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10:25 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.
‘Craigslist Killing’: Was It...  Craig Newmark, the site's creator, sits down for an exclusive interview.
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: ithinkdifferrent
Manan / I'm Just Being Manan:
Microsoft: Pre-Mature WDDM 1.1 Drivers Restricting Win 7
Discussion: Engineering Windows 7, Thanks:everythingms
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.
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Former AOL Exec Mike Jones May Become No. 2 At MySpace  —  One thing MySpace has is a lot of holes in the executive ranks.  Founding CEO Chris DeWolfe has been hurriedly replaced by Owen Van Natta (our thoughts on that are well known).  But cofounder Tom Anderson is no longer President and head of product.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
3 of UK Marries Itself to Skype; Shakes Up the Mobile Market  —  Ever since Skype's iPhone client enabled Skype-to-Skype calls (and send IMs) for free over Wi-Fi, I've been wondering what the next step towards the mobilization of Skype would be.  The answer came today by the way of 3 UK, a 3G wireless operator.
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Wolfram Alpha Getting A Public Preview On Tuesday
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.
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
FBI Arrests Oklahoma Teabagger For Twitter Threats  —  An Oklahoma City man who announced on Twitter that he would turn an April 15 tax protest into a bloodbath was hit with a federal charge of making interstate threats last week, in what appears to be first criminal prosecution to stem from posts on the microblogging site.
Discussion: Infocult and
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
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Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
The Twitter Book, by Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein
Discussion: WebWire
Mara Hvistendahl / Popular Science:
Hackers: the China Syndrome
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Journalists: Where do you add value?
Discussion: and Podcasting News
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Raising Bill Gates
Discussion: TechFlash and Digits, Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
The full text of Steve Jobs' deposition to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Financial Times:
Technology comes to the rescue
Discussion: broadstuff