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5:40 AM ET, May 8, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga Gunning Up (And Lawyering Up) For War Against Facebook With Zynga Live  —  The relationship between Facebook and its biggest gaming partner, Zynga, are at an all time low, we've heard from multiple sources.  The level of stress, says one source, is “intense.”
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga plans Zynga Live site to diversify away from Facebook
Discussion: Inside Facebook and GigaOM
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple developing Flash alternative named Gianduia  —  As Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight duke it out over their plugin-based, HTML-alternative web platforms, Apple is using Gianduia, its new a client-side, standards based framework for Rich Internet Apps, to create production quality online apps for its retail users.
Nokia:
Nokia sues Apple in Wisconsin for infringement of Nokia patents  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced that it has today filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin, alleging that Apple iPhone and iPad 3G products infringe five important Nokia patents.
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Leo Lewis / Times of London:
Rivals are invading its patch, but Nintendo is ready to go to war  —  Nintendo is preparing to unleash the full force of its development and marketing artillery against Apple after profits tumbled at the Japanese giant for the first time in six years.  —  The reversal of fortunes …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon iPhone chatter is getting harder (than usual) to ignore  —  Alright, stop us if you've heard this one before — but seriously, we've noticed an uptick on the tip lines here at Engadget in the last couple weeks that's becoming difficult to ignore.  It's one thing to say “hey …
Discussion: Electronista, MacStories and Go Rumors
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba building world's lightest 13-inch laptop with fast charging SCiB battery?  —  Toshiba has a long history of making highly desirable ultraportables.  Now, if today's rumor pans out, it seem set to bust out another in the form of the world's lightest (less than 1Kg with SSD) 13 incher.
Scott Berinato / Harvard Business Review:
On Twitter, Followers Don't Equal Influence  —  It could be that Twitter research is popular because Twitter data is free and so accessible.  That's okay.  Gift horses are just as good for riding.  —  The best, latest entry in Twitter research is the handiwork of Meeyoung Cha …
Discussion: AppScout and The Huffington Post, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Report: Facebook Location Coming In A Few Weeks.  But Is It Foursquare Or Twitter?  —  Yesterday, AdAge ran a story that Facebook was preparing to roll out its first true location-based service (beyond its for-fun Presence thing).  The story said that the social network was partnering …
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AdAge:
Facebook to Add Location This Month, Integrate Brands Later
Discussion: WebProNews, PC World and Digits
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Being Played Out Live On Twitter And Foursquare.  Awesome.  —  I can almost hear Ben Stein saying it right now.  “Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?”  —  It's been almost 25 years since Ferris Bueller took his day off from school.  And yet, the legend lives on today thanks to Twitter and Foursquare.
Discussion: Switched, Digits, Bruce Clay Blog and Urlesque, Thanks:dekeyes
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net:
Microsoft updates Bing Maps imagery to include more bird's eye views  —  Microsoft has released another huge update for their Bing Maps imagery.  Every few months, Bing releases another major update for their Maps application, to include new countries, cities and variations of different angles and levels of zoom.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
CBS Will Have Full Slate of Web Video on the iPad  —  CBS may have the most aggressive plans to enable viewers to watch web video on the iPad, but so far, that's all they are — plans.  The broadcaster has made only a limited number of promotional clips available for viewing on the tablet device …
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Meet H/Pre  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.  In these articles, he'll explore where our industry is and where it's going …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo CMO Steele On Ad Campaign: Word Of Mouth Isn't Enough For Us  —  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) announced the second phase of its $100 million international ad campaign this week—a series of ads that push Yahoo's services.  The slogan: “Your favorite stuff all in one place.  Make Yahoo your home page.”
Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Here's How Much Tech Companies Spend On Advertising (YHOO, GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)  —  Yahoo plans to spend $80 million on the next leg of its big ad campaign.  If that sounds like a lot, that's because it is.  It's almost double the amount Yahoo spent on advertising last year …
Discussion: Techi.com and 9 to 5 Mac
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: AOL Hires Microsoft Exec Alex Gounares as CTO  —  According to sources close to the situation, AOL has hired Alex Gounares (pictured here) as its CTO.  —  Gounares's departure was announced internally at Microsoft (MSFT) today, where he is corporate VP of Advertising Research …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
U.S. Lets Hollywood Disable Home TV Outputs to Prevent Piracy  —  The film industry can block outputs on home television equipment so studios can offer first-run movies while preventing viewers from making illicit copies, U.S. regulators said.  —  Temporarily disabling the outputs will …
Norman Oder / Library Journal:
Updated: Washington Supreme Court, 6-3, Backs Library System's Full Filtering Policy  — First decision to back full filtering  — State Librarian: it's about community needs, not free speech  —  In a decision that may lead some libraries to adopt more stringent Internet filtering policies …
Jeremy Nicholl / The Russian Photos Blog:
We Stole Your Pictures, Now We're Going To Sue You  —  Morel's publications under the AFP-Getty-Suaero byline  —  Imagine you're in an earthquake.  Even as the aftershocks continue, looters steal your property.  Shortly after you see your stolen belongings up for sale.
Mitchell Harper / Mashable!:
5 Ways Facebook's Open Graph Will Impact E-commerce  —  Mitchell Harper is co-founder of BigCommerce, a leading provider of shopping cart software used by more than 40,000 organizations worldwide.  Mitchell has written and published over 300 articles relating to software development …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Netflix migrating more infrastructure to Amazon Web Services  —  Amazon Web Services on Friday announced a big reference customer—Netflix.  —  According to Amazon, Netflix, which has been using the e-commerce giant's Web services for a year, will expand its usage and migrate more of its infrastructure to the cloud.
 
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Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
New NEC technology detects pirated online videos “in seconds”
Discussion: NEC and Maximum PC
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Zynga pulls pit bulls from Mafia Wars after complaint
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google Reader Adds HTML5 Support
Steve Smith / MediaPost:
Is Twitter Your New Video Engagement Tool?
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld:
Linux needs to do more for programmers
Chromium Blog:
The future of O3D  —  We launched the O3D API about a year ago …
Discussion: The Register and Ajaxian
 Earlier Items: 
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Adds An Unlike Button For Pages
Discussion: Fast Company
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint:
Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge
Discussion: Maximum PC, p2pnet and Slashdot
Tim Bray / ongoing:
Private APIs  —  I wrote a post in the Android-Developer blog …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Now Borders Has A Kindle, Too: Here's The $150 ‘Kobo’ (BGP, AMZN, AAPL)
Apple:
iPad Available in Nine More Countries on May 28