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12:25 PM ET, May 24, 2009

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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
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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 …
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Text Technologies, Rev2.org and p2pnet
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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
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
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Google vs. the Real-Time Web  —  Just how big a threat is the real-time web to Google?  As Om has pointed out, real-time content marks a still-amorphous but important new phase of evolution in the web, allowing for the instantaneous discovery of newly added information.
Discussion: Techgeist
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.
Philip Lam / Pre News:
ISP is back with some Pre goodies!  Battery Life, Service Plans, Accessories.  —  We haven't heard from the crew at InsideSprintNow for a quite a while now, but they're back, and with some Pre goodness to share.  They didn't say much this time around about the Pre, instead …
Discussion: Inside Sprint Now
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Microsoft won't let Windows Marketplace users share apps after all  —  It plans to use its Live ID authentication system to prevent piracy  —  Computerworld - Contrary to an earlier report, Microsoft Corp. said that purchasers of applications from its upcoming Windows Marketplace …
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
Dell dumps Della, just wants to be friends
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Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
A look at Amazon's evolving government cloud strategy
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Kwang-Tae Kim / Associated Press:
North Korea allows limited Internet cellphone service
Lia Nicholls / The Sun:
Hey! You've got to hide my house away..
Discussion: CrunchGear and Imaging Insider
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Japanese university using free iPhones to track students
Discussion: Gadgetell and iPhone Buzz
 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Six Small Conferences About Twitter, And Counting
Discussion: Twitterrati
Josh Young / Networked News:
Not by Links Alone  —  At this unthinkably late hour …
Discussion: BuzzMachine and The Noisy Channel