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1:50 AM ET, April 26, 2009

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs On The Value Of Stock Options  —  On March 18, 2008, Steve Jobs was deposed by the SEC during its investigation of Apple's stock option backdating scandal.  The deposition was never made public until Forbes published it on Friday, after obtaining it through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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Forbes:   The full text of Steve Jobs' deposition to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Arn / Touch Arcade:
‘World of Warcraft’ on an iPhone... For Real?  —  Most of you have probably seen World of Warcraft-on-iPhone claims/videos/mock-ups before, but this time it looks like it might actually be true.  —  Someone posted this YouTube video of World of Warcraft running on an iPhone:  —  A few interesting things to note.
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Craigslist founder: No plans to shut down Erotic Services  —  In the wake of the murder of Craigslist-advertising masseuse Julissa Brisman, and the arrest of Philip Markoff, Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster of Craigslist gave interviews Friday to Martin Bashir of ABC's Nightline.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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‘Craigslist Killing’: Was It...  Craig Newmark, the site's creator, sits down for an exclusive interview.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Jason Szep / Reuters:
Murder brings scrutiny to fast-growing Craigslist
Discussion: PC World and Reuters
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why there will be many Twitters  —  Yesterday I wrote about the Lotus 1-2-3 of twitters, but it may not be obvious why there will be more than one network of networks — so let me explain.  —  1. Twitter is growing fast.  —  2. Its use as a medium for news has become apparent.
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Why Email Clients Need to Change  —  My inbox is broken.  —  Not in an I-can't-check-my-messages kind of way, but in a fundamental, inboxes-will-never-be-the-same- again kind of way.  —  With every birthday reminder, bill confirmation, new friend, direct message, password recovery …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Does H.P. Need a Dose of Anarchy?  —  IT all seems obvious when viewed through hindsight's pristine lens: Hewlett-Packard didn't need a reinvention.  It just needed some fierce fiscal discipline to transform itself from a bumbling, lost soul into a well-oiled profit machine.
Discussion: deal architect, Thanks:bhc3
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Wolfram|  Alpha: Our First Impressions  —  Alpha, the next “Google killer” from the makers of Mathematica, has been building over the last few weeks.  Today, we were lucky enough to attend a one-hour web demo with Stephen Wolfram, and from what we've seen, it definitely looks like it can live …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Former AOL Exec Mike Jones May Become No. 2 At MySpace  —  One thing MySpace has is a lot of holes in the executive ranks.  Founding CEO Chris DeWolfe has been hurriedly replaced by Owen Van Natta (our thoughts on that are well known).  But cofounder Tom Anderson is no longer President and head of product.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Customer Service?  Ask a Volunteer  —  HERE'S the job description: You spend a few hours a day, up to 20 a week, at your computer, supplying answers online to customer questions about technical matters like how to set up an Internet home network or how to program a new high-definition television.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
3 of UK Marries Itself to Skype; Shakes Up the Mobile Market  —  Ever since Skype's iPhone client enabled Skype-to-Skype calls (and send IMs) for free over Wi-Fi, I've been wondering what the next step towards the mobilization of Skype would be.  The answer came today by the way of 3 UK, a 3G wireless operator.
Manan / I'm Just Being Manan:
Microsoft: Pre-Mature WDDM 1.1 Drivers Restricting Win 7  —  If you've missed, the top buzz around Windows 7's leaked RC (build 7100) is on the XP Mode & gaming performance.  ZDNet did an article where the charts clearly show that there's hardly any difference if any between Win 7 RC & Vista SP1.
Discussion: Engineering Windows 7, Thanks:everythingms
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Windows 7 RC 32-bit vs. Vista SP1 32-bit - Gaming shootout
Discussion: ithinkdifferrent
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How the OAuth Security Battle Was Won, Open Web Style  —  Last Friday was a hot day in Sebastopol, California.  Eran Hammer-Lahav rolled into town hours after finding out that there was a security hole in his pet project for the last few months, a new way to use Twitter to log …
Discussion: OAuth and The Real McCrea, Thanks:atul
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox: Now Effortlessly Syncing Files For 1 Million Members
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
The Twitter Book, by Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein
Discussion: WebWire
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
FBI Arrests Oklahoma Teabagger For Twitter Threats
Discussion: Infocult and digg.com
Mara Hvistendahl / Popular Science:
Hackers: the China Syndrome
 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Journalists: Where do you add value?
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Podcasting News
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Raising Bill Gates
Discussion: TechFlash and Digits, Thanks:atul
Chris Wilson / Slate:
It's time to move beyond those squiggly letter tests that Web …
Discussion: Slashdot