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11:00 PM ET, May 8, 2010

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Daryl Deino / Examiner:
HP Hurricane webOS tablet may be released in 3rd quarter  —  We first speculated that since HP bought out Palm, they would come out wth a webOS tablet.  According to many industry insiders, this appears to be more of a reality now.  An insider at HP tells us that a webOS tablet under …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Facebook's Gone Rogue; It's Time for an Open Alternative  —  Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg's dreams of world domination.  It's time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with something open and distributed.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Much ado about privacy on Facebook (I wish Facebook were MORE open!!!)  —  Jeff Jarvis wraps up a couple of weeks of bloggers' angst about Facebook in a post titled “Confusing *a* public with *the* public.”  —  Some things.  —  1. I +love+ the Facebook like button.  More on that in a minute.
Discussion: eSarcasm
Matt McKeon:
The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook  —  Facebook is a great service.  I have a profile, and so does nearly everyone I know under the age of 60.  However, Facebook hasn't always managed its users' data well.  In the beginning, it restricted the visibility of a user's personal information …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Blames Riot Over Privacy On Media, Says Users “Love” The Changes (MSFT)
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook's “Posts By Everyone” …
Discussion: Computerworld
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
The Ever-Widening World of Tiny Projectors  —  WAVING your hand to get the bartender's attention may not be the only way to order a martini in crowded bars of the future — even if they're as busy as the cantina in “Star Wars.”  —  Instead, you may be able to peruse a drinks menu beamed onto …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An Early Look At Twitter Annotations Or, “Twannotations”  —  During a presentation in London today, Twitter engineer Raffi Krikorian offered up an early glimpse of what Twitter's highly anticipated new annotations feature (or, as he refers to them at one point “Twannotations") will look like.
Discussion: mehack
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Test Flights Into the Google Cloud  —  JORDON WING is a devoted user of Google products like Gmail, the Chrome browser and Google Docs, the Web-based word processing program.  —  A few weeks ago, Mr. Wing, a high school student from Spokane, Wash., took another Google product out for a spin: the Chrome Operating System.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga's Struggle For Independence: Bailing On Tagged, ZLive To Launch Soon?  —  Yesterday we reported on Zynga's plans to launch a social gaming network called Zynga Live as part of its efforts to distance itself from Facebook.  —  Zynga is also pulling away from other social networks, it seems, including Tagged.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga Gunning Up (And Lawyering Up) For War Against Facebook With Zynga Live
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga plans Zynga Live site to diversify away from Facebook
Discussion: Inside Facebook and The Social
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
International iPad Pricing Detailed & Compared  —  Following yesterday's update on iPad international availability; Apple is slowly starting to publish local press releases featuring pricing.  —  iPad prices, however, slightly differ from country to country and tend to be a bit hard to find.
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider gets caught on video  —  One of our BlackBerry connects sent us in a nice treat a little while ago... it is the first ever live video of the mythical BlackBerry Bold sliding device coming out of Waterloo.  The quality of the video is also decently clear, so check it out, okay?
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
White Pages May Go Way of Rotary-Dialed Phone  —  The digital age may claim another victim.  —  The residential White Pages, those inches-thick tomes of fine-print telephone listings that may be most useful as doorstops, could stop landing with a thud on doorsteps across New York later this year.
Alexia Tsotsis / SFWeekly Tech:
Conan O'Brien at Google: The World Has Completely Changed  —  Rounding out an unofficial tour of Silicon Valley, Conan O'Brien visited Google's Mountain View headquarters on Wednesday, ribbing Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra about the company's infamous aloofness: “You guys are so power mad …
 
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Yet another Facebook privacy risk: emails Facebook sends leak user IP address
Discussion: Binary Intelligence
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
Software Patent Absurdity
Discussion: A VC and SmoothSpan Blog
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
FCC hands Hollywood the keys to your PC, home theater and future
Open Source Subnet / Network World:
The Defensive Patent License makes patents less evil for open source
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