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11:25 AM ET, May 21, 2009

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Beta Love May Die In Fight For Enterprise Customers  —  Being in Beta is cool.  So cool that five years after its April 2004 launch Gmail is still held in Beta by Google.  That's despite the fact that it has 146 million users worldwide (Comscore, April 2009).  Which is sort of ridiculous.
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Magic Inbox
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
The Official Google Blog:
Faster is better on Google Suggest  —  As we prepared to write this post, we discovered a common childhood passion for fast things: high-speed trains, roller coasters, firetrucks, and more.  That may be a key part of why we're so excited to be working on Google Suggest …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Suggest Adds Hyperlinks, Personalization And Yes, Ads
Discussion: eWeek and The Noisy Channel, Thanks:atul
Financial Times:
View from the Top: Eric Schmidt of Google  —  Chrystia Freeland, US managing editor, interviewed Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive of Google, in London.  They discussed the future of newspapers, developing online advertising and antitrust issues.  This is a transcript of that interview.
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Financial Times:
Google drops idea to buy newspaper  —  Google has considered buying a newspaper or using its charitable arm to support news businesses seeking non-profit status, but is now unlikely to pursue either option, Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive, told the Financial Times.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analyst: An Apple tablet is coming to shake up netbook market  —  Apple is likely to launch a tablet similar to the iPod touch, but larger in the first half of 2010.  This tablet would then be Apple's entry into the netbook race, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple to answer netbook market with $500-$700 tablet - report
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Jetpack, Call for Participation  —  Exploring new ways to extend and personalize the Web.  —  The add-ons community for Firefox is arguably one of the largest, most vibrant sources for innovation on the Web today.  If you want to affect people, to reach them and make a difference …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Strap In: Mozilla's Jetpack May Be The Next Step In Browser Extensions
Discussion: SitePoint and Mashable!
Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Thinking About Buying Into That Whole Social Networking Thing  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo is looking to buy companies that will allow it to become a bigger player in social networking and revamp its family of products, Chief Technology Officer Ari Balogh said Wednesday.
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Reuters:
Yahoo eyes social networking acquisitions
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Acer takes on HP in home servers  —  Acer plans to unveil its first home server for the U.S. market on Thursday, called the Acer Aspire easyStore Home Server.  —  The server is intended for home use as well as small businesses that have a need for networking multiple PCs.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft hit with $200 million patent verdict  —  A federal jury in Tyler, Texas on Wednesday ordered Microsoft to pay $200 million in a patent infringement case.  —  The jury ruled that the custom XML tagging features of Word 2003 and Word 2007 infringed on a patent from Toronto-based i4i.
Discussion: iTnews Australia and TechFlash
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Canadian Press:
Microsoft ordered by court to pay Canadian software company i4i US$200 million
Discussion: CrunchGear and The Register
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Job Listing Reveals More Powerful ARM Processors and Video Processing for iPhone  —  A recent Apple job listing that we just discovered reveals that Apple is looking for a low level iPhone programmer with detailed knowledge of the ARM processor including its NEON vector unit.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Intuit GoPayment lets you process credit cards on your phone  —  Want to process a credit card payment on your smartphone?  There's an app for that.  —  Okay, to be more specific, there are actually several iPhone apps for that, most notably Credit Card Terminal from developer InnerFence.
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Intuit unveils mobile phone credit card processing
Discussion: Reuters
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Kumo: Already a step behind Google, Yahoo?  —  Once again, Microsoft is finding itself beaten to the punch in the search game.  —  While it has been readying Kumo for its first public airing—probably at next week's D: All Things Digital event—Yahoo and Google have already shown off their latest search enhancements.
BBC:
Websites ‘keeping deleted photos’  —  User photographs can still be found on many social networking sites even after people have deleted them, Cambridge University researchers have said.  —  They put photos on 16 popular websites - noting the web addresses where the images were stored - and deleted them.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Book-Scanning Pact to Give Libraries Input on Price  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In a move that could blunt some of the criticism of Google for its settlement of a lawsuit over its book-scanning project, the company signed an agreement with the University of Michigan that would give some libraries …
Ars Technica:
4chan, eBaum's World carpet bombing YouTube with porn videos  —  YouTube is the latest target for pranksters looking to amuse themselves.  Today, May 20, has been deemed “Porn Day” by denizens of 4chan and eBaum's World, with an organized group of users from the sites uploading video clips of explicit …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Twitter passes Bebo and Linkedin; MySpace heads south  —  Though you may think that Twitter gets, oh, far too much attention, the reality is that this is something that is growing fast.  Damn fast.  So fast that it has recently left not only the New York Times but also Digg - remember Digg? …
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Muck Rack, home of 140-character dispatches from the field, gets useful  —  Muck Rack, which aggregates tweets by professional journalists, instantly became my least favorite web startup when it launched in April with an endless stream of chatter from the Fourth Estate.
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider:
Microsoft Kicking Apple's Butt In The Living Room (MSFT, AAPL)  —  There are many things about Apple (AAPL) that Microsoft is jealous about.  But Apple's home entertainment business is not one of them.  —  Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox 360 and its Windows Media Center software are quickly looking better than anything Apple offers.
Jim Duffy / Network World:
Enterprise chief says Nortel customers hit ‘pause button’  —  LAS VEGAS — Nortel enterprise customers have pressed “a pause button” in purchasing gear from the company, the chief of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions group acknowledged this week.  —  Customers are waiting to see what Nortel …
Discussion: All About Nortel
Sally Whittle / CNET News:
VMware foresees mobile virtualization in 2010  —  Virtualization company VMware says that its new platform to let organizations virtualize smartphones and mobile devices will show up in handsets next year.  —  The mobile phone is now as important to businesses at desktop computers …
Meg / meish dot org:
Seventeen things that people are actually saying when they retweet others  —  Retweeting (that is, repeating someone else's tweet, with attribution) has emerged from daily twittering habits and has become part of Twitter's cultural vocabulary.  —  The idea of rebroadcasting something …
PC World:
Air Force Responds to GPS Outage Concerns  —  The sky isn't falling and neither is the Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Force said during a Twitter news conference.  “No, the GPS will not go down,” tweeted Col. Dave Buckman of the Air Force's Space Command.
Discussion: DSLreports, Neowin.net and Gadgetell
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Hulu's first live-stream concert: Dave Matthews Band  —  Hulu will live-stream a concert for the first time: Dave Matthews Band at New York's Beacon Theater on June 1.  —  The online video hub, which announced the event Thursday, will be the only place streaming the concert live, at least legally.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Gordon Haff / CNET News:
Intel's Tukwila slips yet again  —  Intel has slipped out a revised schedule for its next-generation Itanium processor, code-named Tukwila.  Again.  This time it's into 2010.  —  Intel released a statement Thursday on the schedule changes.  It reads in part: … That may be true.
Discussion: insideHPC
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Alcatel Gets Into Mobile Ads
Discussion: Screenwerk and mocoNews
Staska / Unwired View:
Google wants to make your Android phone much smarter with …
Discussion: The Register and Gizmodo
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Satellite Net Service Sued for Caps, Paltry Bandwidth
Discussion: DSLreports
Mathew Ingram / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The golden age of computer-assisted reporting is at hand
Tim Greene / Computerworld:
Interop: Skype calls for interoperability
Discussion: The Register
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola “Morrison” rounding out T-Mobile's 2009 Android offerings?
Discussion: TmoToday
 Earlier Items: 
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
StarringtheComputer.com: Why wasn't I notified? UPDATE
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and TechCrunch
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
OpenTable IPO Prices At $20, Better Than Expected
Discussion: Bits and Tech Trader Daily
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Congressmen want automakers to cough up diagnostic codes
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
South Carolina's McMaster softens rhetoric, but still considers suing Craigslist
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter Surges Past Digg, LinkedIn, And NYTimes.com With 32 Million Global Visitors