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6:00 AM ET, April 13, 2009

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Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy:
Amazon responds to queries, blames a ‘glitch’  —  As readers continue to try to figure out what happened in Amazon's database so that the sales rankings of certain books and not others disappeared — which caused some to be omitted from search results on the site — it seems that Amazon is doing much the same thing.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Did Amazon Really Fail This Weekend?  The Twittersphere Says Yes, Online Retailer Says “Glitch”  —  Last fall, a small but vocal group of Twitterers managed to shame Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) into apologizing for one of its Motrin ads.  —  This weekend's replay: A howl of outrage …
Discussion: Techdirt, Licence to Roam and Gawker, Thanks:atul
Lynne Pope / a.k.a Elpie:
Mikeyy Twitter XSS Mutates & Continues to Attack  —  After a weekend that saw three XSS attacks on Twitter, apparently all originating from the same hacker, Twitter users are now seeing yet another variation of the script.  —  F-Secure warned yesterday that:
Discussion: Technologizer and Haklab
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17-year-old claims responsibility for Twitter worm
New York Times:
‘Hyperlocal’ Web Sites Deliver News Without Newspapers  —  If your local newspaper shuts down, what will take the place of its coverage?  Perhaps a package of information about your neighborhood, or even your block, assembled by a computer.  —  A number of Web start-up companies are creating …
Discussion: HyperlocalBlogger
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Deconstructing Apple's Tiny iPod Shuffle  —  A teardown by researchers shows the device's components cost a mere 28% of its retail price—a fat profit margin.  Biggest supplier: Samsung  —  When the first iPod graced store shelves almost eight years ago, it could pack about 1,000 songs …
Discussion: PMP Today, Thanks:dmac1
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
You Will Be Using FriendFeed In The Future — But It May Be Called Facebook  —  Last week, we wrote that FriendFeed was in danger of becoming “the coolest app that no one uses.”  The thought was that while FriendFeed is doing some great things both in terms of its technology and feature-wise …
Discussion: The FASTForward Blog, Thanks:bobcaswell
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Cooliris raises $15M for (improved) 3D wall  —  Cooliris is launching a new version of its 3D wall today, one that makes it easier to explore images and other media on the web, on social networking sites, and now, even on your computer desktop.  The Palo Alto, Calif. company is also announcing …
Discussion: Technologizer and BoomTown
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Update, Open Sourced  —  It doesn't have an interface, it's always running in the background, ready to silently update your Google software: Google Update is the service that makes Google's desktop applications behave more like the constantly updated web applications.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Times change: print no longer default MLA citation style  —  The Modern Language Association's (MLA) new handbook for academic citations does away with the primacy of print, along with the need to include URLs for Web citations.  All hail the rise of the Internet.
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Should Online Scofflaws Be Denied Web Access?  —  PARIS — Is Internet access a fundamental human right?  Or is it a privilege, carrying with it a responsibility for good behavior?  —  That is the question confronting policy makers as they try to bring Internet access to the masses …
Rhee So-eui / Reuters:
EBay buys Korean rival's stake for $413 million: report  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - EBay Inc has agreed to buy a controlling stake in South Korean online retailer Gmarket Inc for $413 million, at a 32.5 percent premium, news service eDaily reported on Monday.  —  The long-discussed deal …
Discussion: Associated Press
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ad network Collective Media raises $20M more, targets the big three  —  Collective Media, an ad network you probably haven't heard of, has been slowly rising through the ranks of ad networks.  It is the 19th largest ad network, according to the most recent Comscore data (February), up from 21st last year.
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Erica Sadun / Ars Technica:
The problem with push: can small developers afford it?
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
IPhone changes dynamics of game software industry
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Josh / Bokardo:
The Slow Erosion of Google Search
Thanks:atul
Louis Gray:
Are You Writing Your Headlines for Google or for Twitter?
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Easter Logos From Search Engines But Not Google or Yahoo
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Offers Another Fleeting Glimpse At The App Store's All-Time Leaders
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