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9:30 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: 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: 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.
Discussion: MediaFuturist and I4U News
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?
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Dell's new approach to the Vista migration problem  —  According to at least one Dell official, despite recent debacles with SP1, the business client migration to Windows Vista continues undaunted.  A new Dell Client Migration Solution, unveiled this week, includes services and tools designed to ease businesses' migration burden.
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.
 
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Air, Water, Food, RSS, Twitter, FriendFeed. Maybe Sleep.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
10 Millionth Article Written on Wikipedia
Discussion: Digg
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
HP Media Vault 2100 Linux Server Reviewed: One Kick-Ass Little Penguin
Discussion: Digg
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
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes:
Is Facebook Headed For China?
 Earlier Items: 
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ex-Googlers Launching Startups To Attack Mother Ship
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 …
Stephen Lawson / IDG News Service:
AT&T Readies MediaFLO Mobile TV
Discussion: DSLreports
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
How To Hack Facebook In 51 Seconds
Discussion: All Facebook