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11:50 AM ET, March 30, 2008

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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
My social map is totally decentralized but I want it back on my blog  —  Here is a pic of my social map and the social software I use all the time for some (Twitter, Seesmic, Flickr, my blog) and some very occasionally.  —  We used to have our social online presence very centralized, for me it was my blog.
Discussion: Techmamas and ben barren
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed, The Centralized Me, and Data Portability  —  It's definitely FriendFeed month in Silicon Valley.  The company, founded by ex-Googlers, let you aggregate information and activity streams from all of the various services that you use on the internet - Flickr photos, YouTube videos …
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.
Discussion: VoIP Blog and TechCrunch
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.
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.
Discussion: Mark Evans
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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?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
What MicroHoo Might Be Like  —  Things have been quiet, very quiet at Yahoo and Microsoft this week, and that means one thing to me: A deal between the two has to be getting ever closer.  —  In fact, several sources within Yahoo tell me after a range of noisy internal activity by top brass …
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 …
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Next Web:
TheNextWeb2008 Update: Love, Internet Access and Attention  —  Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial internet entrepreneur … A lot of people have been asking us if we would provide Internet access and Wi-Fi during The Next Web Conference 2008.  We sort of avoided the question and sometimes even said ‘No’.
Discussion: /Message
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Latest iPhone 2.0 Firmware Unlocked Again in 24 Hours  —  The image associated with this post is best viewed using a browser.The iPhone Dev Team has demonstrated that Apple will probably have a very difficult time patching the iPhone to thwart their efforts: not even 24 hours after the release …
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.
 
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louisgray.com:
Air, Water, Food, RSS, Twitter, FriendFeed. Maybe Sleep.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
10 Millionth Article Written on Wikipedia
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
HP Media Vault 2100 Linux Server Reviewed: One Kick-Ass Little Penguin
Discussion: Digg
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Dell's new approach to the Vista migration problem
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Get your German interior minister's fingerprint here
Discussion: Slashdot
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Gallery: Mozilla at 10 - A Photo Tour of the Lizard's Lair
 Earlier Items: 
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes:
Is Facebook Headed For China?
Dave Altavilla / HotHardware.com News:
Asus Eee PC Desktop, Eee Box Unveiled
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 …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Newspapers are f'ed  —  Newspaper ad revenues have taken …
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
How To Hack Facebook In 51 Seconds
Discussion: All Facebook