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7:55 PM ET, May 2, 2009

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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Facebook Just Landed in Seesmic Desktop  —  What a week-end!  It starts with Ashton Kutcher say “this facebook version is a social networking Dream.  Love that you can jump directly to someones individual page. wow” then with Brad Stone in the New York Times “Tinker Away, Facebook Says”.
Discussion: All Facebook and Mashable!
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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
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.
Scott Patterson / MarketBeat:
Buffett Sees ‘Unending Losses’ for Many Newspapers  —  OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett has long held himself out as a newspaper man.  As a child, one of his first jobs was delivering newspapers.  An Omaha newspaper Berkshire owned, Sun Newspapers, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 based in part on a tip Mr. Buffett provided.
Discussion: paidContent.org and BuzzMachine
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Who Shot Valleywag?  Gossip Bloggers Thomas (Outgoing) and Tate (Incoming) Speak!  —  Was it Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in Fraiche Yogurt with a Macbook Air?  Or Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on the streets of San Francisco with a Model S?  Or, most likely of all, Marissa Mayer of Google …
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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 …
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” …
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.
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Italian Pirate Bay Trial in the Making  —  During August last year, The Pirate Bay was “censored” in Italy when ISPs were ordered to block access to the worlds largest BitTorrent tracker.  The Pirate Bay appealed the block and eventually won the court case.
Discussion: Slashdot
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.
 
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Todd Barnard / Zatz Not Funny!:
Here's Why You Want Bandwidth Caps
Patricia Resende / NEWSFACTOR:
Facebook Boosts Security After Dual Phishing Attacks
Lan Anh Nguyen / Forbes:
Craig Barrett's Farewell
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Experts Chart Spike in Cyber Sieges
Tameka Kee / paidContent.org:
What World Of Warcraft Can Teach Us About Swine Flu
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and mocoNews, Thanks:c_santiago
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Cyber chief needs to be in White House: experts
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Another Day, Another Entrepreneur Starts A Venture Fund: The University Funds
Discussion: TechFlash and Xconomy
 Earlier Items: 
John Cox / Macworld:
Is it time to cut the Ethernet access cable?
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Wladimir Palant / Adblock Plus and (a little) more:
Attention NoScript users
Discussion: Slashdot and digg.com
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
iPhone's killer app: E-books?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding the Verizon and ‘iPhone Lite’ Rumors
Discussion: The iPhone Blog, Thanks:atul
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Interest In Gaming Isn't Casual
Discussion: Kotaku and Macsimum News
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
Microsoft's Ozzie On His Company's Web Strategy
Discussion: Xconomy and Beyond Search