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10:40 AM ET, May 23, 2008

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David Richards / Music Download Sites:
OZ 3G iPhone To Be Fastest In The World  —  Australia will have the fastest Apple 3G iPhone in the world a senior executive of Telstra has told ChannelNews.  “We know what is coming we have seen the new device and it will be available on our network as soon as it is launched in the USA.
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Australia: 3G iPhone supports 42Mbps, fast, fast, fast  —  Apple's forthcoming 3G iPhone seems set to offer insanely great data transfer speeds, putting the device on par with some broadband connections.  —  Well, that's according to an executive from one of Apple's Australian networks …
Discussion: Electronista
Economist:
Down on the server farm  —  The real-world implications of the rise of internet computing  —  EVEN when the sky is blue over Quincy, clouds hang in the air.  The small town in the centre of the state of Washington is home to half a dozen huge warehouses that power the global “computing clouds” …
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Our Terms  —  There's some discussion in our forum right now about content disputes and the specifics of our Terms of Service.  It seems there is room in our Terms for folks to debate the difference between an update and an insult.  There is some confusion surrounding our official policy with regard to taking action.
Discussion: My Blog Posts
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DimP - A Direct Manipulation Video Player  —  DimP, a direct manipulation video player, lets users drag items on the video screen to move forward and back instead of just via a scroll bar on the bottom of the video.  This is not only more fun, but it also allows users to scroll through video …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on Twitter's Availability Problems  —  As a regular user of Twitter I've felt the waves of frustration wash over me these past couple of weeks as the service has been hit by one outage after another.  This led me to start pondering the problem space [especially as it relates …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Shrs Rise On Bullish Notes From Merrill, Goldman  —  Apple (AAPL) shares are moving higher in pre-market trading this morning, propelled by bullish research notes from both Merill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.  —  Goldman Sachs' David Bailey added the stock today to the firm's …
Rob Larson / First Look:
Times Reader Beta for the Mac Now Available  —  Today our beta version of Times Reader for the Mac becomes available.  The beta is free for all registered members of NYTimes.com to download and try.  —  For hardware and software requirements and other questions check our FAQ.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Alpha Geeks  —  In 1950, Dr. Seuss published a book called “If I Ran the Zoo.”  It contained the sentence: “I'll sail to Ka-Troo, and bring back an IT-KUTCH, a PREEP, and a PROO, a NERKLE, a NERD, and a SEERSUCKER, too!”  According to the psychologist David Anderegg …
Discussion: TechBlog, RexBlog.com and My Blog Posts
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft embraces ‘Bring Your Own Laptop’ model  —  REDMOND, Wash.—You've heard of BYOB, now get ready for Bring Your Own Laptop.  —  There's a small but growing trend in which companies are choosing to give employees money toward their personal laptop, rather than providing a company-issued portable.
Discussion: blog.delaranja.com
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Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Optimized Desktop for the Enterprise
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Google introducing Safe Browsing diagnostic to help owners of compromised sites  —  Last week, Google's Niels Provos made an announcement regarding a newly introduced feature aiming to help owners of compromised sites in understanding the implications of the compromise …
Royal Pingdom:
Smart and funny use of Google Adwords  —  Text ads can be smart, funny, and sometimes unintentionally hilarious when they show up in the wrong context.  —  David, our web designer and marketing maestro here at Pingdom was surfing the web last night and put together a list of really funny and original text ads from Google Adwords.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
TheStreet.com:
GameStop to Stop Zune Sales  —  AAPL (The Telecom Connection PICK) GME MSFT  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Video-game retailer GameStopGME has decided to stop selling Microsoft'sMSFT Zune players at its stores due to what it sees as insufficient demand from customers.
Kevin Fox / FriendFeed Blog:
Get a room!  —  It started when we wanted a better way to share feature ideas and product plans with each other here at FriendFeed, but not the rest of the world — a mini FriendFeed of our own.  We could have set this up on its own machine in the office, but we knew that we weren't alone …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
FriendFeed Adds Rooms
Discussion: Download Squad and VentureBeat
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Geniuses at AT&T Rush Out a Package with Only a Plastic Bag Inside  —  We've shown you irresponsible shipping before, but this one takes the cake.  Brett from TUAW ordered a refurbed 16GB iPhone.  He got (and was charged) for two by accident.  OK, that's annoying enough.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
@ NCTA: Interview: Philippe Dauman, CEO, Viacom: 'Some Models Sound Great, Don't Work Well'  —  The Viacom (NYSE: VIA) booth is usually a swirl of activity at The Cable Show and this year was no exception—Dora The Explorer posing for photos, the Nick animators doing on the spot illustrations …
 
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows 7 to add native support for Virtual Hard Disks
John Leyden / The Register:
Trillian blighted by security bug trio
Emily Gould / New York Times:
Exposed  —  Back in 2006, when I was 24, my life was cozy and safe.
Discussion: Gawker, The Stalwart and kottke.org
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Chi.mp To Offer Free .MP URL's
Reuters:
AT&T CFO: No pricing yet for next iPhone
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Singapore bans two porn websites in symbolic move
Discussion: My Blog Posts
Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!:
The Ultimate Remote Arrives
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Towards a Value-Added User Data Economy
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
U are what U seek: new play sparked by AOL search query leak
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
CinemaNow comes to Windows Media Center
Jonny / MethodShop:
iPhone Line Forms Already at Apple's 5th Ave Store
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gadget Lab
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Microsoft exec: Survival is all about research
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Large companies paying workers to read employee e-mail
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Larry Page talks about Google's vision of “wi-fi on steroids”
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yang Gets “Adult Supervision” at Microsoft Meetings
 

 
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