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2:05 PM ET, May 9, 2010

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Official: Google Won't Offer Option To Restore “Classic Google” Look  —  As I covered in my article about Google's new look, while the new design appears to have been widely accepted without complaint, there are some who want “old” or “Classic Google” back.  Google tells me that's not going to happen.
Discussion: Technologizer
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Zee / The Next Web:
How to access the old Google Search.  No hacks or scripts required.  —  As you will probably know, Google Search has had somewhat of a face lift over the last week.  —  To say there has been an uproar over the latest update would be a lie, but there are plenty of people (as with any change) …
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 …
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
The Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online  —  Min Liu, a 21-year-old liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail, from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Weighs in on iPad International Pricing and Taxes  —  With Apple's announcement on Friday regarding availability of the iPad in nine new countries later this month, a number of potential customers expressed dismay at the apparent higher prices in those countries relative to those in the United States.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TiPb
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Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:   International iPad Pricing Detailed & Compared
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark  —  Apple has been filing applications for quite a number of trademarks lately, most of which get rigorously tracked and dissected by sites like PatentlyApple.com, among others.  But somehow, the most recent applications filed by Apple trademark correspondent Lisa G. Widup have gone unnoticed.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacStories and Erictric, Thanks:blogfisher
MacDailyNews:
Obama: With iPods and iPads, information becomes a distraction; imposes new pressures on democracy  —  Barack Obama lamented Sunday that “with iPads and iPods,” information has become a distraction that is putting new pressures on the U.S.A. and “democracy.”
Discussion: Reuters
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!!!)
Discussion: eSarcasm
Matt McKeon:
The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Yet another Facebook privacy risk: emails Facebook sends leak user IP address
Discussion: Binary Intelligence
Dan Goodin / The Register:
New attack bypasses virtually all AV protection  —  Bait, switch, exploit!  —  Researchers say they've devised a way to bypass protections built in to dozens of the most popular desktop anti-virus products, including those offered by McAfee, Trend Micro, AVG, and BitDefender.
Discussion: T3.com News and Softpedia News
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 …
Chris / cdixon.org:
Facebook, Zynga, and buyer-supplier hold up  —  The brewing fight between Facebook and Zynga is what is known in economic strategy circles as “buyer-supplier hold up.”  The classic framework for analyzing a firm's strategic position is Michael Porter's Five Forces.
Discussion: Spark Minute, PC World and SocialTimes.com, Thanks:atul
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga's Struggle For Independence: Bailing On Tagged, ZLive To Launch Soon?
Discussion: VentureBeat
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.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Hands-on with Microsoft's translating telephone  —  Microsoft's translating telephone uses a combination of speech recognition and machine translation to help two people who don't share a common language talk with one another.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—One of the hits at this year's TechFest …
Discussion: Maximum PC
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
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Google attorney slams ACTA copyright treaty  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—An attorney for Google slammed a controversial intellectual property treaty on Friday, saying it has “metastasized” from a proposal to address border security and counterfeit goods to an international legal framework sweeping in copyright and the Internet.
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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