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7:00 AM ET, May 21, 2010

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Salahuddin Choudhary / The Official Google Blog:
Announcing Google TV: TV meets web.  Web meets TV.  —  If there's one entertainment device that people know and love, it's the television.  In fact, 4 billion people across the world watch TV and the average American spends five hours per day in front of one*.
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Unanswered Questions About Google TV  —  Murphy was in the room when Google unveiled its Google TV platform at its I/O developer conference today.  The demo was plagued with numerous problems, with remote controls losing sync and questionable content showing up on the TV feeds used …
Discussion: GigaOM and Online Video Watch
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Google TV turns on at I/O: runs Android and Flash, partnered …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Google Moves to TVs With Help From Intel and Sony
Discussion: Gearlog and Crave
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ beta hands-on: Flash 10.1, WiFi hotspots, and some killer benchmark scores  —  Much to our surprise at the time, when Adobe sent us a Flash 10.1-enabled Nexus One for testing, the phone came preloaded with a preview build of Android 2.2 — a.k.a. “Froyo” …
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Dieter Bohn / Android Central:
Most 2010 HTC Android phones will get Froyo ...in 2010  —  Like many of you, we are already wondering if and when our favorite Android phones will get the Froyo Android 2.2 upgrade.  By “favorite Android phones” we naturally mean the hotness made by HTC.  So, we asked and here's the deal …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Carriers Will Be Able To Decide Which Android Phones Have Tethering (And They Can Charge For It)  —  Today during its keynote at I/O, Google officially announced that the latest version of Android, called Froyo, will feature tethering and wireless hotspot functionality — a big win for Android users.
JR Raphael / PC World:
Google Android 2.2: Questions and Answers
Discussion: pocketnow.com and Techie Buzz
Xavier Ducrohet / Android Developers Blog:
Android 2.2 and developers goodies.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Buys Simplify Media To Power Music Syncing For New iTunes Competitor
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook, MySpace Face Privacy Loophole  —  Facebook, MySpace and several other social-networking sites have been sending data to advertising companies that could be used to find consumers' names and other personal details, despite promises they don't share such information without consent.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Unbelievable: WSJ Calls Facebook's Referring URLs a Privacy Violation (UPDATED)  —  In a jaw dropping move of bizarreness, Wall St. Journal writers Emily Steel and Jessica E. Vascellaro have called out major social networking websites tonight for violating user privacy apparently …
Discussion: broadstuff and /Message
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google's Gundotra Goes After Apple: The Video  —  At Thursday's Google I/O keynote, VP of engineering Vic Gundotra repeatedly ripped into Apple, and he did it right off the bat.  The video above, which just came out, shows the first ten minutes of his keynote where he discusses why the world needs Android.
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Google evangelist Vic Gundotra is the company's new star  —  Google-watchers, add this name next to Sergey and Larry: Vic Gundotra is one of several Googlers with the meaningless title Vice President of Engineering.  What the guy really does is evangelize Google's technology and worldview …
Thanks:atul
Seesmic Blog:
Introducing Seesmic for iPhone  —  Seesmic for iPhone brings an efficient perspective to social networking on a mobile platform.  An application which enables Twitter, Facebook and Ping.fm - letting you update dozens of social networks at once (including MySpace, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Flickr …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google's “Royalty-Free” WebM Video May Not Be Royalty-Free For Long  —  The announcement of Google's new WebM video format and release of the VP8 video codec as an open standard have been hailed by some as the move that will free the Web from the proprietary H.264 codec widely used …
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Steve Jobs Is Not Impressed With Google's New Video Format
Discussion: Tech Eye, THINQ.co.uk and T3.com News
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Poised to Unveil “Project Nike” Partnership Deal With Nokia at Monday Event  —  Today, Yahoo sent out a invite for a press conference in New York on Monday with mysterioso tone:  —  It read, vaguely:  —  “Please join Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz for an exciting announcement …
TUAW:
Found Footage: Apple pulls iSlam Muhammad app  —  In what is sure to raise a ruckus, comedian / filmmaker / app developer Emery Emery recorded a phone call with an Apple App Store rep when his iSlam Muhammad app was pulled from the App Store after one day.  The highly entertaining conversation …
Discussion: The Greenroom and App Advice
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Facebook Knows Who You'll Hook Up With  —  Facebook's CEO came up with a way of predicting who a given user would be dating one week in the future, according to a new book about the social network.  And he did it for fun.  —  CEO Mark Zuckerberg found it entertaining to dive into user data …
Agence France Presse:
Dalai Lama to tweet with Chinese web users  —  BEIJING (AFP) - The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, will hold his first online chat with Chinese web users via Twitter on Friday, despite efforts by Beijing to silence him on the mainland.  —  The 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner …
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Evan Osnos / Letter from China:
Does Twitter Matter in China?
Thanks:atul
Lisa M. Krieger / Mercury News:
Stanford University prepares for an amazing “bookless library”  —  One chapter is closing — and another is opening — as Stanford University moves toward the creation of its first “bookless library.”  —  Box by box, decades of past scholarship are being packed up and emptied from two old libraries …
Discussion: ZDNet
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Appeals Court Halts ‘Hot News’ Publishing Order  —  A federal appeals court on Thursday lifted a lower court's order that a well-known financial news aggregator delay publication of prominent financial analysts' buy and sell recommendations — stock picks that allowed the well-to-do the first crack …
Discussion: Reuters and Techdirt, Thanks:paulcarr
Sean Portnoy / ZDNet:
Seagate planning to launch new hybrid SSD/hard drive in Asus ROG G73Jh gaming laptop?  —  While being pricier per gigabyte of storage than hard drives, solid state drives are increasing in popularity thanks to superior performance, including the ability to boot your OS significantly faster.
Preston Gralla / Computerworld:
Microsoft's Ballmer admits Windows Vista “was just not executed well”  —  Critics for years have lambasted Vista, and now Steve Ballmer has finally admitted that Microsoft made key mistakes in its development of the operating system.  At a keynote speech yesterday at Microsoft's annual CEO Summit …
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
Travellers to be searched for porn  —  Australian customs officers have been given new powers to search incoming travellers' laptops and mobile phones for pornography, a spokeswoman for the Australian sex industry says.  Fiona Patten, president of the Australian Sex Party …
Discussion: The Register, Geek.com, Crave and Gizmodo
 
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft touts Hotmail security adds; users complain of account hacks
Discussion: ZDNet and Lockergnome Blog Network
Edible Apple:
Apple files trademark for “distinctive” design of Apple retail stores
Kurt / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
A Bill of Privacy Rights for Social Network Users
Discussion: Help Net Security
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
T-Mobile USA Shutters Developer Program Amidst App Boom
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
HP expands laptop battery recall, again
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Apple investigating contextual advertisements, coupons on iPhone
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