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10:10 AM ET, May 17, 2010

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Five Years In, YouTube Is Now Streaming Two Billion Views Per Day  —  It's hard to believe, but it's been five years since YouTube launched and changed the way people share video online (it was acquired by Google a year and a half later).  To celebrate its birthday, YouTube has just announced …
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone 4: June launch, high-res screen, iBookstore - Digitimes
Discussion: Electronista
Chris Nuttall / Financial Times:
Google and Intel in web TV launch  —  Google and Intel are expected to announce a significant breakthrough into consumer electronics and the broadcast industry this week with the launch of a “Smart TV” platform.  —  Top executives from the Silicon Valley companies are reported to be ready …
David Carr / New York Times:
Taylor Momsen Did Not Write This Headline  —  Don't know who Taylor Momsen is?  Neither do I, beyond that she is the mean one on “Gossip Girl.”  But Facebook knows her well, Twitter loves her, and she and Google have been hooking up, like, forever.  —  One more fact about Ms. Momsen …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP bought Palm after a five-company bidding war  —  Palm and HP seem like the happiest of corporate couples right now, but theirs was a heated courtship: according to Palm's latest statement to shareholders, a total of 16 companies were contacted about a deal, and HP was the winner …
Sarah Kershaw / New York Times:
Google Tells Sites for ‘Cougars’ to Go Prowl Elsewhere  —  IF you're a woman who would like to date younger men, you can find lots of articles about these relationships by doing a Google search.  —  But as a woman looking for a man, you might be a little confused by the advertisements that accompany these articles.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Wikipedia founder tries to remove alleged kiddie porn, then gives up editorial privileges  —  [Update: Jimmy Wales tweeted me to say the change to his editorial status is “A purely technical matter.  I am not stepping down or pulling back from anything.”  —  For my sourcing …
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Katherine Bourzac / Technology Review:
New Inks Could Mean Cheaper OLED Screens  —  DuPont has developed a printing process to bring down the cost of high-performance displays.  —  Organic light emitting diode, or OLED, displays seem to have it all: energy efficiency and a beautiful, crisp picture that refreshes rapidly.
Reuters:
Apple's iPhone replaces Blackberry for some bankers  —  (Reuters) - British bank Standard Chartered is replacing the Blackberry, currently its standard corporate communications device, with the iPhone, a move that could eventually result in thousands of bankers switching to the Apple device for business communication on the go.
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Two tastes better together: Combining OpenID and OAuth with OpenID Connect  —  On Friday, David Recordon, one of the original authors of OpenID, released a single-page specification for OpenID Connect, a concept that I outlined on this blog in January before I joined Google.
Agam Shah / PC World:
Intel Aims Wireless Display Technology at Handhelds  —  Intel will bring its wireless display technology to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, company executives said this week.  —  The company's Wi-Di technology enables consumers to wirelessly transmit images and video from a PC to a high-definition TV screen.
Discussion: Maximum PC
Alex Ahlund / TechCrunch:
iPhone App Sales, Exposed  —  This guest post was written by Alex Ahlund, the former CEO of AppVee and AndroidApps, which was recently acquired by mobile app directory Appolicious.  He is currently an advisor to Appolicious.  —  One of the most commonly asked questions we get from both developers …
Bernard Condon / Associated Press:
Secretive speed traders in spotlight after crash  —  NEW YORK — If you saw a penny on the sidewalk, would you pick it up?  —  You may think it's not worth the effort, but a breed of investors who have been in the news do.  Using super-fast computers, high-frequency traders in effect bend …
 
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