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4:45 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.
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, NPR and The Tech Herald …, 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)
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
steve's blog:
Apple and Efficiently Growing its Future  —  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.
Thanks:atul
Michael Bernstein / Haystack Blog:
Facebook's ‘Like’ button makes me lonely  —  As a researcher, I expect myself to make mistakes all the time.  It's sort of par for the course, and a great way to learn.  You build little tests to try out social designs, learn, and move on.  But before a company like Facebook is willing …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga cuts a big deal with 7-Eleven to promote its Facebook games in stores  —  Social gaming firm Zynga is moving from the virtual storefront to the real one in a broad partnership deal today with the 7-Eleven convenience store chain.  —  This summer, 7-Eleven will offer exclusive virtual gift products …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
TechCrunch, GigaOM Ramping up Video — TechCrunch Goes with Brightcove, GigaOM with Ooyala  —  Two tech blog powerhouses, TechCrunch and GigaOM, are readying ambitious original online video programming.  —  While both have published some original clips, mostly with staffers using Flip cameras …
 
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CyberJournalist.net:
Twitter relies less on traditional media than blogs
Discussion: Journalism.org
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Content Mill Demand Media Expands Its Reach …
Thanks:bhern
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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
With AdMob Out of the Way, Is Google Set to Buy Invite Media?
Discussion: AdExchanger.com
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Radio Shack stores getting WiMAX upgrades ahead of Evo launch?
Discussion: I4U News, Erictric and Phones Review
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Andrew Mager / ZDNet:
Best of TechCrunch Disrupt Hack Day Projects
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
U.S. Newspapers Start Selling SEO
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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?
Jan Ozer / StreamingMedia.com:
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