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6:25 PM ET, April 26, 2009

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Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect:
Swine flu: Twitter's power to misinform  —  Who knew that swine flu could also infect Twitter?  Yet this is what appears to have happened in the last 24 hours, with thousands of Twitter users turning to their favorite service to query each other about this nascent and potentially lethal threat …
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Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania:
Maps of the Swine Flu Outbreak - Updated  —  H1N1 Swine Flu My Map  —  Google Maps user Niman, who has a profile that says ‘Biomedical Research, Pittsburgh, PA USA’, has created this Google My Map of the current Swine Flu outbreak.  The flu virus is suspected of killing up to 81 people …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:
Mexican Swine Flu pandemic breaks out on Twitter  —  Swine Flu graph (courtesy TechCrunch)  —  Judging by the talk on Twitter this weekend, you would think that Mexican Swine Flu is going to break out instantaneously, globally and be more deadly than 1918.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Swine Flu Spreads Panic Over The Web  —  Earlier today, the U.S. declared a public health emergency over the Swine Flu, after confirming 20 cases of the flu spreading to humans in New York, Ohio, Kansas, Texas and California.  More than 80 people have died in Mexico from the disease …
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Maker: First Android netbook to cost about $250  —  Guangzhou Skytone's 1.5-pound Alpha 680 also first netbook to use ARM chip  —  Computerworld) The first netbook computer running the Google Inc.-backed Android mobile operating system on a low-cost ARM chip could become available …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Wolfram|Alpha: Our First Impressions  —  The hype around Wolfram|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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Earth Helps Solve A Plane Crash Mystery  —  The idea behind Google Earth has always been a powerful one: It allows users to explore places that they either can't or won't go.  But with its vast amount of maps and topographical data, it also is a very powerful tool for combing the Earth …
Discussion: GPS Obsessed and TECH.BLORGE.com, Thanks:atul
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Watch Out Twitter Spamers Got the @replies (and a solution)  —  It had to happen.  I just got my first @loic spam and there is no way to filter it.  Spamers got it.  It's very simple for them, they just tweet your @username, show up in your replies timeline and bingo that's the one you pay so much attention at so you won't miss it.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Daring Fireball, Thanks:askseesmic
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Surface Is an Incredible User Experience That Sucks a Whole Bunch to Setup  —  Surface is a triumph of Microsoft usability and design.  It's a multitouch table computer.  Minority Report!  And so on.  Setting it up, however?  Ominous foreshadowing: It comes with a keyboard and mouse.
Discussion: Momentum
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Samsung i7500 confirmed as Samsung's first Android phone?  —  After the Samsung S8000 was unveiled, many have thought this would be the first-released Android smartphone to bear Sammy's brand.  —  But it looks like that's not true and, instead of the S8000, we're going to have the i7500 …
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Search cashback “exponentially growing”: 5M pageviews and 10k purchases every day  —  Live Search cashback hasn't publically shared many numbers that we've seen, so these numbers kind of jumped off the screen when we noticed them in a Tweet.  Clicking through to the article …
Discussion: CodenameWindows
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Prosecution Law Firm Under Attack  —  Taking on The Pirate Bay in court seems to be asking for trouble.  A few days ago the IFPI's website was DDoSed by a group of Pirate Bay supporters.  Now MAQS, movie industry lawyer Monique Wadsted's site, has been targeted and taken down.
Discussion: digg.com
 
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
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Steve Jobs On The Value Of Stock Options
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why there will be many Twitters
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Customer Service? Ask a Volunteer
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Why Email Clients Need to Change
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox: Now Effortlessly Syncing Files For 1 Million Members
Discussion: Gadgetell