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3:55 AM ET, May 13, 2010

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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Calls All Hands Meeting On Privacy  —  Facing increasing pressure from the media and users, Facebook has called an all hands meeting tomorrow afternoon, at 4 PM Pacific, to discuss the company's overall privacy strategy according to sources inside the company.
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New York Times:
A Bewildering Tangle of Options  —  To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options.  Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet.
Discussion: Kotaku and Daring Fireball
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Facebook faces fresh privacy criticism  —  Facebook has been sharply criticised by European data protection officials for putting users' privacy at risk with changes to its service.  —  Officials advising the European Commission said in a letter to the social networking company that changes …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Needs to Find Its Voice on Privacy
Discussion: Securelist, Network World and CNET News
Microsoft:
Microsoft Delivers the Future of Productivity With Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010  —  New products and cloud services available to businesses today.  —  Today, Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 …
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Forrester: Google still a distant Office competitor
HTC:
HTC SUES APPLE FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT  —  Complaint outlines five HTC patents infringed by Apple products  —  HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HTC files patent complaint against Apple, asks for ban on iPhone, iPad, and iPod  —  We'd been wondering how and when HTC would respond to Apple's patent lawsuit, and here we go: the Taiwanese phone manufacturer just filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
HTC Sues Apple: The Complaint and Patents [DOC]
Discussion: Fortune and Android Phone Fans
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Building Facebook Into iPhone OS (AAPL)  —  Apple is building Facebook features into the latest version of its iPhone software, we're told by a plugged-in source in the mobile industry.  These features could be announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 7 …
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Quentin Hardy / Velocity:
SAP's Big Problem  —  Word that SAP AG is buying Sybase for $5.8 billion is a reminder of a critical reality in today's technology industry: Even the world's largest maker of business management software, SAP, is worried if it is big enough.  —  SAP had revenues of $15.3 billion for 2009 …
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SAP:
SAP TO ACQUIRE SYBASE, INC.
Discussion: New York Times
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA wins big in LimeWire lawsuit  —  A federal court has found the company that operates file-sharing service LimeWire liable for copyright infringement, according to court records reviewed by CNET.  —  U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, for the Southern District of New York …
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
More Choice for Users: Unlisted Videos  —  Melinda teaches high school in the Bay Area and recently reached out to us with a problem.  Her students just finished a video history project that she wanted to share with their parents and classmates.  But she was concerned about posting …
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Gives a Nod to Newton with New ‘What is iPad?’  Ad  —  Apple started airing a new iPad ad tonight called “What is iPad?”.  The Ad seems to be a departure from their recent ads with a bit of a gruff narrator walking through what the iPad is.  However, it struck me as strangely familiar …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Loses Senior Android Product Manager Erick Tseng To Facebook  —  Surprising industry move of the day (or maybe not): Google's Senior Product Manager, Android, Erick Tseng, has departed the company and will start working at that other game-changing Internet company as of next week: Facebook.
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Microsoft, Verizon defend Kin's monthly pricing, noting cloud backup  —  Product manager says new phones will have app downloads in the future  —  Computerworld - Microsoft's new Kin phones are not truly smartphones, but Verizon Wireless is charging users a minimum monthly $70 service fee anyway …
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Gathering Vitals of Your So-Called Scattered Life  —  The important records of most people's lives are too often hard to find when you need them.  Some are on paper, scattered in folders, drawers or boxes in homes and offices.  Others are in digital files on one or more computers.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Scroogle scrapes back to life  —  Google screws IE6  —  Scroogle is back, once again serving up privacy-friendly Google search results, a day after a sudden change to google.com shut down the swashbuckling service.  —  The not-for-profit Scroogle stopped working on Monday …
John Provine / The Official Google Blog:
Understanding the web to find short answers and “something different”  —  One year ago today we announced Google Squared in Labs, an early attempt to find and extract structured data from across the web, such as a detailed table of [dog breeds] or [broadway shows].
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple-Verizon Political Calculus, 2010 Edition  —  Regarding Verizon's announcement of a supposed forthcoming Android iPad-alike tablet, MG Siegler wrote: … There's a lot to unpack here.  First, I'll state up front that I know very little, one way or the other, regarding whether the iPhone is coming to Verizon this year.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
‘HURT LOCKER’ PRODUCERS ABOUT TO SUE AN ARMY OF PIRATES  —  EXCLUSIVE: The war against movie piracy is getting downright explosive.  We've learned that the producers of the Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker” are preparing a massive lawsuit against thousands of individuals who pirated the film online.
Doug Dineley / Computerworld:
Citrix fires up desktop virtualization  —  InfoWorld - At the Citrix Synergy show in San Francisco, the announcement of Citrix XenClient rocked the brave, new world of desktop virtualization.  —  With XenClient, Citrix has beaten virtualization leader VMware to the punch with a client hypervisor …
Discussion: ZDNet, The Register and eWeek
Will Harper / The Snitch:
LinkedIn: More Jobs Titles With ‘Ninja’ Than Ever  —  If you ever wondered what the spies at Facebook and LinkedIn have learned about their millions of users, here's your answer: An increasing number of people have job descriptions that include the word “ninja,” open relationships don't work …
 
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Magazines to Sell Subscriptions Within Facebook's News Feed
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Sprint and Walmart introduce Common Cents Mobile
Discussion: Engadget
David Springer / Chromium Blog:
A sneak peek at the Native Client SDK
Discussion: Ajaxian
Electronista:
Pegatron making CDMA iPhones?
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
The FTC is out to get Google, some interviewees say
 Earlier Items: 
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Cisco earnings: “Return to strong balanced growth”
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
All-new Hotmail to take on Gmail next Monday
Discussion: The Windows Blog
Dan Moren / Macworld:
C4 developer conference will not return
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Comcast Demos Prototype iPad App For Controlling Cable Box
Arn / MacRumors:
Prototype iPhone Video, A4 Processor, High Resolution Screen?
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone Game Maker Ngmoco Acquires Another iPhone Game Developer …
Discussion: VatorNews, CNET News, paidContent and Pulse2
 

 
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