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7:15 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
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Lancaster is a QWERTY slider with Android for AT&T  —  AT&T's been extraordinarily coy about its Android plans, right up through our interview with Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega back in February — but rest assured, the carrier does plan to get in the game, and it might just beat a number of T-Mobile's planned launches to market.
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?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Free To Use.  Pay To Play.  —  The tech world is an interesting one when it comes to companies making money.  Some at the top like Microsoft, Apple and Google are raking in billions in profits every year.  And each of those do it with different models: Microsoft through software, Apple through hardware and Google through advertising.
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 …
Aaron Stein / Map the Fallen:
Map the Fallen launched!  —  For the past two years I've been working on the Google Earth Outreach team, aimed at helping non-profits and public benefit groups use Google Earth and Google Maps to further their cause.  In that time I've worked on so many cool projects, from training indigenous communities …
Discussion: Crave and Google LatLong
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
With ex-Google exec, AOL seeks another fresh start  —  Shortly before taking over as head of AOL in April, Tim Armstrong ripped out some office doors.  —  The doors — made of glass and requiring a company key card to pass through — stood in AOL's New York headquarters …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How HBO And Gawker Tricked Us Into Reporting An Ad Campaign As News  —  Yesterday morning, we reported that Gawker Media had acquired a blog called BloodCopy.  This “news” turned out to be false, part of a viral ad campaign for an HBO show called “True Blood.”  —  We apologize for the error.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Ouch! HBO's Vampire Show Bites Business Blog.
Discussion: /socnets
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
Evan Ramstad / Wall Street Journal:
Citizen Spies Lift North Korea's Veil  —  With Sleuthing and Satellite Images, Mr. Melvin Fills the Blanks on a Secretive Nation's Map  —  SEOUL — In the propaganda blitz that followed North Korea's missile launch last month, the country's state media released photos of leader Kim Jong Il visiting …
Discussion: Slashdot
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
 
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
How I got addicted to playing games on my iPhone.
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Google vs. the Real-Time Web
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Cliff Kuang / Wired News:
Burning Question: Why Isn't Wireless Net Access Available Everywhere?
Discussion: VoIP Watch and digg.com
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Microsoft won't let Windows Marketplace users share apps after all
Discussion: Engadget
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Dell dumps Della, just wants to be friends
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
New Puzzles That Tell Humans From Machines
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Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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