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11:35 PM ET, May 10, 2009

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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.
Thomas Crampton:
Wikipedia Grappling with Deletion of IHT.com  —  Alerted by my earlier posting about The New York Times deleting links to my (and all) IHT articles, the Wikipedia community has started grappling with the problem.  —  This was an angle that had not occurred to me until now.
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
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).
Business Week:
CEOs Who Use Twitter  —  Tweets from the Chiefs  —  In August 2008 we reported on 18 chief executives who use the microblogging application Twitter to clue customers in on new services, help them with questions about their products, and generally get a little bit personal with customers, business associates, and the public.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Do Newspapers Owe Google “Fair Share” Fees For Researching Stories?  —  As the rhetoric over how Google “rips-off” newspapers, magazines and other print publishers continues, a thought occurred to me this weekend.  Perhaps Google should charge publications whose reporters tap into the service to research their stories?
Thanks:mattmcgee
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Prism 1.0 Integrates Webapps into Your Dock/Tray  —  Firefox: Prism, the Firefox add-on/stand-alone application that turns web sites into desktop windows, has hit a 1.0 release, promising to let you monitor and launch sites like Gmail from your Mac dock or Windows tray.
New York Times:
Cadets Trade the Trenches for Firewalls  —  WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Army forces were under attack.  Communications were down, and the chain of command was broken.  —  Pacing a makeshift bunker whose entrance was camouflaged with netting, the young man in battle fatigues barked at his comrades: “They are flooding the e-mail server.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon HP Mini 1151NR netbook set to launch on May 17th  —  We've just received firm confirmation that Verizon Wireless' first netbook offering — the HP Mini 1151NR — is currently starting to touch down in stores across the country.  We first scooped it in February and then confirmed …
Discussion: Liliputing, jkOnTheRun and Gizmodo
Miriam Steffens / Sydney Morning Herald:
Readers reluctant to pay for online news  —  Rupert Murdoch's aim to have readers pay for access to newspapers online has been called into question by a global survey that found readers are unlikely to pay for general news they can get elsewhere free.  —  Publishers wanting to charge …
Philip Lam / prethinking.com:
Palm Pre Accessories shows up in BestBuy's System — ‘TouchStone kit’ priced at $69.99  —  Well looky here... Several Palm Pre accessories landed in BestBuy's system today.  According to lgmack, it included 3 acrylic cases, a leather case, one case labeled ‘palm pre case’ and the “TouchStone Kit"(Charger with battery back cover).
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.
Discussion: Financial Times and MarketWatch
 
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Discussion: Download Squad and Mashable!
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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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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Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
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Discussion: iCombat
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Rampant Piracy Will Be The Kindle DX's Savior
Discussion: TeleRead and digg.com, Thanks:bobcaswell
John Ozimek / The Register:
Aussie censors implement six degrees of separation policy
Discussion: ZDNET.com.au
 

 
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Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Newsmax joins the New York Post's editorial board and other right-leaning outlets criticizing a pair of Florida bills making it easier to sue for defamation

Amelia Pollard / Bloomberg:
Filing: a US court gives Audacy, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the US, approval to exit bankruptcy, slashing ~$1.7B of its debt in a restructuring

Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

 
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