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4:10 AM ET, March 30, 2008

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Matt / WordPress:
WordPress 2.5  —  WordPress 2.5, the culmination of six months of work by the WordPress community, people just like you.  The improvements in 2.5 are numerous, and almost entirely a result of your feedback: multi-file uploading, one-click plugin upgrades, built-in galleries, customizable dashboard …
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Coming Soon, to Any Flat Surface Near You  —  Tiny projectors may soon cast big images on walls, or even on train seatbacks.  At left, a prototype from Iljin DSP, hooked up to a cellphone.  At right, the Samsung MBP-100.  —  TIRED of hearing other people's cellphone conversations?  It may become worse.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's New Rock Star Retention Program  —  Yahoo, in the midst of a fight to remain independent, is granting “golden handcuff” stock options to key employees.  The stock options are given to “key contributors” among the rank and file - senior executives are not eligible.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Is Tagcow the Future of Photo Recognition and Tagging?  —  Ok, now I have no idea exactly how this works and I'm still trying to figure it out, but this could be something very, very cool.  —  On Thursday I got an email from a company called Tagcow.  Tagcow claims that they can automatically tag thousands of photos for you.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Image Recognition Problem Finally Solved: Let's Pay People To Tag Photos  —  Most people have thousands of digital photos sitting on their hard drive.  And the vast majority of those photos aren't tagged or searchable.  Want to find the 300 pictures of your youngest son amongst 10,000 others?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ex-Googlers Launching Startups To Attack Mother Ship  —  Wired is compiling a list of ex-Googler exploits, many of which appear to be targeting the former-upstart-turned-industry- incumbent.  No one else in the industry has been able to compete with Google (GOOG), so it may be that Google's fiercest disruptors will come from within.
Dave Altavilla / HotHardware.com News:
Asus Eee PC Desktop, Eee Box Unveiled  —  The scoop wire was running late tonight and these shots of Asus' upcoming Eee Desktop made their way to our inbox just now, so we thought we'd give you the digital relay on the skinny... literally.  Though it's hard to get a sense of size here, this thing is obviously svelte.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
If the news is important it will find me  —  I first read this statement on techmeme, which took me to Mathew Ingrams Blog, which revealed that the line came from a college student who was part of an Intelligence Group focus group.  The words have stuck with me ever since.
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Gallery: Mozilla at 10 - A Photo Tour of the Lizard's Lair  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Over the last 10 years, one organization has fostered some of the web's most influential free software releases.  The Mozilla project was born March 31, 1998, when Netscape released the code …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Hackers Assault Epilepsy Patients via Computer  —  Internet griefers descended on an epilepsy support message board last weekend and used JavaScript code and flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users.  —  The nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation …
Verne Kopytoff / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google has lots to do with intelligence  —  When the nation's intelligence agencies wanted a computer network to better share information about everything from al Qaeda to North Korea, they turned to a big name in the technology industry to supply some of the equipment: Google Inc.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Get your German interior minister's fingerprint here  —  Hacktivists collect fingerprint of fingerprint collector  —  A hacker club has published what it says is the fingerprint of a Wolfgang Schauble, Germany's interior minister and a staunch supporter of the collection …
Discussion: Slashdot
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Newspapers are f'ed  —  Newspaper ad revenues have taken their worst drop in almost 60 years - worse even than 2001.  E&P reports: … Is that called whistling in the wind?  Or pissing in it?  Man, that's denial.  —  Yes, some of this is as a result of the economic downturn …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Adobe AIR Desktop App For FriendFeed Coming
Fred / A VC:
Where My Traffic Comes From  —  Every once in a while I like to show …
Stephen Lawson / IDG News Service:
AT&T Readies MediaFLO Mobile TV
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Nathan McFeters / Zero Day:
Black Hat Europe, Day 2: The day that wasn't and Black Hat Europe …
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
How To Hack Facebook In 51 Seconds
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Rain Anderson / That VideoGame Blog:
Consoles to “die out” in the next 5 to 10 years
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Adobe to remove Photoshop pic pimping clause
Reggie / Internet Tablet Talk:
The Nokia N810 - WiMAX Edition