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2:49 AM ET, May 23, 2008

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Twitter Technology Blog:
Twittering About Architecture  —  Here at Twitter HQ, we're not blind to the flurry of discussion over the past weeks about our architecture.  For many of our technically-minded users, Twitter downtime is an opportunity to muse about what the source of our problems might be, and to propose creative solutions.
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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Twitter At Scale: Will It Work?  —  Only two days ago the contact messaging application Twitter suffered another bout of downtime, leaving some users frustrated and others asking why the platform continues to suffer problems.  —  I have recently spoken to an individual who is familiar …
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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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Hey noisy FriendFeed users, get a room(s)!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed Launches Rooms
Discussion: Rev2.org and SheGeeks
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:   FriendFeed Adds Rooms
Ariel Waldman:
Twitter refuses to uphold Terms of Service  —  I started using Twitter in March 2007, just before their SXSW explosion.  Not surprisingly, I instantly became addicted and since then have used the service for everything from personal to professional.  —  Overall, Twitter is a great platform …
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BIZ / Twitter Blog:   Our Terms  —  There's some discussion in our forum right …
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:   Twitterer Takes on Twitter Harassment Policy
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google seizes search share in April  —  Google gained share of U.S. search in April compared to rivals, ComScore said Wednesday.  —  Compared to March, the company gained 1.8 percentage points to reach 61.6 percent share, ComScore said.  Yahoo dropped 0.9 percentage points to 20.4 percent …
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.
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Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Optimized Desktop for the Enterprise
Discussion: Computerworld and BetaNews
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone line forms at Apple's flagship for absolutely no reason  —  So word on the street (literally) is that a large number of people are queuing in line outside of Apple's flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City — keep in mind the Cube is open 24 hours a day.
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Jonny / MethodShop:
iPhone Line Forms Already at Apple's 5th Ave Store
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gadget Lab
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Larry Page talks about Google's vision of “wi-fi on steroids”  —  “Wi-fi on steriods.”  That's one of the many potential uses for the wireless spectrum that is now lying unused between TV channels, our co-founder Larry Page told the New America Foundation here in DC this morning.
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Roy Mark / eWeek:
Google Turns Page on White Spaces
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yang Gets “Adult Supervision” at Microsoft Meetings  —  Several major investors in Yahoo-who have been, how shall BoomTown put this delicately, freaked out by the sudden departure of Microsoft from the deal two weeks ago-have blamed the passive-aggressive style of Yahoo …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Director Ed Kozel Resigns; Board Shrinking From 10 to 9  —  In a just-filed 8-K Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) says its director Edward Kozel is resigning from the company's board to (drumroll) “spend more time with family”, and that he would've done it earlier, but wanted to stay on to deal …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Microsoft exec: Survival is all about research  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—If you ask Rich Rashid why Microsoft is still around, he'll respond that it's because of research.  —  Rashid has no small stake in that answer.  As the founding member of Microsoft Research in 1991 and now its senior vice president …
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Microsoft shows off multitouch sensor prototype
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and WinBeta
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Large companies paying workers to read employee e-mail  —  If you were thinking of using your work e-mail for job hunting or online dating, think twice.  —  A new survey finds that 41 percent of large companies (those with 20,000 or more employees) are paying staffers to read or otherwise analyze …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Print Layout in Google Docs  —  Google Docs has a new way of displaying documents: fixed-width page view (or print layout in Microsoft Word).  Documents are more readable and look closer to the way they appear when printed.  The previous mode (plain view, also called web layout in Microsoft Word) is available in the new View menu.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
The URL Is Dead, Long Live Search  —  Last week I was watching TV and saw something that really caught my eye.  It was a commercial for Special K, the breakfast cereal from Kellogg, and rather than end with a plug for the product's web site — SpecialK.com — it advised people to search Yahoo! for “Special K” instead.
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Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!:
The Ultimate Remote Arrives
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Associated Press:
Fraud-prevention pitchman becomes ID theft victim
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Towards a Value-Added User Data Economy
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
U are what U seek: new play sparked by AOL search query leak
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Trouble at Eurekster? Things Don't Look Good
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
IBM and Dell lick their lips as Microsoft and Google buy billions in gear
Cathy Tang / Google LatLong:
In their own words  —  We're always amazed by the innovative …
Discussion: Google Maps Mania
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Better Gmail 2 Gets New Features, Skins, and Firefox 3 Support
Discussion: Download Squad
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Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Google's Page rips Microsoft, says Yahoo ad deal OK
Discussion: WinBeta
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Linux start-up Sugar Labs in informal talks with four laptop makers
Dan Grabham / TechRadar.com:
Interview: Samsung's plans for the Asus Eee
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's AirPort grabs 10.6% share of 802.11n WiFi market
Discussion: MacUser and Macsimum News
Windows Live SkyDrive Team Blog:
Hot new updates to SkyDrive!
Discussion: LiveSide, Channel 10 and WinBeta
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple's WiMax, UWB wireless interest confirmed
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Apple's digital home, five years out
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Latest iPhone 2.0 beta adds geo-tagging to Camera photos
 

 
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