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8:20 PM ET, May 11, 2008

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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Why Dell will not bounce back  —  I love Charles Cooper of CNET and I respect the fact that he's got to print so many column inches per week in order to earn his paycheck but I have to take issue with his latest effort (see here) where he tries to argue that while Dell looks like crap today …
Cgerrish / echovar:
A VENEZUELAN MOMENT: THE GILLMOR GANG CONSIDERS NATIONALIZING TWITTER  —  It must be an odd thing to run a company in the midst of a debate around the idea of nationalizing your core technology.  In a Venezuelan moment, the Gillmor Gang considers the idea that Twitter has become so important …
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Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
The Blood Brain Barrier  —  Most of my time these days is spent crossing the blood-brain barrier between Twitter and the rest of the cloud.  Twitter stands on one side, a coursing stream of social data emanating from an ad-hoc framework of asynchronous follows and vanity track filtering.
Ryan Spoon:
The Front Page Effect - Why I'd Rather Be on Techmeme than Digg, Mixx, etc  —  On Friday, I had my first Techmeme ‘headline’ and it offered the chance to compare what I refer to as “The Front Page Effect” - what happens when your website / article appears on the homepage of social news sites.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Yahoo working to stand alone after Microsoft deal's demise  —  Although badly bruised, Yahoo Inc. has the strength to stand alone in the aftermath of Microsoft Corp.'s abandoned takeover bid, provided the Sunnyvale Web portal can execute its strategy of making itself the premier destination …
Discussion: Beet.TV
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
IFPI Advises Kids to Use LimeWire and Kazaa  —  The campaign's leaflet (pdf) is distributed through schools and colleges, libraries, record stores, teaching portals and websites in 21 countries.  It advises kids and parents about the dangers of filesharing, and advises them to use …
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
And Now a Blackberry Fund  —  What used to be the purview of corporate and business development departments is now being replaced by venture capital.  A fund to foster Facebook apps, the iFund to jump start the iPhone app revolution or the rumored $150 million fund to give Blackberry apps a boost …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The iFund Has Competition: $150 Million Blackberry Fund To Be Announced Soon
TechCrunch:
The Evolution of the Press Release  —  Editor's note: The press release is the least loved document in the media universe.  We get way too many here at TechCrunch, and some bloggers equate them to spam.  But they do have their uses.  In this guest post, Brian Solis explains how the press release …
Discussion: Stage Two Consulting
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Mac Rumors / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
3G iPhone Preference Found in Beta 5 Firmware?  —  While we haven't been able to independently verify this ourselves, one blog post claims the latest Beta 5 iPhone Network.plist file contains 3G preferences, and that somehow can be activated.  The claim reads:
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Chronic Productions Blog:
thanks to my l33t hacking skillz...
Discussion: MacRumors
Lisa W. Foderaro / New York Times:
Stolen Laptop Helps Turn Tables on Suspects  —  WHITE PLAINS — The thieves were voracious, filching flat-screen televisions and computer games, purloining iPods and DVDs, even making off with a box of liquor and a set of car rims in a burglary two weeks ago at an apartment three young people shared here.
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Filtering is the Next Step for Social Media  —  If there's one thing to be learned from social media tools, it's that these services were not made to interact with one another.  Complaints are rolling in and heated discussions are taking place about the noise levels within social media platforms.
Discussion: broadstuff, Techmamas and HighTouch
David Risley:
Debating Disqus - Seems Stupid  —  I've thought about it.  I checked out Disqus and pondered the idea of using it for this blog.  I see that some other bloggers are using it.  But, it is a bit of a scary proposition at this point.  Why?  —  I generated some talk in the last couple days about comment fragmention.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
My verdict on Disqus: Two thumbs up
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Online Apple Stores run dry of iPhones  —  Often seen as the last reliable sources for iPhones, Apple's online stores in the US and UK have stopped taking orders for any model of the device.  —  Visitors to the phone's section at either regional store are greeted with brief notices …
 
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