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9:25 PM ET, May 17, 2009

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Kos / Daily Kos:
Clinging to a dead biz model for dear life  —  For two lawyers who supposedly specialize in media and First Amendment law, these guys were so full of stupid I'm embarrassed for them.  You see, they have just the legislative solutions to the newspaper industry's ills!
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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Dammit, I'm A Journalist, Not A Blogger: Time For Online Journalists To Unite?
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jump Into The Stream  —  Once again, the Internet is shifting before our eyes.  Information is increasingly being distributed and presented in real-time streams instead of dedicated Web pages.  The shift is palpable, even if it is only in its early stages.  Web companies large and small are embracing this stream.
Jim / craigslist blog:
Target Practice  —  South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster today announced that our recent improvements, which go far beyond measures he himself personally endorsed with his own signature six months ago, not only aren't good enough, but actually require a criminal investigation:
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
AMD taunts Intel, hoists EU flag  —  Advanced Micro Devices is flying the European Union flag on its home page.  A little gloating going on?  —  And if the image doesn't convey the message, the caption does: “European Commission finds Intel guilty of breaking antitrust laws, harming consumers.”
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PC World:
Intel Could Face Civil Charges in Europe
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Social Publishing Site Scribd Adds E-Commerce; 80 Percent Revenues To Publishers  —  Document sharing site Scribd will begin beta tests of an e-commerce platform today, an effort to tap into publishers' increasing interest in charging consumers directly for digital content.
Discussion: New York Times
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Would Bill Gates have aired Laptop Hunters?  —  I got a thoughtful message last week from Jim Neal, a retired advertising and PR guy who owns a little Apple (AAPL) stock and spends a lot of time following its ups and downs.  —  Lately he's been trying to make sense of Microsoft's (MSFT) …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Leaked: Office 2010 Technical Preview screenshots  —  Screenshots for a Technical Preview build of Office 2010 have leaked.  Here they are.  —  Earlier this week we learned that Microsoft would be giving out the Office 2010 Technical Preview to select testers on an invite-only basis.
JKK / jkkmobile:
Asus Eee PC T91 dissected  —  Lets see...  SSD is 50mm so we should be able to use 3rd party SSDs for Dell mini 9.  —  Right from GPS board is place for SIM card reader.. so if you swap GPS card with 3G + GPS and solder the SIM slot you get internal 3G pretty easily.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Dell says Windows 7 price is possible barrier  —  Windows 7 pricing is potentially an obstacle to Windows 7 adoption for some users, though in just about every other aspect the operating system is beating Vista, according to a Dell marketing executive.  —  “If there's one thing …
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
Andy Samberg Sticks to YouTube to Promote the MTV Movie Awards  —  Does Andy Samberg now make it a condition of any new role that he be allowed to distribute clips of it on YouTube?  That's the only explanation I can think of for why MTV is allowing him, along with collaborators Jorma Taccone …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Did The UK Press Con A 104-Year-Old Woman Into Joining Twitter For Digg Bait?  —  There's a popular story on Digg right now about a 104-year-old British woman who uses Twitter.  It's an obvious headline: “World's oldest Tweeter talks cuppas and casserole.”  It's Digg bait.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
J Allard and Microsoft team try to get patent on a ‘magic wand’  —  Attention Harry Potter, we'll be needing some prior art.  —  We've been hearing rumors and reading speculation lately about what Microsoft executive J Allard has been doing.  Apart from reports about a possible Zune/Xbox linkup …
 
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Soulskill / Slashdot:
Senate Sources Say CTO Confirmation a Done Deal
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Steal This Book (for $9.99)  —  Just how much is a good read worth?
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Music Store Apple Forgot About
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 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Tech IPOs Are Back — But Only for Those That Don't Need Cash
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