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12:25 PM ET, May 14, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Media Attacks On Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Are Getting Out Of Hand  —  Friday is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 26th birthday.  My guess is he won't be enjoying it as much as he should, given that the top tech story of the day is a look at a private instant message exchange he supposedly had six or seven years ago at Harvard.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Mark Zuckerberg:  —  It's clear you are having some PR issues with the changes you've made to Facebook.  —  Folks like Leo Laporte deleted their accounts.  Jason Calacanis is making page view budgets because of these problems.  Jeff Jarvis is taunting you on Twitter.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Adobe Co-Founder: We Never Abandoned Apple, but Apple Is Abandoning Us  —  A couple of weeks ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs published “Thoughts on Flash,” a 1,671-word execration of Adobe's Flash platform.  —  On Thursday, Adobe co-founders and co-chairmen Chuck Geschke and John Warnock followed suit with some thoughts of their own.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Word For Word: The Apple & Adobe Letters
Discussion: PC World and Steve Sloan …
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Absolute Power vs. the Pirate Flag
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Wi-Fi Sync app rejected by Apple, headed to Cydia for $9.99  —  Can't say we're surprised to hear that Apple rejected Greg Hughes' Wi-Fi Sync app.  You know, the app that allows you to wirelessly sync your iPhone / iPod touch with iTunes without having to USB tether to your computer.
VentureBeat:
Acer to launch Chrome OS devices in two weeks (exclusive)  —  It's been some time since we received any new details on Chrome OS, Google's web-focused operating system for netbooks.  But that's about to change in a couple weeks.  We've learned from multiple sources that the Taiwanese computer …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome OS Coming Along Quickly, But Not Ready Just Yet
Discussion: Erictric, ZDNet and Go Rumors
Jason Toff / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice invites for students  —  We've found that Google Voice can be useful in many different ways to many different people.  But one group of people that it's especially well-suited for is students.  We've heard college students in particular really appreciate getting their voicemail sent …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google executives reflect on year at annual meeting  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google executives faced little hostility at the company's annual stockholder meeting Thursday, other than a familiar complaint: it's hard to call people at Google.  —  Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt presided …
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls  —  Liza Colburn uses her cellphone constantly.  She taps out her grocery lists, records voice memos, listens to music at the gym, tracks her caloric intake and posts frequent updates to her Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Dell's Streak micro-tablet to hit Europe in June, US “later this summer”  —  I'm not sure who among you is really pumped about a 5-inch tablet when we've got phones approaching that size, but hey, diff'rent tablets for diff'rent... users, right?  It looked okay when we saw it a while back …
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
BT to launch tablet computer to rival iPad  —  Touch-screen tablet will feature video calling, email and apps  —  BT has unveiled plans to launch its own touch-screen, tablet style computer, which will go head-to-head with Apple's iPad.  —  The as yet unnamed device was demoed at BT's annual strategy day in London.
Eugene Wei / Hulu Blog:
Pardon Our Dust  —  Today we're releasing several exciting updates to Hulu, most notably a new version of the Hulu video player.  We've posted an overview of the new player, complete with an introductory video, here.  And you can experience the changes for yourself throughout the site.
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Hulu: HTML5 Isn't Ready for Prime Time
Lev Popov / Facebook Blog:
Staying in Control of Your Facebook Logins  —  At Facebook, we're constantly working on new ways to protect you from scams and help you keep your account and information secure.  Today, we're announcing some new tools and systems designed to keep the bad guys out and keep you abreast …
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Facebook IDs hacker who tried to sell 1.5M accounts
Discussion: The Register
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider launching in June at AT&T  —  While June has usually been strictly roped off as “iPhone month” for AT&T, this year looks like it will be different.  A couple of our RIM sources have informed us that the BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider will be making its public debut …
Ali Pasha / Google Code Blog:
Announcing Eclipse Labs  —  Many of us here at Google, along with the open source community, use the Eclipse IDE when we develop for Android, App Engine, and Google Chrome.  We also have a lot of Google engineers that use Eclipse to build our own internal products.
 
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Taylor Martin / PhoneDog.com:
TweetDeck creating an HTML cross-platform mobile client
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
44 Workers Sue iPhone Contractor Wintek Over Alleged Poisoning
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Google, Microsoft Trade More Blows Over Docs, Office 2010
Discussion: ZDNet and PC Magazine
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Yahoo's massive new headquarters plan approved
Chris Pirillo:
Twitter Expanding Short URLs - Accessible via Search
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Microsoft, Yahoo Start Sorting Through Paid Search Ad Problems
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Michael Gartenberg / SlashGear:
Two weeks of travel, Ten iPad lessons
Discussion: TUAW and ZDNet
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
Which Celebrities Did People Force to Follow Them the Day Twitter Exploded?
Discussion: TNW Social Media
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
You're Welcome, You Bastards  —  A week ago we posted two excerpts …
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