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7:10 AM ET, April 26, 2010

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Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Open Graph: The Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and Competitors  —  Facebook just shook the tech world by announcing several major initiatives that collectively constitute an aggressive move to weave the social net on top of the existing Web.The rumors were that the leading social network …
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P. J. Connolly / eWeek:
OAuth Is the New Hotness in Identity Management
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Facebook's Open Graph Protocol from a Web Developer's Perspective
Discussion: ClipperHouse
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:   The Open Sausage Foundation
Gary Krakow / TheStreet.com:
RIM Unveils New BlackBerries  —  Stock quotes in this article: RIMM , S  —  WATERLOO, Canada (TheStreet) — Research In Motion(RIMM) has just announced two new BlackBerry smartphones, but it's not exactly being forthcoming in providing details about them.  —  There are no new blockbuster designs …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Steve Jobs Replies to Email: There Won't Be A Mac App Store  —  We heard a rumor last week about Apple making some big changes to the Mac OS X platform, let's say to 10.7, in order to make it similar to iPhone OS and introduce an App Store for Mac applications that should be approved by Apple first.
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Dell roadmap shows ‘Sparta,’ ‘Athens’ Android netbooks amid smartphones  —  Here's a little more out of the Dell camp following last week's insane smartphone leak of the Thunder and Looking Glass, along with the Streak (Dell Mini 5).  The roadmap we've obtained shows a few new items …
Electronista:
Nokia N8 already reviewed, panned as poor iPhone rival  —  The Nokia N8 has already been given an early review that calls it a poor rival to Android and the iPhone.  Symbian^3 is said to have “little change in functionality,” and the phone itself as seen as offering little new that Nokia or other companies haven't done before.
Chris / cdixon.org:
The tradeoff between open and closed  —  When having the “open vs closed” debate regarding a technology platform, a number of distinctions need to be made.  First, what exactly is meant by “open.”  Here's a great chart from a paper by Harvard professor Tom Eisenmann (et al).:
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Elias Bizannes / DataPortability Blog:
Assessing the openess of Facebook's “Open Graph Protocol”
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Spammers Paying Others to Solve Captchas  —  MUMBAI, India — Faced with stricter Internet security measures, some spammers have begun borrowing a page from corporate America's playbook: they are outsourcing.  —  Sophisticated spammers are paying people in India, Bangladesh …
Kemberly Richardson / ABC 7 Eyewitness News:
Schumer challeges Facebook over info sharing  —  new york state politics, charles schumer, facebook, politics & elections, kemberly richardson  —  NEW YORK (WABC) — U.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Sunday urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide guidelines for social networking sites …
stevenberlinjohnson.com:
The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book  —  The following is a transcript of the Hearst New Media lecture I gave last night at Columbia University, subtitled “Two Paths For The Future of Text.”  Thanks to everyone who came out, and to the Journalism school for the invitation.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
New EU rules could kill off European VC and screw startups - Let's stop them  —  The European Union's proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive sounds relatively innocuous.  But its impact could have far reaching consequences for Europe's emerging startup tech scene …
Discussion: broadstuff
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: TechCrunch TV - Which Part Of 'Don't Employ Me' Do You Not Understand?  —  Back in July of last year, I wrote my first NSFW column for TechCrunch.  Having just been fired from the Guardian, I described my hiring as a “ridiculously misguided experiment” and gave Mike Arrington three weeks …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel prepares to launch more Atom processors  —  Intel is preparing to launch more Atom-based processors for netbooks soon including models that support DDR3 memory and dual-cores, according to sources from notebook players.  —  Intel launched its second-generation Atom N450 and N470 processors …
Discussion: Electronic Pulp and Netbooked
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Rhapsody Adds Offline Listening To Its iPhone App  —  Newly independent Rhapsody is giving its iPhone app some bragging rights with an update that lets subscribers listen to tracks even when they're not online.  Users will now be able to download their Rhapsody playlists to their phones …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Sex Ads Seen Adding Revenue to Craigslist
David Carr / New York Times:
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Gina Trapani / Fast Company:
Time to Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings, Here's How
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Mathieu von Rohr / Spiegel Online:
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 Earlier Items: 
Times of India:
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Diary Of An x264 Developer:
Announcing the first free software Blu-ray encoder
Discussion: Slashdot
Joshua Williams / Examiner:
Sony to discontinue 3.5 inch floppy disk in Japan
Tom / A Blog.:
The Facebook F8 story that no one seems to be writing...
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Age Of Facebook  —  Two years ago I was on the Charlie Rose show …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider