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4:25 AM ET, May 11, 2009

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Brian Cuban / THE CUBAN REVOLUTION:
Open Letter To Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  —  Mark:  —  The last 7 days have seen much debate on the issue of Holocaust Denial Groups on Facebook.  There has been a lot of focus on the issues of free speech, open discussion of controversial issues and Facebook Terms Of Service(TOS).
Discussion: Mashable! and TomsTechBlog.com
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jew Haters Welcome At Facebook, As Long As They Aren't Lactating  —  Way more countries have laws against holocaust denial (11 or so) than breast feeding (0), but guess which one is banned on Facebook?  That's right.  Pictures of breast feeding babies are indecent, so they're a no go.
Discussion: odd time signatures
Lisa Respers France / CNN:
Facebook urged to remove Holocaust-denial groups  —  (CNN) — Part of the power of social networking is the ability to form communities with like-minded individuals.  —  But what happens when those communities are offensive to others?  —  That issue is at the heart of attempts by a Dallas …
Financial Times:
Micro-payments considered for WSJ website  —  News Corp is planning to introduce micro-payments for individual articles and premium subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal's website this year, in a milestone in the news industry's race to find better online business models.
John Cook / TechFlash:
Former Twitter, Microsoft execs create new startup: Digiting  —  Bruce Jaffe, the former acquisitions chief at Microsoft, and Lee Mighdoll, the former vice president of engineering and operations at Twitter, have emerged as the top executive officers of a Seattle area company by the name of Digiting, TechFlash has learned.
Thanks:toddbishop
David Lawsky / Reuters:
EU to find Intel anti-competitive: sources  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are expected to say this week that Intel Corp illegally paid computer makers to postpone or cancel the launch of products containing chips made by its main rival, sources familiar with the case said on Sunday.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
CubeTree Launches As A Facebook + FriendFeed + Twitter For Enterprise  —  As they mature, social networks are increasingly becoming viable systems for information management.  We're seeing this with Facebook, and with FriendFeed and even to some extent with Twitter.
Jonathan Seff / Macworld:
Sorenson launches Sorenson 360 video delivery network  —  Sorenson Media on Monday launched the Sorenson 360 video delivery network, a video-hosting service designed for individuals and companies who want to share high-quality on the Web.  —  Users encode their videos as Flash …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Xconomy
Scott Gilbertson / The Register:
OpenOffice 3.1 ready to lick Microsoft's suite?  —  Huzzah for Windows, ho-hum for Linux, OS X  —  Free whitepaper - Achieving Efficient Governance Risk and Compliance  —  Review OpenOffice.org remains the most popular open source answer to Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite …
Discussion: PC World
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
New Search Tool Aims at Answering Tough Queries, but Not at Taking on Google  —  Every new online search service must face the inevitable question: “Is it better than Google?”  —  WolframAlpha, a powerful new service that can answer a broad range of queries, has become one of the most anticipated Web products of the year.
Discussion: Epicenter, Thanks:atul
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Internet user IDs turn honest  —  More people forgo anonymity and sign on with real name.  —  NEW YORK —  In the 1998 box office hit “You've Got Mail,” the anonymous screen names of Meg Ryan (Shopgirl) and Tom Hanks (NY152) turned unwitting foes into paramours, giving Americans their first dose of a digital-age romantic comedy.
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The American Press on Suicide Watch  —  IF you wanted to pick the moment when the American news business went on suicide watch, it was almost exactly three years ago.  That's when Stephen Colbert, appearing at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, delivered a monologue accusing …
Discussion: PersonaNonData
 
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Miriam Steffens / Sydney Morning Herald:
Readers reluctant to pay for online news
Discussion: The Australian
New York Times:
Cadets Trade the Trenches for Firewalls
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Do Newspapers Owe Google “Fair Share” Fees For Researching Stories?
Thanks:mattmcgee
Brian Deagon / Investors.com:
Slowing The Exodus Of Skilled Foreigners
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon HP Mini 1151NR netbook set to launch on May 17th
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Liliputing and Gizmodo
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Long-Exposure Shot of a Roomba's Path Shows Beautifully Organized Chaos
Discussion: Engadget
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Yooouuutuuube.com!  —  Prepare to get nothing done today!
Discussion: Download Squad and Mashable!
Miguel Helf / New York Times:
Data, Not Design, Is King in the Age of Google
Discussion: Gizmodo and BNET Technology, Thanks:atul
 

 
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