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Bing:
bringing a bit of twitter to bing  —  There has been much discussion of real-time search and the premium on immediacy of data that has been created primarily by Twitter.  We've been watching this phenomenon with great interest, and listening carefully to what consumers really want in this space.
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
Bing Now Shows Some Twitter Updates  —  Microsoft is dipping its toes into the hot new area of real-time search.  The company said Wednesday that Bing, the search engine it unveiled a month ago, would begin including the latest output of popular Twitter users in its search results.
Arn / MacRumors:
Haptic Feedback, Fingerprint Identification, and RFID Tag Readers in Future iPhones?  —  Apple has let loose a number of revealing new patent applications that cover some interesting technologies that could be used in future iPhones.  —  Haptic Tactile Feedback
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Rate Your Karaoke Singing on Your iPhone?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
No to SQL?  Anti-database movement gains steam  —  But can enterprises take open-source alternatives Hadoop, Voldemort seriously?  —  Computerworld - The meet-up in San Francisco last month had a whiff of revolution about it, like a latter-day techie version of the American Patriots planning the Boston Tea Party.
CHINAdaily:
Plug not pulled on Green Dam  —  Despite a last-minute delay in implementing Green Dam internet-filtering software, China's authorities and its PC manufacturers said Wednesday they expect the tool will end up on new computers.  —  One day after the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology …
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Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Chinese ‘to go ahead with net filter’
Discussion: Agence France Presse and Mashable!, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
PC makers voluntarily supply Web filter in China
Discussion: Mashable!
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Connect Is A Huge Success — By The Numbers  —  As much as Beacon was Facebook's low point, that service's replacement, Facebook Connect, is vaulting the company to new heights six months after its November 2008 launch.  —  CEO Mark Zuckerberg occasionally hints …
Discussion: 901am, Thanks:atul
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Child Porn Is Apple's Latest iPhone Headache (Updated)  —  (Updates with Apple pulling the application Thursday)  —  A photo ostensibly showing a 15-year-old nude girl has turned up in an iPhone app, highlighting Apple's inability to safeguard its application store from prohibited content.
Electronista:
Apple already dropping NVIDIA chips?  —  Apple and NVIDIA may be engaged in a fierce dispute that could exclude NVIDIA graphics chips from future Macs, according to sources reportedly aware of the talks.  They claim to SemiAccurate that Apple views NVIDIA's proposals for renewed deals as …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
New Linux patch could circumvent Microsoft's FAT patents  —  Microsoft's recent lawsuit against TomTom, alleging infringement of filesystem patents, has left many questions unanswered about the legal implications of distributing open source implementations of Microsoft's FAT filesystem.
Joe Hewitt / Facebook:
Facebook for iPhone 3.0  —  Facebook for iPhone 3.0 is coming very soon.  I can't predict an exact date when I will submit to Apple, but I can say that I am about 98% done.  So what's new in this update?  —  1. The “new” News Feed  —  2. Like  —  3. Events (including the ability to RSVP)
Paul Boutin / New York Times:
A Day With 400 Tweets Starts With Simplicity  —  Bonnie Smalley has Internet bragging rights: She has been blocked by Twitter for hand-typing too many tweets in an hour.  They thought she was a computer program made to spew spam.  —  Ms. Smalley, it turns out, is a 100 percent human customer service representative for Comcast.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Tom Cook / Facebook:
Hammering Usernames  —  Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Facebook is always under pressure to keep the site and all the moving pieces behind the scenes running while still delivering an excellent user experience.  The recent launch of usernames to our 200 million active users on a single night …
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
ASCAP Makes Outlandish Copyright Claims on Cell Phone Ringtones  —  New York - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court Wednesday to reject bogus copyright claims in a ringtone royalty battle that could raise costs for consumers, jeopardize consumer rights, and curtail new technological innovation.
Discussion: PC World and p2pnet
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
The library that never closes  —  The Open Library hopes to unite the net and the printed word by creating a web page for every book.  Bobbie Johnson talks to the audacious project's leader  —  The internet's relationship with books, it is fair to say, has been a tumultuous one.
Discussion: Telegraph and TeleRead
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Coke, Pepsi Make Nice on Twitter  —  Amnesia Razorfish Promotes ‘Public Hug’  —  Yes, even hardcore rivals can be social-media friends (or followers, at least).  Earlier today Amnesia Razorfish launched an experiment to see if it could get the cola brands to follow each other on Twitter.
Discussion: Amnesia Blog
Sylvie Barak / Inquirer:
AMD preps RS880 integrated graphics  —  WITH THE ADVENT of Windows 7 and just before delivering its first DX11 GPU to the world, AMD is also preparing to squeeze out a brand new integrated package, according to certain mainboard partner roadmaps.  —  Designated the RS880 …
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Craigslist Sued For Trademark Based On Listing  —  In what appears to be a first, listings site Craigslist has been sued for trademark infringement based on ads posted by users.  —  The lawsuit was brought by Texas real estate company First Call Properties, which alleges that it began advertising …
Discussion: Techdirt
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
How wide is the world's digital divide, anyway?  —  New broadband penetration data shows that the majority of the world has almost no home access to high-speed Internet access; in Africa, for instance, only 2% of homes have broadband.  Ars takes a look at the worldwide digital divide.
Gregg Keizer / LinuxWorld.com:
Mozilla slates first Firefox 3.5 patch  —  Plans to patch bugs this month that went unfixed in final version  —  Mozilla will patch the just-released Firefox 3.5 in the next few weeks to stamp out several bugs that went unfixed in the final version of the browser, the company said Tuesday.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Unlocking the unlocked cell phone market  —  Nokia and Sony Ericsson are targeting the U.S. with a new set of unlocked phones, but without hefty carrier subsidies will they ever be able to crack the U.S. market?  —  There is no question that when it comes to features, Nokia and Sony Ericsson's …
Discussion: DSLreports
Cade Metz / The Register:
Bing finds meaning in Powerset  —  Well, at least a little  —  Free whitepaper - eDiscovery best practices  —  Powerset's semantic obsession is already working its way into Bing's primary search engine, helping to suss out the meaning behind end-user queries, generate captions for query results, and suggest related queries.
Plamere / Music Machinery:
The Coolness Index  —  Some artists just are not cool - your mom likes ABBA, so there's no way you are going to listen to them, even if you think Mamma Mia is rather catchy.  Likewise you may think High School Musical's ‘Bop to the top’ is mucho gusto, but you don't want anyone to know it.
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Companies pledge more openness about Web tracking  —  Companies that track consumer behavior online for advertising purposes are vowing to make their practices more transparent and to give people a way to decline being shadowed.  —  It's unclear how much of an effect the new policies will have.
Discussion: DSLreports and Mashable!
BBC:
Innocents accused of net piracy  —  Some 20 net users have come forward claiming they have been wrongly accused of illegally sharing video games.  —  It follows an investigation by Which?  Computing magazine into a couple who were accused of playing a game they claim they had never heard of.
Discussion: Techgeist
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
comScore: Russians Spend More Time On Social Networks Than The Rest Of World  —  comScore has aggregated some data based on its World Metrix audience measurement service and put together a study on social networking worldwide.  Surprisingly, it appears that the Russians are more engaged …
Tech-On! : tech news:
Bridgestone Makes Full-scale Entry Into E-paper Business  —  Bridgestone Corp will begin its electronic paper (e-paper) business in earnest for electronic book readers, planning to announce the details in July or August 2009.  —  The company has been developing e-paper by using …
Discussion: SlashGear and Engadget
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
Facebook Activism: Lots of Clicks, but Little Sticks  —  ‘Click-Through Activism’ Broad but Fleeting  —  Facebook activism, the trendy process by which we do good by clicking often, was in its full glory last week after the death of Iranian student Neda Agha Soltan, killed by gunfire in the streets of Tehran.
Google Enterprise Blog:
Improvements to Google Apps contacts  —  Today, we're happy to announce updates to contacts in Google Apps: new features that many of our enterprise customers have been asking for.  —  For starters, we've launched a new API that, when combined with the existing shared contacts API …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Brad Ideas:
Design for a universal plug  —  I've written before about both the desire for universal dc power and more simply universal laptop power at meeting room desks.  This week saw the announcement that all the companies selling cell phones in Europe will standardize on a single charging connector, based on micro-USB.
Richard Perez-Pena / Media Decoder:
Google Drops News Comment Feature  —  Google has eliminated an experimental feature that allowed people quoted in articles in Google News to post comments on those articles.  —  People in media were intrigued by the idea of giving article subjects the unique power to comment, and the idea drew considerable news coverage.
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Popular Facebook App Has Been Broken Or Exploited For Days.
Dan Monzelowsky / Socialgeist:
Twitter Raises API Limits?
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:dmonzel
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Starts Officially Tweeting
Discussion: Techgeist, Thanks:atul
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