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9:20 AM ET, May 26, 2009


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Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Ovi Store goes live  —  GLOBAL - Today is one of those monolithic milestones for Nokia and the advancement of mobiles, as Ovi Store has officially gone live.  It's a moment that many believe (including all of us here on Conversations) is set to spark a rapid evolution in the way we all use …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia Ovi Store Launch Is A Complete Disaster  —  This was supposed to be a glorious day for mobile phone giant Nokia.  The Finnish company got out-innovated by Apple a couple of years ago with the introduction and subsequent success of the iPhone and the iTunes App Store …
Ovi Store opens for business  —  Espoo, Finland - Today, Ovi Store by Nokia is available globally to an estimated 50 million Nokia device owners across more than 50 Nokia devices including the forthcoming flagship device, the Nokia N97.  Customers can visit through …
Mikael Ricknäs / Computerworld:
Nokia opens its Ovi mobile apps store  —  IDG News Service - Nokia has opened the Ovi Store, where owners of around 50 different Nokia devices can download applications, games, videos and podcasts.  —  The store consolidates services, including Download!, MOSH and WidSets into a one-stop-shop for free and paid content.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Twitter May Not “Transform Television,” But Its Jump Is Interesting
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
300 Things I'd Like To See From Twitter Before A TV Show
Discussion: Associated Press
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
OpenX Keeps On Growing, Raises $10 Million More  —  We've talked about online ad server OpenX quite a bit in the past, and for good reason.  The company, formerly known as Openads, is led by former AOL CEO Jonathan Miller (Chairman) and ex-Yahoo exec Tim Cadogan (CEO) and has in the past shown it's serious …
Gene Marks / Business Week:
Beware Social Media Marketing Myths  —  MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook are all the rage, but for most business owners there are better ways to stay close to customers  —  Comedian Jim Gaffigan has a suggestion for preparing a Hot Pockets frozen entrée: “Take out of package.  Place directly in toilet.”
Discussion: Latest Open Salon Blog and Bizzia
Room for Debate:
One Tweet Over the Line  —  There seems no part of public …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
On the Web, Growth Costs Real Money  —  Twitter, the San Francisco-based micro-messaging startup, has been growing like a weed, thanks to generous plugs on mainstream media.  Data collected by comScore shows that the number of unique visitors to grew from 1.6 million in April 2008 to 32.1 million in April 2009.
Discussion: broadstuff
ongoing:   The Web vs. the Fallacies
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) …
Discussion: Reuters, Thanks:omfut
Stromdotcom / Stromcode:
The Incredible App Store Hype
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.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Thanks:atul
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: broadstuff and Twitterrati
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Twitter has millions tweeting in public communication service
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
How Long Did It Take for the World to Identify Google as an AltaVista Killer?  —  Earlier this week, I mused about the fact that folks keep identifying new Web services as Google killers, and keep being dead wrong.  Which got me to wondering: How quickly did the world realize that Google …
Epic founder expects photo realism in 10-15 years  —  Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney believes that games will achieve true visual realism in ten to fifteen years, saying that games are “only a factor of a thousand off” from achieving graphical perfection.  —  Speaking to Gamasutra …
Discussion: Gamasutra and Slashdot
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
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.
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Discussion: Andy Beard and PR 2.0, Thanks:atul
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