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7:35 PM ET, May 17, 2008


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Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Spielberg pops up on Seesmic  —  Seesmic, the video discussion site, has gone wild this morning as Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, George Lucas and more big names from Indiana Jones 4 join a Q&A session on the site.  —  It's a simple enough idea but incredibly exciting …
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Steven Spielberg, Harisson Ford, George Lucas in Seesmic this morning  —  Pic by sizemore showing the impressive setup in Cannes with Seesmic on the computer, ready to receive the movie stars!  —  Guardian Journalist Jemima Kiss was one of the Seesmic community members who asked questions …
Discussion: Online Video Watch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Don't Screw Your Partners Over A Marketing Promotion  —  Celebrities are starting to take notice of Seesmic, a “Twitter for video” service that lets people have asynchronous video conversations on the fly (see my disclosure, I am an investor).  —  First was Deepak Chopra, who made a whole series of videos for this site.
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Glass Jaw  —  Facebook finally has a real problem to deal with - an exceptionally rational and well-thought-out strategy by Google that puts the leading social media cloud in the path of a wave of angry users.  The only thing Facebook has going for it is that said users don't yet know they're angry.
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Nick O'Neill / The Social Times:
Data Portability Evangelists Get Out of Line  —  Over the past 24 to 48 hours I have been watching the discussion manifest over the ongoing battle between Facebook, Google and MySpace over each of their new data portability initiatives.  Much of the discussion climaxed on the Gilmor Gang podcast …
Discussion: broadstuff and Marc's Voice
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 3 Release Candidate now available for download  —  Please note: The Firefox 3 Release Candidate is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback.  It includes new features as well as dramatic improvements to performance, memory usage and speed.
Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
Firefox 3 RC 1 full review  —  A year and a half after the last major Firefox release, Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 is here with a very long list of new features and improvements.  —  For those who have been following Firefox 3 development you may want to jump to What's new in Release Candidate 1.
Discussion: Asa Dotzler
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla launches Firefox 3.0 RC1 early
Fred / A VC:
As Long As We Are Rethinking Yahoo's Board  —  Carl Icahn has suggested a new slate of directors for Yahoo! as part of his proxy fight with the company.  The International Herald Tribune has a list of the current ten directors and Icahn's proposed slate.  The morning Icahn's slate was announced …
Discussion: Fortune and innonate
Associated Press:
Yahoo's board vs. Icahn's slate
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
MrBabyMan: Digg Users Revolt, Against the One Pure Man at the Top  —  Andrew Sorcini lives in Los Angeles, works as an animator for Disney and is the most powerful user that social news site has ever seen.  Known at Digg and elsewhere as MrBabyMan, Sorcini has submitted …
Discussion: Digg
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
A business model for Twitter: Pay up  —  The Web spirit of “build an audience and figure out the business model later” is a great filter.  It allows products and services into the wild without barriers or the need to sell advertisers on an unproven concept.
Scott Hanselman / Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen:
11 Top Tips for a Successful Technical Presentation  —  Over five years ago I posted Tips for a Successful MSFT Presentation.  Yesterday I watched the video of my Mix Presentation all the way through.  It's always very painful to hear one's own voice but it's even worse to watch yourself.
Josh / Redeye VC:
The “Atomization of Conversation”  —  Last week I was speaking with Lawrence Hooper of Loladex and he used a phrase that's been sticking in my head.  When I asked him whether people would be willing to solicit their friends to make a local recommendations via his Facebook application …
Nokia N95 US version (also known as N95-3)  —  Nokia is aware of consumers' demand for a new software release, and our development teams are working to produce the new software as soon as possible.  We estimate that the new software should be available early June.
The Guru /   Nokia Talks, N95-3 Firmware Update Coming In June
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