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12:15 AM ET, April 16, 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  —  Update with a response from FriendFeed's Paul Buchheit, below the article  —  Facebook has just launched a new feature that lets you add actions from other sites to the mini-feed of actions on your profile …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Battle Of The Commodity Web Applications: It's All About People  —  Facebook has had an update feature similar to Twitter for a while.  Now Facebook has a feature that lets users add feeds from other web services like Flickr and del.icio.us — just like FriendFeed.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's Lifestream: Nothing to See Here
Discussion: SheGeeks and loose wire blog
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Facebook Opens Up Mini-Feed To 3rd Party Services
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).
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Lexicon shows trends among its 70 million users
Discussion: Running With Foxes
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Lexicon: Meet Facebook's answer to Google Zeitgeist
Discussion: All Facebook, Mashable! and ben barren
Charles Arthur / Guardian Unlimited:
So exactly who or what is Psystar?  We dig a little..  —  You'll have noticed the claims of Psystar that it will be selling an “OpenComputer” (smart, avoiding the use of the Apple trademark in the “OpenMac” name it previously used) that will, in effect, be an Apple clone.
Discussion: David Risley and Gizmodo
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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.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Hearing used for finger-pointing on 700MHz auction, D Block
Discussion: The Register and Tech Beat
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Meme13 Tries and Fails to Solve the Techmeme Echo-Chamber Problem  —  Many people love to check out automated blog meme aggregator Techmeme throughout the day for the latest in tech news - but a considerable number of other people consider it a self-promoting echo chamber that poisons …
Discussion: SheGeeks
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Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Meme13: Finding New Bloggers in Tech
Oracle:
Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - April 2008  —  A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities.  It also includes non-security fixes that are required (because of interdependencies) by those security patches.
Discussion: eWeek and Zero Day
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.
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.
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.
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: Lifehacker and VentureBeat
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Gone in 60 seconds: Spambot cracks Live Hotmail CAPTCHA  —  Internet users are quite familiar with the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA), a quick method that verifies whether or not the user trying to sign up is a person or a bot.
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Seagate makes good on solid-state drive patent threats  —  Barely three weeks ago, Seagate CEO Bill Watkins simultaneously pronounced solid state drives (SSDs) to be toys for a niche market and then threatened to start suing people if it appeared that flash-based storage might become a threat to the magnetic storage industry.
Discussion: TechSpot and CNET News.com
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Intel posts healthy Q1, ups forecast for Q2  —  Updated 4 p.m. PDT with executive comments from Intel's conference call.  —  Intel's first-quarter earnings should go a long way toward reassuring the tech industry that the world is not coming to an end.  —  The chipmaker reported revenue …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Forbes, eWeek and TG Daily
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Alex / Box.net Blog:
Play Googolopoly, the internet board game from Box.net  —  At Box, we obviously spend a lot of time talking about what's going on on the internet.  With such a high quantity of real and rumored products and acquisitions announcements, Google obviously gets a lot of attention in our animated discussions.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Gawker Media Sales Signals the Market Has Topped Out  —  Nick Denton, the unofficial king of blog media, bade a fond farewell to three blogs, Idolator, Gridskipper and Wonkette yesterday.  Denton sold the blogs off to BuzzNet, Curbed, and to the Wonkette managing editor, Ken Layne, respectively.
 
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Google Maps gets YouTube videos, ‘Chocolate Rain’ not included
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Geeks Save Rock With Music Game Döwnlöads
Discussion: Reuters and Ars Technica
PC World:
Is the Taxman Eyeing ITunes?
Brad Stone / Bits:
Celebrity Music Throwdown Part 2: Will Smith and PluggedIn
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Search Start-Up Cuill Raises $25 Million Second Round
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes:
Google In The Hot Seat
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
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Comcast to spearhead creation of P2P Bill of Rights
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows XP SP3 now set for April 29 debut
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