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5:40 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” …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Tinker Away, Facebook Says  —  TO understand the counterintuitive business wisdom infecting Silicon Valley these days, consider an imaginary corner supermarket, Joe's Foods.  —  After establishing his store as a vibrant enterprise and a hive of neighborhood activity, Joe makes a strange decision …
Thanks:loic
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.
Todd Barnard / Zatz Not Funny!:
Here's Why You Want Bandwidth Caps  —  (Remixed photo sourced from Elizabeth West, Flickr.)  —  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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Tameka Kee / paidContent.org:
What World Of Warcraft Can Teach Us About Swine Flu  —  Swine flu mania has people searching for information on the outbreak with Twitter, on Google Maps—and now—even in World of Warcraft.  Disease experts and researchers are turning to a 2007 study of a virtual plague that swept …
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Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
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John Cox / Macworld:
Is it time to cut the Ethernet access cable?
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 Earlier Items: 
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
iPhone's killer app: E-books?
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Interest In Gaming Isn't Casual
Discussion: Macsimum News
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
Microsoft's Ozzie On His Company's Web Strategy
Discussion: Xconomy and Beyond Search