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12:40 PM ET, May 24, 2008

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed Still Has a Lot of Killing to Do  —  With Twitter down all the time, the super-early adopters are getting frustrated and looking to FriendFeed as their salvation.  Duncan (over at Inquisitr now) argues that it is time for FriendFeed to kill Twitter.  And Jason Kaneshiro at Webomatica already has FriendFeed Fever.
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
It's Time For FriendFeed To Kill Twitter  —  The big news today is that Twitter was up for short period, before once again going down.  —  So that was a little sarcastic, but news of Twitter being down simply isn't news anymore.  There has been another round (seemingly never ending now) …
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica:
Keep Your Eyes On FriendFeed: It May Be The Google Of Social Networks
Discussion: Mashable! and Micro Persuasion
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Platform, One Year Later  —  Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Facebook Platform.  We figured it would be a fitting time to take a look at what the platform promised, what it's delivered, and where it's going in the future.  The summary: Facebook Platform …
Discussion: Redeye VC and Inside Facebook
Macworld:
Reliving the clone wars  —  Psystar's efforts have rekindled Mac clone talk—but don't expect Apple to join in  —  In April 1995, while lunching with reporters at San Francisco's trendy LuLu restaurant, Power Computing CEO Steve Kahng was asked how his company, which had just released …
Discussion: Technovia and CNET News.com
The Register:
Social networking site bans oldies over sex offender fears  —  Over 36?  You can't play  —  A social networking site has deleted most of its users over the age of 36 because it claims older users pose a danger of sex offending.  It claims to be forced into the action by the Government …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple takes delivery of 188 mysterious ocean containers  —  Here's an intriguing report from ImportGenius, a search engine that gathers “competitive intelligence” by monitoring U.S. Customs records of ocean containers entering American ports.  —  Searching for shipments to Apple, Inc. (AAPL) …
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Cable Prices Keep Rising; Customers Keep Paying  —  Americans discouraged by higher gas prices and airline fares may decide to spend more vacation time at home, perhaps watching television.  —  But that, too, will cost them more than ever.  —  Cable prices have risen 77 percent since 1996 …
Discussion: WinExtra and Silicon Alley Insider
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Blu-ray Awaits Its Spoils  —  Blu-ray may have won the format war, but it hasn't won over many consumers.  —  Now was supposed to be the boom time for the young video technology, pitched as a high-definition replacement for the DVD.  In January, consumer electronics company Toshiba dropped support …
Discussion: DSLreports
Theo Valich / TG Daily:
Photoshop to get GPU and physics acceleration  —  Santa Clara (CA) - GPU acceleration is one of the most significant trends in today hardware industry, opening the doors to an entirely class of software running desktop.  What will be possible is fascinating to see on a monitor, nut it is not tangible, if you just hear about it.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, The Tech Report and Digg
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Rumor: Tablet Mac coming this fall (updated 3x)  —  I don't often publish first hand rumors, but today I've something special for you, if you like tablets that is.  —  A little birdy tells me that Apple will announce a 12 or 13-inch tablet in the fall of this year.  Most likely in the September or October time frame.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
IT Wars  —  Last week's column on Gartner Inc. and the thin underbelly of IT was a hit, it seems, with very few readers rising to the defense of Gartner or the IT power structure in general.  To be fair I probably should have said that Gartner isn't totally worthless, but I think their specialists …
Discussion: Technology Evangelist
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Hints of a Facebook Operating System In New Design  —  It's become a common trope to say that Facebook and Google are vying to become the operating system of the Internet.  But there are some very clear hints of that in Facebook's upcoming new design, which it just opened up to today in a developer sandbox.
Discussion: WebProNews and Facebook Developers
 
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Macworld UK:
TV: Sony come to iTunes Store UK
Mikael Ricknäs / IDG News Service:
Users Will Be Able to Transfer N-Gage Games, Says Nokia
Teresa von Fuchs / Wireless Week:
Best Buy to Carry Alltel Wireless Products, Services
Discussion: PhoneNews.com and Phone Scoop
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Microsoft Will Shut Down Book Search Program
BBC:
Web worlds ‘useful’ for children
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