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1:40 PM ET, May 2, 2009

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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.”
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: mocoNews and canada.com, Thanks:c_santiago
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Cyber chief needs to be in White House: experts  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cybersecurity chief named to battle Internet viruses and larger challenges facing the information technology networks used by U.S. companies and national defense should be based in the White House, experts told a congressional panel on Friday.
Discussion: Agence France Presse
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.
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
First Live Photos of the Gemini - BlackBerry Curve 8520!  —  If you saw this forum post the other week or listened to our last podcast, you'll know that we've been starting to get a better idea of what the “Gemini” is all about.  And thanks to these first live photos, now you can see it for yourself!!!
Wladimir Palant / Adblock Plus and (a little) more:
Attention NoScript users  —  Recently I wrote about how not giving extension developers a good way to earn money might lead to very undesirable effects.  The recent events give an impression of the kind of effects we should expect here.  This is going to be about the popular NoScript extension which happens to make its money from ads.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Experts Chart Spike in Cyber Sieges
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Another Day, Another Entrepreneur Starts A Venture Fund: The University Funds
Discussion: TechFlash and Xconomy
John Cox / Macworld:
Is it time to cut the Ethernet access cable?
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
iPhone's killer app: E-books?
Discussion: TechCrunch
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding the Verizon and ‘iPhone Lite’ Rumors
Discussion: The iPhone Blog, Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Interest In Gaming Isn't Casual
Discussion: Macsimum News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Online Ad Recession Is Officially Here: First Quarterly Decline In Revenues
Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Twitter Is Giving Facebook an Inferiority Complex