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4:50 PM ET, May 26, 2010

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Making Control Simple  —  When we started Facebook, we built it around a few simple ideas.  People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  When you have control over what you share, you want to share more.  When you share more, the world becomes more open and connected.
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Options  —  Facebook hosted a press conference today at 1:30 about “making privacy simpler.”  —  We're covered it live.  —  To see the changes is in action, go here.  —  Today's change come after weeks of pressure from hordes of media and privacy watchdog organizations.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
10 Things You Need To Know About Today's Facebook Privacy Changes  —  This morning Facebook announced a new set of privacy settings that they hope will be sufficient enough to make them essentially permanent, as Mark Zuckerberg described during his presentation.  For many users, the new settings means greater control over privacy.
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Do Facebook's new privacy settings let it off the hook?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T confirms to employees new iPhone launching in June  —  Title says it all, but you didn't really need a confirmation, did you?  The phone will be available for purchase in June, not July, and from what we've heard, it won't even be late June.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Piper: Apple has ‘little room for surprise’ at WWDC 2010  —  Two lost prototype iPhones, presumed to represent the fourth-generation handset that will be be announced by Steve Jobs at the Worldwide Developers Conference, have taken away the element of surprise for Apple, one prominent analyst believes.
Chris Anderson / Wired:
Wired Magazine's iPad Edition Goes Live  —  The irony that Wired, a magazine founded to chronicle the digital revolution, has traditionally come to you each month on the smooshed atoms of dead trees is not lost on us.  Let's just say the medium is not always the message.  —  Except that now it is.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Wired's Flash-Free App Lands on the iPad, After All  —  That Wired magazine app Condé Nast and Adobe have been trying so hard to get into Apple's App Store?  It costs five bucks and is available at iTunes now.  —  I had a brief chance to play with the app yesterday …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boom, Indeed: Apple Passes Microsoft In Market Cap  —  Back in March, Microsoft was over $50 billion ahead of Apple in market cap.  That gap was still huge, but it was the closest the two had been in that measurement of value in decades.  The trend was clear: I predicted that Apple would pass Microsoft, it was only a matter of when.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Zynga Continues To Expand Beyond Facebook, Forges Major Partnership With Yahoo  —  If you thought Zynga's recent peace treaty with Facebook meant the end of its efforts to expand its reach beyond the social network, think again.  Today, Zynga has announced that it has forged a deal with Yahoo …
Mfyall / AdMob Metrics:
April 2010 Mobile Metrics Report  —  The iPhone and Android ecosystems are growing rapidly, with Gartner estimating the two platforms combined to sell 25% of smartphones worldwide in Q1.  At their developer conference last week, Google stated they are activating 100,000 Android devices a day.
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Rachel King / ZDNet:
AdMob: iPhone OS devices leads Android OS products in US with ratio of 2 to 1
Brad Stone / New York Times:
U.S. Is Said to Scrutinize Apple's Online Music Tactics  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Justice Department is examining Apple's tactics in the market for digital music, and its staff members have talked to major music labels and Internet music companies, according to several people briefed on the conversations.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Don't Blame Apple for Its Music Monopoly. Blame the Big Labels.
Discussion: PC World and Computerworld
Google Mobile Blog:
Where Have I Been?  Get Your Answer with the Google Location History Dashboard  —  Labels: google latitude, google location history  —  When I was young, I used to imagine that there was a string attached to me, and that one day I'd be able to see my whole life's travels laid out on a globe.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
ComScore Is Now Free For Startups  —  At TechCrunch Disrupt today, web analytics company comScore announced the free availability of its platform for startups.  —  The company is making Tagging completely free.  “Tagging” means putting a comScore tag (i.e. pixel) on a publisher's web page …
Bruce Nussbaum / The Conversation:
Facebook's Culture Problem May Be Fatal  —  Facebook's imbroglio over privacy reveals what may be a fatal business model.  I know because my students at Parsons The New School For Design tell me so.  They live on Facebook and they are furious at it.  This was the technology platform they were born into …
Daimaou / Akihabara News:
Sony Develops a “Rollable” OTFT-driven OLED Display that can wrap around a Pencil  —  Sony Corporation ('Sony') announced today that it developed a super-flexible 80 μm-thick 4.1-in 121 ppi OTFT*1-driven full color OLED display which can be wrapped around a thin cylinder.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nexus One starting to show up in third party retail channels, commands big money  —  If you want to know what Google meant by “more retail availability” for the Nexus One when it talked about spiking its first-party phone store, take a good, hard look at our brave new world here.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook acquires DEMO startup ShareGrove  —  Facebook has acquired ShareGrove, a small startup focused on creating private spaces for close friends and family to share content.  —  The San Mateo, Calif.-based company, which debuted at the DEMO conference last fall, offered a private real …
NPD Group:
The NPD Group: Amazon Ties Walmart as Second-Ranked U.S. Music Retailer, Behind Industry-Leader iTunes  —  Digital music continued to gain on CDs in the first quarter, as iTunes increased its lead in overall U.S. music sales
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
30 percent of netbook shoppers bought an iPad instead, survey says  —  Nearly one in three buyers who had been considering a netbook waited for, and then bought, an Apple iPad tablet instead, according to a survey of more than a thousand US consumers spread across gender, age, income and location demographics.
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Steve Jobs Reinvents the CEO With E-Mail Campaign  —  Most Fortune 500 CEOs are about as accessible as Kim Jong Il, but Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been breaking the mold.  He's sent terse e-mail replies to more than a dozen customer inquiries — and one journalist — in the past few months.
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:steverubel
 
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Christine Kearney / Reuters:
Penguin, Amazon resolve e-book pricing for Kindle
Discussion: Associated Press and Electronista
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Seriously, we're exactly like Google! isoHunt makes its case
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Gaga and Bieber's managers: MySpace is dead, we make music videos for YouTube
Discussion: TechCrunch
Rachael Rettner / LiveScience:
Most People Google Themselves Now
Discussion: Pew Internet
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
BillShrink Tackles TV, Makes Ordering Cable & Satellite Services Less Of A Headache
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Consumerist and Mashable!, Thanks:bobcaswell
Christy Pettey / Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments on Pace to Grow 22 Percent in 2010
Discussion: Tech Eye, ZDNet and The Register
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Kylo TV Browser Can Now be Tweaked to Watch Hulu
Discussion: PR Newswire, Gadget Lab and Crave
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
First human ‘infected with computer virus’
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox Losing Early Adopters to Chrome - Will Mainstream Users Follow?
Discussion: eWeek
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