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1:25 AM ET, May 22, 2009

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Next iPhone  —  In the summer of 1994, I landed a college internship as a programmer at a DOS/Windows development shop.  There were maybe 20 full-time programmers on the team, and, when I joined, they were nearing the end of a two-year-long project to port their flagship DOS app to Windows.
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Arn / MacRumors:   32GB 600Mhz Video-Capable Next Gen iPhone? MacBook Pro Rebranding?
Darin Fisher / The Official Google Blog:
Put the pedal to the metal with a faster Google Chrome  —  We introduced Google Chrome back in September, and it's received a great response so far.  Since launching, we've been working hard on adding the top requested features and making Google Chrome even faster.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Releases New Stable Version of Chrome: Faster, Full Screen Mode, Form Autofill  —  Google today announced a major new update of Chrome, Google's own browser, that gives the application a large speed boost as well as some new features.  According to Google, Chrome now loads JavaScript …
Discussion: eWeek, Electronista and WebProNews
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple to answer netbook market with $500-$700 tablet - report  —  With a conventional netbook clearly out of the question, researchers for Piper Jaffray said Thursday there's mounting evidence to suggest Apple next year will introduce its own take on the market in the form of a tablet-based device that will sell for $700 or less.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What We Know About The Apple Tablet So Far  —  More evidence of the Apple Tablet surfaced today.  We first wrote about the device at the end of last year when OEMs in China started hearing about the device.  Details are still thin, although probably not because of a lack of leaks.
Discussion: TUAW and Silicon Alley Insider
The Official Google Blog:
New Logo Look  —  You may have noticed new logos at the top of some of Google's web pages, including Google Labs, Google Moderator, and Google Code.  These are the result of a new logo design we are rolling out.  We hope this design freshens up our look as well as improves consistency and ease of use across our sites.
Discussion: Technologizer, Webware.com, TechCrunch and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Oprah's Skypefest draws backlash  —  The Queen of All Media has embraced Skype and Twitter, but technical glitches and other snags highlight why new media isn't yet ready for prime time.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Oprah Winfrey's tastemaking power is legendary.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Expanding the Cloud: Moving large data sets into Amazon S3 with AWS Import/Export.  —  Before networks were everywhere the easiest way to transport information from one computer in your machine room was to write the data to a floppy disk, run to the computer and load the data there from that floppy.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Amazon's New Service Goes Postal Over Slow Broadband
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Data.gov Now Live; Looks Nice But Short on Data  —  The long awaited catalog of public data from the US government launched this morning at Data.gov. Developers, watchdogs and data nerds around the world rejoiced - but the initial offering is a bit of a let down.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Will Google Win When Microsoft Kills Office 2000?  —  Microsoft will stop issuing security updates and patches for Microsoft Office 2000 as of June.  It's Microsoft's policy to support its business software products for up to 10 years after their release, according to ComputerWorld …
Discussion: Computerworld
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Easily Create Your Own Feed Bundles Of Joy With Google Reader  —  Perhaps the biggest barrier to entry to using a feed reader for most people is building up a collection of good feeds.  Sure, you can import someone else's OPML file, but most people have no idea what that means, let alone how to do it.
Reuters:
Draper helps take companies “prublic”  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Noted venture capitalist Tim Draper is teaming up with investors to fund a private exchange for institutional investors to trade shares of start-up companies, calling it a “springboard” to an IPO.
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
Do iPhone App Store Reviewers Spend Their Time Searching for Porn?  —  A while back we mentioned that an update to popular Twitter client, Tweetie was rejected by the iTunes App Store because, at that particular day and time, ****itlist showed up as a popular trend on Twitter.
Discussion: Forbes
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google's Rubin: Android ‘a revolution’  —  Among all the companies fighting to grab a piece of the brightest star in computing—the smartphone—Google seems the least interested in taking the spoils.  —  Android, Google's mobile operating system, doesn't generate revenue for the company …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Microsoft's Silly Holographic Meeting Tech Has Perfect Customer  —  Microsoft's applied for a patent on facilitating meetings via hologram.  Yes, this is ridiculous.  But perhaps salable!  —  It's really a laughable patent.  Most offices can't even reliably use the mature technology behind video conferences.
Discussion: digg.com
M.P. McQueen / Wall Street Journal:
Bloggers, Beware: What You Write Can Get You Sued  —  Be careful what you post online.  You could get sued.  —  In March 2008, Shellee Hale of Bellevue, Wash., posted in several online forums about a hacker attack on a company that makes software used to track sales for adult-entertainment Web sites.
Discussion: Sample the Web, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Reuters:
Capcom to unveil more iPhone titles  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese video game maker Capcom Co Ltd said it plans to launch more than 10 titles for Apple Inc's highly popular iPhone in the year to March, cashing in on growing demand for mobile gaming.  —  The company, which produces …
Discussion: Joystiq, iPhone Buzz and VG247
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Best Buy stores only getting 4 Palm Pres for launch day?  —  “Whoa, whoa, easy there killer.”  That's probably one of the phrases coming out of your mouth at the moment.  One of our most-trusty of ninjas just dropped this bomb in our mailbox — it's going to be rough out there on June 6th, folks.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Reviewing Pirate Bay Trial Bias Is Removed for Bias  —  The judge assigned to review whether the trial judge in the Pirate Bay trial was biased has now been removed — for bias, of course.  —  The convoluted web of potential scandal further complicates the April 17 copyright infrigment convictions …
Discussion: Mashable!
Jonathan Adams / GlobalPost:
Apple under fire in Taiwan  —  Labor groups target a supplier of the U.S. computer giant.  —  TAIPEI — Labor rights groups are stepping up their campaign against a Taiwanese supplier for Apple Computer.  —  They have accused the company, flat-panel maker Wintek, of exploiting workers …
Softpedia News:
Windows Live Messenger Embargoes Instituted for Some Users  —  But not just the IM client  —  Windows Live Messenger is, as a general rule, available for free to all users worldwide.  But of course that there are the proverbial exceptions to every rule.  And Microsoft's instant messaging client …
Discussion: Ars Technica and LiveSide
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Palm confirms no visual voicemail on Pre  —  Ah, Twitter, how did we communicate with our favorite corporations before you came about?  Mr. Yuhnke has taken advantage of Palm's relative openness over Twitter and posed the question to Palm: does the Pre come with visual voicemail?
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Marc Graser / Variety:
Rockstar founders aim for internet  —  Gamemaker forms new web venture 4mm Games  —  Rockstar Games pushed boundaries with its “Grand Theft Auto” franchise.  Now the co-founders of the company have formed vidgame venture 4mm Games and hope to reinvent the rollout of new titles using the Web.
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Business Insider, SAI's Parent, Closes Third Round; Funding Estimated At $5 Million  —  Business Insider, the prodigiously productive business blog network, has closed a third round funding, co-founder, editor and CEO Henry Blodget (pictured, right) announced today.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Areps.at, The New Facebook Phishing Scam (Updated)  —  Facebook phishing scams won't seem to go away.  Today a new scam appears to be spreading through people's Facebook inboxes: areps.at.  It's another obscure URL and it's just like all the other ones that have been spreading around the site.
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
At RealDVD hearing, MPAA says copying DVDs never legal
Discussion: Reuters and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Louis Gray:
Twitter's Search Engine Is Very, Very, Broken
Thanks:jesse
Washington Wire:
Obama CTO Closes in on Confirmation, Answers a Few Questions
Cliff Kuang / Fast Company:
Nokia Makes Unused Patents Available to All
Discussion: PSFK and TabletBlog.com
Mussie Shore / The Official Google Blog:
Netlog integrates with Google Friend Connect
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:sinkercat
Tameka Kee / paidContent.org:
Warner Bros. Makes A $33 Million Bid For Midway Games
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Xerox: CEO Mulcahy Retires July 1; Burns Takes Over
Discussion: CNET News and Business Week
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Weisenthal / PE Hub Blog:
Internet Startups Will Destroy The Government
Discussion: TechFlash
The Official Google Blog:
Faster is better on Google Suggest