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4:40 AM ET, May 3, 2009

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Maureen Clements / NPR Blogs:
The Secret Of Google's Book Scanning Machine Revealed  —  The other day my colleague Kee Malesky turned me on to an incredibly interesting article from the New Scientist website about the granting of patent 7508978.  What's so important about Patent 7508978 you ask?
Discussion: TechCrunch and Google Blogoscoped, Thanks:atul
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: Mashable! and All Facebook
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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 …
Discussion: Mashable! and digg.com, Thanks:loic
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Shows Off The Power Of Facebook's New APIs
Matt Cutler / Visible Measures:
The 100 Million Views Club: The Most Watched Viral Videos of All-Time?  —  Since Susan Boyle's recent viral video triumph (has it only been three weeks?), we've been inundated with requests for a listing of the most watched viral videos of all time.  The questions come in part because people …
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:visiblemeasures
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Daisy Whitney / Beet.TV:
Soulja Boy's “Crank That” Is Most Viewed Video Ever …
Discussion: Fan Fare
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Thinking about thunder  —  I read an interesting blog post by Mike Markson, VP of Marketing for Blekko, which is the working name for a new search engine planned to launch to the public in a few months.  —  The title of Mike's post was “Google Likes To Steal Other's Thunder,” and he mentions several anecdotes to back up that idea.
Thanks:atul
Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler:
Presto!  In ten seconds, you've got an Internet desktop.  —  Vimeo.  —  Have you ever had the need to boot your laptop in a Starbucks, an airport lounge, or a buddy's house, but don't want to go through the agonizing multi-minute procedure of starting up your operating system with all of its managed software and utilities?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
The Man Who Made Gmail Says Real-Time Conversation is What's Next  —  Paul Buchheit built the first version of Gmail in one day.  Then, he built the first prototype of Google's contextual advertising service, Adsense, in one day as well.  Now, he's working on a much-watched startup called FriendFeed …
Engineering Windows 7:
A Little Bit of Personality  —  Greetings!  Based on the data we're seeing we know a lot of folks on MSDN/TechNet/Connect are probably busy using the RC (Release Candidate) for Windows 7.  Thank you!!!  And of course many folks are looking forward to downloading the RC and using it as we expand …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Like My Parents In 1994, Apple Finds NIN's The Downward Spiral Objectionable  —  Back in 1994, there was no album I wanted more than Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral.  The problem was that I was 12 at the time, and the album carried the dreaded “Parental Advisory” sticker …
Discussion: Edible Apple, Thanks:bobcaswell
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
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Encyclopedic Knowledge, Then vs. Now  —  THIS is the end of the line for Encarta, the encyclopedia that Microsoft introduced in 1993 and still describes boastfully on its Web site as “the No. 1 best-selling encyclopedia software brand for the past eight years.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tweexchange Is The Ultimate Twitter Name Marketplace  —  Twitter handles are quickly becoming as desirable as domains and Tweexchange hopes to capitalize on this by providing a marketplace for Twitter members to exchange, buy or find Twitter usernames from other existing members.
 
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Italian Pirate Bay Trial in the Making
Discussion: Slashdot and digg.com
Robert McMillan / Network World:
LexisNexis says its data was used by fraudsters
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Kill Your RSS Reader
Discussion: Mashable!
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Here's Why You Want Bandwidth Caps
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