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7:40 AM ET, May 8, 2008

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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 …
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Sasha Rush / Facebook Developers:
Preparing for the New Facebook Profile Design  —  We're closing in on the launch of the new profile design.  We want to make sure that we give you enough time to get your applications ready and take advantage of the new features that will be available with the new design.
Discussion: All Facebook
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:   Facebook Announces Developer Integration Points to New Design …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Can SlideShare make PowerPoint sharing interesting?  —  Many people think PowerPoint is a reason for a nap.  But an Internet start-up that helps people share slideshows online has got the attention of several prominent Silicon Valley investors.  —  On Thursday, San Francisco-based SlideShare …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and Mashable!
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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.
Cesar Menendez / Zune Insider:
Just So No One Gets the Wrong Idea. . .  I hope you are all having a great time discovering all the cool stuff in the 2.5 release.  —  We have seen some chatter in the blogosphere over the last 24 hours around a couple of posts speculating about what Zune may or may not do in terms …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp. Web Unit Sees Revenue Drop, Admits It Won't Hit FY 08 Goals  —  It took a while, but Rupert Murdoch has finally acknowledged that News Corp.'s Web business won't hit the goals he laid out for it last August.  Actually, he made Peter Chernin say it: “Let me begining by saying yes …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp: Selling Ads For MySpace Is Hard Work!
InfoWorld:
Internet Archive challenges FBI's secret records demand  —  The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has withdrawn a secret demand that the Internet Archive, an online library, provide the agency with a user's personal information after the Web site challenged the records request in court.
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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 …
Robert McMillan / IDG News Service:
Mozilla: Firefox Plugin Shipped With Malicious Code  —  Mozilla warned Wednesday that a malicious program inserted adware code into a Firefox plugin that has been downloaded thousands of times over the past three months.  —  Because of a virus infection, the Vietnamese language pack …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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The Mozilla Blog:
COMPROMISED FILE IN VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE PACK FOR FIREFOX 2
Discussion: Spyware Sucks and Threat Level
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
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
NBC: Free, Full Episodes Of ‘The Office’ And ‘30 Rock’ For iPhones
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Microsoft's Brand Confusion Runs Deep  —  The LiveSide blog today took a look at all the different bits of Microsoft's Live.com search universe and found that while the new look may live up to the stated design principle of “Simple and powerful.  Human.  Fast.” it doesn't provide a common, unified experience.
Discussion: Live Search
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Like Jangl, TalkPlus Losing Its Voice As Well  —  Jangl, a Pleasanton, Calif-based start-up that launched with much fanfare and lot of promise ran out of time, and is headed towards an ignominious end.  Venturebeat had first reported that Jangl was looking to sell itself earlier this week.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
TorrentSpy Slapped with $110 Million Judgement  —  This default judgment is the result of an ongoing court case between the MPAA and Valence Media, TorrentSpy owner Justin Bunnel's company, that started early 2006.  —  It is uncertain at this point whether TorrentSpy will appeal.
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Phil Wainewright / Software as Services:
Marc Benioff heralds Web 3.0 at DreamForce Europe  —  Salesforce.com has come to London today for its first DreamForce Europe event.  There have been European customer and partner events in previous years, but this is the first event at true DreamForce scale — 2,500 attendees …
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Microsoft Doesn't Want Yahoo Back, Enjoys “Independence”  —  Bill Gates delivers an address seemingly making it clear that Microsoft doesn't want to re-enter talks in the near future  —  After Microsoft rejected Yahoo's demands for more money by dropping its merger offer …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
First LIVE Photos Of Paris  —  Here they are people - all thanks to mhg2000 over at My-Symbian!  It looks fantastic, doesn't it?
Nikhil Pahwa / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Testing Search Mash-Up Glue Page In India  —  From our sister site ContentSutra.com: Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has unveiled a new beta search-related product in India called “Glue Page” that adds context to search results by mashing up content from multiple outside sources including Wikipedia …
Zune Boards:
How to Install Games on Your Zune  —  A forum member, runtohell121, explains in this thread how to install games on your Zune.  Hit the thread link for the details, or just hit the jump for them.  —  1. Download the follow 2 program:  —  Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP  —  Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
Discussion: WinBeta and Gizmodo
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XNA Team Blog:
Announcing: XNA Game Studio 3.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP)
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
.Mac push e-mail coming to iPhone 2.0?  —  Sometimes, we at TUAW get awesome tips from our readers — this is proof.  A certain, unnamed individual sent us some pictures of the latest build of the iPhone firmware showing .Mac push e-mail.  The picture shows the main Settings page with a new button: “Fetch new data.”
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Insanely Great Mac
 
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Neal St. Anthony / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Star Tribune's owner forced to write off much of its investment
Discussion: paidContent.org
Darren Waters / BBC:
PlayStation ‘will reclaim lead’
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Translate Becomes the Best Free Online Translator
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone No Longer Available in UK
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Pownce opens file sharing to the public with larger sizes to boot
Associated Press:
Sprint, Clearwire make it official on WiMax venture
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Do-It-Yourself Display Ads May Reshape Online Marketing
Discussion: paidContent.org
Business Wire:
46-inch Panel With Brightest LCD Adds New Dimension in Digital Signage …
 Earlier Items: 
Aviv Raff / Aviv Raff On .NET:
Happy Birthday Israel!
Discussion: InfoWorld and InformationWeek
Cade Metz / The Register:
Comcast mulls overage fees for bandwidth lovers
Discussion: Techdirt
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Doom 4 announced, id Software hiring
GamesIndustry.biz:
NVIDIA to “simplify” product range
Ben Lorica / O'Reilly Radar:
Macs in the Enterprise  —  In every O'Reilly conference …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Adobe launches Photoshop Express update with Flickr support
Discussion: PC World, Gizmodo and Ryan Stewart
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
AMD talks Shanghai performance, features, roadmap to 2010
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter Starts Blacklisting Spammers