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10:35 PM ET, May 2, 2009


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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Facebook Just Landed in Seesmic Desktop  —  What a week-end!  It starts with Ashton Kutcher say “this facebook version is a social networking Dream.  Love that you can jump directly to someones individual page. wow” then with Brad Stone in the New York Times “Tinker Away, Facebook Says”.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Tinker Away, Facebook Says  —  TO understand the counterintuitive business wisdom infecting Silicon Valley these days, consider an imaginary corner supermarket, Joe's Foods.  —  After establishing his store as a vibrant enterprise and a hive of neighborhood activity, Joe makes a strange decision …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Shows Off The Power Of Facebook's New APIs
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Thinking about thunder  —  I read an interesting blog post by Mike Markson, VP of Marketing for Blekko, which is the working name for a new search engine planned to launch to the public in a few months.  —  The title of Mike's post was “Google Likes To Steal Other's Thunder,” and he mentions several anecdotes to back up that idea.
Scott Patterson / MarketBeat:
Buffett Sees ‘Unending Losses’ for Many Newspapers  —  OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett has long held himself out as a newspaper man.  As a child, one of his first jobs was delivering newspapers.  An Omaha newspaper Berkshire owned, Sun Newspapers, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 based in part on a tip Mr. Buffett provided.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Kill Your RSS Reader  —  In theory, the RSS reader is a great idea.  Many years ago, as blogs became an ever-larger part of my news diet, I got addicted to Bloglines, one of the first popular RSS programs.  I used to read a dozen different news sites every day, going to each site every …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tweexchange Is The Ultimate Twitter Name Marketplace  —  Twitter handles are quickly becoming as desirable as domains and Tweexchange hopes to capitalize on this by providing a marketplace for Twitter members to exchange, buy or find Twitter usernames from other existing members.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Encyclopedic Knowledge, Then vs. Now  —  THIS is the end of the line for Encarta, the encyclopedia that Microsoft introduced in 1993 and still describes boastfully on its Web site as “the No. 1 best-selling encyclopedia software brand for the past eight years.”
David Eaves /
Treating the web as an archive - or finding the financial crisis' ground zero online  —  Most often when people think of the web they think of it as a place to get new information.  Companies are told they must constantly update their website while customers and citizens look for the latest updates.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Who Shot Valleywag?  Gossip Bloggers Thomas (Outgoing) and Tate (Incoming) Speak!  —  Was it Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in Fraiche Yogurt with a Macbook Air?  Or Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on the streets of San Francisco with a Model S?  Or, most likely of all, Marissa Mayer of Google …
Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler:
Presto!  In ten seconds, you've got an Internet desktop.  —  Vimeo.  —  Have you ever had the need to boot your laptop in a Starbucks, an airport lounge, or a buddy's house, but don't want to go through the agonizing multi-minute procedure of starting up your operating system with all of its managed software and utilities?
Robert McMillan / Network World:
LexisNexis says its data was used by fraudsters  —  LexisNexis acknowledged Friday that criminals used its information retrieval service for more than three years to gather data that was used to commit credit card fraud.  —  LexisNexis has started warning about 32,000 people that “a few” …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Italian Pirate Bay Trial in the Making  —  During August last year, The Pirate Bay was “censored” in Italy when ISPs were ordered to block access to the worlds largest BitTorrent tracker.  The Pirate Bay appealed the block and eventually won the court case.
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