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3:05 PM ET, May 6, 2008

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Microsoft:
Zune Expands Beyond Music to Deliver Integrated All-in-One Entertainment Experience  —  New software updates bring popular television shows to online store, enhancements to online music community and subscription service.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that Zune, the company's …
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Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
After Abandoning ITunes, NBC Shows up on Zune  —  After a pricing spat with Apple led NBC to pull its video content from iTunes, the broadcaster has struck a deal with Microsoft's Zune online store.  —  On Tuesday, as part of an announcement about new Zune features, Microsoft planned …
Discussion: TG Daily, MacUser, MacDailyNews and Gizmodo
Royal Pingdom:
Social network downtime Jan-Apr 2008  —  This survey shows how much 16 of the largest and most popular social network sites have been unavailable during the first four months of 2008.  How much has MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, Twitter, LiveJournal and many others been offline?  Read on to find out.
Vodafone:
Vodafone to Offer Apple's iPhone in Ten Markets  —  Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe.  Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal …
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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Apple forced into iPhone contracts U-turn
Discussion: MuniWireless, iLounge and MacRumors
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Andreessen to Facebook Board?  —  Silicon Valley luminary Marc Andreessen (pictured here) has been asked to join the board of Facebook, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation.  —  While the arrangement is not completed yet, sources said the longtime entrepreneur …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
More unofficial Mac clones up for sale on eBay  —  A recent move by a little-known Florida-based solutions provider to openly challenge Apple on its Mac OS X licensing terms and begin selling an unauthorized Mac clone appears to have spawned a copycat.  —  A seller by the name of “chris555” …
Discussion: CrunchGear and One More Thing
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Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
17-year-old creates impressive Mac OS X multi-touch table
Discussion: MacUser
Joshua Fruhlinger / Engadget:
HTC unveils new HTC Touch Diamond, “not too big, not too small”  —  Here we are in London at the Soho Hotel with HTC, and we are among the first to see their new Diamond handset.  While we thought we may see three new products in three different form factors, HTC Prez and CEO Peter Chou led-off …
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Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Has the Facebook platform hit its peak?  —  The state of the Facebook platform  —  Jesse Farmer, formerly of Adonomics, has posted some great analysis on the state of the Facebook developer community.  In short, if you take the Facebook developer forums as a proxy for overall activity, the indicators across the board have declined.
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Jesse / 20bits:   The State of the Facebook Platform
Leigh / Leigh's Blitherings:
Have We Crossed The Chasm?  —  Geoffrey Moore wrote Crossing the Chasm over 15 years ago and it's still probably the foremost framework used for launching new technology products.  Wikipedia gives a nice summary to the theories basic premise:  —  “Moore's key insight is that the groups adopt innovations for different reasons.
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
In praise of dual-class stock structures for public companies  —  A dual-class stock structure means that a company has two different classes of common stock.  Each class of stock has the same economic ownership of the company, yet different voting rights.  —  In a typical scenario …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Javelin and BlackBerry Niagara explained!  —  There was a little bit of confusion with the 3G-less BlackBerry 9000 we posted.  We heard two different codenames: Javelin and Niagara.  Well, we were just told some more information on both devices.
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Why Yahoo Shares Lost Only 15%  —  The bottom didn't fall out of the stock after Microsoft yanked its bid.  One reason, says CEO Yang: “We have more alternatives” than before the offer  —  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images  —  When Microsoft (MSFT) pulled its sweetened, $33-a-share offer …
Inside Higher Ed:
Mysterious Multiplication of Copyright Complaints  —  It'd be hard to argue that Indiana University doesn't take illegal downloading seriously.  As noted on its “Are You Legal” Web site, the university imposes a $50 fine for the first notice university officials receive from entertainment companies …
Discussion: Salon and p2pnet
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Geek parent tip: Use GMail as a baby book  —  Someday my son will hate me for this, but I just implemented a new way to record his daily achievements: A dedicated GMail account.  I got the idea for this tip from John Girard, CEO of Clickability, who sends tagged emails to his Outlook account.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Colbert's Webby honor: ‘Person of the Year’  —  He might not get to fulfill his presidential dreams, but comic pundit Stephen Colbert will still end 2008 with at least one, uh, honor: Person of the Year at the 12th Annual Webby Awards.  —  The “Oscars of the Internet,” …
Discussion: AppScout
Yahoo! Search Blog:
A Safer Way to Search  —  Today, we're announcing the beta release of SearchScan, a new feature from Yahoo! Search that helps protect users from viruses, spyware and spam.  We've heard from users that security and privacy continue to be major concerns when they are online.
 
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn may — and should — use its new funding to go after the …
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone is most popular camera phone on Flickr
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
RIAA: Don't let Net neutrality hurt piracy fight
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Global Telcos Plotting a Skype Rival?
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Dynamic Bookmarking Service Iterasi Launches Public Beta
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
The iMac turns 10  —  To understand how far the iMac has come …
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BlackBerry 9000 Review - eBay Purchased Device Emerges!!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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