
 

 
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