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9:00 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
Discussion: Stay N' Alive and All Facebook
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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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!
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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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: The Register and 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
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 …
John Ribeiro / IDG News Service:
Yahoo India Search Results Combine Text, Video, and Images  —  Yahoo has chosen India for the beta test of its new search concept that aggregates text, images, and video results on a single results page.  —  The Glue Pages Beta currently works for select search terms across select categories such as health …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Nikhil Pahwa / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Testing Search Mash-Up Glue Page In India
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: WebProNews and Live Search
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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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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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: 9 to 5 Mac
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.
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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?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Webby Congrats to “Here Comes Another Bubble”  —  BoomTown was the first to put up the hugely popular spoof video called “Here Comes Another Bubble,” by the San Francisco-based Richter Scales.  —  And, the first to report on the controversial story of it then being taken down by YouTube …
Discussion: broadstuff
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 …
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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 …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Translate Becomes the Best Free Online Translator  —  Google Translate's coverage has been expanded dramatically.  It now supports the translation between any of the following languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
XNA Team Blog:
Announcing: XNA Game Studio 3.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP)  —  Today, we are delivering the first Community Technical Preview (CTP) of XNA Game Studio 3.0, giving you the ability to build games for the entire family of Zune media devices.  This feature gives you access to the majority …
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Zune Boards:
How to Install Games on Your Zune
Discussion: WinBeta and Gizmodo
 
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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’
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Pownce opens file sharing to the public with larger sizes to boot
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Do-It-Yourself Display Ads May Reshape Online Marketing
Discussion: paidContent.org
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
.Mac push e-mail coming to iPhone 2.0?
Business Wire:
46-inch Panel With Brightest LCD Adds New Dimension in Digital Signage …
 Earlier Items: 
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: Gizmodo and Ryan Stewart
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter Starts Blacklisting Spammers