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3:55 PM ET, May 10, 2009


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Thomas Crampton:
Wikipedia Grappling with Deletion of  —  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.
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, 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: Gizmodo, Liliputing and jkOnTheRun
Brian Deagon /
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 …
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
BOOOOOOOM!:!  —  Prepare to get nothing done today!  Introducing!  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: Download Squad
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 …
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.
Philip Lam /
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).
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 …
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 …
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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
Erik Palm / CNET News:
Pirate Bay attorney outlines arguments for appeal
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
EC wants software makers held liable for code
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Bloglines Offline for Hours (and Outsourced to China)
Discussion: CloudAve and Smalltalk Tidbits …, Thanks:rcade
 Earlier Items: 
Stars & Stripes:
Official: No options ‘off the table’ for U.S. response to cyber attacks
Discussion: Slashdot
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tech Jobs Still Scarce But Layoffs May Be Slowing Down
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, 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