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12:30 PM ET, May 24, 2010

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Dick Costolo / 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 …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Prohibit Any Third Party To Advertise In-Stream  —  Twitterjust put up a blog post talking up its platform approach and long-term strategy.  Surprisingly, the company has made some decisions that are sure to irk a couple of third-party developers and startups.
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?
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:   Rivals Seize on Troubles of Facebook
Zephoria / danah boyd:
Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not
Discussion: Gawker and Rough Type, Thanks:louisgray
Neal Mohan / Inside AdSense:
The AdSense revenue share  —  Today, in the spirit of greater transparency with AdSense publishers, we're sharing the revenue shares for our two main AdSense products — AdSense for content and AdSense for search.  —  As you may already know, AdSense is comprised of several products.
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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?:
Discussion: Techie Buzz
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.
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.
David Carnoy / CNET News:
Pandigital's new $200 Novel color e-reader powered by Android, Barnes & Noble  —  If you know Pandigital, you probably know it for its photo frames.  But now the company is moving into the hot e-reader market with a device that a lot of people have been waiting for: an affordable color screen e-reader …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Intel officially outs Core i3, i5 and i7 ULV processors for those ultra-thin laptops  —  We can't say this one is much of a surprise, but it sure is good to get the official details on Intel's latest ultra-low voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.  Just as we had heard …
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.
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
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 …
Steve Cheney / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's Incredible Efficient Growth (AAPL, CSCO, GOOG, MSFT, INTC)  —  Organic growth is the term coined for growing internally, not via merger or acquisition.  Apple has embraced this strategy over its existence, averaging only about 1 acquisition per year during the past 25 years.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and Macsimum News
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.
Shane Snow / Wired News:
Inside Foursquare: Checking In Before the Party Started (Part I)  —  Shane Snow has been bothering the Foursquare crew since before the startup was funded and became the internet's darling du jour.  A student at Columbia's School of Journalism at the time, Snow was in the room during key moments …
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.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Finds A New Lover In Match.com, Dumps Personals
Discussion: paidContent and PR Newswire
Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog:
PhoneTell taps the Web for proper mobile caller ID
Discussion: VentureBeat
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
TechCrunch, GigaOM Ramping up Video …
Michael Bernstein / Haystack Blog:
Facebook's ‘Like’ button makes me lonely
Discussion: All Facebook
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Content Mill Demand Media Expands Its Reach …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:bhern
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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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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Email: “Not A Chance” Google Is Leapfrogging Us (AAPL, GOOG)
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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