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9:40 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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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!
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
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
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: WatchingTV Online and IntoMobile
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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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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
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: 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?
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry 9000 Smartphone Review - Part III - OS4.6  —  And I'm back with Part III of the web's first BlackBerry 9000 Review.  In this installment we will take a closer look at the BlackBerry 9000's version 4.6 operating system.  If you haven't already, be sure to check out Part I and Part II …
Steve Lohr / Bits:
The New Hacker Economics  —  To make money, you have to move up the economic food chain into higher-value, more profitable work and markets.  That economic fact of life applies to nations, companies and individuals.  —  A study released this week shows how this natural law is being applied …
Discussion: InformationWeek
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
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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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
PR Newswire:
Iomega Announces New ‘Camo’ Model in Award-Winning eGo(TM) Portable Hard Drive Line
Discussion: Crave and Engadget
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
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
 Earlier Items: 
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?
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. . .
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Microsoft Doesn't Want Yahoo Back, Enjoys “Independence”
Discussion: Associated Press
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Doom 4 announced, id Software hiring
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services:
Marc Benioff heralds Web 3.0 at DreamForce Europe
InfoWorld:
Internet Archive challenges FBI's secret records demand