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5:20 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.
Discussion: AppleInsider and TG Daily
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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.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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 …
Rew Joon-Young / ZDNet Korea:
“Samsung Develops World's Fastest and Largest Capacity 2.5-inch, MLC-based (256GB) SSD with SATA II Interface”  —  Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has developed the world's fastest, 2.5-inch, 256 Gigabyte (GB) multi-level cell (MLC) …
Discussion: CNET News.com and WinBeta
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Browsers Are a Battleground Once Again  —  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 …
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
Brian Alvey:
Twitter's business model  —  I finally figured out a business model for Twitter.  It's advertising based and it only works if Twitter doesn't solve their scaling problems.  —  The way I see it, the most the Twitter user base needs Twitter to be running smoothly is about fourteen hours a day.
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: 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
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 …
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 …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why search competition isn't the point  —  This morning, in response to my Microhoo: Corporate Penis Envy? piece, Michael Arrington wrote The importance of a competitive search market.  —  First, let's be clear.  I agree with Michael that competition is a good thing, and that there's a real risk that …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Importance Of A Competitive Search Market
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
PR secrets? bulls**t.  —  I hate the term “PR secrets”.  It only PR for PR companies trying to sell their expensive consulting to the poor startup CEOs.  Brian Solis has many valid points about PR in this post “PR Secrets for Startups” and he knows what he is talking about …
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Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
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James Ashton / Times of London:
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Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
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