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4:45 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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Web Community Forum
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Facebook is kinda competing with FriendFeed, like it kinda competes with Twitter  —  Facebook has just launched a new feature where you can add in actions from other sites into the mini-feed of actions on your profile, including sites like local review site Yelp, photo site Picasa, and others.
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!:   Facebook Launches Lifecasting Feature, Auto Imports To Mini-Feed
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 …
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.
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.
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Psystar on Apple's EULA: No comment, but check out OpenPro!
Discussion: The Tech Report
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek Weblog:
Mac Clone Maker Psystar Vows To Challenge Apple EULA
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Facebook is Dead.  I'm Not Being Facetious  —  Either there's a glitch in Facebook, or else it's dead.  Well, not dead, exactly, but I noticed that, at nearly 10 pm, none of my friends have done anything today to merit appearing on the News Feed of stuff (see above).
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook News Feed Reports on You Behind Your Back
Discussion: All Facebook
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Fring's Jailbroken iPhone App Now Live
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Amazon's MP3s not affecting iTunes  —'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.
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) …
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.
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Parenting 2.0: Mom pranks son's MySpace as punishment  —  A sassy 13 year-old Virginian laid the smack-down on a vacuum instead of doing his chores and then was caught looking at porn by his tech savvy mother, who stumbled upon some very suspicious looking cookies (not pictured above) stored on the computer's browser.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Kid Breaks Vacuum to Play Xbox Instead of Doing Chores; Mom Sells …
Discussion: Destructoid and Kotaku
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
STEC responds to Seagate patent lawsuit  —  STEC issued a formal response Tuesday to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by rival storage maker Seagate Technology and its subsidiaries.  —  STEC, which responded to the lawsuit Seagate filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District …
Discussion: TechSpot and MarketWatch
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.
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 …
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.
Fred / A VC:
It's A Blog, No It's A Radio Station, Wait It's Something Altogther New  —  CBS Radio re-launched their legendary NY rock radio station WNEW recently.  It's a group blog about music, it's a group (built by the combined scrobbling history of all of the group members) …
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.
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