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8:15 PM ET, May 10, 2009

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Thomas Crampton:
Wikipedia Grappling with Deletion of IHT.com  —  Alerted by my earlier posting about The New York Times deleting links to my (and all) IHT articles, the Wikipedia community has started grappling with the problem.  —  This was an angle that had not occurred to me until now.
Business Week:
CEOs Who Use Twitter  —  Tweets from the Chiefs  —  In August 2008 we reported on 18 chief executives who use the microblogging application Twitter to clue customers in on new services, help them with questions about their products, and generally get a little bit personal with customers, business associates, and the public.
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Prism 1.0 Integrates Webapps into Your Dock/Tray  —  Firefox: Prism, the Firefox add-on/stand-alone application that turns web sites into desktop windows, has hit a 1.0 release, promising to let you monitor and launch sites like Gmail from your Mac dock or Windows tray.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon HP Mini 1151NR netbook set to launch on May 17th  —  We've just received firm confirmation that Verizon Wireless' first netbook offering — the HP Mini 1151NR — is currently starting to touch down in stores across the country.  We first scooped it in February and then confirmed …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Liliputing, jkOnTheRun and digg.com
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Rampant Piracy Will Be The Kindle DX's Savior  —  Earlier this week, we got our first glimpse of the Kindle DX, Amazon's upcoming E-book reader that has taken the original Kindle's nearly prohibitive $359 price tag and bumped it up to an even more exorbitant $489 for good measure.
Discussion: TeleRead and digg.com, Thanks:bobcaswell
Philip Lam / prethinking.com:
Palm Pre Accessories shows up in BestBuy's System — ‘TouchStone kit’ priced at $69.99  —  Well looky here... Several Palm Pre accessories landed in BestBuy's system today.  According to lgmack, it included 3 acrylic cases, a leather case, one case labeled ‘palm pre case’ and the “TouchStone Kit"(Charger with battery back cover).
Brian Deagon / Investors.com:
Slowing The Exodus Of Skilled Foreigners  —  America's running some of its best talent out of town on a rail: Foreign-born employees with temporary work visas.  —  So says Vivek Wadhwa, a Duke University professor and Harvard University researcher.  —  The trend spotlights a reverse brain drain …
David Lawsky / Reuters:
EU to find Intel anti-competitive: sources  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are expected to say this week that Intel Corp illegally paid computer makers to postpone or cancel the launch of products containing chips made by its main rival, sources familiar with the case said on Sunday.
Discussion: MarketWatch and Financial Times
Jason Ryan / ABCNEWS:
DOJ Budget Details High-Tech Crime Fighting Tools  —  New Surveillance Programs Look Ahead as FBI Seeks to Overcome Past Criticism  —  The release of the 2010 budget request has shed more light on some FBI surveillance programs the bureau is currently developing and testing.
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Yooouuutuuube.com!  —  Prepare to get nothing done today!  Introducing Yooouuutuuube.com!  Every video on Youtube just got 1,000 times cooler!  Now you can watch every frame of the video play simultaneously.  That remix of Alice in Wonderland is waaaaay cooler now.
Discussion: Mashable! and Download Squad
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The American Press on Suicide Watch  —  IF you wanted to pick the moment when the American news business went on suicide watch, it was almost exactly three years ago.  That's when Stephen Colbert, appearing at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, delivered a monologue accusing …
Miguel Helf / New York Times:
Data, Not Design, Is King in the Age of Google  —  CAN a company blunt its innovation edge if it listens to its customers too closely?  Can its products become dull if they are tailored to match exactly what users say they want?  These questions surfaced recently when Douglas Bowman, a top visual designer, left Google.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
 
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Long-Exposure Shot of a Roomba's Path Shows Beautifully Organized Chaos
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Layoffs Hit MySpace
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
An iPhone App Developer's Take on Piracy: Work With Pirates, Not Against Them
Discussion: iCombat
John Ozimek / The Register:
Aussie censors implement six degrees of separation policy
Discussion: ZDNET.com.au
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
EC wants software makers held liable for code
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Bloglines Offline for Hours (and Outsourced to China)
Thanks:rcade
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tech Jobs Still Scarce But Layoffs May Be Slowing Down
Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
T-Mobile to Launch Many Android Devices Later This Year
Alexandra Alter / Wall Street Journal:
The Next Age of Discovery
Discussion: Imaging Insider and Slashdot
 

 
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