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9:05 AM ET, May 27, 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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Drill (Down), Baby, Drill: Facebook's New “Simple” Privacy Settings Still Pretty Complex  —  Today, Facebook announced new simplified privacy controls designed to ease a settings overload problem that it admitted has challenged its users.  Did it succeed?  I'd give it an A for effort but a C …
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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Our trust relationship with Facebook: complicated
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Zuckerberg says the public misunderstands his and Facebook's motivations
Discussion: building43
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will Steve Ballmer Show Up At The WWDC Keynote?  —  So, maybe there could be a surprise or two at the Apple (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference, after all.  Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with tiny Global Equities Research, contends that 7 minutes of the June 7 keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
New York Times:
New King of Technology: Apple Overtakes Microsoft  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple, the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads, overtook Microsoft, the computer software giant, on Wednesday to become the world's most valuable technology company.  —  In intraday trading in the afternoon session …
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Agence France Presse:
Microsoft chief shrugs off Apple rise  —  NEW DELHI — Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday said he was unconcerned that his company had been overtaken by rival Apple as the world's biggest technology firm in terms of market value.  —  Ballmer spoke to reporters in New Delhi day after Apple …
Discussion: Tech Eye and Reuters
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boom, Indeed: Apple Passes Microsoft In Market Cap
Ragavan / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Home Coming Soon to the iPhone  —  We have been working on an application for the iPhone based on the Firefox Sync (formerly Weave Sync) technology.  The app is called Firefox Home, and it gives iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is... Soluto!  —  It's that time.  After seeing 20 startups plus two audience choices present at TechCrunch Disrupt, last night, that list was whittled down to five finalists: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM.  And now it's time to announce a winner.
Google Mobile Blog:
Where Have I Been?  Get Your Answer with the Google Location History Dashboard  —  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.  Thanks to my phone, Google Latitude …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld:
MeeGo, the new netbook Linux, arrives  —  Take one part Intel's Moblin, mix with Nokia's Maemo, bake for three months in the Linux Foundation oven, and you get MeeGo.  Linux Foundation executive director, Jim Zemlin has called this new embedded Linux, the open-source uber-platform …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
A modest proposal: the Continuous Client  —  There is a missing link in our computing experience that has recently been made painfully clear thanks to the current onslaught of highly advanced mobile devices, and I believe the solution to this problem is simple.  Allow me to set the stage.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Fox Mobile Releases Hulu-Like Mobile App With 25 Content Partners To Start  —  It's not called Hulu mobile, but it probably should be.  Fox's Mobile Group has launched a mobile beta application that provides free access to full-length TV shows on your phone.
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
B&N launches a Nook iPad app  —  If you've been waiting to get the Nook experience on your iPad, your wait is over.  Barnes&Noble just announced the availability of their Nook app, available free from the App Store.  —  Nook is behind in the race to ereader hegemony so they've decided …
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.
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Android beats iPhone in China  —  According to April Admob numbers, Android phones outnumber iPhones in Mainland China.  —  Google's new subsidiary, Admob pushed out its latest smartphone analytics numbers today and there is a bit of an Android surprise from Mainland China.
Chris Davies / Android Community:
Acer Stream gets official: AMOLED, 1GHz and HDMI [Video]  —  Acer have officially unveiled the Acer Stream, the company's latest Android smartphone.  Running Android 2.1 Eclair on a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Stream has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, HSDPA, Bluetooth and WiFi b/g/n.
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Google Balks at Turning Over Data to Regulators  —  BERLIN — Google on Thursday balked at requests from regulators in Germany and Hong Kong to surrender fragments of Internet data and e-mails it had improperly collected from unsecured home wireless networks, saying it needed time to resolve legal issues.
Tom Ivan / Edge Online:
Natal To Cost $149 - Source  —  Casual-focused motion sensing camera will launch this October as a standalone unit and as part of a new Xbox 360 bundle offering.  —  Market research firm expects the sector to continue to experience a downturn over the next few years before online begins to drive growth again.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Republicans' new Web site not exactly what they hoped it would be  —  Republicans want to take over the House in the fall, but there's a problem: They don't have an agenda.  —  So on Tuesday, they set out to resolve that shortcoming.  They announced that they would solicit suggestions on the Internet …
Discussion: Switched
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel exec responds to Nvidia smear  —  Intel and Nvidia are exchanging barbs (again), after Nvidia's CEO made disparaging remarks about Intel processors in a recent interview.  —  The tension between the two companies has been heating up as the rivalry intensifies.
Discussion: Fudzilla, TG Daily and Tech Eye
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
FSF: Apple's iTunes Store terms of service at odds with GPL  —  The Free Software Foundation is up in arms over Apple's iTunes Store Terms of Service, suggesting that these terms fundamentally conflict with the terms of the GNU Public License.  The foundation has warned Apple that a version …
Discussion: OStatic blogs and fsf.org
Electronista:
Comcast drops hints of 105Mbps Extreme tier  —  Comcast to more than double speeds soon  —  Comcast's plans to offer over 100Mbps on its cable Internet access were given away today after one customer posted mention of a new tier on his bill.  The appropriately named Extreme 105 would provide 105Mbps downstream and 10Mbps for uploads.
Discussion: Engadget, DSLreports and Erictric
 
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Gaga and Bieber's managers: MySpace is dead, we make music videos for YouTube
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Steve Jobs Reinvents the CEO With E-Mail Campaign
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