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1:05 PM ET, June 21, 2008

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Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
MySpace versus Facebook: Analysis of both traffic and ad revenue, using Google Trends  —  (above, Facebook beating MySpace in Australia with the crossover at Oct 07)  —  MySpace versus Facebook  —  As some of you know, I've previously written about the MySpace versus Facebook topic, both a year ago in the post Wanna bet?
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Blows Past MySpace In Global Visitors For May
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Evolution of Gmail chat  —  Often, the features we launch seem so simple that you might think they're the result of blatantly obvious design decisions.  In fact, every feature is subjected to a healthy dose of scrutiny within the Gmail team, and usually that includes rapidly iterating …
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
IsoHunt adds 10.000 Free and Legal Albums  —  When BitTorrent sites have come under attack by media groups and their battalions of lawyers, it's usual for them to pull up the drawbridge and keep the site going as is, and try to get the case over with as soon as possible.
Discussion: Mashable!
Jerry / The Secret Diary of [Steve Jobs] Jerry Yang:
Confession: Sue Decker hits me, and I'm too ashamed to seek help  —  It's true.  It's been going on for a while now, but lately it's getting worse.  I keep having to go into meetings and tell people I walked into a door.  Some of them, I think, are starting to suspect the truth.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
MPAA Says No Proof Needed in P2P Copyright Infringement Lawsuits  —  The Motion Picture Association of America said Friday intellectual-property holders should have the right to collect damages, perhaps as much as $150,000 per copyright violation, without having to prove infringement.
Mmpc / Microsoft® Malware Protection Center:
Taterf - all your drives are belong to me!!!1!one!  —  As you all probably know by now, this month in MSRT was a very significant release for Gamers everywhere with the addition of a variety of password stealers directly targeting Online games.  The main targets are mostly based in Eastern Asia …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
AP/Drudge Retort “Resolution” Leaves Fair Use Questions Unanswered  —  AP and the Drudge Retort have resolved their copyright issue — but do bloggers, journalists, and others remain on thin ice?  —  This week I've been covering what appears to be an assault by the Associated Press on the principle of fair use.
Discussion: Joe Duck
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Waxy.org:
Interview with Alan Taylor, Creator of Boston Globe's The Big Picture  —  With its vibrant oversized photographs and minimalist design, the Boston Globe's The Big Picture weblog launched on June 1 to instant global acclaim.  It's designed, programmed, and written by Alan Taylor …
Discussion: Boston Globe
Jonathan Soble / Financial Times:
Malone gives poor reception to free online TV  —  John Malone, the billionaire US media mogul, warned on Friday that moves by television networks to make programmes available for free on the internet were doomed to fail.  —  Such moves could undermine more promising ways of making money …
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
Rogers makes new BlackBerry plans official  —  Rogers has just released a slew of new BlackBerry data plans for your emailing and browsing pleasure.  There's still no unlimited BIS option, which is a bit confounding given the upcoming unlimited iPhone Data plan, but this is Rogers after all, so we're not terribly shocked.
Discussion: Gadgetell, Electronista and Bus error
Guardian:
Yahoo turmoil continues with loss of more executives  —  Yahoo lost another two influential executives yesterday as the company continued to lurch from crisis to crisis following the board's decision to reject Microsoft's $47bn (£24bn) takeover bid.  —  The latest departures include …
Discussion: broadstuff
Jonathan Simon / Official Google Webmaster …:
Get Cooking with the Webmaster Tools API  —  As the days grow longer and summer takes full stage, many of us are flocking to patios and parks to engage in the time-honored tradition of grilling food.  When it comes to cooking outdoors, the type of grills used span a spectrum from primitive to high tech.
 
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Charlie / Nokia Conversations:
Product leaks just lead to trouble & headaches for all
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Dear Yahoo, I Quit! Signed, [Your Name Here]
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Microsoft without Gates
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
Fastest-ever flashgun captures image of light wave
Discussion: Lockergnome, Slashdot and Digg
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Citi's Mahaney: If Google Wants To Stay On Top, It Needs To Ramp …
Discussion: eWeek