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10:00 AM ET, May 14, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok, Wired, Let's Do This.  —  A week ago Wired Magazine voiced its displeasure over our syndication partnership with the Washington Post. … When I read this I thought “WTF?” (with an emphasis on the “F").  Wired is a competitor to TechCrunch, but we've been on friendly terms with them for years now.
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Post, TechCrunch Mum on Syndication Deal  —  Last week we ran a short news item about a syndication deal for a little blog called TechCrunch.  —  We pointed out how odd it seemed that the Washington Post, one of the nation's most trusted and revered newspapers, would run stories written …
Discussion: Valleywag
Catherine Rampell / Chronicle of Higher Education:
How It Does It: The RIAA Explains How It Catches Alleged Music Pirates  —  To catch college students trading copyrighted songs online, the Recording Industry Association of America uses the same file-sharing software that online pirates love, an RIAA representative told The Chronicle …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Friend Connect, Open Social, Ning, and the web  —  First, I'm very happy to say that Ning will be rolling out our formal production support for Open Social in June.  —  In case you missed the news at the time, Open Social is a standard way, sponsored by Google, to build new features ("gadgets" …
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Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Login to Zoho with your Google or Yahoo! Accounts  —  Now you can login to Zoho with your Google or Yahoo! accounts.  Below the Zoho Sign-in section, you now have the option to login with your Google or Yahoo! accounts.  —  If you already have a Zoho account with your Google or Yahoo! …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zoho No Longer Requires Accounts.  Sign In With Your Yahoo Or Google ID
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
David Reiss / Facebook Developers:
Using Facebook Chat via Jabber  —  Since the launch of Facebook Chat, we've received a lot of positive feedback from users about being able to connect instantly with their friends on Facebook.  With Chat fully launched and growing steadily, we've started working on more new features to enhance the Chat experience.
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook to Launch Jabber/XMPP Support for Chat  —  Facebook will announce momentarily via their developer blog support of Facebook chat via Jabber and XMPP.  These are two of the primary standards for instant messaging protocol on the web.  The new format will enable developers …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Summize Gains “Local” Twitter Search Option  —  Summize has already turned into my preferred tool to search for what people are saying on Twitter.  Now it's gained a way to see what people are twittering about near a local area.  —  Say I want to see what's been happening in Newport Beach, California, in terms of Twitter activity.
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
NY Tech Video Demo: Summize Conversational Search  —  Summize presented a demo of their conversational search engine last night at the NY Tech Meetup.  They also announced the launch of local search.  The local search allows you to select a location (i.e. New York, Berlin, etc.) and a distance …
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
MacBooks will take 50% of notebook market share within a year  —  I saw an interesting blog post this week regarding how Apple is immune to the innovator's dilemma (for those unfamiliar with the term).  First, I don't think the company is immune at all, I think that OS X and MacBooks …
Discussion: Moonwatcher and CrunchGear
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T's Ralph de la Vega: Smartphones, Data Leading Growth, No Comment On 3G iPhone Timing  —  If you don't already use your cellphone to check email, use the Web, maps, etc., AT&T's (T) wireless boss Ralph de la Vega is hoping you will soon.  —  In a fireside chat with Morgan Stanley's Simon Flannery …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Electronista
Wall Street Journal:
Icahn Enters Microsoft-Yahoo Fray  —  Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has amassed a stake in Yahoo Inc. and is leaning toward launching a proxy contest to unseat at least part of Yahoo's board, according to one person familiar with the situation.  —  Mr. Icahn has bought roughly 50 million …
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Too Many Choices, Too Much Content  —  Sometimes it's just hard to keep up.  In this technology-focused niche we all live in there are new applications, new initiatives, and new platforms that spring up every day, not to mention constantly breaking news that fills our RSS readers.
Discussion: David Risley
Liz Tay / iTNews Australia:
Quantum cryptography not yet perfectly secure, researchers say  —  Quantum cryptography - commonly lauded as an absolutely secure avenue of data transfer - has been broken.  —  The advanced technology was thought to be unbreakable due to laws of quantum mechanics that state …
Discussion: The Register and Slashdot
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Tablet PC, Mac style: a review of the Axiotron ModBook  —  A solution in search of a problem?  —  The rumors of the Modbook's demise have been greatly exaggerated.  Introduced in January of 2007 at the Macworld Expo, Axiotron's modified MacBook caught the attention of many Mac users …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and jkOnTheRun
 
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Craig Rubens / Earth2Tech:
Project Better Place Might Charge Up SF
Discussion: VentureBeat, PSFK, GigaOM and Valleywag
Brian Nadel / Computerworld:
Review: Which 3G network is the best?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Report: Al Gore's CurrentTV Offered $100 Million For Digg In 2006
Official Google Blog:
Looking towards IPv6
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
What's Next In IP Communications? Here's An Idea To Look At
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Swisscom confirms iPhone launch plan
Matt Manolides / Google LatLong:
Where in the world is...  Hello again!  Today I'm happy …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
More people depend solely on cell phones
Discussion: Portfolio.com
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Advertisers Can't Sell Hard Liquor But Google Can
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Where 2.0 Video: Google/ESRI Keynote
Discussion: All Points Blog and Screenwerk
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
MySpace wins $230 million anti-spam judgment
Discussion: The Register, p2pnet and TechCrunch
Lewis Page / The Register:
SMS costs more than using Hubble Space Telescope
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta program frustrates testers
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Apple Won't Buy Adobe
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps Adds Real Estate Search
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
What is blocking Vista users from recording NBC shows?
 

 
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