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12:25 PM 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
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:   Can SlideShare make PowerPoint sharing interesting?
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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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:   Gates: Vista is Moving at a “Rapid Sales Rate”
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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Now Vonage Will Also Sell Broadband
Discussion: CNET News.com and PR Newswire
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 …
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.
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: CNET News.com and DSLreports
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 …
Federal Trade Commission:
Undercover Shoppers Find it's Increasingly Difficult for Children to Buy M-Rated Games  —  Results Show Need for Continued Improvement by Movie, Music, and Some Game Retailers  —  The Federal Trade Commission today released the results of its latest nationwide undercover shop of movie theaters and movie …
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 …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo.com Sends a Ton of Talkative Traffic  —  Last night ReadWriteWeb got its first link on the Yahoo homepage, thanks to Yahoo Buzz - the beta social news service that is letting blogs get coverage on the world's most trafficked website.  Our initial turn on yahoo.com happened late at night, 10pm PST, and lasted around 3.5 hours.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Scoop: Facebook To Announce Safety And Privacy Deal With 49 States  —  The Attorney General of Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, is about to make an announcement at noon ET that he and the attorneys generals from 48 other states have negotiated a deal with Facebook to implement new safety and privacy rules …
Discussion: Bits
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 …
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
 
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Firefox: Can browsers make bucks?
Discussion: Mashable! and TechRadar.com
Alex / Google Sightseeing:
Street View Sabotage! [Updated]
Discussion: AppScout, Gizmodo and CNET News.com
Mark Evans:
Is Flickr Worth $4-Billion?
Discussion: Mashable!
BBC:
Nasa set to join petaflop elite
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Revoked NSL aimed at Internet Archive shows need for reform
Tony Smith / The Register:
Freesat launches in UK
Discussion: The Register
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Gran Turismo to Bring Real Driving to Top Racers
Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T Officially Lists Wi-Fi Hotspot Access with iPhone Plans
 Earlier Items: 
The Boy Genius Report:
Sprint's BlackBerry 8330 finally available this Friday
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge delivers fast smackdown to RIAA on P2P counterclaim
Discussion: Threat Level and p2pnet
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry 9000 Smartphone Review - Part III - OS4.6
Steve Lohr / Bits:
The New Hacker Economics
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Sorry Europeans, Best Buy is Coming
John Ribeiro / IDG News Service:
Yahoo India Search Results Combine Text, Video, and Images
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Translate Becomes the Best Free Online Translator
Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
First LIVE Photos Of Paris