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5:45 PM ET, May 26, 2008

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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 …
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..
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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 …
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Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Google: Viacom's YouTube suit threatens freedom  —  NEW YORK - A $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit challenging YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing site threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information on the Internet, YouTube owner Google Inc. said.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Sometimes Crowds Aren't That Wise  —  Last week, computer book publisher SitePoint relayed a story about recent experiences with Digg that demonstrates that the Digg system is far from perfect.  We've written recently on ReadWriteWeb about the decline and fall of quality on Digg …
getclicky.com/blog:
Paypal has been terribly broken for 10 days and no one's talking about it.  —  Everyone's heard Paypal horror stories, but after 6+ years of personal experience, and almost 16 months of using it to collect payments for Clicky, I've never had any major issues.
Discussion: Valleywag and TechCrunch
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   PayPal Apparently Costs Merchants Thousands of Dollars By Not Communicating
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Tagging with Faviki  —  Faviki is a new social bookmarking tool that offers something that services like Ma.gnolia, del.icio.us, and Diigo do not - semantic tagging capabilities.  What this means is that instead of having users haphazardly entering in tags to describe the links they save …
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity
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
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Warner Tries a New Tactic to Revive Its DVD Sales  —  LOS ANGELES — Retail's love affair with the DVD is on the rocks and Warner Brothers Entertainment would like to patch things up.  —  Faced with a decline in DVD sales, Warner Brothers, part of Time Warner, is planning an unusual effort around …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and ReadWriteWeb
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
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
The Biggest Drawing in The World: Created With the Help of GPS and DHL  —  I have to hand it to Erik Nordenankar and DHL for devising what has to be the most creative fusion of art and technology to date.  The concept was simple but brilliant: place a GPS device in a briefcase and mail …
 
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