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10:25 PM ET, April 27, 2008

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Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Twitter gets another round of funding  —  Tweet and ye shall have.  —  A source familiar with the negotiations tells me that Twitter signed a term sheet for “either $15 million or $20 million” last week.  We're still trying to find out who is in, but the word is that it's largely an inside round …
Discussion: Mark Evans and Mashable!
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Sarah Lacy:
Twitter Raises $20 M?  That's News, Why?  —  Twitter has raised between $15 m and $20 m according to Cnet.  Twitter's next round of cash has been a subject of much blogging and speculation and scrambling around trying to get the scoop.  I haven't been doing any of that, frankly.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumors: Apple working on iTunes controller for iPhone  —  An anonymous tipster tells TUAW that according to code found in the latest firmware release, Apple is working on a new iPhone application called iControl.  Like Apple TV and other remote controllers, it would allow the iPhone …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
What CPM is your app making?  Data from Facebook Developers  —  As Facebook application developers experiment with different ad networks for the Facebook Platform (like Social Media, Lookery, Buddy Media, Cubics, fbExchange, RockYou, Offerpal Media, Google AdSense, Zohark, AdChap, AdBlade …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Why Sharing is Great  —  So many people out there are so proprietary with their art and their photography.  All of my photos on Flickr are Creative Commons licensed — non commercial.  They can all be used by people for personal use and by non-profits.  —  Frequently I get people asking me for permission to use my photography.
Andrea Rodriguez / Associated Press:
Bloggers offer glimpse of uncensored Cuba  —  HAVANA - Only a month has passed since ordinary Cubans won the right to own computers, and the government still keeps a rigid grip on Internet access.  —  But that hasn't stopped thousands from finding their way into cyberspace.
Discussion: Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft: Pondering the alternatives to Yahoo  —  Microsoft's Saturday “negotiate or else” deadline for Yahoo has passed with an eerie silence.  Yahoo's board is reportedly meeting Sunday-you'd think the company would have met before the deadline, but I guess we're all prone to procrastination.
Discussion: WebGuild and Silicon Alley Insider
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louisgray.com:
My Social Media Consumption Workflow  —  Amidst watching some talk about how they are reducing time in Google Reader due to information overload, or switching away from one service for another, whether due to its features, the friends, the noise or the content, I've been thinking a bit …
Clay Shirky / Here Comes Everybody:
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus  —  (This is a lightly edited transcription of a speech I gave at the Web 2.0 conference, April 23, 2008.)  —  I was recently reminded of some reading I did in college, way back in the last century, by a British historian arguing that the critical technology …
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Twitter Twerp Scan - block Twitter spammers  —  Twitter users are increasingly starting to question whether the frequent number of Twitter accounts that are following them are actually people, or simply a form of Twitter spamming.  The rule of thumb with that sort of question is usually …
Discussion: TechWag
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Removes News Feed Preferences  —  Two weeks after it removed per-story (thumbs up/thumbs down) preferences from the News Feed, Facebook today further simplified the News Feed interface by removing moving the Preferences link to the bottom of the page.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Filesharing Report Shows Explosive Growth for uTorrent  —  The data presented here are based on a sample of over a million PCs (Windows only), and were gathered by PC Pitstop.  —  A few months we already reported that uTorrent overtook Azureus' position as the most installed BitTorrent application, and this trend continues.
Discussion: DSLreports, Mashable!, Beet.TV and Digg
 
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
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Social insurance? Naw.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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