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8:40 AM ET, May 23, 2008

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Twitter Technology Blog:
Twittering About Architecture  —  Here at Twitter HQ, we're not blind to the flurry of discussion over the past weeks about our architecture.  For many of our technically-minded users, Twitter downtime is an opportunity to muse about what the source of our problems might be, and to propose creative solutions.
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:   Some Thoughts on Twitter's Availability Problems
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Twitter At Scale: Will It Work?
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Our Terms  —  There's some discussion in our forum right now about content disputes and the specifics of our Terms of Service.  It seems there is room in our Terms for folks to debate the difference between an update and an insult.  There is some confusion surrounding our official policy with regard to taking action.
Discussion: My Blog Posts and DygiScape
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Kevin Fox / FriendFeed Blog:
Get a room!  —  It started when we wanted a better way to share feature ideas and product plans with each other here at FriendFeed, but not the rest of the world — a mini FriendFeed of our own.  We could have set this up on its own machine in the office, but we knew that we weren't alone …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
FriendFeed Adds Rooms
Discussion: Download Squad and CenterNetworks
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Hey noisy FriendFeed users, get a room(s)!
David Richards / Music Download Sites:
OZ 3G iPhone To Be Fastest In The World  —  Australia will have the fastest Apple 3G iPhone in the world a senior executive of Telstra has told ChannelNews.  “We know what is coming we have seen the new device and it will be available on our network as soon as it is launched in the USA.
TheStreet.com:
GameStop to Stop Zune Sales  —  AAPL (The Telecom Connection PICK) GME MSFT  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Video-game retailer GameStopGME has decided to stop selling Microsoft'sMSFT Zune players at its stores due to what it sees as insufficient demand from customers.
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Larry Page talks about Google's vision of “wi-fi on steroids”  —  “Wi-fi on steriods.”  That's one of the many potential uses for the wireless spectrum that is now lying unused between TV channels, our co-founder Larry Page told the New America Foundation here in DC this morning.
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Roy Mark / eWeek:
Google Turns Page on White Spaces
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft embraces ‘Bring Your Own Laptop’ model  —  REDMOND, Wash.—You've heard of BYOB, now get ready for Bring Your Own Laptop.  —  There's a small but growing trend in which companies are choosing to give employees money toward their personal laptop, rather than providing a company-issued portable.
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Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Optimized Desktop for the Enterprise
Discussion: Computerworld and BetaNews
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Geniuses at AT&T Rush Out a Package with Only a Plastic Bag Inside  —  We've shown you irresponsible shipping before, but this one takes the cake.  Brett from TUAW ordered a refurbed 16GB iPhone.  He got (and was charged) for two by accident.  OK, that's annoying enough.
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Chi.mp To Offer Free .MP URL's  —  Chi.mp will be offering free .mp domain names to social networking site users starting September 1.  In an announcement made by dotMP, trade mark holders have until that time to register their trademaked domains before the free offer commences.
Reuters:
AT&T CFO: No pricing yet for next iPhone  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research) has yet to determine pricing for a hotly anticipated new version of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) media-playing iPhone, ATT's chief financial officer said on Thursday.
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Director Ed Kozel Resigns; Board Shrinking From 10 to 9  —  In a just-filed 8-K Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) says its director Edward Kozel is resigning from the company's board to (drumroll) “spend more time with family”, and that he would've done it earlier, but wanted to stay on to deal …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Towards a Value-Added User Data Economy  —  Every week it seems like the debate over access to, portability of and privacy over user data on the social web has reached new heights.  It's only going to get louder though, just as discussions about other forms of economics will never be resolved.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yang Gets “Adult Supervision” at Microsoft Meetings  —  Several major investors in Yahoo-who have been, how shall BoomTown put this delicately, freaked out by the sudden departure of Microsoft from the deal two weeks ago-have blamed the passive-aggressive style of Yahoo …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Singapore bans two porn websites in symbolic move  —  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has banned access to two pornographic websites in a “symbolic statement” of the country's societal values, its media regulator said on Friday.  —  The two sites, which the regulator declined to identify …
Discussion: My Blog Posts
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DimP - A Direct Manipulation Video Player  —  DimP, a direct manipulation video player, lets users drag items on the video screen to move forward and back instead of just via a scroll bar on the bottom of the video.  This is not only more fun, but it also allows users to scroll through video …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone line forms at Apple's flagship for absolutely no reason  —  So word on the street (literally) is that a large number of people are queuing in line outside of Apple's flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City — keep in mind the Cube is open 24 hours a day.
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Jonny / MethodShop:
iPhone Line Forms Already at Apple's 5th Ave Store
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gadget Lab
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Musopen puts classical recordings, scores in public domain
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Can e-Publishing Overcome Copyright Concerns?
Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!:
The Ultimate Remote Arrives
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
U are what U seek: new play sparked by AOL search query leak
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Microsoft exec: Survival is all about research
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
IBM and Dell lick their lips as Microsoft and Google buy billions in gear
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Cathy Tang / Google LatLong:
In their own words  —  We're always amazed by the innovative …
Discussion: Google Maps Mania
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Better Gmail 2 Gets New Features, Skins, and Firefox 3 Support
Discussion: Download Squad
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Google's Page rips Microsoft, says Yahoo ad deal OK
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Large companies paying workers to read employee e-mail
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Print Layout in Google Docs
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
The URL Is Dead, Long Live Search
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Apple's digital home, five years out