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8:35 PM ET, May 29, 2010


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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
iPhone 4G display put under a microscope, 960 x 640 a lock?  —  You've seen it in San Jose, you've seen plenty of it in Vietnam, and now, apparently, you're seeing the iPhone 4G display waving at you from the center of Europe, namely the Czech Republic.  We haven't been able to corroborate …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Skype 2.0 for iPhone FINALLY works over 3G! (for a fee)  —  It has been an absurdly long time coming, but today Skype released Skype 2.0 for the iPhone with the capability to make calls over 3G networks.  They've also put in some CD quality audio enhancements which seem to work pretty well according to our quick tests.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Guy Who Copied Digg Slams Digg For Copying Twitter  —  One of the founders of Reddit, a Digg-clone, openly criticized Digg founder Kevin Rose yesterday for his plans to implement “me-too” features into the new version of the service.  We consider this to be absurd and rather impolite.
Alexis Ohanian / Soaring on a Pig with Bread Wings:
An open letter to Kevin Rose
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An iPhone Lover's Take On The HTC EVO 4G  —  Back in January, I wrote a post entitled An iPhone Lover's Take On The Nexus One.  At the time, the Nexus One was soon to be released as the latest and greatest Android phone, and a number of iPhone users were wondering whether it was worth …
Discussion: Engadget
Randall Stross / New York Times:
YouTube Wants You to Sit and Stay Awhile  —  TWO weeks ago, YouTube celebrated when the number of videos viewed daily on its site reached two billion, a milestone.  —  But it also used the occasion to express its envy of television's continuing hold on viewers: “Although the average user spends 15 minutes …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple probe grows — Media dealings eyed  —  The Justice Dept.'s probe into Apple is expanding to include how the iPhone and iPad maker does business with media outfits in areas beyond music, The Post has learned.  —  According to several sources, the Justice Dept. has contacted a handful …
Discussion: Reuters and Gawker, Thanks:steverubel
Fred / A VC:
Why Taxing Carried Interest As Ordinary Income Is Good Policy  —  The House has passed a bill this past week that would change the taxation of carried interest from capital gains treatment to ordinary income treatment.  The Senate has not weighed in on the debate but it is expected to do so soon.
Discussion: New York Times, Thanks:atul
Matthew Rogers / Download Squad:
Google Wave had its first birthday yesterday, but got no presents  —  When the folks at Google posted a Happy Birthday to Wave yesterday, it was difficult to tell whether or not they were being sarcastic or serious about it.  —  It's now been a year since the first Wave demo wowed audiences the world over …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Woman Follows Google Maps “Walking” Directions, Gets Hit, Sues  —  Is Google responsible for giving out bad directions through its Google Maps service?  We're about to find out.  After Googling walking directions for a trip in Park City, Utah, Lauren Rosenberg claims she was led onto a busy highway, where she was struck by a vehicle.
Discussion: Fortune, Gizmodo and Techie Buzz
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Has the iPad killed tablet innovation?  —  How foolish I've been.  Five months ago I wrote that tablets had come of age, and even sifted my way through the line-up cherry picking what must-have features would make for the perfect device.  A month later, in the afterglow - or should that be aftermath? …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and broadstuff
Ken Jennings /
Anatomy of a Wiki-hoax  —  A couple months ago, I introduced you to the Wikipedia article (now yanked) on Orange Julius namesake Julius Freed, which is full of all kinds of crazy trivia, like the fact that he invented a shower stall for pigeons.  I was mostly interested in the article because …
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Milt Freudenheim / New York Times:
Healing by 2-Way Video: The Rise of Telemedicine
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
FTC protects journalism's past
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google “Evaluating” A Native Latitude App For iPhone 4.0 OS …
Discussion: EverythingiCafe and Electronista
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Q & A: Facebook's Bret Taylor on privacy, the transition from FriendFeed
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla prepares coders for Firefox 4 features
Discussion: BetaNews and Download Squad
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Samsung considering iAd equivalent for phones, TVs?
Discussion: Forbes
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Foxconn Suicides: Is It Time For “Fair Trade” …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone …