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11:20 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.
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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.
Zephoria / danah boyd:
Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not
Discussion: Rough Type, Thanks:louisgray
Victoria Macdonald / Guardian:   Adopted children face anguish as birth parents stalk them on Facebook
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
17 Percent of Verizon Customers Would Upgrade to iPhone  —  AT&T's (T) iPhone exclusivity deal hasn't yet expired, nor has Apple (AAPL) announced plans to sell the device through a second U.S. carrier, but that's not stopping analysts from speculating about what might happen when it does.
Apple:
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2010 with Keynote Address on Monday, June 7  —  Apple® will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. This year's WWDC sold out in a record eight days to over 5,000 developers.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs on WWDC Announcements: 'You Won't Be Disappointed'
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Video: Android 2.2 (Froyo) Web Browser Speed Test and Comparison  —  According to Google, the web browser in Froyo beats every other mobile browser available right now.  That's a lofty claim, and in this video, we put Froyo up against Safari on the iPhone and Opera Mobile 10 on the HD2.  The results?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo, Nokia To Launch Co-Branded Services Around The World  —  While we already knew the subject of this news, Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz officially announced Project Nike, a distribution partnership with Nokia this morning.  Nokia will build Yahoo email, search, and other applications into their devices.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM buys Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4 billion  —  IBM on Monday acquired Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4 billion.  Big Blue said it will lump Sterling Commerce and its 2,500 employees in with its WebSphere middleware unit.  —  The move means that Sterling Commerce has another home inside of a large company.
Dickc / Twitter Blog:
The Twitter Platform  —  Enduring Value  —  When we discuss the future of Twitter, we focus on the mechanisms through which we can build a platform of enduring value.  The three mechanisms most important to building such a platform are architecting for extensibility, providing a robust API …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Google finally reveals AdSense cut: 68% on content  —  At last, Google is revealing its split on AdSense: 68% to publishers for content ads, 51% for search ads.  —  I had two primary complaints about Google in my otherwise admittedly and obviously wet-kiss book, What Would Google Do?:
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Flash 10.1 on Froyo goes tete-a-tete with Flash Lite 4 on Eclair: butter vs. stutter (video)  —  Believe it or not, your newly-upgraded Nexus One isn't the first Android smartphone to have Adobe Flash video capability, nor even the first to play said content on a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU …
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Facebook is just the first step, say Russians  —  The Russian investment vehicle that bought a $200m stake in Facebook last year is preparing to buy stakes in dozens of well-known internet companies as Russia turns to the internet to lead its future prosperity.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TweetUp Launches “AdSense For Twitter” Product At #TCDisrupt  —  TweetUp, the Twitter-focused search and advertising startup that was incubated by idealab - the original Overture founders - is launching today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City.
Discussion: TweetUp Blog
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Amazon's Kindle 2.5 software update begins to roll out  —  We knew it was destined for a late-May release, and it looks as if Amazon's going to make its deadline after all.  Following a preview of the 2.5 software update a few weeks back, we've got pictorial proof that the new code is being pushed out as we speak.
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)
 
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Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog:
PhoneTell taps the Web for proper mobile caller ID
Discussion: VentureBeat
Shane Snow / Wired News:
Inside Foursquare: Checking In Before the Party Started (Part I)
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
TechCrunch, GigaOM Ramping up Video …
Michael Bernstein / Haystack Blog:
Facebook's ‘Like’ button makes me lonely
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Apple and Efficiently Growing its Future
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 Earlier Items: 
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Content Mill Demand Media Expands Its Reach …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:bhern
Tom McNichol / The Atlantic Online:
Bill Gates: More Profit Than Prophet
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Michal Zalewski / ZDNet:
Security engineering: broken promises
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Yahoo Looks To Direct Mail Partner To Help it Crack Local Ad Markets
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An Inside Look At Facebook Questions, The Next “Killer App” Of Facebook
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are these cloud-based social-feed enterprise disrupters boxing …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
With AdMob Out of the Way, Is Google Set to Buy Invite Media?