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2:50 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 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Prohibit Any Third Party To Advertise In-Stream
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.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Rivals Seize on Troubles of Facebook
Discussion: MediaPost Raw
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes, promises privacy fixes
Zephoria / danah boyd:
Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not
Discussion: Rough Type, Thanks:louisgray
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
When do you throw a CEO's privacy under the bus?
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.
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?:
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
68% of 85% is really 57.8%  —  Google today announced …
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bartz: “Google Is 90% Search, That's A Fact” - Except It's Not  —  Mike Arrington just had a no-holds barred interview with Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz at TechCrunch Disrupt.  Bartz gave back as good as she got, at least in sound bites.  As usual, I didn't find many of her statements convincing.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Carol Bartz To Michael Arrington: “F*ck Off!”  —  Well, that just happened.  —  Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz took the stage for a fireside chat with our own Michael Arrington.  It took about 15 minutes, but Mike got her to tell him to “f**k off.”
Discussion: Tech Eye and ZDNet
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
17 Percent of Verizon Customers Would Upgrade to iPhone  —  AT&T's iPhone-exclusivity deal hasn't yet expired; nor has Apple 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.
Brandon Miniman /
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?
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Pandigital, B&N partner on $200 color e-reader  —  If you know of Pandigital, you probably know it for its photo frames.  However, the company is moving into the hot e-book reader market with a device that a lot of people have been waiting for: an affordable color screen e-book reader with ties to a major bookseller.
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.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Yahoo-Nokia Alliance Is Too Late for Mobile Market
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Google: The Next 6 Months of Android Will “Blow Your Mind”  —  Android 2.2 is out, and it's pretty nice!  But what's next for Android?  A better keyboard?  More sexy?  And how exactly does Google decide what goes into each version of Android anyway?  Let's ask Lead Android Andy Rubin.
Discussion: Android Phone Fans
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Tony Blair turns VC - Joins Silicon Valley firm firm as a senior adviser
Discussion: Fortune and New York Times
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
MySpace's First Corporate Amputation
Steve Gottwals / Adobe Reader Blog:
Introducing Adobe Reader for Android
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Tunerfish Aims to Chart the Social Graph for Video
Discussion: TechCrunch and Scobleizer
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Finds A New Lover In, Dumps Personals
Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog:
PhoneTell taps the Web for proper mobile caller ID
Discussion: Voyces and VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
Shane Snow / Wired News:
Inside Foursquare: Checking In Before the Party Started (Part I)
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Facebook is just the first step, say Russians
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
TechCrunch, GigaOM Ramping up Video …
Twitter relies less on traditional media than blogs
Michael Bernstein / Haystack Blog:
Facebook's ‘Like’ button makes me lonely
Discussion: All Facebook
Steve Cheney / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's Incredible Efficient Growth (AAPL, CSCO, GOOG, MSFT, INTC)
Discussion: Daring Fireball and Macsimum News
Tom McNichol / The Atlantic Online:
Bill Gates: More Profit Than Prophet