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11:45 AM ET, June 28, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Conversations Come To A Screaming Halt; Users Simply Move To Friendfeed  —  A key feature of Twitter has been down most of this week: Replies.  The core Twitter service itself is alive, but the team took the Reply feature down on Tuesday when the service started to slow.
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Muhammad Saleem / ReadWriteWeb:
FriendFeed: One Feature to The Tipping Point  —  I used to be annoyed by people who commented on my Twitter messages (tweets) in FriendFeed, rather than replying directly to me in Twitter (the platform I was using).  —  However with the introductions of Rooms, FriendFeed is no longer …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Will The Last One Turn Off The Lights?  —  For practically the last work week, the “replies” tab in Twitter has been out of service.  People in the know began to push users over to the Summize service to see the replies.  What I don't understand is why Twitter doesn't change the link …
Discussion: WinExtra and Mashable!
Engadget:
Bill Gates: top ten greatest hits (and misses) - the Microsoft years  —  Damn, Bill, you have come a LONG way.  Look at you there back in '82, you handsome devil.  As part of our tribute, let's take a quick look back at the top ten greatest (and not so great) products created on Bill-time, shall we?
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Bob F / I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Go Home, Bill  —  This is the last week of full-time work at Microsoft for Bill Gates and given that I have written more than 40 columns about Microsoft over the years, it wouldn't make much sense for me to ignore this event.  Yet that is almost what I did, which I believe is telling.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Loses One Of Their Top Deal Guys - One More Exec Gone  —  As anyone could guess, the Yahoo executive exodus continues.  Kent Goldman, Yahoo's Director of Corporate Development and one of their top deal guys, is rumored to be leaving the company.  Goldman joined Yahoo in 2004 as Director …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Startup Meme
Ken Belson / New York Times:
With Wireless Network, City Agencies Have More Eyes in More Places  —  Rigor mortis had set in by the time Joseph Mauro, a supervisor with the Department of Sanitation, drove by a dead opossum on Park Drive East in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Queens.  —  Checking a map on the computer mounted …
Matt Cutts / The Official Google Blog:
Using data to fight webspam  —  This post is the latest in an ongoing series about how we harness the data we collect to improve our products and services for our users.  - Ed.  —  As the head of the webspam team at Google, I'm in charge of making sure your search results are as relevant and informative as possible.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Venture Investors Wrap Up an Unusually Bleak Quarter  —  SAN FRANCISCO — So far this has been a challenging year for companies hoping to go public.  But it has been even rougher on venture capitalists who were hoping to get a big payday from such an offering.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and STARTUP CHATTER
Quentin Carnicelli / Under The Microscope:
Announcing LiveDiscKit  —  Way back in January, we showed off LiveDisc for Macworld San Francisco.  We got a number of requests from other developers looking to use it themselves.  At the time we just said “maybe”, and then everyone went home from Macworld and proceeded to forget about it.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
EMI Music Sues Hi5, VideoEgg and Ten Defendants To Be Named Later  —  EMI, which is looking less like a music label and more like a lawsuit label, is at it again.  This afternoon they filed a lawsuit alleging “massive and blatant” copyright infringement by Hi5, VideoEgg and ten John Doe defendants to be named later.
Discussion: Startup Meme and P2P Blog
Chris Albrecht / GigaOM:
Meet Tech Teentrepreneur Daniel Brusilovsky  —  Dropping out of college to launch your own company?  Yawn.  The real startup action is in the halls of your local high school.  Case in point: Daniel Brusilovsky, the 15-year-old founder and CEO (yes, the CEO) of TeensinTech.com.
Discussion: Lockergnome and diversity.net.nz
 
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Zhu Shenshen / ShanghaiDaily.com:
Apple plans a core for Beijing
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