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8:25 PM ET, May 25, 2009


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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Twitter, Brillstein develop TV series  —  Unscripted show created by Amy Ephron  —  What's Twitter doing?  Going after a TV series.  —  The San Francisco-based web phenom has partnered with Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment to develop an unscripted TV skein described as …
Frazier Moore / Associated Press:   Web service Twitter plans TV competition series
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
June 1st New Yorker Cover Drawn Entirely on the iPhone  —  Artist Jorge Colombo took about an hour to fingerpaint an intricate Times Square scene on his iPhone using Brushes, a $4.99 iPhone drawing app.  Now, it's the June 1st cover for The New Yorker.  —  I'm guessing the editors …
Arn / MacRumors:
Unreleased iPhone2,1 Icon Reveals No Major Physical Changes?  —  A forum thread reveals that the unreleased “iPhone2,1” model that has been previously referenced actually includes its own icon within the iPhone 3.0 SDK.  The icon, however, appears identical to the iPhone1,2 model which represents the current iPhone 3G.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter's Biz Stone: Thoughts On Repositioning Twitter, Search Ads, The Twitter Ecosystem & More  —  Earlier this week, I talked with Twitter cofounder Biz Stone on a variety of issues about Twitter but especially focused around search.  In the interview, he discussed: how Twitter may redesign …
Room for Debate:
One Tweet Over the Line  —  There seems no part of public, private or commercial life that hasn't been made more accessible through social networking tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  Hospitals are posting videos of surgeries on YouTube and doctors are sending tweets from operating rooms …
Rafe Blandford / All About Symbian:
Nokia's Ovi Store live in Australia (soft launch)  —  Nokia's Ovi Store has soft launched in Australia; the information we recieved indicates that Ovi Store is now accessible on a Nokia E75 on the Australian operator Vodafone (see updates, in full story, for other markets).
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Exclusive: Everything There Is To Know About Nokia's Next Tablet  —  Move over, Nokia N97.  Your bigger, badder, unannounced brother is on the way - and one of our sources at Nokia has just clued us in on all of the details, from worldwide launch targets to hardware specs.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Payoff Over a Web Sensation Is Elusive  —  Susan Boyle, the frumpy Scotswoman who became a worldwide singing sensation last month, may wind up as the winner this week of “Britain's Got Talent,” the hit ITV show.  —  After a six-week absence, she returned on Sunday night to sing “Memory” …
Discussion: paidContent and CinemaTech
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Leaked Palm Pre Gesture Guide lets you get some finger-flicking practice in early  —  Warm up that last aftermarket inkjet cartridge you've been milking for the past two years: we've got a leaked copy of the Palm Pre Gesture Guide, a handy little brochure that's sure to make you a professional app-switcher in minutes.
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Real users caught in Facebook fake-name purge  —  (05-24) 04:00 PDT NEW YORK — Alicia Istanbul woke up one recent day to find herself locked out of the Facebook account she opened in 2007, one that Facebook suddenly deemed fake.  —  The stay-at-home mom was cut off not only from her 330 friends …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Microsoft Aims Big Guns at Google, Asks Consumers to Rethink Search  —  Here's Why an $80M Ad Effort for a Search Engine, Bing, Makes Some Sense  —  NEW YORK ( — Microsoft has used attack ads to go after Apple, and now it has Google in its sights.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
300 Things I'd Like To See From Twitter Before A TV Show  —  It's not a bad joke, Twitter is apparently somehow involved in a new TV show.  Among other things, this earns it our rarely used “WTF” in sign language image.  —  Twitter has not yet responded to an email, but investor Fred Wilson seems …
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Lenovo S12 Is the First Netbook With Nvidia Ion, Priced Under $500  —  With the IdeaPad S12, Lenovo, as rumored, is first out of the gates with a netbook based on Nvidia's Ion chipset, and it's a hell of a promising start: this 12-inch netbook promises the whole HD-playing, game-conquering Ion experience for around $500.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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Brian Solis / TechCrunch:
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Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Leaked AT&T slide deck reveals Android, webOS, BlackBerry OS …
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iPhone apps are Google's biggest threat in mobile search
Discussion: OStatic blogs
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Lenovo gets budget-friendly with IdeaPad U350, G550 and IdeaCentre C300
Discussion: Gizmodo, eWeek and jkOnTheRun
Don Clark / Digits:
Hints of a New Market for Cheap, Power-Sipping Servers
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Safari 4's Messy Trail
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