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3:25 AM ET, April 21, 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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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Six Apart acquires Apperceptive, fires up client-centric strategy  —  Blogging software company Six Apart has announced a new “social media services” strategy that involves a new satellite office in New York, the acquisition of social-media consulting and development firm Apperceptive …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Six Apart Launches Ad Network, Moves Into Services  —  Six apart is launching an advertising network for blogs and will begin offering professional services (design, implementation, development, optimization) after acquiring New York based creative agency Apperceptive (this was correctly guessed …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
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.
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Charles Hudson / Charles Hudson's Weblog:
Social Networking Advertising - It Will Be Even Harder than we Think
Discussion: HipMojo.com and broadstuff
Om Malik / GigaOM:
On Facebook, Many SMS Apps Find Little Use  —  Earlier this morning I met with Sarik Weber, co-founder of Hamburg, Germany-based mobile callback service, Cellity.  He brought me up to speed on his company, but he also mentioned that they had launched a Facebook application that allows you to send free SMS messages to anyone worldwide.
Discussion: All Facebook
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.
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
Nick / Rough Type:
Open source as corporate joint venture  —  A new report from the Linux Foundation reveals the extent to which the most famous and successful open source software project - the development of the Linux operating system - has shifted from being a volunteer effort to being a corporate initiative.
Discussion: Whimsley
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Enterprise 2.0 To Become a $4.6 Billion Industry By 2013  —  A new report released today by Forrester Research is predicting that enterprise spending on Web 2.0 technologies is going to increase dramatically over the next five years.  This increase will include more spending on social networking tools …
Discussion: ben barren
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.
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 …
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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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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Mollom May Soon Offer Serious Competition To Akismet
Phyllis Korkki / New York Times:
Can a Coupon Live Inside a Cellphone?
Robin Harris / Storage Bits:
Holographic storage ships next month!
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Dead, Dead, Dead: Cities Accept Muni-Fi's Absence
 Earlier Items: 
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Whipping up a batch of effective communications
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft admits it sent Office nag to all WSUS servers
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