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1:40 AM ET, May 14, 2010

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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Well, These New Zuckerberg IMs Won't Help Facebook's Privacy Problems  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company are suddenly facing a big new round of scrutiny and criticism about their cavalier attitude toward user privacy.  —  An early instant messenger exchange Mark had with a college friend …
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Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Mum's the word from all-hands Facebook company meeting on privacy  —  Facebook execs not saying if changes will be made to the social network's privacy policies  —  Computerworld - Right out of the gates, Facebook is staying mum about what went on during its all-hands-on-deck company privacy meeting late on Thursday.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Has Facebook's Active User Growth Dropped 25% to 50%?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:malpern
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Mark Zuckerberg:
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
VentureBeat:
Acer to launch Chrome OS devices in two weeks (exclusive)  —  It's been some time since we received any new details on Chrome OS, Google's web-focused operating system for netbooks.  But that's about to change in a couple weeks.  We've learned from multiple sources that the Taiwanese computer …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome OS Coming Along Quickly, But Not Ready Just Yet  —  A report today on VentureBeat says that Acer will unveil the first Chrome OS devices in two weeks.  While that certainly could happen, don't expect the OS to be finished, and don't expect those devices to launch anytime soon.
Discussion: Go Rumors
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Adobe targets Apple in ad campaign launched today, publishes open letter from founders  —  If you're reading Engadget today (and let's be honest, you're reading it right now), then you might have noticed that Adobe has launched a pretty full-force campaign to call out Apple on its anti-Flash mission.
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Adobe:
Our thoughts on open markets  —  The genius of the Internet is its almost infinite openness to innovation.  New hardware.  New software.  New applications.  New ideas.  They all get their chance.  As the founders of Adobe, we believe open markets are in the best interest of developers, content owners, and consumers.
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Absolute Power vs. the Pirate Flag  —  Today Adobe ran a full-page ad in various newspapers articulating key company beliefs, and company founders John Warnock & Chuck Geschke—whose PostScript innovations were instrumental in the adoption of the Macintosh & desktop publishing—posted their thoughts on open markets & open competition:
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Adobe Pricey Love Note to Apple
Discussion: AdAge
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
OMG: Google Agreed To A $700 Million Kill Fee For AdMob???  —  This one's a bit old, so apologies if we're the last ones to know.  —  But in a late April article about Apple, Bloomberg noted that Eric Schmidt had been so desperate to win the AdMob bidding war over Apple that he agreed …
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Agence France Presse:
65,000 Android phones shipping every day: Google  —  WASHINGTON — At least 65,000 mobile phones powered by Google's Android operating system are being shipped every day, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said Thursday.  —  Schmidt, speaking at Google's annual shareholder meeting …
Discussion: Neowin.net and TNW Mobile
Agence France Presse:
Google situation in China ‘seems to be stable’: CEO
Discussion: CNET News
Eugene Wei / Hulu Blog:
Pardon Our Dust  —  Today we're releasing several exciting updates to Hulu, most notably a new version of the Hulu video player.  We've posted an overview of the new player, complete with an introductory video, here.  And you can experience the changes for yourself throughout the site.
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Hulu: HTML5 Isn't Ready for Prime Time  —  UPDATED: Hulu rolled out a number of updates to its video player today, including making it bigger, adding adaptive bitrate streaming, improving content recommendations and enabling users to receive more personalized ads.
Lev Popov / Facebook Blog:
Staying in Control of Your Facebook Logins  —  At Facebook, we're constantly working on new ways to protect you from scams and help you keep your account and information secure.  Today, we're announcing some new tools and systems designed to keep the bad guys out and keep you abreast …
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Facebook IDs hacker who tried to sell 1.5M accounts
Discussion: Neowin.net
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals a Powerful Location-Based Service for the iPhone  —  Within the sixteen patent applications that were published by the US Patent & Trademark Office for Apple Inc today, a single gem emerged.  It's a very powerful new concept for a location based application service …
Michael VanDeMar / Smackdown!:
Hosting With GoDaddy?  Might Want To Rethink That Decision.  —  One of the services I offer people is cleaning their Wordpress installations of hacks and infections, mostly for those who might not have the time or technical expertise to follow my hacked Wordpress cleaning guide.
Michael Gartenberg / SlashGear:
Two weeks of travel, Ten iPad lessons  —  A while back, I tried traveling on business with nothing but the help of three smart phones.  I quickly ran into the headroom of those devices and, by the time I was home, I had a huge list of tasks I needed to deal with that could only be done on a computer.
Discussion: ZDNet
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Let's Try This Again: How Much Web Video Is Really iPad-Ready?  —  Steve Jobs says there's no reason to cling to Flash video on the Web, because most Web video also works on the H.264/HTML5 standard he's supporting.  —  But Adobe (ADBE) says the majority of the Web's video uses its Flash standard.
Discussion: Fortune and Post Tech
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
How Much Web Video Is iPad-Ready? About Two-Thirds. Really.
Discussion: MeFeedia Blog and Mashable!
comScore, Inc.:
Americans Received 1 Trillion Display Ads in Q1 2010 as Online Advertising Market Rebounds from 2009 Recession  —  Facebook Was Top Display Ad Publisher in Q1, AT&T Ranked as Top Advertiser  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview …
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IAB:
Internet Advertising Revenues Hit $5.9 Billion in Q1 '10 …
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:   Facebook takes U.S. lead in display ad impressions in Q1
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Special Report: Can that guy in Ironman 2 whip IBM in real life?  —  (Reuters) - In the movie “Ironman 2,” Larry Ellison makes a cameo appearance as a billionaire, playboy software magnate.  It is a role he knows well.  He is playing himself — chief executive of Oracle Corp …
 
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Chris Pirillo:
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Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Microsoft, Yahoo Start Sorting Through Paid Search Ad Problems
Discussion: ZDNet and WebProNews
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
FCC's Genachowski: We're At The ‘Pre-Beginning’ With Third Way
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook And Twitter Are On A Collision Course.  And We're In The Middle.
Discussion: PC World, Digital Daily and CNN, Thanks:markmayhew
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
Which Celebrities Did People Force to Follow Them the Day Twitter Exploded?
Discussion: TNW Social Media
Cliff Kuang / Fast Company:
Litl Unveils Internet Interface Aimed at Surfers of Both Web and Couch
Discussion: Gizmodo, Obsessable and Electronista
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
You're Welcome, You Bastards  —  A week ago we posted two excerpts …
Discussion: Medialoper, Thanks:mayank25may
Ubergizmo:
10 Million CDMA iPhones Already On Order?
Discussion: DigiTimes and GottaBeMobile
 Earlier Items: 
John Gruber / Macworld:
This is how Apple rolls  —  Like other products, the iPad will start small, but grow large
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Steve Replies to Email About Mac Design Awards: “Just The Normal Cycle Of Things”
Discussion: Edible Apple and 9 to 5 Mac
Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive BlackBerry tablet information
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Google To Add Tethering, Wifi Hotspot To Android 2.2 Froyo