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5:25 PM ET, April 15, 2008

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Harry Huai Wang / Facebook Blog:
A new way to share with friends  —  Chances are, you use parts of the Internet that aren't Facebook.  You might post photo albums using Flickr or Picasa, for example, instead of on Facebook.  There are a lot of good sites out there, unfortunately, that can sometimes mean a lot of switching around …
Discussion: Web Community Forum
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Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Facebook is Dead.  I'm Not Being Facetious  —  Either there's a glitch in Facebook, or else it's dead.  Well, not dead, exactly, but I noticed that, at nearly 10 pm, none of my friends have done anything today to merit appearing on the News Feed of stuff (see above).
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Facebook is kinda competing with FriendFeed, like it kinda competes with Twitter  —  Facebook has just launched a new feature where you can add in actions from other sites into the mini-feed of actions on your profile, including sites like local review site Yelp, photo site Picasa, and others.
Discussion: The Real McCrea
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!:
Facebook Launches Lifecasting Feature, Auto Imports To Mini-Feed
Discussion: All Facebook
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Facebook Opens Up Mini-Feed To 3rd Party Services
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Don't Be Evil Not “Ordained Motto” Says Marissa Mayer  —  Google's “Don't Be Evil” motto, first uttered by Googler Paul Buchheit (now founder of FriendFeed) in 2001, has long been the pillar of their self-imposed code of conduct.  It was amended somewhat in 2006 when CEO Eric Schmidt …
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Sydney Morning Herald:
Don't Be Evil or don't lose value?  —  Google vice-president Marissa Mayer in Sydney last week.  —  Asher Moses  —  As Google comes under ever increasing scrutiny for the power it has over our lives, the web giant is tiptoeing back from its long-held corporate motto, Don't Be Evil.
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Defiant Psystar back selling Leopard computers  —  Psystar is back online selling “white box” Macs with a few subtle changes, and one employee has already played the monopoly card.  —  As you might recall, Psystar's Web site was overwhelmed Monday after it was found to be selling cheap computers with Mac OS X Leopard preinstalled.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Amazon's MP3s not affecting iTunes  —  Amazon.com's MP3 service is growing but not at the expense of Apple's iTunes, according to a report issued Tuesday by market researcher NPD Group.  —  About 10 percent of the people who shopped at AmazonMP3 in February were previous Apple shoppers, NPD said.
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Parenting 2.0: Mom pranks son's MySpace as punishment  —  A sassy 13 year-old Virginian laid the smack-down on a vacuum instead of doing his chores and then was caught looking at porn by his tech savvy mother, who stumbled upon some very suspicious looking cookies (not pictured above) stored on the computer's browser.
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Kid Breaks Vacuum to Play Xbox Instead of Doing Chores; Mom Sells …
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ads In Twitter Streams?  Nope  —  TechCrunch's Duncan Riley reports that Twitter is rolling out ads, based on “some reports of users spotting ads in their Twitter stream” recently.  —  One of those users then tells him that she was mistaken and hadn't actually seen an ad, after all.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Twitter Testing Advertising In Twitter Streams
Omri / fring:
fring for your iPhone - it's a fringing world first!  —  OK.  So if you're one of the first lucky *#@$%&s to get your hands on an iPhone, you just got even luckier.  We've just made a special pre-release R&D version of fring for your iPhone - a mobile VoIP app publicly available for the iPhone?...yep that's a world-first!
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Lawmakers complain that Google ‘gamed’ auction  —  San Francisco - Three lawmakers complained Tuesday that Google “maneuvered” its way into an open wireless network without having to come up with a winning bid in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) recently completed 700MHz spectrum auction.
Discussion: Electronista
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Hearing used for finger-pointing on 700MHz auction, D Block
Discussion: Tech Beat
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows XP SP3 now set for April 29 debut  —  Officially, Microsoft has been saying “the first half of 2008” whenever the company is asked to put a date for the release of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3.  However, various sources have been expecting the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) …
Paul Graham:
Why There Aren't More Googles  —  Umair Haque wrote recently that the reason there aren't more Googles is that most startups get bought before they can change the world. … This has a nice sound to it, but it isn't true.  Google's founders were willing to sell early on.
Dennis R. Mortensen / VisualRevenue:
IndexTools (Yahoo!) Web Analytics goes FREE!  —  Hi there, a bit of news for you who follow the Yahoo! IndexTools integration steps.  But first, THANK YOU very much for all the positive feedback I received in blog comments, separate blog posts, emails, phone calls etc.  I truly appreciate that.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel's quarter on target: The tech sector exhales  —  Intel's first quarter results on Tuesday matched Wall Street's earnings estimates and topped revenue targets.  Given the worries about Intel those results are good enough to chalk up as a win.  —  By the numbers (statement) …
Nintendo:
NINTENDO NEWS: WII FIT TO KEEP AMERICANS MOVING AT $89.99 MSRP  —  In anticipation of the U.S. launch of Wii Fit™, the new interactive fitness game for the popular Wii™ system, Nintendo of America Inc. has announced pricing details for this groundbreaking release.
Discussion: Joystiq, Digital Trends and Engadget
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
CrunchArcade: Nintendo officially prices Wii Fit
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
STEC responds to Seagate patent lawsuit  —  STEC issued a formal response Tuesday to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by rival storage maker Seagate Technology and its subsidiaries.  —  STEC, which responded to the lawsuit Seagate filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District …
Discussion: TechSpot and MarketWatch
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Audioholics Home Theater Reviews and News:
Blue Jeans Cable Strikes Back - Response to Monster Cable  —  Not long ago we reported that Monster Cable had issued a cease and desist letter to Blue Jeans Cable about their Tartan cables.  Little did the lawyer drones over at Monster know that Kurt Denke, the president of Blue Jeans was, in a former life, a lawyer by trade.
Discussion: Geek.com and Gizmodo
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
There's more than one way to mesh  —  On April 15, startup Syncplicity, was hatched.  Syncplicity's management team includes a number of former (and near-former) Softies — including Steven Hazel, a former employee of FolderShare.  —  Microsoft acquired FolderShare, a file-sync vendor …
 
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Google Earth gets snail's-eye view
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Microsoft:
Sigma Designs and Microsoft Collaborate on Advanced IPTV System …
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Strutta: I'm the best around, nothing's ever gonna bring me down
InfoWorld:
Apple and Sony settle ‘flaming Mac’ suit
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Meme13: Finding New Bloggers in Tech
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Comcast to spearhead creation of P2P Bill of Rights
Herb Greenberg / Business Wire:
Starbucks & iTunes Bring Complimentary Digital Music and Video …
InfoWorld:
MySQL upgrade now slated for June, Sun says
Mobile Today:
O2 and Carphone to cut £100 from price of the iPhone
Fred / A VC:
Ten Questions About Entrepreneurs
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