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12:25 PM ET, May 26, 2009

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Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Ovi Store goes live  —  GLOBAL - Today is one of those monolithic milestones for Nokia and the advancement of mobiles, as Ovi Store has officially gone live.  It's a moment that many believe (including all of us here on Conversations) is set to spark a rapid evolution in the way we all use …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia Ovi Store Launch Is A Complete Disaster  —  This was supposed to be a glorious day for mobile phone giant Nokia.  The Finnish company got out-innovated by Apple a couple of years ago with the introduction and subsequent success of the iPhone and the iTunes App Store …
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Twitter Goes Hollywood?  —  The web is abuzz today with talk of a “Twitter TV show.”  I'm even getting folks asking me if they can audition.  Indeed, there are a lot of interesting developments happening in the television space—MTV, G4, CNN, E! and various independent production companies …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter May Not “Transform Television,” But Its Jump Is Interesting
Discussion: broadstuff and DailyFinance
Aoife White / Associated Press:
EU pushes music industry to open up online rights  —  BRUSSELS -  —  EU antitrust regulators told the music industry Tuesday to move quickly and change licenses that currently restrict online music stores such as iTunes from offering the same songs for sale across Europe.
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Matthew Newman / Bloomberg:
Apple May Start Selling Music Across EU on iTunes  —  Apple Inc. said it may start selling digital music via its iTunes music store throughout the 27- nation European Union as long as the company can obtain licensing rights from publishers and music royalty collecting societies.
Discussion: iLounge and Edible Apple
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
OpenX Keeps On Growing, Raises $10 Million More  —  We've talked about online ad server OpenX quite a bit in the past, and for good reason.  The company, formerly known as Openads, is led by former AOL CEO Jonathan Miller (Chairman) and ex-Yahoo exec Tim Cadogan (CEO) and has in the past shown it's serious …
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Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
OpenX Aims to Hold Off Google, Takes $10.4M Third Round
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
iPod nano 5G, Next-Gen iPhone Design Changes Revealed?  —  You know that we don't run future iPod stories without having a lot of faith in the information.  Thus far, our source has a perfect track record for accuracy.  Based on the information we've received, this is what the fifth-generation iPod nano …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Da!  Facebook Takes $200 Million From Russian Investors At $10 Billion Valuation  —  Facebook is indeed taking money from Russian investors Digital Sky Technologies.  As previously reported, the social network is selling $200 million of preferred stock at, a $10 billion valuation …
Discussion: All Facebook
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Palm fights back (against Apple)  —  The beleaguered handset maker says its new smartphone, the Pre, is an iPhone killer.  Apple isn't laughing.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Not much rattles Apple.  Disciplined and focused, the company lavishes attention on its own elegant products and rarely deigns to discuss rivals.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Microsoft and Intel looking to limit netbook sizes to 10.2-inch for Windows 7  —  Microsoft and Intel have reached a consensus to decrease the upper screen-size limit for netbook PCs equipped with Windows 7 from 12.1 inches to 10.2 inches, according to sources at Taiwan-based ODM notebook makers …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Obama Set to Create A Cybersecurity Czar With Broad Mandate  —  Shielding Public, Private Networks Is Goal  —  President Obama is expected to announce late this week that he will create a “cyber czar,” a senior White House official who will have broad authority to develop strategy to protect …
Tom Yager US / Computerworld:
iPhone 3.0 betaphiles upset the Apple cart  —  Tom Yager asseses version 3.0 of the iPhone OS  —  At least I have an excuse.  Running pre-release operating systems and firmware in production settings is part of my job description.  I accept that “beta” items are exempt from expectations …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Amazon's next revolution  —  CEO Jeff Bezos used the web to shake up book retailing.  Now he's using the Internet to sell electronic books on his Kindle e-reader.  A look at Amazon's latest effort to transform the book business, writ digital.  —  (Fortune Magazine) …
The Mac Observer:
Psystar Files Bankruptcy, Stalls Apple's Case  —  Unauthorized Mac clone maker Psystar has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Florida, temporarily slowing down Apple's legal case against it.  The filing may be an indication that the company's financial backers have pulled out …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and SlashGear
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The App Store Hype Gets A Dose Of Reality  —  Yesterday developer Rick Strom wrote a blog posted titled “The Incredible App Store Hype”, in which he detailed some of the revenue stats he was seeing from the iPhone applications that he had released (some of which rank on the App Store's top apps lists) …
Discussion: eWeek, Softpedia News and Maximum PC all, Thanks:omfut
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Stromdotcom / Stromcode:
The Incredible App Store Hype
Discussion: www.pocketgamer.biz
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
How Long Did It Take for the World to Identify Google as an AltaVista Killer?  —  Earlier this week, I mused about the fact that folks keep identifying new Web services as Google killers, and keep being dead wrong.  Which got me to wondering: How quickly did the world realize that Google …
Discussion: Beyond Search
Daniel Robinson / iTnews Australia:
Intel releases multi-core developer tools  —  Intel has released a suite of tools designed to help developers optimise Windows applications for better performance on multi-core processor chips.  —  Parallel Studio consists of three tools that can be purchased individually or as a suite …
Gene Marks / Business Week:
Beware Social Media Marketing Myths  —  MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook are all the rage, but for most business owners there are better ways to stay close to customers  —  Comedian Jim Gaffigan has a suggestion for preparing a Hot Pockets frozen entrée: “Take out of package.  Place directly in toilet.”
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Windows Vista SP2 ready for download (and Windows Server 2008)  —  Have you been waiting patiently for Vista Service Pack 2 to be available?  Your wait is over!  —  Here are the downloads - Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008:  — Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Morgan Stanley Turns Bullish; Sets $180 Target  —  Apple (AAPL) shares are heading higher after Morgan Stanley analyst Kathryn Huberty this morning upper her rating on the stock to Overweight from Equal Weight, lifting her price target to $180, from $105.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel delays debut of Core i5 platform until early September  —  Intel has decided to postpone the debut of its new mainstream desktop PC platform, Lynnfield processors (tentatively Core i5) and 5-series chipsets, from July as originally scheduled, to early September 2009, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Discussion: The Tech Report and Maximum PC all
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
When 1.3 Billion People Are Too Many  —  There's one big Web 2.0 question we'll never know the answer to: Could YouTube have survived on its own?  —  There are a handful of industry-changing Web 2.0 names including MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Texting May Be Taking a Toll  —  They do it late at night when their parents are asleep.  They do it in restaurants and while crossing busy streets.  They do it in the classroom with their hands behind their back.  They do it so much their thumbs hurt.  —  Spurred by the unlimited texting …
 
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Why I Won't Be Syncing Facebook with My Palm Pre
Discussion: Palm WebOS and PreCentral.net
zunescene.com:
Zune Upgrade Plan Coming June 2009
Discussion: SlashGear and Gizmodo
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
The CBS-CNet Integration, One Year Later
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
Phone Carriers Take a Step to a Merger
Discussion: TechSpot and VoIP Watch
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Twollars: An Innovative Approach to Fundraising on Twitter
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Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Asustek aims to be No.3 laptop vendor in 2011
Discussion: Softpedia News
Om Malik / GigaOM:
On the Web, Growth Costs Real Money
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Julie Jacobson / CE Pro:
Has Home Automation Standard Finally Arrived?  ZigBee Pro with Control4 as ‘Anchor’
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
SmoothSpan Blog:
10 Things You Don't Need to Do In the Clouds
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Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
AmpliFeeder: FriendFeed's Much Hotter Sister
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Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
In-Flight Entertainment That Begins With Wi-Fi
Discussion: Gizmodo
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Video parodies Microsoft's vision of the future
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter's Biz Stone: Thoughts On Repositioning Twitter, Search Ads …
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