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11:00 AM ET, May 11, 2007

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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Facebook to Offer Free Classifieds  —  Facebook, the social networking Web site, is adding free classified ad listings, putting it into competition with dozens of established companies like Craigslist and many newspapers.  —  Facebook, which has 22 million active users …
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Facebook Classified Ad Offering Deals Another Blow To Newspapers  —  It's sure rough trying to charge for a service that other businesses are offering for free.  Just ask any newspaper exec. With 20/20 hindsight, it seems inevitable that the web would be the perfect platform for free classified ads …
Discussion: Like It Matters
Mark Evans:
Another Blow for Newspapers?  —  Everyone knows Facebook has become a social networking phenomena but can the company's influence migrate into other areas.  We'll soon find out as Facebook is adding free classified ads.  For anyone looking to reach an audience of 22 million active users …
Discussion: Blonde 2.0 and Harold Jarche
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Facebook's Starting Free Classifieds; So Is Friendster
Discussion: PR Newswire, 901am and Mashable!
Roughly Drafted:
Answers from Steve Jobs at Apple's Shareholder Meeting  —  Those comments didn't stop Greenpeace representatives from using the meeting as an opportunity to advertise the groups anti-Apple campaign.  Among the activists sent by Greenpeace was Iza Kruszewska, one of the key architects …
Discussion: Apple 2.0, MacDailyNews and Slashdot
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Jobs addresses backdating, environment at shareholder meeting  —  At Apple's annual shareholders meeting in Cupertino on Thursday, Steve Jobs and other company executives heard criticism about the company's stock-options scandal and the recently announced delay of of the forthcoming Leopard version …
Discussion: Ars Technica, MacUser and Paul Murphy
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple hints at video rentals through iTunes
Discussion: CrunchGear, parislemon and Digg
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Vonage Says It May Have Way Around Disputed Patents (Update5)  —  Vonage Holdings Corp. said it may have technology that could rescue its Internet-phone service, after a jury found the company infringed patents that allow customers to call standard telephones.
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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
At Vonage, Sales Increase as Litigation Clouds Future
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Billboard:
Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'  —  Brian Garrity, N.Y. and Paul Sexton, London  —  Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full," will be his first solo release available for download and streaming on PCs and mobile phones.
Erik Larkin / PC World:
Google Shareholders Vote Against Anti-Censorship Proposal  —  The failed shareholder proposal would have stopped Google from engaging in self-censorship.  —  A majority of Google shareholders today voted against an anti-censorship proposal that took aim at the way the search giant conducts …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
See Who's Reading Your LinkedIn Profile  —  LinkedIn added a new feature this week called "Who's Viewed My Profile" that shows the last twenty people who've looked at your profile and the company or industry they are in.  —  In the last week, visitors to my profile included a student …
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Orbitz, the worst IPO of 2007?  —  We're not even halfway through 2007 and I'm ready to make a nomination for worst IPO candidate of the year: Orbitz.  —  You may recall that Orbitz - the online travel site founded by five major airlines in 2000 - went public at $26 a share in 2003.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Slide largest widget maker on the Web?  —  Slide, the maker of a Web slide show feature, has emerged as a major player, boasting 150 million daily slide show views and more than 200,000 new slide show "widgets" created daily.  —  These numbers are astonishing, and are enough to make it the largest …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch20 Conference: Caterina Fake, MC Hammer & Rajeev Motwani Join Expert Panel  —  I'm excited to announce the next three experts for the TechCrunch20 Conference in San Francisco this September.  Caterina Fake, MC Hammer and Rajeev Motwani join the previously announced experts.
Discussion: TechCrunch 20 Blog
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
From Intel and A.M.D., Rival Boasts of Technology  —  The fierce rivalry between the chip makers Intel and Advanced Micro Devices is ratcheting up as both companies claim superiority in technology used for notebook computers.  —  On Wednesday, Intel introduced an upgrade to its popular Centrino chip set …
Peter Cohen / PC World:
iPod, iTunes Cited in Cease and Desist For Apple  —  MRT has filed a Cease and Desist letter claiming that Apple and others are responsible for DCMA violations.  —  Media Rights Technologies (MRT), developers of technology that prevents users from ripping digital media streams …
Discussion: Techdirt
Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
Nokia N82 Imaging KING  —  The second juicy bit of information from my friend Blue Blazer Regular today is of the Nokia N82.  This is a candybar device to followup the N73.  Similar to the N81, it has quad-band GSM and 2100 HSDPA, BT 2.0 (w/ A2DP), WiFi (b/g w/ uPnP), but also adds built-in GPS, TV-out, FM Radio, and a MicroSD slot.
Discussion: Gizmodo and michael parekh on IT
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Wall Street Journal:
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Mike Gunderloy / Web Worker Daily:
OPENTEAMS OFFERS WIKIS WITH STRUCTURE
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Congress gets earful on net neutrality, CableCARD, YouTube from video execs
 Earlier Items: 
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
IBM unveils energy efficiency plan
Discussion: GigaOM and ZDNet
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
IRS Leans On Auction Sites to Spill Customer Information
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Why I love patents and copyrights
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
On Mozilla and The Evolution of the Browser
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Has Overuse of Bayesian Analysis Screwed Google Search?
Discussion: Glass House and apophenia
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese vending machine offers free drinks for watching ads
Lifehacker:
Gadgets: Add Outlook to your Google homepage
Matt / Photo Matt:
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