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11:50 PM ET, April 20, 2008

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Henry Work / TechCrunch:
Who Are The Top Tech Bloggers?  —  We've been analyzing historical TechMeme data to dig a little deeper than the leaderboard information on the site that shows top blogs over the trailing 30 days.  We're slicing the data in a number of ways and will publish in shortly on CrunchBase.
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MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Top Tech Bloggers: #34 + #38 = #8 (Bitchmeme Watch)  —  TechCrunch has taken the Techmeme Leaderboard and extracted the top authors since the beginning of this year.  Not surprisingly, Mike Arrington of TechCrunch is #1 with Erick and Duncan of TechCrunch coming in at #2 and #4 respectively.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Trolling for links: The top tech bloggers
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
My Life on Facebook as a Woman and Why Social Network Advertising Doesn't Work  —  Last weekend I joked around on Twitter regarding the ads I see on Facebook on the left menu.  As a single man in my 30s, the ads are always sexual in nature — some examples: “Hot Singles Waiting For You” and “30s Singles Looking for Love”, etc.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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Charles Hudson / Charles Hudson's Weblog:
Social Networking Advertising - It Will Be Even Harder than we Think  —  I've had a few experiences in the past few weeks that continue to bolster my belief that monetizing social networks and communities will continue to be a lot harder than people think.  —  1. I posted a question on Twitter …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and broadstuff
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sources: Microsoft Signs Letter Of Intent To Acquire Xobni  —  Two independent sources tell us that the Microsoft/Xobni deal is moving along and that Microsoft signed an acquisition LOI in the last week.  I have not yet been able to track down the price, but a previous offer of sub-$20 million was supposedly rejected by Xobni.
Discussion: HipMojo.com, WinExtra, Zoli's Blog and A VC
Frederic / The Last Podcast:
Twitter: Talk to us when things go bad  —  Twitter has been up and down all weekend.  Some updates make it through, some don't.  Some direct messages make it - some don't.  —  Now Twitter is all about communication as Tony Hung pointed out on Twitter today, but why can't Twitter talk to us when things go bad?
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Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Staying in the Orbit of Satellite Radio  —  When satellite-radio customers are asked whether they will keep their subscriptions through the end of the year, they answer differently depending on whether they have sought out the service or received it free through radios already installed in new or leased cars.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Join The Web Content Conservation Movement  —  The other day Erick Schonfeld wrote a post about how he's feeling even more overwhelmed by new web content steams like Twitter and FriendFeed, and how he's desperately in need of a better filter.  I certainly agree with Erick's clarion call …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com and Mashable!
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Skype to sell unlimited international calls for $9.95/month  —  NEW YORK - Skype, the Internet calling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is introducing its first plan for unlimited calls to overseas phones on Monday.  —  The plan will allow unlimited calls to land-line phones in 34 countries for $9.95 per month …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and CrunchGear
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Recent Searches To Influence Google's Results  —  Danny Sullivan reported earlier this month that Google will start to personalize search results based on the previous query.  “For example, if someone were to search for [spain] and then [travel] after that, BOTH the ads and the organic results …
Ryan / Carsonified:
The problem with Web Mission  —  I've noticed that TechCrunch is fully supporting Web Mission '08 and I just can't hold my tongue any longer.  —  Web Mission exemplifies everything that's wrong with the UK and European web start-up scene.  —  The description from their site says:
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Richard Swinburne / bit-tech.net:
Inside the Eee PC 900  —  I know, we've probably been all Eee'd out for a few months; well, at least until Atom gets here.  But there was this niggling itch to break stuff, and it was sitting there, and this is bit-tech after all...  Where can we find that extra 16GB of SSD storage?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Mollom May Soon Offer Serious Competition To Akismet  —  Mollom is a new blog spam prevention tool that's shaping up to be serious competition to Automattic's Akismet, the current market leader.  —  Belgium based Mollom was founded earlier this year by Dries Buytaert, the founder and project lead …
 
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David Browne / New York Times:
On the Internet, It's All About ‘My’  —  IT'S not you, it's me.
Discussion: The Stalwart
David Barstow / New York Times:
Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon's Hidden Hand
Phyllis Korkki / New York Times:
Can a Coupon Live Inside a Cellphone?
Robin Harris / Storage Bits:
Holographic storage ships next month!
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Dead, Dead, Dead: Cities Accept Muni-Fi's Absence
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Whipping up a batch of effective communications
Discussion: A VC and The Blog Herald
 Earlier Items: 
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo-Microsoft: Playing the Yahoo Earnings Chess Game
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft admits it sent Office nag to all WSUS servers
Dan Goodin / The Register:
ISP typo pimping exposes users to fraudulent web pages
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Search for Mapped Web Pages in Google Maps
GigaOM:
The Social Map Is All About Me  —  Written by Mark Sigal …
 

 
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Emily Bell / Reuters Institute:
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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Aereo May Be Dead, But Internet TV Will Live On

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