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12:35 AM ET, May 24, 2010

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Mark Zuckerberg / Washington Post:
From Facebook, answering privacy concerns with new settings  —  Six years ago, we built Facebook around a few simple ideas.  People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  If we give people control over what they share, they will want to share more.
Discussion: SEO and Tech Daily
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
When do you throw a CEO's privacy under the bus?  —  It's interesting that lots of people who really don't like Facebook's privacy don't get mad when journalists and bloggers put into public view Steve Jobs' emails to them.  —  Today I got an email from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO/founder of Facebook.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Ballmer on Facebook privacy: Zuckerberg one of ‘good guys’  —  Google and Facebook are the ones grappling with high-profile security and privacy problems these days, but Microsoft has been there before, many times, and the issues were clearly on Steve Ballmer's mind during a talk this past week on the company's Redmond campus.
Discussion: Scobleizer, Thanks:atul
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs on WWDC Announcements: 'You Won't Be Disappointed'  —  After the big news from Google last week, MacRumors reader Bryan Webster emailed Steve Jobs: “I hope you have some good WWDC announcements to blow [Google] out of the water”.  —  To this, Steve Jobs reportedly replied “You won't be disappointed”.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Email: “Not A Chance” Google Is Leapfrogging Us (AAPL, GOOG)  —  Steve Jobs is firing off one-line emails this weekend addressing Google's big announcements from this week.  —  One email to Steve asked him what he thought of Gizmodo saying Google had leapfrogged Apple with the release of the new Android operating system.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:bobcaswell
Jason C. / Zappos.com:
6pm.com Pricing Mistake  —  Hey everyone - As many of you may know (and I'm sure a lot of you do not), 6pm.com is our sister site. 6pm.com is where brandaholics go for their guilt free daily fix of the brands they crave.  Every day, the site highlights discounts on products ranging up to 70% off.
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Internet Store Accidentally Prices Everything $49.99, Loses $1.6 million (Updated)  —  6pm.com says it erroneously capped the price of everything in their store at $49.99 on Friday and lost $1.6 million in a matter of hours.  And someone got a $1,400 GPS system cheap.  (Or this is all viral marketing.)
Tom McNichol / The Atlantic Online:
Bill Gates: More Profit Than Prophet  —  It's been 15 years since Bill Gates published The Road Ahead, a book packed with the Microsoft founder's predictions about the future.  How do Gates's prophecies hold up now that the road ahead has arrived?  Let's take a look at Bill's hits and misses:
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Leaked White iPhone HD Hits The Web?  —  There you go again, the rumor of a white iPhone HD started last week by some leaked spare parts is about to get much more momentum.  Indeed, the same source has now published some shots of what it claims to be the actual device.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An Inside Look At Facebook Questions, The Next “Killer App” Of Facebook  —  When word first got out that Facebook was working on a question & answer service, the immediate reaction was that it would a “Quora killer.”  That's an obvious and sexy statement to make since Quora was built …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
With AdMob Out of the Way, Is Google Set to Buy Invite Media?  —  Now that Google has wrapped up its AdMob deal, what's next on its shopping list?  One good bet: ad tech startup Invite Media.  —  Industry sources believe Google (GOOG) is close to a deal for Invite, a three-year-old …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Content Mill Demand Media Expands Its Reach — To More Newspapers!  [Exclusive]  —  Demand Media has just announced to its freelance writers and editors two new content deals that further its reach into traditional media.  The company is about to partner with Hearst Newspapers to produce content …
Thanks:bhern
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Google TV: everything you ever wanted to know  —  Google made some waves yesterday when it announced the new Google TV platform, backed by major players like Sony, Logitech, Intel, Dish Network, and Best Buy.  Built on Android and featuring the Chrome browser with a full version of Flash Player 10.1 …
Discussion: FM Blog, eWeek and Memex 1.1
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Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
Google TV: Who is the competition and what are they saying about it?
 
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Michal Zalewski / ZDNet:
Security engineering: broken promises
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Yahoo Looks To Direct Mail Partner To Help it Crack Local Ad Markets
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are these cloud-based social-feed enterprise disrupters boxing …
Thanks:scobleizer
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Radio Shack stores getting WiMAX upgrades ahead of Evo launch?
Discussion: I4U News, Erictric and Phones Review
Andrew Mager / ZDNet:
Best of TechCrunch Disrupt Hack Day Projects
Discussion: TechCrunch and CrunchGear
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
U.S. Newspapers Start Selling SEO
Discussion: Screenwerk
 Earlier Items: 
Paul / Music Machinery:
The Swinger  —  One of my favorite hacks at last weekend's Music Hack …
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Is Android fragmented or is this the new rate of innovation?
Discussion: Technologizer, The Tao of Mac and GartenBlog, Thanks:atul
Jan Ozer / StreamingMedia.com:
First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared
Louis Gray:
Former FriendFeeder Kevin Fox Exits Facebook Henhouse
Discussion: fox @ fury
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Opera Plans Container Data Center in Iceland
Discussion: Tech Eye and Slashdot