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4:10 AM ET, May 26, 2009


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Biz / Twitter Blog:
Twitter Goes Hollywood?  —  The web is abuzz today with talk of a “Twitter TV show.”  I'm even getting folks asking me if they can audition.  Indeed, there are a lot of interesting developments happening in the television space—MTV, G4, CNN, E! and various independent production companies …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   300 Things I'd Like To See From Twitter Before A TV Show
Frazier Moore / Associated Press:   Web service Twitter plans TV competition series
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Twitter has millions tweeting in public communication service  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It's tea time at Twitter.  While that may evoke images of courtly discussion over Earl Grey and finger sandwiches, it's quite another thing at Silicon Valley's new “it” company.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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: Twitterrati
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Video parodies Microsoft's vision of the future  —  You're working today?  Kick back with IGN's saracastic re-narration of a Microsoft blue-sky video we blogged a while back.  My favorite aspect of this utopia is it runs two and a half minutes without a layoff.
Discussion: CloudAve
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The App Store Hype Gets A Dose Of Reality  —  Yesterday developer Rick Strom wrote a blog posted titled “The Incredible App Store Hype”, in which he detailed some of the revenue stats he was seeing from the iPhone applications that he had released (some of which rank on the App Store's top apps lists) …
Stromdotcom / Stromcode:   The Incredible App Store Hype
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
AmpliFeeder: FriendFeed's Much Hotter Sister  —  There are a slew of social media aggregation sites willing, waiting, and wanting to pull your updates, videos, photos, links, music, “shares,” “likes,” and other content from all around the web.  A few of them work well, some have really cool features, and others have critical mass.
SmoothSpan Blog:
10 Things You Don't Need to Do In the Clouds  —  Sometimes a breakthrough paradigm shift eliminates the need for all kinds of things.  Word processors and laser printers killed a lot of other things that were once thriving including typewriters, liquid paper, and Linotype machines.  So it is with the Cloud.
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.
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.
Discussion: GigaOM
Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
In-Flight Entertainment That Begins With Wi-Fi  —  BY the end of this year, about 1,000 airplanes flying domestic routes will have Wi-Fi service, according to Aircell, the company that has done nearly all of the Wi-Fi installations so far.  By the end of next year, 2,000 planes will have the service, Aircell says.
Dwight /
Can you trust that new PC to be malware-free?  —  When you unbox a brand new computer, you presume that it's lean, clean and pristine, right?  The last thing you expect to find on a new system is malware.  —  However, that's one of the first things researchers at Kaspersky Labs found …
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Discussion: Softpedia News and HackersBlog
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
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