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11:30 AM ET, May 8, 2008

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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
SlideShare Secures $3M for Embeddable Presentations  —  Sometimes the simplest ideas are best.  While a number of startups are working to bring the whole process of creating presentations online, SlideShare recognizes that many people are mostly satisfied with PowerPoint or Keynote.
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Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
SlideShare Kicks Ass, Picks Up $3M From Venrock & Friends (+ me!)
Discussion: VentureBeat
PR Newswire:
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results  —  Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG - News), a leading provider of broadband telephone service, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.  —  Revenue for the first quarter 2008 grew to a record $225 million …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Now Vonage Will Also Sell Broadband  —  After a really rough 2007, Vonage (VG), the independent voice over IP service provider seems to be having a better 2008.  This morning , the company reported its first quarter 2008 financial results, and well, things are not bad.  Not spectacular, but not bad either.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Vonage narrows losses; Inks deal with Covad  —  Vonage is still losing money, but the bottom line is moving in the right direction.  The company also signed a deal with Covad to offer DSL service.  —  The VOIP provider on Thursday reported a first quarter net loss of $9 million …
Discussion: PR Newswire
Chris Williams / The Register:
Murdoch sees MySpace miss targets  —  MySpace has missed its financial targets, showing that social networking is struggling to earn its keep - even as part of Rupert Murdoch's globe-spanning media empire.  —  News Corp said yesterday that the site will fall short of its annual revenue target of $1bn by 10 per cent.
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Andrew Clark / Guardian:
Setback for Murdoch over MySpace results
Discussion: WebProNews
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook Profile Redesign - Detailed Specs & First Impressions  —  As most people in the Facebook developer community are aware, the upcoming Facebook profile redesign is the biggest and most far-reaching project at the company so far this year.  Its impact on users and developers …
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Sasha Rush / Facebook Developers:
Preparing for the New Facebook Profile Design
Discussion: Stay N' Alive and All Facebook
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Gates: Vista is Moving at a “Rapid Sales Rate”  —  Gates says that Microsoft has sold over 140 million copies of Vista worldwide since its launch.  —  Windows Vista seems to be everyone's favorite whipping boy these days.  PC World labeled it the #1 Biggest Tech Disappointment of 2007 and mini …
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Kenneth McCallum / Wall Street Journal:
Gates says Vista sales are ‘rapid’
Discussion: CNET News.com and Associated Press
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
NBC Streaming Full Episodes of 30 Rock and the Office to iPhones (for Free, No Ads!)  —  Even though there's no love lost between NBC and iTunes, that doesn't mean NBC doesn't love you!  At least if you've got an iPhone or iPod touch.  They're streaming full episodes of 30 Rock and The Office to iPhones …
Discussion: IntoMobile and WatchingTV Online
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Ideas Are Everywhere... So Why Do We Limit Them?  —  from the gladwell-missing-the-point dept  —  Malcolm Gladwell is a truly fantastic writer.  However, sometimes he gets so interested in making a story sound good that he misses the real point.  His latest piece for the New Yorker starts …
John Ribeiro / IDG News Service:
Yahoo India Search Results Combine Text, Video, and Images  —  Yahoo has chosen India for the beta test of its new search concept that aggregates text, images, and video results on a single results page.  —  The Glue Pages Beta currently works for select search terms across select categories such as health …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy to appeal whopper legal judgment  —  TorrentSpy intends to appeal a court decision that requires the now-defunct search engine to pay $111 million in damages to the six largest film studios, according to the company's attorney.  —  Ira Rothken has defended TorrentSpy since 2006 …
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Web-based Vi text editor hits the web: text-edit from anywhere!  —  That popular Unix and Linux text editor known as Vi is now the proud brother of an online clone that should run in most javascript enabled browsers.  It's called jsvi, and now you can write your own programs and HTML code from anywhere!
Discussion: franticindustries
Tony Smith / The Register:
Creative to free Audigy Windows Vista compatibility app  —  Creative has told buyers of its ALchemy for Audigy sound software that they'll get their money back following its decision to release the next version of the app free of charge.  —  In an email sent out to customers yesterday …
Adobe:
Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 7 and 8  —  Vulnerability identifier: APSB08-13  —  CVE number: CVE-2008-0667, CVE-2007-5666, CVE-2007-5659, CVE-2007-5663, CVE-2008-0726, CVE-2008-0655, CVE-2008-2042, CVE-2007-4768  —  Affected software versions …
Discussion: TeleRead
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:   Adobe breaks silence on February's PDF bugs
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
EA To Use Controversial Internet-Required DRM On New Games  —  from the pissing-off-your-customers dept  —  SteveD writes “PC Gamers are in an uproar over a new copy projection system announced by Electronic Arts for use on their upcoming titles.  The PC-port of the successful Xbox title Mass Effect …
Discussion: DSLreports
Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
First LIVE Photos Of Paris  —  Here they are people - all thanks to mhg2000 over at My-Symbian!  It looks fantastic, doesn't it?
 
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Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Gran Turismo to Bring Real Driving to Top Racers
Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T Officially Lists Wi-Fi Hotspot Access with iPhone Plans
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo.com Sends a Ton of Talkative Traffic
The Boy Genius Report:
Sprint's BlackBerry 8330 finally available this Friday
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge delivers fast smackdown to RIAA on P2P counterclaim
Discussion: Threat Level and p2pnet
Ma.tt:
Infrastructure as Competitive Advantage
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BlackBerry 9000 Smartphone Review - Part III - OS4.6
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The New Hacker Economics
Discussion: InformationWeek
 Earlier Items: 
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Sorry Europeans, Best Buy is Coming
Discussion: CNET News.com and Electronista
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Webby Congrats to “Here Comes Another Bubble”
Discussion: broadstuff
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Translate Becomes the Best Free Online Translator
Robert McMillan / IDG News Service:
Mozilla: Firefox Plugin Shipped With Malicious Code
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone No Longer Available in UK
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and 9 to 5 Mac
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
.Mac push e-mail coming to iPhone 2.0?
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Microsoft's Brand Confusion Runs Deep
Discussion: WebProNews
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