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11:30 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 …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia Ovi Store now live everywhere
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 …
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
OpenX Aims to Hold Off Google, Takes $10.4M Third Round
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: eWeek, Softpedia News, Maximum PC all and Reuters, Thanks:omfut
Stromdotcom / Stromcode:
The Incredible App Store Hype
Aoife White / Associated Press:
EU pushes music industry to open up online rights  —  BRUSSELS -  —  EU antitrust regulators told the music industry Tuesday to move quickly and change licenses that currently restrict online music stores such as iTunes from offering the same songs for sale across Europe.
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Palm fights back (against Apple)  —  The beleaguered handset maker says its new smartphone, the Pre, is an iPhone killer.  Apple isn't laughing.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Not much rattles Apple.  Disciplined and focused, the company lavishes attention on its own elegant products and rarely deigns to discuss rivals.
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Amazon's next revolution  —  CEO Jeff Bezos used the web to shake up book retailing.  Now he's using the Internet to sell electronic books on his Kindle e-reader.  A look at Amazon's latest effort to transform the book business, writ digital.  —  (Fortune Magazine) …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Microsoft and Intel looking to limit netbook sizes to 10.2-inch for Windows 7  —  Microsoft and Intel have reached a consensus to decrease the upper screen-size limit for netbook PCs equipped with Windows 7 from 12.1 inches to 10.2 inches, according to sources at Taiwan-based ODM notebook makers …
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.”
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 …
Discussion: Beyond Search
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
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Windows Vista SP2 ready for download (and Windows Server 2008)  —  Have you been waiting patiently for Vista Service Pack 2 to be available?  Your wait is over!  —  Here are the downloads - Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008:  — Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
LG Monaco: AT&T's getting a WVGA WinMo7 QWERTY slider?  —  LG's been getting cozy with Microsoft lately on the Windows Mobile front, and it looks like one of the most significant fruits of that labor to date might find a home on AT&T — eventually.  This brassy little number is the LG “Monaco …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter's Biz Stone: Thoughts On Repositioning Twitter, Search Ads, The Twitter Ecosystem & More  —  Last Thursday, 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
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Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Asustek aims to be No.3 laptop vendor in 2011
Discussion: Softpedia News
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Obama Set to Create A Cybersecurity Czar With Broad Mandate
Discussion: ZDNet Government and Slashdot
Epic founder expects photo realism in 10-15 years
Julie Jacobson / CE Pro:
Has Home Automation Standard Finally Arrived?  ZigBee Pro with Control4 as ‘Anchor’
Discussion: Slashdot
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Defense Department Joins Forces With Industry Against Cybercrime
SmoothSpan Blog:
10 Things You Don't Need to Do In the Clouds
Discussion: Between the Lines, Thanks:atul
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
AmpliFeeder: FriendFeed's Much Hotter Sister
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
In-Flight Entertainment That Begins With Wi-Fi
Discussion: Gizmodo
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Video parodies Microsoft's vision of the future
Discussion: CloudAve
Dwight /
Can you trust that new PC to be malware-free?
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Real users caught in Facebook fake-name purge
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Farkie Lets You Download YouTube Videos, MySpace Playlists And Much More
Discussion: Download Squad and hypebot
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Ad Revenue on the Web? No Sure Bet
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:atul