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10:45 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!)  —  Congrats to Rashmi, Jon, Amit & team... SlideShare just raised $3M from Venrock :)  —  I can't begin to say how proud i am of the SlideShare team  —  , and what an honor it is to be an advisor & small angel investor in their venture.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Can SlideShare make PowerPoint sharing interesting?
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and Mashable!
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
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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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 …
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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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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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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
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 …
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 …
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
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?
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
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: Apple 2.0 and 9 to 5 Mac
Fred / A VC:
Triangulating For Insight  —  I am a huge fan of triangulating.  I don't think anyone or anything can give you the insight you need to truly understand things.  Whether it's visiting comscore, compete, alexa, hitwise, and quantcast to get a more complete picture of a web service's usage …
Discussion: Scripting News and Darren Herman
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 …
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge delivers fast smackdown to RIAA on P2P counterclaim
Discussion: Threat Level and p2pnet
Ma.tt:
Infrastructure as Competitive Advantage
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: WMG Revs Up 2 Percent; Loss Deepens; Digital Up 47.6 …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry 9000 Smartphone Review - Part III - OS4.6
Steve Lohr / Bits:
The New Hacker Economics
Discussion: InformationWeek
Adobe:
Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 7 and 8
Discussion: Computerworld
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Sorry Europeans, Best Buy is Coming
Discussion: Electronista
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Webby Congrats to “Here Comes Another Bubble”
Discussion: broadstuff
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Like Jangl, TalkPlus Losing Its Voice As Well
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Google Translate Becomes the Best Free Online Translator
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 …
Cesar Menendez / Zune Insider:
Just So No One Gets the Wrong Idea. . .
InfoWorld:
Internet Archive challenges FBI's secret records demand