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9:25 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 …
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 …
Frazier Moore / Associated Press:   Web service Twitter plans TV competition series
Cellphone News, reviews, rumors and scoops:
Nokia Rover is an N97 killer Internet tablet  —  Nokia might be putting up a brave face and donating Symbian OS to the Symbian Foundation, but the truth is the Finnish giant is planning to convert its Internet Tablet platform Maemo into something that can be used for its future smartphones.
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.
Ian Paul / PC World:
Microsoft May Rename Live Search ‘Bing’: Massive Ad Campaign Planned  —  Microsoft's new search engine is reportedly dumping its codename, Kumo, in favor of the brand name Bing.  To get the word out Microsoft is planning a massive advertising campaign to launch its new search brand.
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Microsoft Aims Big Guns at Google, Asks Consumers to Rethink Search
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 …
Discussion: Mark Evans
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 …
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.
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: and CinemaTech
The Web vs. the Fallacies  —  Here at Sun, the Fallacies of Distributed Computing have long been a much-revered lesson.  Furthermore, I personally think they're pretty much spot-on.  But these days, you don't often find them coming up in conversations about building big networked systems.
Stromdotcom / Stromcode:
The Incredible App Store Hype  —  The hype surrounding the iPhone App Store continues to persist.  It's been called a gold rush, and stories of one man teams making hundreds of thousands of dollars almost overnight abound.  But what does that mean for you, if you want to get into the game?
Discussion: TechCrunch
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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