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5:10 AM ET, May 17, 2010

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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 …
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 …
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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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Booyah: Accel Picks a Location Startup and Gives It $20M  —  Booyah, which makes the location-based mobile gaming app MyTown, has raised $20 million in a round led by Accel Partners and including previous investors Kleiner Perkins and DAG Ventures.  The company also added Accel's Jim Breyer …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Groupon Invades Europe With Acquisition Of Citydeal  —  Daily deal service Groupon, hot off a new funding that valued the company at $1.35 billion, may not love all those clones of its service out there.  But they're certainly being realistic about things - tomorrow they'll announce …
Koh Kim / Google Chrome Blog:
Six ways to find the right Chrome Extension for you  —  With so many Chrome extensions to choose from, exploring the extensions gallery has been like a treasure hunt for me.  Over the last few months, I've spent hours checking out new extensions and discovering cool ways to keep up with the latest news or find better deals online.
Discussion: NewsGrange and Download Squad
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 …
Discussion: MacStories and PalmAddicts, Thanks:srikarlovesmanu
Neil McAllister / Neil McAllister's blog:
HTML: Still not all it's cracked up to be  —  The ever-growing jumble of standards, frameworks, and tools does little to ease the pain of Web application development  —  Last week I applauded the decline of Flash and other proprietary RIA (rich Internet application) platforms …
John Harlow / Times of London:
Movie depicts seamy life of Facebook boss  —  The 26-year-old billionaire, who is already under fire for his website's abuse of privacy, now faces ridicule  —  JUST as he hoped to clean up his image, Mark Zuckerberg, the inventor of Facebook, is to be portrayed in a Hollywood film as a ruthless and untrustworthy sex maniac.
Chris / cdixon.org:
Facebook is about to try to dominate display ads the way Google dominates text ads  —  It is customary to divide online advertising into two categories: direct response and brand advertising.  I prefer instead to divide it according to the mindset of users: whether or not they are actively looking …
Thanks:atul
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 …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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.
Discussion: Sharing the truth … and Gawker
 
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Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
What has triggered the suicide cluster at Foxconn?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Phones Review
Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Wild Fox: Firefox Fork with H.264 Support
Discussion: Download Squad
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Nominations in the Digital Age
Adam Thierer / Technology Liberation Front:
Facebook Isn't a “Utility” & You Certainly Shouldn't Want it to Be Regulated As Such
Discussion: Geekosystem, /Message and apophenia
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FTC Gives Ann Taylor A Pass In First ‘Blog Disclosure’ Investigation
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Time Warner Cable tries to put brakes on massive piracy case
Discussion: /Film and Maximum PC
Anne-Marie Corley / IEEE Spectrum:
Optical Transistor Is a Step Toward the Quantum Internet
Discussion: PC World