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8:25 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 …
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Thoughts on Mozilla  —  You can now directly download the video or the audio.  —  Spurred by a conversation I had today, I thought I'd post some wide-ranging and very rough thoughts on Mozilla.  They're pretty raw and uncensored, and I go for about 50 minutes, but it might be somewhat thought-provoking.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
On Mozilla and The Evolution of the Browser  —  Interesting posts recently from two people who have an important role in defining the future of the browser.  Firstly, I missed it while I was in transit in the US, but Mozilla developer Alex Faaborg posted the slides of his presentation at the recent Web 2.0 Expo.
Anne 2.1:
Chris Messina, Firefox, and the Curse of Expert Ennui
Discussion: Global Nerdy
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 …
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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Jill Whalen / Search Engine Land:
Don't Sweat the Small SEO Stuff  —  Among clients, forum members, newsletter subscribers, and seminar attendees, many hours of my day are spent answering questions about organic SEO.  One thing I've noticed is that newbies and oldies alike are paralyzed when it comes to optimizing their websites …
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Lisa Barone / Bruceclay.com Blog:   Sweat The Small Stuff: Search Engine Optimization Is In The Details
Matt / Photo Matt:
Meaningful Overnight Relationship  —  One thing I've noticed about talking to certain types of press, particularly mainstream, is that they have a pattern in mind before they write about something, and the better you conform to the pattern the more coverage you get.
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.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese vending machine offers free drinks for watching ads  —  In a marketing case that just sounds too good to be true, vending masters Apex Corp. have purportedly laid out plans that will bring free or subsidized non-alcoholic beverage to thirsty consumers who are willing to watch a 30-second commercial before partaking.
Discussion: Joe Duck, Digital Media Wire and Digg
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 …
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: Slashdot
Nate Whitehill / Nate Whitehill dot Com:
7 Ways To Get Readers to Stick  —  A while back I talked about "steroid traffic" versus natural traffic.  Steroid traffic is a term I coined to mean quick surges of traffic that don't necessarily average more than 1.1 pageviews per visitor.  Steroid traffic has short term benefits and the visitors rarely stick around.
Lifehacker:
Gadgets: Add Outlook to your Google homepage … A new gadget provides easy access to Outlook—your inbox, calendar and more—from within iGoogle (formerly Google Personalized Homepage).  —  The aptly named Microsoft Outlook gadget (which requires Office XP) lets you view and interact with your calendar …
Discussion: Mashable!, Compiler and InsideGoogle
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 …
Discussion: Neowin.net and U.S. Securities …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Top 5 TiVo Hacks (for non-hackers)  —  I've been meaning to put together a list of the top TiVo hacks (for non-hackers) for quite some time.  Brad Linder (of PVRWire), via ProBlogger, has given me the excuse I needed.  —  1. 30 Second Skip  —  ReplayTV offered the consumer friendly …
Discussion: flashpoint and digg
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.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
 
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Mike Gunderloy / Web Worker Daily:
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
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Kevin Yank / SitePoint Blogs:
Six Months Later: The New HTML Working Group
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
IBM unveils energy efficiency plan
Discussion: GigaOM and ZDNet
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple hints at video rentals through iTunes
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
IRS Leans On Auction Sites to Spill Customer Information
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Peter Cohen / PC World:
iPod, iTunes Cited in Cease and Desist For Apple
Discussion: Techdirt
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Why I love patents and copyrights
Discussion: Techdirt
SLHerald / Second Life Herald:
Playboy Does A Strip-Tease For Second Life
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Has Overuse of Bayesian Analysis Screwed Google Search?
Discussion: Glass House and apophenia
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Longhorn Server to be christened Windows Server 2008
Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
NCTA: HBO's Zitter Says DRM Is Misnomer
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple filing reveals multi-sided iPod with touch screen interface