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4:45 AM ET, March 22, 2009

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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Facebook “stream” redesign: Disruptive companies don't listen to their customers - Mark Zuckerburg  —  Facebook's latest redesign which has been clearly inspired Twitter's real-time stream of status updates has had a ton of detractors from all corners.  One of the biggest places where the outcry …
Discussion: Scobleizer and All Facebook
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VentureBeat:
Facebook's redesign: Good concept, but not there yet  —  Has Facebook just destroyed its usefulness?  Is the design, introduced a week ago, killing the site's ability to help you share information with your real-life friends?  That's what a vocal and perhaps large group of people think.
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Did Lenovo invent Apple's netbook?  —  Apple rumor predicts netbook.  Lenovo ‘leaks’ old prototype.  Coincidence?  —  Computerworld) In Silicon Valley's clash of innovation and ego, it's hard to remember who invented what.  Oftentimes a company invents something it's not ready to ship.
Discussion: The Raw Feed and digg.com
Technology Review:
The coming censorship wars  —  If you thought the most serious threat from internet censorship comes from countries such as China, Pakistan and Iran, you could be in for a shock.  —  In February last year, Pakistan Telecom began routing the prefix 208.65.153.0/24 to a null site inside Pakistan.
Discussion: Slashdot
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
How the Kindle will change the world.  —  I'm doing my best not to become a Kindle bore.  When I catch myself evangelizing to someone who couldn't care less about the marvels of the 2.0 version of Amazon's reading machine—I can take a whole library on vacation!  Adjust the type size!
Discussion: A VC and Howard Lindzon, Thanks:techcrunch
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Amazon to Sell HD TV Shows for $2.99 Each  —  Amazon looks set to start selling HD video downloads any day now, hot on the heels of Apple's iTunes HD movie offering, which was unveiled yesterday.  Amazon's web site already contains links to HD versions of TV show downloads …
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS:
Kodak Gallery Joins Parade of Free with Payment Services  —  My wife's United Airlines frequent flyer miles disappeared one day without us noticing.  The equivalent of several hundred dollars of miles went poof because she hadn't flown on the airline or its partners for a while …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
I Can Has Internet Millions  —  The company behind lolcats and Failblog tries to turn memes into money.  —  For the Web's cognoscenti, the lolcats fad is so over.  I Can Has Cheezburger, the site that sparked captioned-cat-picture mania, launched in January 2007.
Discussion: TechFlash
Jeanne Meserve / CNN:
‘Smart Grid’ may be vulnerable to hackers  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Is it really so smart to forge ahead with the high technology, digitally based electricity distribution and transmission system known as the “Smart Grid”?  Tests have shown that a hacker can break into the system …
Discussion: PC World and CNET News
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Psycho-Thriller ‘Blank’ Premieres For Free on BitTorrent  —  Times are certainly changing and slowly but surely people are beginning to realize that rather than trying to fight piracy and destroy file-sharing networks, the best approach is to embrace your one-time rivals and try and create something positive.
Discussion: TeleRead and digg.com
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell: Dude, What Did You Do With Your Cell Phone?  —  So, uh, wasn't Dell (DELL) supposed to be working on a cell phone?  —  Well, that was the scuttlebutt.  But Dell has failed to show at recent mobile trade shows.  Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Bros., asserts in a research note today …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Turns Three  —  Twitter, that ubiquitous little collection of emotional grunts and other 140 character ramblings, is turning 3 years old today at 1:02 PM California time.  Founding CEO Jack Dorsey Twittered earlier today linking back to one of the first Twitter messages …
 
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
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Discussion: Industry Standard, Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
Jen Granito / The LinkedIn Blog:
Sharing RSS feeds on LinkedIn Groups
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
The Next Target For Google: Corporate IT Budgets
internetnews.com:
Is Oracle Forking Red Hat Linux?
Discussion: Datamation and Slashdot
Steve Smith / MediaPost:
Google Watches Its Language
Thanks:atul
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Bug Reveals Private Photos, Wall Posts (Updated)
Discussion: digg.com