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2:35 PM 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
Rew Joon-Young / ZDNet Korea:
“Samsung Develops World's Fastest and Largest Capacity 2.5-inch …
Discussion: CNET News.com and WinBeta
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Demo of iPhone Earth  —  Want to see what the earth would look like in your iPhone?  Watch the video below, which was shot by Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog.  It shows a demo of the “coolest thing” he saw at the recent Where 2.0 conference from a Boulder-Colorado startup called Earthscape..
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Tech Blog
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Should services charge “super users”?  —  Om Malik says that Twitter should charge super users like me and come up with a business model.  —  Dare Obasanjo, in a separate, but similar post comes to the conclusion that Twitter's problems are due to super users like me.  —  Interesting that both of these guys are wrong.
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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 …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
New York Times API Coming  —  As print circulation continues its slide at most newspapers, one of the United States' most respect the New York Times is taking steps to boost online readership.  The paper is already the third most cited web site on Techmeme, and the first on Memeorandum …
Discussion: a shel of my former self and 901am
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
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
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.
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.
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
Advertisement holds web 2.0 in a death grip  —  Scott Karp has written a good post on why traditional advertisement fails on the web.  I am not sure if I agree with all of his observations/explanations, but I do like his take on it.  In the end it boils down to something I have written many times too …
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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