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9:35 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 …
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 …
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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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 …
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.
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.
DigiTimes:
Foxconn to ship 24 million iPhone 4G in 2010, says Digitimes Research  —  Foxconn will ship 24 million units of Apple's latest iPhone 4G with shipments starting in June, according to Digitimes senior analysts Ming-Chi Kuo citing sources from Taiwan-based component makers.
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.
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 …
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.
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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 …
 
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Neil McAllister / Neil McAllister's blog:
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Koh Kim / Google Chrome Blog:
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Chris / cdixon.org:
Facebook is about to try to dominate display ads the way Google dominates text ads
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Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
What has triggered the suicide cluster at Foxconn?
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John Harlow / Times of London:
Movie depicts seamy life of Facebook boss
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Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
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Adam Thierer / Technology Liberation Front:
Facebook Isn't a “Utility” & You Certainly Shouldn't Want it to Be Regulated As Such
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