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3:55 AM ET, April 28, 2008

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John Markoff / New York Times:
A Google Prototype for a Precision Image Search  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google researchers say they have a software technology intended to do for digital images on the Web what the company's original PageRank software did for searches of Web pages.  —  On Thursday at the International World Wide Web Conference …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Experiments With Next Generation Image Search  —  Two Google scientists presented a paper (pdf embedded below) at the World Wide Web Conference in Beijing last week that outlines their vision for the future of image search.  —  Notably, the new image search technology …
I'm Not Actually a Geek:
Early Adopters: Attention Is Migrating to FriendFeed  —  Based on the reaction to a recent post about Twitter early adopters, it's clear there's an appetite to understand when trends emerge and applications migrate across the technology adoption lifecycle.  —  To that end, there are important updates about FriendFeed.
Discussion: WinExtra and Webomatica
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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 …
Discussion: The Real McCrea
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Says Yes With Mesh  —  Back in the good old days, big software companies did big things.  Little companies tiptoed around in the shadow of the platform makers, gaining enough speed to liftoff and attract enough attention to survive long enough to be acquired.
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Steve Gillmor / The Gillmor Gang:
Gillmor Gang 04.25.08  —  The Gillmor Gang - Marc Canter …
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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 …
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Sarah Lacy:
Twitter Raises $20 M? That's News, Why?
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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 …
Fred / A VC:
Aggregation Wins - Not So Fast  —  I was thinking about the twin techs tonight while I was doing the dishes.  That being Techcrunch and Techmeme.  I was thinking about the chart that shows how Techmeme has overtaken Techcrunch because it's better to read a link heavy page that aggregates …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Take a Picture of an Ad, Earn a Reward  —  Two men's magazines are trying to engage their readers more — by increasing their cellphone bills.  —  Rolling Stone and Men's Health are both testing programs in which readers can take cameraphone pictures of icons on ads, then send them to a certain number.
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Users Demand Expertise at How-To Web Sites  —  IF the Internet can make anyone a star, can it turn Barnes & Noble into one, too?  —  The bookseller has taken another step beyond its traditional business into the online publishing world, recently introducing Quamut.com …
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
FM Media Looks To Invest In Content Companies And Tie Up Multi-Year Ad Contracts  —  I spent much of last week away from the Web 2-point yawn crowd.  Instead, I was at my favorite conference, New Communications Forum held this year in Sonoma county.  —  I was speaking on two panels …
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 …
 
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
iTunes Store May Capture One-Quarter of Worldwide Music by 2012
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
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Daniel E. Slotnik / New York Times:
Cartoons of a Racist Past Lurk on YouTube
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News.com:
EU launches second test satellite for Galileo
Discussion: Computerworld and Reuters
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AMD launches ‘business class’ Phenom, Athlon chips
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Golden Years of Television Find New Life on the Web
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft: Pondering the alternatives to Yahoo
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