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7:40 PM ET, April 25, 2009

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Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Craigslist founder: No plans to shut down Erotic Services  —  In the wake of the murder of Craigslist-advertising masseuse Julissa Brisman, and the arrest of Philip Markoff, Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster of Craigslist gave interviews Friday to Martin Bashir of ABC's Nightline.
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‘Craigslist Killing’: Was It...  Craig Newmark, the site's creator, sits down for an exclusive interview.
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Jason Szep / Reuters:
Murder brings scrutiny to fast-growing Craigslist
Discussion: PC World
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Why Email Clients Need to Change  —  My inbox is broken.  —  Not in an I-can't-check-my-messages kind of way, but in a fundamental, inboxes-will-never-be-the-same- again kind of way.  —  With every birthday reminder, bill confirmation, new friend, direct message, password recovery …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How To Overhype Your Search Engine  —  After covering search for 13 years, I'm more than a little jaded.  I've seen any number of search start-ups promise to revolutionize how we search.  None of them have in the huge way they've promised, other than Google — and it's a special case.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Wolfram Alpha Getting A Public Preview On Tuesday
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How the OAuth Security Battle Was Won, Open Web Style  —  Last Friday was a hot day in Sebastopol, California.  Eran Hammer-Lahav rolled into town hours after finding out that there was a security hole in his pet project for the last few months, a new way to use Twitter to log …
Discussion: The Real McCrea, Thanks:atul
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Customer Service?  Ask a Volunteer  —  HERE'S the job description: You spend a few hours a day, up to 20 a week, at your computer, supplying answers online to customer questions about technical matters like how to set up an Internet home network or how to program a new high-definition television.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Windows 7 RC 32-bit vs. Vista SP1 32-bit - Gaming shootout  —  Is it worth upgrading your Vista gaming rig to Windows 7?  Will you see any performance benefits?  Let's find out!  —  Let's look at what kind of frames per second (FPS) performance we get from the two operating systems using four different graphics cards.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox: Now Effortlessly Syncing Files For 1 Million Members  —  Dropbox, the Y Combinator and Sequoia-funded file synchronization startup that makes it easy to share files across multiple computers at once, just hit a major milestone: it now has over 1 million members.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why there will be many Twitters  —  Yesterday I wrote about the Lotus 1-2-3 of twitters, but it may not be obvious why there will be more than one network of networks — so let me explain.  —  1. Twitter is growing fast.  —  2. Its use as a medium for news has become apparent.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Chris Wilson / Slate:
It's time to move beyond those squiggly letter tests that Web sites use to weed out spam.  —  If only someone had listened to computer scientist Moni Naor in 1996, proving that you're human on the Internet would have been so much more interesting.  Naor was among the first to propose …
Discussion: Slashdot
Pthurrott / SuperSite Blog:
Secret No More: Revealing Windows XP Mode for Windows 7  —  Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott reveal a new Windows 7 application compatibility feature called Windows XP Mode.  Yes, it's that “secret new feature” you've been hearing about ...  Over a month ago, we were briefed …
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Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
The Twitter Book, by Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein  —  Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein are two of my favorite tweeters, and they've just written The Twitter Book, a pleasingly-designed 240-page guide to making the most out of Twitter.  The hard copy won't be out for a little while, but you can buy the PDF right now for $15.99.
Discussion: WebWire
Mara Hvistendahl / Popular Science:
Hackers: the China Syndrome  —  For years, the U.S. intelligence community worried that China's government was attacking our cyber-infrastructure.  Now one man has discovered it's worse: It's hundreds of thousands of everyday civilians.  And they've only just begun — At 8 a.m. on May 4 …
 
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Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
FBI Arrests Oklahoma Teabagger For Twitter Threats
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Journalists: Where do you add value?
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Podcasting News
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Raising Bill Gates
Discussion: TechFlash and Digits, Thanks:atul
Forbes:
The full text of Steve Jobs' deposition to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Financial Times:
Technology comes to the rescue
Discussion: broadstuff
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