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10:00 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 …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Howard Lindzon
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook's CTO D'Angelo To Leave  —  Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo will leave the company.  —  BoomTown called Facebook PR last week about the rumor of D'Angelo's departure, but did not get a response.  The company confirmed the departure by D'Angelo (pictured here) tonight.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo to leave the company  —  Quiet Facebook cofounder and chief technology officer Adam D'Angelo is leaving the company, one source tells me, who says he announced the news to the company this past Friday.  Facebook has just confirmed.
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.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Reports of the 3G iPhone's imminent release may be slightly exaggerated  —  The hype and speculation around the 3G iPhone are mounting quickly.  Yesterday, it was uncovered that an “Enable 3G” button was part of the latest beta firmware update for the device.
Discussion: MacRumors
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Online Apple Stores run dry of iPhones
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Stolen Mac helps nab burglary suspects  —  A remote desktop access feature found in some Macintoshes is being credited with leading police to two suspects in the burglary of an apartment in New York.  —  In addition to flat-screen TVs, iPods, and DVDs, the thieves made off with two laptop computers …
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac
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Dharmesh / Inside Windows Live Messenger:
URL Blocking: Problem now fixed  —  Greetings Messenger fans -  —  As some of you noticed, we had a problem from Friday night to Saturday morning where our Messenger service was incorrectly blocking some legitimate IP addresses.  We sincerely apologize for any difficulties this caused our users.
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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.
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
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 …
louisgray.com:
Web Service Notifications Outnumber Live Bodies In My E-Mail  —  E-mail used to be about connecting people, regardless of distance.  With time, it developed new capabilities - sending attachments of ever greater size, acting as a marketing vehicle, both solicited and otherwise (see: Spam) …
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 …
Chronic Productions Blog:
thanks to my l33t hacking skillz...  ...aka strings, lookie what i found here:  —  is3GEnabled:  —  set3GIsEnabled:specifier:  —  SettingsNetworkController  —  Network  —  ENABLE_3G_GROUP  —  ENABLE_3G  —  3G_TEXT_GROUP  —  3G_TEXT  —  9DM1  —  This was found in the 2.0 beta5 Preferences binary.
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Three reasons to use IntenseDebate  —  Fred Wilson has a post today “Three reasons to use Disqus” which prompted this post “Three reasons to use IntenseDebate”.  For the uninitiated, Disqus and IntenseDebate are blog commenting widgets that manage comments in interesting ways.
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E Ink Corporation:
E INK ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION CUSTOM AND STANDARD SEGMENTED DISPLAY CELLS
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BlackBerry Bold - Features and Specifications!
TechCrunch:
The Evolution of the Press Release
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
News Corporation Withdraws Its Bid for Newsday
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Filtering is the Next Step for Social Media
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Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Profy.Com:
Viewzi May Finally Have Won Me Over to Visual Search
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