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3:30 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.
Discussion: HipMojo.com, PC World and Reuters
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‘Craigslist Killing’: Was It...  Craig Newmark, the site's creator, sits down for an exclusive interview.
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  —  When it was first unveiled in March, Wolfram Alpha, a new type of search engine created by computer scientist Stephen Wolfram, got a lot of buzz.  Naturally, some people threw out the “Google killer” title — but it seems to be a different beast, as it's all about knowledge search.
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 …
Thanks:atul
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
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 digg.com
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
Scott Woodgate / The Windows Blog:
Coming Soon: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC  —  Windows XP Mode is specifically designed to help small businesses move to Windows 7.  Windows XP Mode provides you with the flexibility to run many older productivity applications on a Windows 7 based PC.
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Pthurrott / SuperSite Blog:
Secret No More: Revealing Windows XP Mode for Windows 7
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Journalists: Where do you add value?  —  Every day, with everything they do, the key question for journalists and news organizations in these tight - that is, more efficient - times must be: Are you adding value?  And if you're not, why are you doing whatever you're doing?
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Podcasting News
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Raising Bill Gates  —  SEATTLE — Spend time with the family of Bill Gates, and eventually someone will mention the water incident.  —  The future software mogul was a headstrong 12-year-old and was having a particularly nasty argument with his mother at the dinner table.
Discussion: TechFlash and Digits, Thanks:atul
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 …
Forbes:
The full text of Steve Jobs' deposition to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  On March 18, 2008, attorneys for the Securities and Exchange Commission grilled Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs over issues of backdating of stock options.  Forbes obtained the 119-page sworn deposition …
 
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Financial Times:
Technology comes to the rescue
Discussion: broadstuff
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Twitter Clients Are a UI Design Playground
Loren Bendele / VentureBeat:
California's proposed “Amazon tax” - a destructive solution
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google's Larry Page to be a father
Discussion: Gawker
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Google's New “What's Popular” Feature Aims to Clone Digg
Discussion: Google Operating System, Thanks:steverubel
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution:
Forget Acquisitions: Digg's Focused on Recommendations
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