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8:50 PM ET, May 31, 2008

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Clearing the air with Twitter  —  Yesterday Evan Williams (co-founder of Twitter, his Twitter account is here) wrote me an email telling me he wasn't blaming me and trying to clear the air.  I said “can I come over?” to talk more about these issues face-to-face.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey Twitter I Have A Few Questions Too  —  Lately Twitter has been cleaning house, raising money, doing interviews and actually talking to users.  In a blog post last week they did a Q&A session, directly answering questions about Twitter's architecture.  —  So I have a couple of questions …
Discussion: Webomatica and Download Squad
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Wikipedia 3.0: You can now edit any page on Mahalo  —  The most powerful feature of Wikipedia is that anyone can edit any page at any time.  This feature has allowed everyone to get involved, even if their contribution is bad.  The brilliance of this move is that the bad editors grow to be poor editors …
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Google To Launch Large Scale Geo-Services  —  Our sister publication Techcrunch UK noticed that a Location services API had been added to Google Gears.  The developers behind Gears have been plotting out future API additions for a while, and those plans have included having Geo-data available …
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Phoenix to Earthlings: I've Landed!  Awesome!  —  @infoholic Yup, I can dig into frozen ground as hard as concrete.  The scoop has special blades and a powered “rasp” to scrape ice.  Cool!  —  Whoever thought a NASA spacecraft could be so adept at social networking and Web 2.0?
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
What Friendfeed's “MicroMeme” Means For You, Brands, and The Web  —  Bret Taylor, one of Friendfeed's four founders  —  After experimenting with Friendfeed (add me) on and off since March, and more heavily the last few weeks, I decided it was time to meet Founder Bret Taylor …
Discussion: The Gillmor Gang and louisgray.com
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Can Anything Replace My Old Reliable Friend?  —  IF you reach me on my cellphone when I'm home, I always ask, “Can I call you back on my landline?”  Then we enjoy a crystal-clear connection, and I say to myself, “Nothing matches POTS,” or Plain Old Telephone Service.
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Dave Munger / Cognitive Daily:
Casual Fridays: Mac users don't like people touching their technology  —  A few weeks ago, Greta got a new iPod.  I was, naturally, interested to see how it worked since it was supposed to be the latest technology, but Greta would hardly let me touch it: “It's mine, and I want to learn how to use it before you do,” she told me.
Dr. Jim Anderson / The Business Of IT:
Gartner Reveals Top 10 Technologies  —  The good folks over at the Gartner Group have revealed the top 10 technologies that they believe will change the world over the next four years:  — Multicore and hybrid processors  — Virtualization and fabric computing  — Social networks and social software
Nick / Rough Type:
Understanding Amazon Web Services  —  There are two ways to look at Amazon.com: as a retailer, and as a software company that runs a retailing application.  Both are accurate, and in combination they explain why Amazon, rather than a traditional computer company, has become the most successful early mover …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   GigaOM Interview: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Mark Evans:
Net Neutrality Finally Rears Ugly Head in Canada  —  At one time, Canada was among the world leaders in Internet access, ranking second beyond South Korea in broadband penetration.  —  Those days now seem like a distance memory as Canada moves ever closer to becoming a second-tier online country that discourages innovation.
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
From the Eye of a Legal Storm, Murdoch's Satellite-TV Hacker Tells All  —  SAN DIEGO — Christopher Tarnovsky feels vindicated.  The software engineer and former satellite-TV pirate has been on the hot seat for five years, accused of helping his former employer, a Rupert Murdoch company …
Discussion: Threat Level and Slashdot
 
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Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Hotmail users getting locked out
ConsortiumInfo.org The Standards Blog:
Make that Three: India Appeals Adoption of OOXML
Daily Yomiuri Online:
Toshiba ‘gets high resolution’ from current DVDs
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Engadget
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Facebook ‘violates privacy laws’
Discussion: p2pnet and Threat Level
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
TheWB.com Opens for a Peek
Discussion: Mashable! and Lost Remote
Jim Carr / SC Magazine US:
Researchers breach Microsoft's CardSpace ID technology
Phone Arena:
Motorola Adventure V750 is rugged
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Bell Canada hit with class-action throttling lawsuit
Kristina Peterson / Mercury News:
Teens say they were banned from Apple stores for life, company denies it
Associated Press:
Radiohead to Prince: Unblock ‘Creep’ cover videos
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Clerical error exposes Google as anonymous eBay critic
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Register
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Billboards That Look Back  —  In advertising these days …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Subnotebook vs. UMPC vs. Netbook: WTF Is the Difference?
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I Got Lucky  —  A recent commenter suggested that I blog …
 

 
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