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9:35 AM ET, May 23, 2008

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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.
Discussion: Engadget and The iPhone Blog
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Australia: 3G iPhone supports 42Mbps, fast, fast, fast  —  Apple's forthcoming 3G iPhone seems set to offer insanely great data transfer speeds, putting the device on par with some broadband connections.  —  Well, that's according to an executive from one of Apple's Australian networks …
Discussion: Electronista
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  —  As a regular user of Twitter I've felt the waves of frustration wash over me these past couple of weeks as the service has been hit by one outage after another.  This led me to start pondering the problem space [especially as it relates …
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
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
@ NCTA: Interview: Philippe Dauman, CEO, Viacom: 'Some Models Sound Great, Don't Work Well'  —  The Viacom (NYSE: VIA) booth is usually a swirl of activity at The Cable Show and this year was no exception—Dora The Explorer posing for photos, the Nick animators doing on the spot illustrations …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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 …
Economist:
Down on the server farm  —  The real-world implications of the rise of internet computing  —  EVEN when the sky is blue over Quincy, clouds hang in the air.  The small town in the centre of the state of Washington is home to half a dozen huge warehouses that power the global “computing clouds” …
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
 
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John Leyden / The Register:
Trillian blighted by security bug trio
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Alpha Geeks  —  In 1950, Dr. Seuss published a book called “If I Ran the Zoo.”
Discussion: TechBlog and My Blog Posts
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Google introducing Safe Browsing diagnostic to help owners of compromised sites
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Emily Gould / New York Times:
Exposed  —  Back in 2006, when I was 24, my life was cozy and safe.
Discussion: Gawker, The Stalwart and kottke.org
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Chi.mp To Offer Free .MP URL's
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Singapore bans two porn websites in symbolic move
Discussion: My Blog Posts
Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!:
The Ultimate Remote Arrives
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Towards a Value-Added User Data Economy
 Earlier Items: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
U are what U seek: new play sparked by AOL search query leak
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Trouble at Eurekster? Things Don't Look Good
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
CinemaNow comes to Windows Media Center
Jonny / MethodShop:
iPhone Line Forms Already at Apple's 5th Ave Store
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gadget Lab
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
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Better Gmail 2 Gets New Features, Skins, and Firefox 3 Support
Discussion: Download Squad
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Large companies paying workers to read employee e-mail