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6:50 PM ET, May 24, 2008


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Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Blame FriendFeed  —  Robert Scoble.  Blame FriendFeed.  Steve Rubel.  Blame FriendFeed.  The Shel puppet.  Blame FriendFeed.  Dave Winer.  Blame FriendFeed.  —  FriendFeed is a parasite service built on the back of Twitter.  Let's get this straight.  No Twitter, no FriendFeed.
Discussion: Dembot and Maple Leaf 2.0
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.
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica:
Keep Your Eyes On FriendFeed: It May Be The Google Of Social Networks
Web users ‘getting more selfish’  —  Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research.  —  The annual report into web habits by usability guru Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online.
Discussion: broadstuff
John Markoff / New York Times:
Global Dreams for a Wireless Web  —  SITTING on the porch at Finca Torrenova, his 800-acre retreat on this Mediterranean island, Martin Varsavsky ticks off the credentials of the group of Internet entrepreneurs finishing lunch at a nearby table.  —  “He has 40 million uniques, he has 50 million …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Something is wrong on the internet!  —  xkcd recently posted a webcomic that is quickly becoming a classic cartoon:  —  That comic sums up the internet in one sentence: the scrum of jostling opinions on the web and the optimism that truth can still win out.
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
Proposed Treaty Turns Internet Into a Virtual Police State  —  Again, it's one of the few bastions of anti-corruption, Wikileaks, that has spilled the beans on this unsavory topic.  Yesterday the site revealed a document proposing a treaty that will significantly limit the privacy and rights …
Discussion: Michael Geist Blog and Digg
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 …
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.
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
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Inside Craigslist's Increasingly Complicated Battle Against Spammers  —  from the spam-fight dept  —  John Nagle writes in with a fascinating dissection of the ongoing battle between Craigslist and spammers.  The back and forth nature of this battle is fascinating — and somewhat disturbing …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Cable Prices Keep Rising, and 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 …
Kevin McGhee / McAfee Avert Labs:
Beware of Spear Phishing by ‘U.S. Tax Court’  —  A highly targeted spear phishing campaign is currently doing the rounds.  Executives-including some of our own at McAfee-have received emails purportedly from the U.S. Tax Court.  The emails are designed to look like a petition from the Tax Court …
Discussion: PC World and Security Watch
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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: and Phone Scoop
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
IT Wars  —  Last week's column on Gartner Inc. and the thin underbelly …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple takes delivery of 188 mysterious ocean containers
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Blu-ray Awaits Its Spoils
Discussion: DSLreports
The Register:
Social networking site bans oldies over sex offender fears