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11:55 AM ET, May 8, 2008

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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
SlideShare Secures $3M for Embeddable Presentations  —  Sometimes the simplest ideas are best.  While a number of startups are working to bring the whole process of creating presentations online, SlideShare recognizes that many people are mostly satisfied with PowerPoint or Keynote.
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Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
SlideShare Kicks Ass, Picks Up $3M From Venrock & Friends (+ me!)
Discussion: VentureBeat
PR Newswire:
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results  —  Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG - News), a leading provider of broadband telephone service, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.  —  Revenue for the first quarter 2008 grew to a record $225 million …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Now Vonage Will Also Sell Broadband  —  After a really rough 2007, Vonage (VG), the independent voice over IP service provider seems to be having a better 2008.  This morning , the company reported its first quarter 2008 financial results, and well, things are not bad.  Not spectacular, but not bad either.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Vonage narrows losses; Inks deal with Covad
Discussion: PR Newswire
Chris Williams / The Register:
Murdoch sees MySpace miss targets  —  MySpace has missed its financial targets, showing that social networking is struggling to earn its keep - even as part of Rupert Murdoch's globe-spanning media empire.  —  News Corp said yesterday that the site will fall short of its annual revenue target of $1bn by 10 per cent.
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Gates: Vista is Moving at a “Rapid Sales Rate”  —  Gates says that Microsoft has sold over 140 million copies of Vista worldwide since its launch.  —  Windows Vista seems to be everyone's favorite whipping boy these days.  PC World labeled it the #1 Biggest Tech Disappointment of 2007 and mini …
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Kenneth McCallum / Wall Street Journal:
Gates says Vista sales are ‘rapid’  —  TOKYO — Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said the sales pace of the new Windows Vista operating system has been “rapid” and the software company has sold 140 million copies globally.  —  “That's a very rapid sales rate,” Mr. Gates said at a news conference …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Associated Press
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook Profile Redesign - Detailed Specs & First Impressions  —  As most people in the Facebook developer community are aware, the upcoming Facebook profile redesign is the biggest and most far-reaching project at the company so far this year.  Its impact on users and developers …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
NBC Streaming Full Episodes of 30 Rock and the Office to iPhones (for Free, No Ads!)  —  Even though there's no love lost between NBC and iTunes, that doesn't mean NBC doesn't love you!  At least if you've got an iPhone or iPod touch.  They're streaming full episodes of 30 Rock and The Office to iPhones …
Discussion: IntoMobile and WatchingTV Online
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Ideas Are Everywhere... So Why Do We Limit Them?  —  from the gladwell-missing-the-point dept  —  Malcolm Gladwell is a truly fantastic writer.  However, sometimes he gets so interested in making a story sound good that he misses the real point.  His latest piece for the New Yorker starts …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy to appeal whopper legal judgment  —  TorrentSpy intends to appeal a court decision that requires the now-defunct search engine to pay $111 million in damages to the six largest film studios, according to the company's attorney.  —  Ira Rothken has defended TorrentSpy since 2006 …
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Web-based Vi text editor hits the web: text-edit from anywhere!  —  That popular Unix and Linux text editor known as Vi is now the proud brother of an online clone that should run in most javascript enabled browsers.  It's called jsvi, and now you can write your own programs and HTML code from anywhere!
Discussion: franticindustries
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone No Longer Available in UK  —  Engadget reports that O2 has posted a notice on their website that both the 8GB and 16GB iPhones are no longer available in the UK.  This confirms earlier reports that O2 had end-of-life'd the 8GB iPhone, though it appears even the 16GB iPhone has also run its course.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Apple 2.0 and 9 to 5 Mac
Tony Smith / The Register:
Creative to free Audigy Windows Vista compatibility app  —  Creative has told buyers of its ALchemy for Audigy sound software that they'll get their money back following its decision to release the next version of the app free of charge.  —  In an email sent out to customers yesterday …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Adobe breaks silence on February's PDF bugs  —  Flaws' severity may have prompted silence, researcher speculates  —  Computerworld) Three months after acknowledging multiple vulnerabilities in its popular Reader software and then patching the program, Adobe Systems Inc. yesterday finally provided some details about the bugs.
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Adobe:
Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 7 and 8
Discussion: TeleRead
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
EA To Use Controversial Internet-Required DRM On New Games  —  from the pissing-off-your-customers dept  —  SteveD writes “PC Gamers are in an uproar over a new copy projection system announced by Electronic Arts for use on their upcoming titles.  The PC-port of the successful Xbox title Mass Effect …
Discussion: DSLreports
Mark Evans:
Is Flickr Worth $4-Billion?  —  In the wake of Microsoft's aborted courtship of Yahoo and Jerry “Oh, did you increase your offer” Yang, there's bound to be a lot of scrutiny about what's next for Yahoo.  —  One asset that's well known but perhaps not scrutinized from an investment perspective is Flickr …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
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Tony Smith / The Register:
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Discussion: The Register
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
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Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T Officially Lists Wi-Fi Hotspot Access with iPhone Plans
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