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6:40 PM ET, May 24, 2010

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Dick Costolo / Twitter Blog:
The Twitter Platform  —  Enduring Value  —  When we discuss the future of Twitter, we focus on the mechanisms through which we can build a platform of enduring value.  The three mechanisms most important to building such a platform are architecting for extensibility, providing a robust API …
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Demands A Cut Of All Ads Sold Around Twitter API  —  Publishers better get ready to pay Twitter for any ads they're selling around tweets brought in through Twitter's API.  —  According to Twitter's API terms of service, updated today, the company now wants a cut of all advertising sales …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Prohibit Any Third Party To Advertise In-Stream
Discussion: Inc.com
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Carol Bartz To Michael Arrington: “F*ck Off!”  —  Well, that just happened.  —  Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz took the stage for a fireside chat with our own Michael Arrington.  It took about 15 minutes, but Mike got her to tell him to “f**k off.”
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bartz: “Google Is 90% Search, That's A Fact” - Except It's Not  —  Mike Arrington just had a no-holds barred interview with Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz at TechCrunch Disrupt.  Bartz gave back as good as she got, at least in sound bites.  As usual, I didn't find many of her statements convincing.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Yahoo's New Core Competency Seems to Be Outsourcing to Others
Thanks:mathewi
Mark Zuckerberg / Washington Post:
From Facebook, answering privacy concerns with new settings  —  Six years ago, we built Facebook around a few simple ideas.  People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  If we give people control over what they share, they will want to share more.
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Facebook Doesn't Adhere to Its Stated ‘Principles’
Discussion: All Facebook
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes, promises privacy fixes
Neal Mohan / Inside AdSense:
The AdSense revenue share  —  Today, in the spirit of greater transparency with AdSense publishers, we're sharing the revenue shares for our two main AdSense products — AdSense for content and AdSense for search.  —  As you may already know, AdSense is comprised of several products.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   Google finally reveals AdSense cut: 68% on content
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
68% of 85% is really 57.8%  —  Google today announced …
Discussion: Domain Name Wire and Techie Buzz
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Video: Android 2.2 (Froyo) Web Browser Speed Test and Comparison  —  According to Google, the web browser in Froyo beats every other mobile browser available right now.  That's a lofty claim, and in this video, we put Froyo up against Safari on the iPhone and Opera Mobile 10 on the HD2.  The results?
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Web Browsing Performance on Android 2.2 Hampered by Flash Compatibility [Updated]
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
17 Percent of Verizon Customers Would Upgrade to iPhone  —  AT&T's iPhone-exclusivity deal hasn't yet expired; nor has Apple announced plans to sell the device through a second U.S. carrier.  But that's not stopping analysts from speculating about what might happen when it does.
W.J. Hennigan / Los Angeles Times:
GPS is getting an $8-billion upgrade  —  Improvements, including the replacement of satellites, aim to make the system more reliable, more widespread and much more accurate.  —  Without it, ATMs would stop spitting out cash, Wall Street could blunder billions of dollars in stock trades and clueless drivers would get lost.
Discussion: Switched and Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Kathryn Koegel / AdAge:
Memo to Steve Jobs: the IAd Is No Miracle Worker  —  Why Apple Should Rethink Its Strategy in Deploying Mobile Ads Into the Marketplace  —  A veil of silence hangs over the advertising industry, as thick and unattractive as Scarlett O'Hara's post-war recycled drape dress.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Google: The Next 6 Months of Android Will “Blow Your Mind”  —  Android 2.2 is out, and it's pretty nice!  But what's next for Android?  A better keyboard?  More sexy?  And how exactly does Google decide what goes into each version of Android anyway?  Let's ask Lead Android Andy Rubin.
Discussion: Fortune and Android Phone Fans
Steve Gottwals / Adobe Reader Blog:
Introducing Adobe Reader for Android  —  On the heels of some cool Adobe news last week at Google I/O (The Engineering Behind Flash Player 10.1, Available Now: Developer Prerelease of AIR for Android and Flash Player 10.1 on Google TV), I am very pleased to announce that Adobe Reader for Android is available today in the Android Market.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why can Soluto do what Microsoft can't?  They get rid of Windows frustrations (exclusive first look)  —  This video is reposted from Rackspace's building43 site.  —  When we visited Israel a few weeks ago we kept running into people who would ask “have you seen Soluto yet?”
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Pandigital, B&N partner on $200 color e-reader  —  If you know of Pandigital, you probably know it for its photo frames.  However, the company is moving into the hot e-book reader market with a device that a lot of people have been waiting for: an affordable color screen e-book reader with ties to a major bookseller.
Apple:
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2010 with Keynote Address on Monday, June 7  —  Apple® will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. This year's WWDC sold out in a record eight days to over 5,000 developers.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Rivals Seize on Troubles of Facebook  —  Correction Appended  —  It sounds like a kamikaze mission: an upstart with a meager number of users and no capital squaring off against Facebook, a social networking juggernaut with more than 400 million members and a $15 billion valuation.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteStart:
New Type of Database Gets High-Profile Funding  —  There is a thing and there are ways to describe a thing.  But why stop there?  —  FluidInfo is a startup company that has built a new information architecture that positions databases as an open-ended way to describe the world …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The List Of Startups Launching At TechCrunch Disrupt  —  We are only a few hours away from kicking off the first ever TechCrunch Disrupt conference and we are thrilled to announce the 20 startups that were chosen out of hundreds to present their applications over the next few days.
Discussion: FluidDB
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Boxee CEO: Google TV is ‘a Great Opportunity’  —  Google's launch into the living room with the introduction of its Google TV could threaten Boxee, Roku and other broadband-connected set-top makers.  But despite the fact that the search giant's TV platform could compete directly …
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
 
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Lance Whitney / CNET News:
U.S. CyberCom launches with first commander
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Bloomberg:
Via Says $100 Android-Powered Tablets Will Challenge the IPad This Year
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BitTorrent Open Sources ‘Improved’ BitTorrent Protocol
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Tech Startups Go Lean as Software, Storage Costs Drop
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Tony Blair turns VC - Joins Silicon Valley firm as a senior adviser
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TweetUp Launches “AdSense For Twitter” Product At #TCDisrupt
Discussion: TweetUp Blog and VentureBeat
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo, Nokia To Launch Co-Branded Services Around The World