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11:45 AM ET, May 14, 2008

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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Flunking file-swappers: inside the RIAA's anti-P2P machine
Discussion: DSLreports
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 …
LiMo Foundation:
LiMo Foundation™ Expands in Breadth and Depth With Further Swell of New Members  —  Diversity of Newest Membership Intake Illustrates Powerful Momentum within the LiMo Ecosystem  —  LiMo Foundation, a global consortium of mobile leaders delivering an open handset platform …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and GigaOM
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Verizon, Mozilla to join LiMo Foundation  —  The LiMo Foundation is adding several well-known entities to its roster of mobile phone players, including Verizon and Mozilla.  —  A total of eight companies have agreed to join forces with LiMo to work on a Linux-based operating system for mobile phones …
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" …
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
BBC:
MySpace wins bumper spam payout  —  MySpace has won a $234m (£120m) legal judgement over junk messages sent to members of the social networking site.  —  Victory in the case was awarded to MySpace after Sanford Wallace and Walter Rines, the men behind the junk mail, failed to show up in court.
Discussion: Today @ PC World and WebProNews
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
MySpace wins $230 million anti-spam judgment
Fred / A VC:
Disqus and Seesmic Pair Up For Video Comments  —  First, let me say that I am not sure about the utility of video comments.  I've seen them and even viewed them on Techcrunch and I think they slow down and break up the conversation more than they contribute to it.
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.
Jon Healey / Bit Player:
Magnify: another approach to online video guides  —  I wrote a post last month about the dearth of truly useful guides to the growing mass of video available online.  Magnify.net is one of the companies responsible for creating that mass; its platform is home to 37,000 channels of niche online programming …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CenterNetworks and Beet.TV
PR Newswire:
Virgin Mobile USA Confirms Preliminary Discussions With SK Telecom  —  Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. (NYSE: VM - News) confirmed today that the Company is in preliminary discussions with SK Telecom to explore possible strategic opportunities.  Virgin Mobile USA said these discussions are in early stages …
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.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Travel Search Engine UpTake Launches  —  According to a comScore study done last year, booking travel over the Internet has become something of a nightmare for people.  It's not that using any of the booking engines is difficult, it's just that there is so much information out there that planning a vacation is overwhelming.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
115 CEOs Converge At Microsoft For CEO Summit
Discussion: CNET News.com
Mary Hayes Weier / InformationWeek:
Workday Lands Software Industry's Biggest SaaS Deal
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
iPass to add in-flight Wi-Fi roaming
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
No off switch: “Hyperconnectivity” on the rise
Discussion: Payments News
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Charter Will Monitor Customers' Web Surfing to Target Ads
Richard Wray / Guardian:
O2 hints at 3G iPhone launch date
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Engadget
Lucian Cionca / Google News Blog:
Keeping good news stories together: just part of what it means …
Anne B. Camden / Your Blog:
Calling All Gamers...  I'm guessing that most hardcore gamers …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Tablet PC, Mac style: a review of the Axiotron ModBook
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile
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
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Advertisers Can't Sell Hard Liquor But Google Can
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
MacBooks will take 50% of notebook market share within a year
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