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11:20 AM ET, May 18, 2009

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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Twitter Proves Its Worth as a Killer App for Local Businesses  —  New Orleans Pizza Joint, Chicago Yogurt Chain See Results From Promos on Microblogging Service  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — All those brands trying to figure the ROI of Twitter?  They might do well to follow the lead of the local pizza joint.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Site Lets Writers Sell Digital Copies  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Turning itself into a kind of electronic vanity publisher, Scribd, an Internet start-up here, will introduce on Monday a way for anyone to upload a document to the Web and charge for it.  —  The Scribd Web site is the most popular …
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Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
Nokia N97 For North America Arriving June 2nd  —  I told you a couple days ago the Nokia N97 NAM was coming soon, but I wasn't sure of the exact date.  Well, Nokia just notified one of their major North American distributors of the estimated shipping date: June 2nd, 2009!  How accurate are we?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Napster relaunching, again: $5 per month streaming plus five free downloads  —  Like subscription music services?  You know, like Microsoft's Zune Pass where you pay $14.99 monthly and keep up to 10 tracks each month forever.  Sure, renting music at $180 per year can be a drag for those stuck …
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Buy an app via Windows Marketplace, share with four friends or family members  —  Microsoft readies challenge to rivals in mobile apps market  —  Computerworld - In a potentially market-changing move, Microsoft Corp. plans to let customers of its upcoming Windows Marketplace …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Mobile Dev team: ‘Windows Mobile 6.5 is done’
Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
Wal-Mart Makes Electronics Push  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is revamping the electronics departments in its more than 3,500 U.S. stores this week, ramping up an aggressive battle with Best Buy Co. and Amazon.com to seize customers up for grabs due to the demise of Circuit City Stores Inc.
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Jessica Hall / Reuters:
Wal-Mart targets electronics customers: report
Discussion: CrunchGear and PreCentral.net
Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Acer's next-gen Aspire One Netbooks available now  —  We've already seen them previewed with the rest of Acer's upcoming lineup back in April, but the official release of the next generation of Aspire One Netbooks is finally here.  Most notable is the inclusion of a new, bigger 11.6-inch model …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Repeat: AT&T may introduce $20 limited iPhone data plan  —  With next-generation iPhone hardware and software around the corner, a new report is adding to claims that AT&T is mulling changes to its iPhone monthly service and data plans that could reduce the cost of owning an iPhone and help Apple grow its share of the smartphone market.
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Olga Kharif / Yahoo! Finance:
Cheaper iPhone Plans from AT&T?
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Archos launching Android 3G PMP on June 11th?  —  Archos have announced a press event to be held on June 11th in Paris, France.  While there's no actual written confirmation of what the event might be about, the shadowy PMP/MID device visible on the invite and the bright green color-scheme …
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
Archos' Android powered MID set to debut on June 11th?
Discussion: Electronista
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stand Firm Craig (and Jim)  —  South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is giving even the normally sleazy Attorney General title a bad name.  This is an office that has little to do with protecting the public and everything to do with making high profile attacks on targets that will generate a lot of positive press.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt's Keynote Address At Carnegie Mellon (Video)  —  Here's Google CEO Eric Schmidt's keynote address at Carnegie Mellon's 112th commencement ceremony, held yesterday.  (Via @CarnegieMellon)  —  Schmidt's talk to the audience, which he refers to as the ‘Facebook and Google generation’ …
CNET News:
HTC Magic vs. Samsung I7500  —  Here're the HTC Magic (left) and the Samsung I7500 (right) side by side.  The I7500 looks slightly larger than the Magic, but that's because my hand was slightly closer to the camera.  Also, the screen on the I7500 appears dimmer due to an early firmware issue …
Discussion: Android Phone Fans and SlashGear
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
San Jose Mercury News: No One Reads Us Any More, So Let's Start Charging  —  When I first moved to Silicon Valley, the newspaper of record was the San Jose Mercury News.  Everyone read it.  It did a great job covering the local startup scene, and had some fantastic columnists and writers.
Matt Holliday / Inside Facebook:
Newsweek Interviewing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Live on Facebook Today  —  Newsweek will host a live Q&A with Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner on Facebook this afternoon.  Jon Meacham will be conducting the interview from the National Press Club in Washington …
Discussion: All Facebook and AppScout
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
J Allard and Microsoft group try to get patent on a ‘magic wand’  —  Attention Harry Potter, we'll be needing some prior art.  —  We've been hearing rumors and reading speculation lately about what Microsoft executive J Allard has been doing.  Apart from reports about a possible Zune/Xbox linkup …
Amazon Web Services Blog:
New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch  —  We are working to make it even easier for you to build sophisticated, scalable, and robust web applications using AWS.  As soon as you launch some EC2 instances, you want visibility into resource utilization and overall performance.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Search Engine Wolfram Alpha Launches With Big Dreams And No Chance  —  Another next-generation search engine launches.  It looks more differentiated than the much-ado-about-nothing known as Cuil, but that's not saying much.  —  Our prediction: Wolfram Alpha (terrible name) …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Will OpenTable Be Just What Silicon Valley Ordered This Week?  —  One of the first Silicon Valley start-ups to go public in a long while-OpenTable-is expected to come to market this week, with venture firms hoping it will prove a tasty treat for Wall Street.
Robert Lemos / Technology Review:
Are Your “Secret Questions” Too Easily Answered?  —  Research finds that the answers to secret questions used to retrieve forgotten passwords are easily guessed.  —  Brian Green's experience with not-so-secret questions began when he logged on to his World of Warcraft account in March …
 
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Dong Ngo / CNET News:
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft hosting top CEOs
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Cellphone Makers Hope for a Blockbuster Summer
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
AMD taunts Intel, hoists EU flag
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Would Bill Gates have aired Laptop Hunters?
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