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Jim / craigslist blog:
CL Sues SC AG For Declaratory Relief  —  craigslist has filed suit against SC AG Henry McMaster in federal court in South Carolina, seeking declaratory relief and a restraining order with respect to criminal charges he has repeatedly threatened against craigslist and its executives.
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Rick Brundrett / The State:
Buckmaster v. McMaster: Craigslist sues S.C. AG  —  Craigslist has filed a federal lawsuit against S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster to prevent him from charging officials of the worldwide Internet classified ad site with violating state prostitution or obscenity laws, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster announced this morning.
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Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Apple doubles its iPhone market share  —  If there was any doubt about the popularity of Apple's iPhone, a quick look at the latest market share figures from research firm Gartner should put them to rest.  —  Released on Wednesday, the newest data from Gartner shows that Apple's share …
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Netflix comes to Windows Media Center  —  Starting tomorrow, Windows Media Center users who are also Netflix members will gain access to more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly within Windows Media Center on their PCs.  —  Using the two together is easy and convenient.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Movie fans to get a TV-friendly Netflix experience on Windows Media Center  —  Microsoft is announcing today that its Windows Media Center can now show more than 12,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix's library of online video rentals.  —  The videos are now available to watch instantly …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Microsoft Expected to Debut Updated Search Engine at D: All Things Digital  —  The long-awaited upgrade to Microsoft's search engine will soon make its debut.  —  Sources with knowledge of the situation said the company is expected to demonstrate it at our D: All Things Digital conference next week.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Forget Kumo — Will Microsoft's New Search Engine Launch Soon As Bing?  —  It's not long now.  Microsoft's new search engine has been widely expected to launch soon, and now it appears likely to happen within the next week or two.  And might Bing be the new name?
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre's Irritating $100 Rebate Will Be Instant At Best Buy  —  Annoyingly, you won't be able to get a Palm Pre for the advertised $199 without redeeming a $100 mail-in rebate—something Sprint is depending on you not doing.  Solution: get yours at Best Buy.
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Marisa Taylor / Digits:
Palm Pre Buzz: Monthly Costs Will Be Lower Than the iPhone
Wall Street Journal:
Look at This Article.  It's One of Our Most Popular  —  Top-Ten Lists Abound Online, but Following the Herd Can Make You Wonder About the Wisdom of Crowds  —  Popularity is, unfortunately, still all the rage.  —  The Internet has facilitated an outbreak of popularity contests …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook CEO says IPO a few years out  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes to eventually take his company public but said it won't be for a few years, and stressed that the world's largest online social network is in no immediate need of capital.
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Confirms Ad Network Plans
Discussion: MediaFile
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Amazon Updates The Kindle App To Be More iPhone-ified  —  As a Kindle owner, I love the fact that Amazon released an iPhone app to allow me to continue reading my content even when I don't have the actual Kindle with me.  Of course, the experience of reading on the iPhone's much smaller …
Ed Lu / The Official Google Blog:
Energized about our first Google PowerMeter partners  —  Earlier this year I blogged about energy information and a tool our engineers developed called Google PowerMeter, a Google gadget that can show consumers their personal electricity consumption right on a home computer.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Palm Pre to run $549 off-contract  —  We'd ventured a guess that the Pre would run close to $500 off-contract, and it looks like we were in the ballpark — Sprint customer service is apparently telling people that Palm's first WebOS device will run $549 without a two-year commitment.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Open Source Developer Intends To Block Belgian Government From Using His Technology Over Tax Dispute  —  Open source developer Bruno Lowagie is about to set a remarkable precedent in the F/OSS world by restricting any government body in his (and my) home country, Belgium …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Freemium Model And A Desktop App Get The Thumbs Up With Pandora One  —  You'd be hard pressed to find someone who tries the online streaming radio service Pandora that doesn't like it.  In fact, some users like it so much that they actually ask for ways to pay the company …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Dell Demonstrates the Mini 10v Running Android Cupcake  —  Warning: Dell has not announced that their 10-inch, $299 Mini 10v netbook will be optionally loaded with Google's smartphone environment Android (Cupcake).  But that hasn't stopped Dell from demonstrating it working.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
BlackBerry Location Apps Are Expensive; Apple Has More  —  Apple's iTunes App Store has the largest number of location-based applications: 2,300, according to data collected by Skyhook Wireless, a location information platform provider based in Boston.  Nearly 75 percent of the iPhone's location-aware apps are paid applications.
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone Push Notification Settings and Screenshots  —  Apple began high volume testing of the upcoming Push notification system for iPhone applications earlier this week.  The system offers 3rd party applications the ability to push notifications to the user even when they are not the running application.
Discussion: DailyTech
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Former MySpace Execs Get Funding For New Venture; Some Details Leak  —  Remember when MySpace lost three key execs before the whole chaotic reorganization?  They announced their departure in March.  And we've now confirmed that they are closing a substantial round of funding, even before they've picked a final name for the company.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
9 Month Old Critical Java Vuln.  Still Not Patched in Mac OS X  —  Six months ago, a certain security flaw in Java was fixed by Sun.  This flaw was present in OpenJDK, GIJ, icedtea and Sun's JRE, but it got fixed in those.  There's one important shipping Java implementation that still …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Cable: let us experiment with metered Internet  —  In the wake of Time Warner Cable's data caps debacle, Ars talks to the head of cable's DC lobby group about metered pricing, Internet access, and the importance of doing the experiment before pontificating about solutions.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
New Facebook Application Directory Goes Live  —  Along with the new application pages which were rolled out this morning, Facebook has also pushed the new application directory live.  The new directory provides a much needed improvement over the previous version.
Discussion: Mashable!
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo: We're Moving From Web Of Pages To Web Of Objects  —  Yahoo held a search event today in San Francisco at which the company connected the dots among a number of search initiatives that it has rolled out over the past couple of years: Search Assist, BOSS, Search Monkey, Search Pad and oneSearch.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
NebuAd Technology Resurrected As InsightReady  —  Yesterday we reported that targeted ad firm NebuAd bit the dust, but it appears that its Insight technology platform has risen again in the UK as part of a company called InsightReady.  Folks from a publication called Clickz called the phone number …
Discussion: The Register, ClickZ and p2pnet
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Elemental Shakes Up Video Servers With Parallel Processing  —  Elemental Technologies — aka the smart young startup in Portland that makes video processing better by doing it in parallel — is beta-releasing a video encoding and transcoding server.  —  In the last year, Elemental has put GPUs …
Discussion: Between the Lines and VentureBeat
 
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Office 2000 and Office Update Site to Retire
Discussion: Security Watch and Softpedia News
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Ozzie defends Microsoft's aggressive online spending
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Stanford's iPhone U: The rise of the armchair coder
Discussion: TUAW and MobileContentToday, Thanks:bigdogst
Ben Long / Macworld:
Tiffen Dfx 2  —  Plug-in filter suite offers outstanding special effects
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Updated: “MP” tweets “election in weeks” then deletes Twitter account.
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Sigal / O'Reilly News:
Built-to-Thrive - The Standard Bearers: Apple, Google, Amazon
Thanks:atul
The Independent:
File share programmer sued by record companies
Discussion: p2pnet
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
The Real Deal with Peter Thiel
Thanks:atul
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Tweeting Too Hard: A site for shaming the twitteringly self-important
Discussion: Switched
internetnews.com:
Gumblar: Biggest Threat on the Web Today?
Discussion: The Register and PC World
Darren Waters / BBC:
Wiping data ‘hits flu prediction’