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7:50 AM ET, April 13, 2009

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Lynne Pope / a.k.a Elpie:
Mikeyy Twitter XSS Mutates & Continues to Attack  —  After a weekend that saw three XSS attacks on Twitter, apparently all originating from the same hacker, Twitter users are now seeing yet another variation of the script.  —  F-Secure warned yesterday that:
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Deconstructing Apple's Tiny iPod Shuffle  —  A teardown by researchers shows the device's components cost a mere 28% of its retail price—a fat profit margin.  Biggest supplier: Samsung  —  When the first iPod graced store shelves almost eight years ago, it could pack about 1,000 songs …
Discussion: Softpedia News, The Toybox and PMP Today, Thanks:dmac1
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
You Will Be Using FriendFeed In The Future — But It May Be Called Facebook  —  Last week, we wrote that FriendFeed was in danger of becoming “the coolest app that no one uses.”  The thought was that while FriendFeed is doing some great things both in terms of its technology and feature-wise …
Discussion: The FASTForward Blog, Thanks:bobcaswell
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy:
Amazon responds to queries, blames a ‘glitch’  —  As readers continue to try to figure out what happened in Amazon's database so that the sales rankings of certain books and not others disappeared — which caused some to be omitted from search results on the site — it seems that Amazon is doing much the same thing.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Did Amazon Really Fail This Weekend? …
Discussion: Gawker and Licence to Roam, Thanks:atul
New York Times:
‘Hyperlocal’ Web Sites Deliver News Without Newspapers  —  If your local newspaper shuts down, what will take the place of its coverage?  Perhaps a package of information about your neighborhood, or even your block, assembled by a computer.  —  A number of Web start-up companies are creating …
Discussion: HyperlocalBlogger
PR Newswire:
Satyam Selects Tech Mahindra to Acquire Majority Interest  —  Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE: SAY; BSE: SATYAM; NSE: SATYAMCOMP) (the “Company"), announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board"), has selected Venturbay Consultants Private Limited, a subsidiary controlled by Tech Mahindra Limited …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Update, Open Sourced  —  It doesn't have an interface, it's always running in the background, ready to silently update your Google software: Google Update is the service that makes Google's desktop applications behave more like the constantly updated web applications.
Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb:
Digggate: Conspiracy Theory or Brave New World for Digg  —  Last week, Danny Sullivan, editor-in-chief of Search Engine Land, coined the term Digggate in response to concerns of a potential scandal surrounding Digg, Google and the Diggbar.  According to Sullivan, Digg is deliberately skirting …
Thanks:atul
Michael Bush / AdAge:
Bloggers Be Warned: FTC May Monitor What You Say  —  Proposed Plan Would Hold Web Writers Liable for False Brand Discourse  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Thinking about letting a big-name blogger test-drive your new hybrid in the hope he'll post a glowing review about it …
Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why eBay Should Accept Skype Founders' Buyout Offer  —  Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis were in talks with private equity groups to raise about $1 billion and buy their Internet calling service back from eBay.
Roy Mark / eWeek:
Time Warner's Broadband Cap Plans Draw Lawmaker's Ire  —  Time Warner's broadband cap plan may result in federal legislation aimed at unfair tiered price structures from Internet providers.  Angered over Time Warner's pricing plans, U.S. Rep. Eric Massa of New York says that's exactly what he has in mind …
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
On (to) TechCrunch  —  Matt Marshall has taught me a lot of things.  When it comes to writing, one of the most important ones is not to bury the lede.  So I'll come right out with it: Yes, I'm leaving VentureBeat and joining TechCrunch.  —  A lot of you have probably already read Matt's nice send-off …
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Cooliris raises $15M for (improved) 3D wall
Discussion: Technologizer and BoomTown
Rhee So-eui / Reuters:
EBay buys Korean rival's stake for $413 million: report
Discussion: Associated Press
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ad network Collective Media raises $20M more, targets the big three
Discussion: TechCrunch
Erica Sadun / Ars Technica:
The problem with push: can small developers afford it?
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
IPhone changes dynamics of game software industry
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Josh / Bokardo:
The Slow Erosion of Google Search
Thanks:atul
Louis Gray:
Are You Writing Your Headlines for Google or for Twitter?
Discussion: Scobleizer
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Easter Logos From Search Engines But Not Google or Yahoo