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11:50 PM ET, April 12, 2009

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17-year-old claims responsibility for Twitter worm  —  Brooklyn, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — Mikeyy Mooney, the 17-year-old creator of StalkDaily.com from Brooklyn, has admitted responsibility for the Twitter worm that rapidly spread through Twitter on Saturday, stating in an email to BNO News …
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Wily Weekend Worms  —  On a weekend normally reserved for bunnies, a worm took center stage.  A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program sometimes introduced by folks with malicious intent to do some harm to a network.  Please note that no passwords, phone numbers …
Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Twitter worm outbreak over Easter  —  A cross-site scripting worm was spreading in Twitter profiles for several hours last night.  —  People started reporting that their profile had sent Twitter messages without their knowledge.  Messages looked like this:  —  Later on the messages morphed several times:
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
mikeyy: Another Twitter Worm on the Loose
Discussion: Social Business, TheNextWeb.com and a.k.a Elpie, Thanks:atul
Erica Friedman / Examiner:
Online censorship?  Amazon strips ranking of Gay and Lesbian books  —  One of the most powerful indicators of how a book is doing sales wise and can be a leading factor for generating or killing interest in a book.  Though many factors go into the sales ranking system, the primary driving factor has been sales-number of books sold.
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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.
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Did Amazon Really Fail This Weekend? The Twittersphere Says Yes
Thanks:atul
Erica Sadun / Ars Technica:
The problem with push: can small developers afford it?  —  In March, Apple announced its support for push notification.  Ars looks at push and wonders if small- and medium-sized developers can afford this technology.  —  Push was the big buzz this past March.
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
IPhone changes dynamics of game software industry  —  After years of building large, graphics-intensive blockbusters, developers are starting to make shorter, less expensive games for the iPhone and its phone-less sibling, the iPod Touch.  —  Reporting from San Francisco — Only a few years ago …
Philip Lam / Your Source for Palm Pre News:
Palm hints at new Touchstone Product Line, Inductive data transferring?  —  After watching a 45 minute long Palm Pre demo video from Myriam over at tnkgrl, an interesting tidbit slipped out from a marketing manager at Palm.  —  “The Touchstone is the name of a entire line of products.
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 …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
New Swiveling Nokia hitting Verizon Wireless?  —  If this wasn't from one of our normal ninjas we probably wouldn't publish it, but since it is, here we go... We've been told that there's a “swiveling E71-type handset” that's going to be launched on Verizon around the July/August time-frame.
Josh / Bokardo:
The Slow Erosion of Google Search  —  Editor's Note: this is a guessay, a portmanteau of the words “guess” and “essay”, which means that I'm officially making this stuff up.  —  I remember it very clearly.  Four of us were getting together for breakfast last year at SXSW.
Thanks:atul
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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