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3:05 PM ET, May 24, 2009

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blog.montgomerie.net:
Hither Eucalyptus!  —  Earlier today I received a phone call from an Apple representative.  He was very complimentary about Eucalyptus.  We talked about the confusion surrounding its App Store rejections, which I am happy to say is now fully resolved.  He invited me to re-build and submit …
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Jonathan Seff / Macworld:
Apple changes its mind, accepts Eucalyptus app  —  Recently, Apple rejected the iPhone app Eucalyptus entry into the company's App Store.  The reason: the e-book reader, which can search the 20,000-plus item classic library of Project Gutenberg, “contains inappropriate sexual content” …
Discussion: TeleRead and digg.com
John Markoff / New York Times:
The Coming Superbrain  —  Mountain View, Calif. — It's summertime and the Terminator is back.  A sci-fi movie thrill ride, “Terminator Salvation” comes complete with a malevolent artificial intelligence dubbed Skynet, a military R.&D. project that gained self-awareness and concluded that humans …
Discussion: Joe Duck and digg.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Blanket Denial By Last.fm  —  Well, we asked for a denial, and they're giving us one.  Russ Garrett, a Last.fm developer, issues another blanket denial of the Last.fm user data fiasco: … Last.fm cofounder Richard Jones, the author of the “TechCrunch are full of s**t” post from February …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Hello, O2: Pre's GSM flavor finally gets a launch carrier in the UK?  —  Since its sneaky, silent unveiling at February's Mobile World Congress, the GSM version of the Pre has been a total no-show — good for Sprint publicity-wise, probably, but bad for virtually every other carrier and potential customer in the world.
Discussion: Guardian and Mobile Tech Addicts
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Bloomberg Forbids Mentioning Competitors, or Linking to Them  —  Bloomberg has distributed a policy to newsroom staff on blogging, Twittering and Facebook updating.  And in keeping with the company's tyrannical management culture, the rules are far more authoritarian than similar admonitions …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Our First Taste Of Magma  —  A few weeks ago Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron gave us a glimpse of his next project: a new video portal with an emphasis on analytics and social interaction, dubbed Mag.ma.  But aside from some nifty screen shots, nobody has really gotten a chance to play around with the site until now.
Discussion: Andrew Baron
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
How I got addicted to playing games on my iPhone.  —  Last month, I became an obsessive air-traffic controller.  The culprit: a terrific game for the iPhone called Flight Control.  The premise is simple: You're faced with a crush of planes, and it's your job to guide each one to its respective runway.
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre: The Definitive Guide and FAQ  —  Simply put, the Palm Pre is the most hyped phone since the original iPhone.  It's coming out in two weeks, on June 6.  Here's everything we know—we'll update this as more info comes in.  —  PALM PRE LAUNCH  —  When and where can I buy It?
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Softpedia News
Cliff Kuang / Wired News:
Burning Question: Why Isn't Wireless Net Access Available Everywhere?  —  You might remember a time when everyone—from telco giants to corner coffee shops—was furiously serving up Wi-Fi.  McDonald's became an Internet café, and dozens of municipalities nationwide were racing to set up open hot spots.
Discussion: VoIP Watch and digg.com
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Ouch!  HBO's Vampire Show Bites Business Blog.  —  Here's a scoop from Silicon Alley Insider, published Saturday morning: “Gawker Media announced last night that it acquired BloodCopy.com.  It's a blog about vampires.  Really.”  —  No, not really.  —  While an earlier version …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
New Puzzles That Tell Humans From Machines  —  ROGUE programs try their best to register at Web sites and then wreak havoc, but a clever puzzle often bars them from entry: a set of distorted, squiggly letters and numbers that people can decipher and type correctly for admission, but that machines still can't.
Discussion: CrunchGear
 
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Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Google vs. the Real-Time Web
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Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Microsoft won't let Windows Marketplace users share apps after all
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
Dell dumps Della, just wants to be friends
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Philip Lam / Pre News:
ISP is back with some Pre goodies!  Battery Life, Service Plans, Accessories.
Discussion: Inside Sprint Now
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Lia Nicholls / The Sun:
Hey! You've got to hide my house away..
Discussion: CrunchGear and Imaging Insider
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Six Small Conferences About Twitter, And Counting
Discussion: Twitterrati