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11:20 AM 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.
Thanks:atul
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Thomas Crampton:
Reporter to NY Times Publisher: You Erased My Career  —  Hell hath no fury like a reporter deleted.  —  I have a major personal and professional gripe against The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.  —  For more than a decade, as you know, I enjoyed a wonderful and globe-trotting career at both newspapers.
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
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: jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo and Liliputing
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.
Thanks:atul
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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.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Long-Exposure Shot of a Roomba's Path Shows Beautifully Organized Chaos  —  Ever wonder what the path of a Roomba looks like as it cleans your house?  It's an amazing combination of randomness and precision, as shown by this long-exposure shot.  —  The shot was taken by shutting off …
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
An iPhone App Developer's Take on Piracy: Work With Pirates, Not Against Them  —  The creator of iCombat weighed in with his thoughts on newly-popular piracy of iPhone apps with an interesting conclusion: It's not worth the trouble to police the pirates, and they might even prove helpful.
Discussion: iCombat
Erik Palm / CNET News:
Pirate Bay attorney outlines arguments for appeal  —  The judge had a conflict of interest—that's one argument that will be used in appealing the Pirate Bay verdict, an attorney of one of the defendants told CNET News on Friday.  —  Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and digg.com
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitterrific Comes Roaring Back Into The iPhone Twitter App Wars  —  During the past several months, a war has been brewing between Twitter apps for the iPhone.  But it's been largely two-sided.  You were either in the Twitterfon camp or the Tweetie camp.  And if you were using any other app …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Layoffs Hit MySpace  —  MySpace has let go of as many as 45 employees in the last week, we've confirmed.  Sources close to the company say that the exact figure may be smaller, but that MySpace has definitely laid off a significant number of people.  MySpace has refused to comment on the matter …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Fights In The Google Monopoly Debate Miss Key Points  —  The noise about whether Google is a monopoly that needs to be controlled continues to ramp up, with Google itself releasing a “charm offensive” set of slides after its lobbying using those slides was outed by Consumer Watchdog.
 
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John Ozimek / The Register:
Aussie censors implement six degrees of separation policy
Discussion: ZDNET.com.au
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
EC wants software makers held liable for code
Discussion: Slashdot
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Bloglines Offline for Hours (and Outsourced to China)
Discussion: CloudAve and Smalltalk Tidbits …, Thanks:rcade
Stars & Stripes:
Official: No options ‘off the table’ for U.S. response to cyber attacks
Discussion: Slashdot
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tech Jobs Still Scarce But Layoffs May Be Slowing Down
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
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
What Marissa Mayer said about Google and Twitter
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR and ReadWriteWeb
 

 
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