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9:15 AM ET, May 12, 2008

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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Twitter and the China earthquake  —  I was beginning to think Twitter - the micro-blogging service that's all the rage amongst the technorati - was just another fad for people who want to share too much of their rather dull lives.  Until this morning.  —  When I logged on to my desktop …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Twittering the earthquake in China  —  BBC: Twitter and the China earthquake.  —  I reported the major quake to my followers on Twitter before the USGS Website had a report up and about an hour before CNN or major press started talking about it.  Now there's lots of info over on Google News.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter is first on the scene for a major earthquake — but who cares about that, is it mainstream yet?  —  Tonight, a lot of us who are regular users of the micro-messaging service Twitter witnessed something pretty amazing.  A 7.8 magnitude struck China and the news unfolded before our eyes on Twitter.
Discussion: WinExtra
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Giving Attribution  —  An interesting email exchange (and even a little Twitter) arose this afternoon about one of my earlier posts and the way I gave attribution.  I wont name the post, or name names (or print the correspondence), but I thought I'd take the opportunity to share how I give attribution.
Discussion: Profy.Com, broadstuff and Normalkid
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MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Another Classic Rip-Off Job By Ars Technica  —  Ars Technica is really good at stealing other's ideas.  Plain and simple.  —  Anyone else, and I may have given them a pass that they came up with what seems to be the exact same approach to a story that I took last week.  Not Ars Technica.
Discussion: My Blog Posts
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:   iPhone uber alles
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold officially announced!  —  Story developing...  That didn't take too long, did it?  We finally have it people — it's alive and confirmed.  The BlackBerry Bold is indeed the official name for the BlackBerry 9000 device and it should be available starting “this summer.”
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Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat:
The BlackBerry Bold (ex-9000) Finally Arrives
Discussion: Techland, Mark Evans, eWeek and Electronista
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Powerset Launches Showcase For User Search Experience  —  Today marks another milestone for San Francisco based contextual search engine Powerset.  They've launched a showcase for their user search experience - effectively the search engine minus the web crawl.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Powerset Launches “Understanding Engine” For Wikipedia Content  —  After nearly two years in the making — and plenty of hype — Powerset has finally rolled out a “natural language” search engine.  It's not a Google killer.  It's barely a business model right now.
Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
Powerset Launches into the Search Space!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook's CTO D'Angelo to Leave  —  Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo will leave the company.  —  BoomTown called Facebook PR last week about the rumor of D'Angelo's departure, but did not get a response.  The company confirmed the departure by D'Angelo (pictured here) tonight.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo to leave the company
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Rising Cost of Facebook Infrastructure; CTO Resigns
Discussion: The Social Web and TechRadar.com
Arn / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
SingTel Announces iPhone in Singapore, India, the Philippines and Australia  —  In a very brief press release SingTel announced that their companies would be providing the iPhone to multiple countries: … The countries include Singapore and the Philippines which have not had any iPhone coverage to date.
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
What Google Knows About Spam  —  If you didn't attend Web 2.0, you can watch my ten-minute keynote about “What Google Knows About Spam” (and several other keynotes) on blip.tv.  I'll embed the keynote below as well.  —  The only thing I don't like about conference speaking is preparing slides.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Challenge Of Non-Local Newspaper Advertising  —  Newspaper brands like the NEW YORK Times, WASHINGTON Post, BOSTON Globe, etc. face a unique challenge in the online media age — how to value non-local readers.  —  I received this offer in the snail mail this week from the New York Times:
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Reports of the 3G iPhone's imminent release may be slightly exaggerated  —  The hype and speculation around the 3G iPhone are mounting quickly.  Yesterday, it was uncovered that an “Enable 3G” button was part of the latest beta firmware update for the device.
Discussion: MacRumors, I4U News and Mashable!
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
P&G Cutting Ad Budget 10%, Shifting Dollars To Web
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Craig (of the List) Looks Beyond the Web
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
IE8 to boost ActiveX security on Vista
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Friendfeed's Business Model Will Look Like Google's
louisgray.com:
Web Service Notifications Outnumber Live Bodies In My E-Mail
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Why Dell will not bounce back  —  I love Charles Cooper of CNET …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Howard Lindzon