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11:30 AM ET, May 26, 2008

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Electronista:
Samsung ultra-fast, cheap 256GB SSD due this year  —  Samsung late on Sunday promised what it says is a breakthrough in solid-state drives with the launch of its first 256GB SSD.  The drive offers twice the capacity of the Korean firm's previous 128GB SSD but is also much faster.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Blazing Samsung 256GB SSD Is the One We've Been Waiting For  —  This is the solid-state drive that we've been waiting for: a full 256GB, which Samsung says is “the world's fastest and largest capacity 2.5-inch, MLC-based SSD with SATA II Interface.”  Sick sequential read and sequential write speeds …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Samsung announces crazy fast 256GB SSD, our knees buckle  —  Uh oh, Samsung's just announced their first 256GB SSD.  Not that you needed to know anything more than that to trigger salivation, but the MLC-flash SATA II drive has speeds of 200MBps read and 160MBps sequential write.
Rew Joon-Young / ZDNet Korea:
“Samsung Develops World's Fastest and Largest Capacity 2.5-inch …
Discussion: CNET News.com and WinBeta
Brad Stone / New York Times:
An Upstart Challenges the Big Web Browsers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The browser, that porthole onto the broad horizon of the Web, is about to get some fancy new window dressing.  —  Next month, after three years of development and six months of public testing, Mozilla, the insurgent browser developer …
Discussion: Mark Evans, Screenwerk and TechConsumer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter!  —  Crunch Network: MobileCrunch Mobile Gadgets and Applications, Delivered Daily.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Seesmic: Why it's so important to just frackin' start  —  Loic is a good friend of mine.  He's had me to Paris to speak at his wonderful events, I've had him stay at my place (and take video), and we spent some time over Thanksgiving together.  I think the world of him, and love his family.
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog and metarand
Ryan Stewart:
The Day Google Erased Me From the Internet - Why I Want Microsoft to Be Competitive in Search  —  Update: Matt Cutts blogged and provided some insight into the process.  I want to make sure people know I'm not angry with Google - I broke the rules.  It was just a wakeup call for me that Google's rules …
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Helping hacked sites
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Tom Abate / San Francisco Chronicle:
Via set to fight Intel in microprocessor arena  —  Several years ago, a tiny Taiwanese chipmaker created a family of microprocessors that could run Windows software using less electricity than it takes to light a compact fluorescent bulb.  —  Now, Via Technologies of Taipei must defend …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Dusan / IntoMobile:
Brando's iPhone Super Grip makes sure your iPhone never slips away  —  iPhone may be a beautiful phone but without a proper case it can easily slip away.  On the other hand, that same case makes the device look uglier, but I guess that's a trade off for protecting it against falls.
Discussion: Unwired View and textually.org
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Nvidia has two CPU lines  —  Meet the Tegra APX and CSX  —  NVIDIA IS GOING to release two types of CPUs in the near future.  On June 3rd, according to the slides from this week's reviewers day.  Luckily as they forgot to invite us, they forgot to NDA us as well so we can tell …
Discussion: UMPCPortal and Engadget
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
PayPal Apparently Costs Merchants Thousands of Dollars By Not Communicating  —  Last week I explained why startups should have status notifications for downtime, maintenance and any other customer communications.  I assumed large companies already knew this but apparently not.
Discussion: getclicky.com/blog and TechCrunch
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Temporarily Penalizes Blogspot & Info Domains  —  Over the weekend, I noticed reports from WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums suggesting that Google dropped .info and blogspot results from its index.  —  First reports came in at around 9:50am (EST) on May 23rd at both forums.
 
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The Biggest Drawing in The World: Created With the Help of GPS and DHL
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Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
The Magnifying Glass Gets an Electronic Twist
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: This Is Funny Only if You Know Unix
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Twitter and FriendFeed: Let it be  —  Lately the echo chamber …
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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
PR secrets? bulls**t.
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Twitter's business model
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why search competition isn't the point
Tam Hanna / TamsPPC:
Treo 850 has WiFi, full specs leaked
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Cloud Computing: So You Don't Have to Stand Still
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Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
TV becomes social again
Discussion: broadstuff