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9:55 AM ET, May 9, 2008


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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Tips For Dealing With Information Overload  —  I sent a couple of people the following question: “What are your top tips for dealing with information overflow?”  Here are some of their answers (with formatting partly adjusted, omissions within quotes indicated with dots).
Discussion: My Blog Posts
Ewan Spence / All About Symbian:
dotMobi Buys Mowser For Mobile Web Integration  —  Congrats to Russ Beattie and Mike Rowehl, the guys behind Mowser.  It may well have looked dead and buried a few weeks ago, but the service has been bought by the dotMobi consortium.  Reporting on Dev.Mobi, James Pearce charts out the use of their new toy …
James Pearce /
dotMobi Loves Mowser
Discussion: Lifeblog and
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Xbox 360 “Jasper” 65nm GPU in Production  —  Microsoft preps 65nm GPU for cooler Xbox 360s  —  Chip process evolution is a usual thing in a console's lifecycle, but rarely has it been as important as in the case of the Xbox 360.  —  Known for its relatively hardware fragility …
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Nokia aiming to reinvent itself as an “Internet company”  —  During Nokia's annual shareholder meeting yesterday, CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo seemed to change the direction of the entire company.  “Our goal is to act less like a traditional manufacturer, and more like an internet company,” Kallasvuo told his shareholders.
Robert Andrews /
Nokia Says ‘Less A Manufacturer, More An Internet Company’; Plans Share Buy-Back
Discussion: The Tao of Mac
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Ends Hello  —  Google is shutting down Hello, Picasa's photo sharing service which was part of the Picasa acquisition back in 2004.  On the program, Wikipedia writes:  —  Hello by Google's Picasa is [was] a free computer program that allows users to send images across the Internet and publish them to their blogs.
Mathew /
If a Google app falls in the forest...
Discussion: WebGuild
Ryan Spoon:
15 Websites / Services I'd Actually Pay For  —  One measure of a service's utility and stickiness is its ability to charge for usage.  Consequently, I regularly find myself asking, “Is this important enough to me that I'd pay for it?”  —  Here are some of the services / sites where that answer is yes …
PR Newswire:
Circuit City Board of Directors Authorizes Exploration of Strategic Alternatives to Enhance Shareholder Value  —  Company Agrees to Allow Blockbuster and Icahn to Conduct Due Diligence  —  Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE: CC - News) announced today that it has retained Goldman Sachs & Co …
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes:
Google Bores  —  After a rousing conversation with reporters Thursday that focused on Google's possible advertising partnership with Yahoo!, the search king's annual meeting was ho hum.  —  Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) Chief Legal Officer David Drummond kicked off the meeting …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
AT&T yanks iPhone free Wi-Fi info from site  —  On-again free hotspot access now off-again  —  Computerworld) Only hours after posting information that indicated iPhone owners would receive free access to AT&T's public wireless hotspots, the company pulled all references to the service from its Web site.
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 9000 to be announced May 12th at WES 2008  —  You heard it here first, people!  The much-awaited BlackBerry 9000 will be announced on May 12th, the first day of WES 2008 in Orlando, FL.  There will even be booths setup so y'all can demo the device to your heart's delight.
Irwin Block /
Apple offers $45 credit for Canadian owners of older iPods  —  Following two class-action lawsuits, Apple Canada Inc. is offering $45 credits to Canadian residents who own a new first-, second- or third-generation iPod purchased before June 24, 2004.  —  The proposed settlement …
Antone Gonsalves / TechWeb:
Apple Reportedly Offers $44 Credit To Canadian iPod Owners
Discussion: My Blog Posts
Jesper / Jesper's Blog:
Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3?  —  Updated May 8 to add information on a second issue.  —  Last night WSUS deployed XP Service Pack 3 to the sole remaining computer running XP that I have.  This morning, I came down and was greeted with incessant reboots.
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
TechCrunch Nabs Syndication Deal With Washington Post  —  TechCrunch got a seal of approval from one of the stalwarts of newspaper journalism today.  —  The Washington Post said it would begin running TechCrunch stories in the tech section of its site.  (It already publishes stories from and
Discussion: My Blog Posts
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Move Suggests Not Reversing Yahoo Decision  —  Microsoft Corp. released potential proxy board members from their agreements to serve in the event it made a hostile bid for Yahoo Inc., following the software giant's decision last weekend to end its effort to buy the Internet company.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Happy Birthday Copyright Saga: Generating Millions On A Copyright That May Not Exist  —  from the but-would-anyone-test-it-in- court?  dept  —  In the past we've joked about the (supposed) fact that the song “Happy Birthday” remains under copyright, due to a copyright originally held …
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Jay Greene / Business Week:
Inside Microsoft's War Against Google
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Mind Control by Cell Phone
Discussion: and Boing Boing
The Industry Standard:
Apple's games strategy looks beyond consoles and the iMac
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Answer to Google's Universal Search is Glue (Coming Soon to America)
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 Earlier Items: 
Smashing Magazine:
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Discussion: My Blog Posts and Digg
John Markoff / New York Times:
F.B.I. Says the Military Had Bogus Computer Gear
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Early Adopters Still Spend More Time With Microsoft …
Discussion: open
Tom Lee / Techdirt:
Does The GPL Still Matter?
Chris Walters / Consumerist:
It's Now Completely Impossible To Sell A Laptop On Ebay
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Best Online File Sharing Services
Discussion: Digg
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
House overwhelmingly passes controversial PRO-IP Act
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Shawn Fanning Finally Gets A Real Payday: Electronic Arts Buys Rupture …