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7:00 PM ET, May 30, 2009


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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Video: Sony's PSP Go leaks out before E3, is obviously a go  —  Look up there, folks.  That's the future of Sony's hopes and dreams in the handheld gaming sector.  With just hours to go before the company's official E3 2009 press event, it looks like the pieces are all coming together.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension  —  A routine security update for a Microsoft Windows component installed on tens of millions of computers has quietly installed an extra add-on for an untold number of users surfing the Web with Mozilla's Firefox Web browser.
Aaron Brazell /
WordPress and WordPress MU to Merge  —  This is the first year I did not attend WordCamp San Francisco, the annual event that is the largest of the WordCamp gathering.  It seems like I'm missing the announcement of some big news.  —  Matt Mullenweg announced during his State of the Word speech …
Staci D. Kramer /
Opening Up Closed Doors: What News Execs Asked Brill  —  Some two dozen newspaper industry execs gathered quietly (they thought) in suburban Chicago Thursday to continue a conversation about industry solutions that started last month.  In between the two, Steve Brill, Leo Hindery …
Gordon Borrell / Borrell Associates:
Are we NUTS?  —  We've had lots of questions about our numbers for email advertising — $12 billion - being wildly higher than other tracking companies' numbers.  For instance, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, through Price Waterhouse, is reporting less than $500 million for e-mail.  Are we nuts?!
Terry / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
The NAA's secret meeting
Discussion: The Biz Blog
New York Times:
Contractors Vie for Plum Work, Hacking for the United States  —  MELBOURNE, Fla. — The government's urgent push into cyberwarfare has set off a rush among the biggest military companies for billions of dollars in new defense contracts.  —  The exotic nature of the work, coupled with the deep recession …
Bgurley /
Will Apple Make An Actual Television?  Makes Sense To Me  —  There is a lot of buzz in Silicon Valley circles that Apple may be working on a actual physical television (as opposed to the set-top box product known as AppleTV).  There have also been assertions by business analysts that such a product is coming.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
PC-pwning infection hits 30,000 legit websites  —  And counting  —  Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer - 30-day free trial  —  A nasty infection that attempts to install a potent malware cocktail on the machines of end users has spread to about 30,000 websites run by businesses …
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Twitter Status:
“Best video” not so great — we're working on it.  —  No matter how good that “best video” looks, don't go to any domains.  We're aware of the situation and are working on it.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Ascendance of Internet Radio  —  I'm starting to think that at the end of the day what will be the most common way of getting digital music will be some new version of radio.  Push a button.  Get some good songs.  Pay no money.  Maybe hear some ads.  Sure people will buy downloads …
Phred Dvorak / Wall Street Journal:
In San Francisco, Homeless Stay Wired  —  Mr. Pitts Lacks a Mailing Address But He's Got a Computer and a Web Forum  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Like most San Franciscans, Charles Pitts is wired.  Mr. Pitts, who is 37 years old, has accounts on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
Joe /
Zombies and sheep tossing comes to Twitter  —  It was bound to happen sooner or later.  Spam-based viral applications, first made popular on Facebook's platform, have come to Twitter in the form of Spymaster.  The #spymaster tag is trending on Twitter's search right now and, judging by my own stream, a bunch of people are playing it.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:   Games: Another reason why Twitter needs filters
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Less Than A Third Of Australia's Censor List Actually About Underage Images  —  For years and years and years, the Australian government has been looking to come up with a rationale for censoring the internet.  The most recent plan has gone through some hiccups with mass protests.
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Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Yahoo adds Google Suggest developer to labs
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
EU may mandate multiple browser bundling with new PCs
Austin Modine / The Register:
Sims 3 pirated 180,000 times in three days
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare To Serve Up APIs, More Mobile Apps, Free Beer
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Server Fault now in public beta
Discussion: Geekword and Coding Horror
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Sprint's Palm Pre ‘War Room’