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1:25 AM ET, April 16, 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 …
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Six Apart wrestles the social-media dragon  —  A look at Six Apart's Blog It, a tool that lets you manage both blogging accounts and messaging services from a single page.  —  (Credit: Six Apart)  —  The Web might have just gotten one step closer to a universal “social dashboard” …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Webomatica and All Facebook
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook is kinda competing with FriendFeed, like it kinda competes with Twitter  —  Update with a response from FriendFeed's Paul Buchheit, below the article  —  Facebook has just launched a new feature that lets you add actions from other sites to the mini-feed of actions on your profile …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Battle Of The Commodity Web Applications: It's All About People
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's Lifestream: Nothing to See Here
Discussion: SheGeeks and loose wire blog
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook Opens Up Mini-Feed To 3rd Party Services
Discussion: All Facebook
Roddy Lindsay / Facebook Blog:
Facebook Lexicon  —  At Facebook we love tools that allow you to see what people around the globe are searching for or discussing on blogs, such as Google Trends or Technorati.  We thought it would be cool to show trends on the public and semi-public forums across Facebook (also known as Walls).
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Lexicon shows trends among its 70 million users
Discussion: Running With Foxes
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Lexicon: Meet Facebook's answer to Google Zeitgeist
Discussion: All Facebook, Mashable! and ben barren
Charles Arthur / Guardian Unlimited:
So exactly who or what is Psystar?  We dig a little..  —  You'll have noticed the claims of Psystar that it will be selling an “OpenComputer” (smart, avoiding the use of the Apple trademark in the “OpenMac” name it previously used) that will, in effect, be an Apple clone.
Discussion: David Risley and Gizmodo
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Meme13 Tries and Fails to Solve the Techmeme Echo-Chamber Problem  —  Many people love to check out automated blog meme aggregator Techmeme throughout the day for the latest in tech news - but a considerable number of other people consider it a self-promoting echo chamber that poisons …
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Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Meme13: Finding New Bloggers in Tech
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
Tracking the Techmeme newcomers
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.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Hearing used for finger-pointing on 700MHz auction, D Block
Discussion: The Register and Tech Beat
Reuters:
Motley Crue to release single on Rock Band game  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a nod to the ascendancy of video games, rock ‘n’ roll bad boys Motley Crue will become the first group to release a new single through Rock Band, the developer of the wildly popular game said on Monday.
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Geeks Save Rock With Music Game Döwnlöads
Discussion: Ars Technica
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.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google: March Paid-Click Growth Awful (Again)  —  Google's (GOOG) US paid-click growth in March was as bad as in February—up only 2.7%—rounding out a violent deceleration in Q1, says Comscore (per Mark Mahaney at Citi).  In all of Q1, Google's US paid clicks rose only 2% year-over-year versus 25% in Q4 and 48% in Q3.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Larger Prey Are Targets of Phishing  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An e-mail scam aimed squarely at the nation's top executives is raising new alarms about the ease with which people and companies can be deceived by online criminals.  —  Thousands of high-ranking executives across the country …
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
AdRoll Rolls Out An Ad Network - Plus An SVW Ad Experiment  —  I've been a fan of the astonishingly young and talented Jared Kopf for a while, ever since I met him several years ago when he was working with the astonishingly young and talented Max Levchin at Slide.com (and part of the Odessa mafia :-).
Oracle:
Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - April 2008  —  A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities.  It also includes non-security fixes that are required (because of interdependencies) by those security patches.
Discussion: eWeek, Zero Day and InformationWeek
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Gone in 60 seconds: Spambot cracks Live Hotmail CAPTCHA  —  Internet users are quite familiar with the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA), a quick method that verifies whether or not the user trying to sign up is a person or a bot.
 
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
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Alex / Box.net Blog:
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Discussion: TechCrunch
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Gawker Media Sales Signals the Market Has Topped Out
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Seagate makes good on solid-state drive patent threats
Discussion: TechSpot and CNET News.com
PC World:
Is the Taxman Eyeing ITunes?
Brad Stone / Bits:
Celebrity Music Throwdown Part 2: Will Smith and PluggedIn
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Search Start-Up Cuill Raises $25 Million Second Round
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes:
Google In The Hot Seat
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Intel posts healthy Q1, ups forecast for Q2
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Asus Eee PC 900 specs, pricing get official
Discussion: Engadget, jkkmobile and open
Paul Bonanos / VC Ratings:
Sequoia re-ups in Imeem
Josh Quittner / Fortune:
The charmed life of Amazon's Bezos
Fred / A VC:
It's A Blog, No It's A Radio Station, Wait It's Something Altogther New
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Comcast to spearhead creation of P2P Bill of Rights
Sydney Morning Herald:
Don't Be Evil or don't lose value?