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5:35 PM ET, May 23, 2010

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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: 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?
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.
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.
Discussion: Mashable! and TNW Social Media, Thanks:sameerpatel
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Arn / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
MacRumors: Steve Jobs on WWDC Announcements: 'You Won't Be Disappointed'  —  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”.
Jan Ozer / StreamingMedia.com:
First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared  —  VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares?  Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth.  See for yourself.
Thanks:rawmeet
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 …
Andrew Mager / ZDNet:
Best of TechCrunch Disrupt Hack Day Projects  —  When people hear the world “hack”, they think of something negative: a spammer or troll trying to get at your personal information.  But a hack, in the context of Hack Day, means to build something interesting in a short amount of time.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Is Android fragmented or is this the new rate of innovation?  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.
Discussion: Technologizer, The Tao of Mac and GartenBlog, Thanks:atul
Paul / Music Machinery:
The Swinger  —  One of my favorite hacks at last weekend's Music Hack Day is Tristan's Swinger.  The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing.  It does this be taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Post-I/O Thoughts  —  Post-Google I/O, there's not much room left to see iPhone-vs.-Android as anything other than an all-out war.  What we've got here is a good old-fashioned epic rivalry.  —  It's exciting, vicious, fun to watch, and ultimately should prove to be excellent news for consumers.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google, Apple, Jacob, And The Man In Black
Discussion: Sharing the truth …, Thanks:bobcaswell
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms Froyo Launch: “The roll out to Nexus One devices has begun!”  —  Last last night (early this morning) there was some confusion about our post indicating that Android 2.2, Froyo, had started to roll out.  Some thought we had Photoshopped the pictures (I wish I was that good at Photoshop) …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Regulators Are Watching Google Over Antitrust Concerns  —  IN the 1990s, Gary Reback, a Silicon Valley lawyer, almost single-handedly brought the antitrust weight of the federal government down on that era's high-tech heavyweight, Microsoft.  Now Mr. Reback contends there is a dangerous …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
U.S. Newspapers Start Selling SEO  —  Your local newspaper may soon offer SEO services.  Heck, maybe it already is.  —  Two of the three biggest newspaper publishers in the U.S. have recently announced that they're selling marketing services to small/local businesses …
 
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Radio Shack stores getting WiMAX upgrades ahead of Evo launch?
Discussion: Erictric, I4U News and Phones Review
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
Erico Guizzo / IEEE Spectrum:
Microsoft Shifts Robotics Strategy, Makes Robotics Studio Available Free
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
“Foursquare for TV” app Miso gets seed funding
Discussion: TechCrunch and Bazaar Labs Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How the iPad is changing art and music
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems
Ari David / Yes, But, However!:
Apple Denies Free Political Speech