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1:10 PM ET, May 9, 2010


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Daryl Deino / Examiner:
HP Hurricane webOS tablet may be released in 3rd quarter  —  We first speculated that since HP bought out Palm, they would come out wth a webOS tablet.  According to many industry insiders, this appears to be more of a reality now.  An insider at HP tells us that a webOS tablet under …
Zee / The Next Web:
How to access the old Google Search.  No hacks or scripts required.  —  As you will probably know, Google Search has had somewhat of a face lift over the last week.  —  To say there has been an uproar over the latest update would be a lie, but there are plenty of people (as with any change) …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Official: Google Won't Offer Option To Restore “Classic Google” Look  —  As I covered in my article about Google's new look, while the new design appears to have been widely accepted without complaint, there are some who want “old” or “Classic Google” back.  Google tells me that's not going to happen.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Weighs in on iPad International Pricing and Taxes  —  With Apple's announcement on Friday regarding availability of the iPad in nine new countries later this month, a number of potential customers expressed dismay at the apparent higher prices in those countries relative to those in the United States.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TiPb
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:   International iPad Pricing Detailed & Compared
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
The Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online  —  Min Liu, a 21-year-old liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail, from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Much ado about privacy on Facebook (I wish Facebook were MORE open!!!)
Discussion: eSarcasm
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Yet another Facebook privacy risk: emails Facebook sends leak user IP address
Discussion: Binary Intelligence
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook's “Posts By Everyone” …
Discussion: Computerworld
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark  —  Apple has been filing applications for quite a number of trademarks lately, most of which get rigorously tracked and dissected by sites like, among others.  But somehow, the most recent applications filed by Apple trademark correspondent Lisa G. Widup have gone unnoticed.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Erictric, Thanks:blogfisher
Dan Goodin / The Register:
New attack bypasses virtually all AV protection  —  Bait, switch, exploit!  —  Researchers say they've devised a way to bypass protections built in to dozens of the most popular desktop anti-virus products, including those offered by McAfee, Trend Micro, AVG, and BitDefender.
Discussion: News and Softpedia News
Chris /
Facebook, Zynga, and buyer-supplier hold up  —  The brewing fight between Facebook and Zynga is what is known in economic strategy circles as “buyer-supplier hold up.”  The classic framework for analyzing a firm's strategic position is Michael Porter's Five Forces.
Discussion: Spark Minute, PC World and, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga's Struggle For Independence: Bailing On Tagged, ZLive To Launch Soon?
Discussion: VentureBeat
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
The Ever-Widening World of Tiny Projectors  —  WAVING your hand to get the bartender's attention may not be the only way to order a martini in crowded bars of the future — even if they're as busy as the cantina in “Star Wars.”  —  Instead, you may be able to peruse a drinks menu beamed onto …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Hands-on with Microsoft's translating telephone  —  Microsoft's translating telephone uses a combination of speech recognition and machine translation to help two people who don't share a common language talk with one another.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—One of the hits at this year's TechFest …
Discussion: Maximum PC and WMExperts
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An Early Look At Twitter Annotations Or, “Twannotations”  —  During a presentation in London today, Twitter engineer Raffi Krikorian offered up an early glimpse of what Twitter's highly anticipated new annotations feature (or, as he refers to them at one point “Twannotations") will look like.
Discussion: mehack
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Test Flights Into the Google Cloud  —  JORDON WING is a devoted user of Google products like Gmail, the Chrome browser and Google Docs, the Web-based word processing program.  —  A few weeks ago, Mr. Wing, a high school student from Spokane, Wash., took another Google product out for a spin: the Chrome Operating System.
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