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11:45 AM ET, June 1, 2008


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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 …
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
It's Not Rocket Science, But It's Our Work  —  The general public is fascinated with every bug that pops up on board the Mars Phoenix Lander because no matter how small, they always seem mission critical.  It's exciting stuff and we hang on every bit of news.
Discussion: ben barren
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.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Bought .  Mac's New Name?  —  Earlier today, John Gruber of suggested that might be the name for Apple's .Mac rebranding.  There was no real evidence, however, except that was registered under MarkMonitor's domain service.
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: The Next Web and
Rafe Needleman /
Offbeat Guides: Build your own travel books  —  David Sifry, founder and former CEO of Technorati, has apparently had enough of new media and of blogs.  His new venture is attacking a traditional business: printed travel guides.  —  Offbeat Guides is a service for printing customized travel books.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 Blog and VoIP Watch
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 …
Discussion: DSLreports
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 …
Nick / Rough Type:
Understanding Amazon Web Services  —  There are two ways to look at 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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
Steve Gillmor / The Gillmor Gang:
Gillmor Gang 05.30.08  —  The Gillmor Gang talks with FriendFeed co-founders Bret Taylor and Paul Buchheit.  Recorded Friday, May 30, 2008.  —  Standard Podcast [71:45m]: Play Now |  Play in Popup |  Download (1311)
Discussion: Outside the Lines
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows UI Taskforce: your help wanted
Discussion: Channel 9
Jonathan Blum / Fortune Small Business:
Why Macs still aren't right for most businesses
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
More Gray Tribute: Setting the benchmarks, and achieving immortality
Discussion: Bits
Mark Evans:
Net Neutrality Finally Rears Ugly Head in Canada
Daily Yomiuri Online:
Toshiba ‘gets high resolution’ from current DVDs
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Facebook ‘violates privacy laws’
Discussion: p2pnet and Threat Level
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Discussion: Mashable! and Lost Remote
Jim Carr / SC Magazine US:
Researchers breach Microsoft's CardSpace ID technology
Dr. Jim Anderson / The Business Of IT:
Gartner Reveals Top 10 Technologies
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Phoenix to Earthlings: I've Landed! Awesome!
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
From the Eye of a Legal Storm, Murdoch's Satellite-TV Hacker Tells All
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Clerical error exposes Google as anonymous eBay critic

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Peter Sterne / Politico:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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