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4:45 PM ET, May 2, 2009

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Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Kill Your RSS Reader  —  In theory, the RSS reader is a great idea.  Many years ago, as blogs became an ever-larger part of my news diet, I got addicted to Bloglines, one of the first popular RSS programs.  I used to read a dozen different news sites every day, going to each site every …
Hugh / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
White House Photos — Does the Public Need a License to Use?  —  The White House has recently unveiled its Official White House Photostream on Flickr, posting dozens of stunning photos by official photographer Pete Souza.  In posting the photos, the White House chose the least restrictive license available …
Robert McMillan / Network World:
LexisNexis says its data was used by fraudsters  —  LexisNexis acknowledged Friday that criminals used its information retrieval service for more than three years to gather data that was used to commit credit card fraud.  —  LexisNexis has started warning about 32,000 people that “a few” …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
David Eaves / eaves.ca:
Treating the web as an archive - or finding the financial crisis' ground zero online  —  Most often when people think of the web they think of it as a place to get new information.  Companies are told they must constantly update their website while customers and citizens look for the latest updates.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Impressive: The Wolfram Alpha “Fact Engine”  —  Much attention has been focused on the forthcoming Wolfram Alpha search service.  Will it be as important as Google has become?  Perhaps!  A new search paradigm?  Yes!  Or at least a new way of gathering information.  A Google-killer?  Nope!
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Finally, someone makes hyperlocal pay  —  Richard M. Anderson, a publisher serving four Maine communities, has found a way to generate as much as a fifth of his ad revenue through hyperlocal websites featuring, among other things, blogs that are sponsored and maintained by local merchants.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Stat Shot: Have Chips Sales Hit Bottom?  —  The Semiconductor Industry Association said today that global chip sales reversed course during the month of March, rising to $14.7 billion from $14.2 billion the month before.  But while there are encouraging signs that we may have reached the bottom …
Todd Barnard / Zatz Not Funny!:
Here's Why You Want Bandwidth Caps  —  In the aftermath of last week's Consumer insurrection to testing of bandwidth caps, Time Warner Cable's Glenn Britt hinted that metered billing was inevitable.  —  “...We continue to believe that consumption based billing may be the best pricing plan for consumers.”
Patricia Resende / NEWSFACTOR:
Facebook Boosts Security After Dual Phishing Attacks  —  Facebook has brought in some soldiers to fight the war against malware and phishing scams on the social-networking site.  After two different malware attacks this week, Facebook announced it would begin using San Francisco-based …
Lan Anh Nguyen / Forbes:
Craig Barrett's Farewell  —  The Intel chairman gives his parting thoughts on Asia, education and technology.  —  Craig Barrett has been at the helm of Intel for the last decade, first as chief executive officer from 1998 to 2005 and later as chairman.  His legacy is the semiconductor …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Shows Off The Power Of Facebook's New APIs  —  Earlier this week Facebook made the landmark (and long-awaited) announcement that it was going to enable the “Open Stream”, granting developers far more access and flexibility to Facebook data than they had before.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
Microsoft's Ozzie On His Company's Web Strategy  —  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie, who famously zinged his company back in 2006 for not moving aggressively enough to the Web, was much kinder to the company during the annual State of Technology luncheon in Seattle Friday.
 
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Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
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Tameka Kee / paidContent.org:
What World Of Warcraft Can Teach Us About Swine Flu
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Cyber chief needs to be in White House: experts
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Another Day, Another Entrepreneur Starts A Venture Fund: The University Funds
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John Cox / Macworld:
Is it time to cut the Ethernet access cable?
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Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
iPhone's killer app: E-books?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Interest In Gaming Isn't Casual
Discussion: Macsimum News