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10:10 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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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
TweetUp, Sponsored Tweets say they dodge Twitter's new restrictions  —  Twitter developers say they're pivoting around the social network's broad new restrictions on advertising and that their business models won't be too detrimentally affected.  —  The San Francisco-based microblogging network …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Demands A Cut Of All Ads Sold Around Twitter API
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
FAQ: Twitter's New Rules On Third-Party Ads
Discussion: The Next Web, Mashable! and TweetUp Blog, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Prohibit Any Third Party To Advertise In-Stream
Discussion: Inc.com
Chavon Sutton / CNNMoney.com:
Wal-Mart slashes iPhone price to $97  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, plans to slash the price of Apple's 16GB 3GS iPhone to $97 beginning Tuesday.  —  Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) is widely expected to unveil a brand-new iPhone next month …
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Apple discontinuing Apple iPhone 3G 8GB?
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.”
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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.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Yahoo's New Core Competency Seems to Be Outsourcing to Others
Thanks:mathewi
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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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
68% of 85% is really 57.8%  —  Google today announced …
Discussion: Domain Name Wire and Techie Buzz
Jeff Jarvis / Silicon Alley Insider:
Finally! Google Reveals The Split On AdSense (GOOG)
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Computerworld
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?
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Web Browsing Performance on Android 2.2 Hampered by Flash Compatibility [Updated]
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Facebook Doesn't Adhere to Its Stated ‘Principles’  —  Facebook has faced backlashes before, but this time feels different.  Despite amassing an empire of nearly 500 million users, the company is in the midst of a public relations fiasco, with users, tech columnists and even the FTC slamming CEO Mark Zuckerberg for privacy violations.
Discussion: PC World, Post Tech, VentureBeat and Gawker
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Mark Zuckerberg / Washington Post:
From Facebook, answering privacy concerns with new settings
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.
Steve Gottwals / Adobe Reader Blog:
Introducing Adobe Reader for Android  —  On the heels of some cool Adobe news last week at Google I/O (The Engineering Behind Flash Player 10.1, Available Now: Developer Prerelease of AIR for Android and Flash Player 10.1 on Google TV), I am very pleased to announce that Adobe Reader for Android is available today in the Android Market.
Bloomberg:
Via Says $100 Android-Powered Tablets Will Challenge the IPad This Year  —  Via Technologies Inc., the Taiwanese computer-processor company, expects $100 tablet devices containing its chips to reach the U.S. in the second half of 2010, offering a cheaper alternative to the iPad.
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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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why can Soluto do what Microsoft can't?  They get rid of Windows frustrations (exclusive first look)  —  This video is reposted from Rackspace's building43 site.  —  When we visited Israel a few weeks ago we kept running into people who would ask “have you seen Soluto yet?”
Discussion: TechCrunch and building43
W.J. Hennigan / Los Angeles Times:
GPS is getting an $8-billion upgrade  —  Improvements, including the replacement of satellites, aim to make the system more reliable, more widespread and much more accurate.  —  Without it, ATMs would stop spitting out cash, Wall Street could blunder billions of dollars in stock trades and clueless drivers would get lost.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Switched, Thanks:atul
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
With Bandwidth Demand Booming, a New Kind of Optical Network Is Born  —  Allied Fiber said today it's begun construction of a nationwide wholesale fiber network that will span 11,548 miles.  The New York-based company will build out the network in six phases, linking undersea cable landing points …
Kathryn Koegel / AdAge:
Memo to Steve Jobs: the IAd Is No Miracle Worker  —  Why Apple Should Rethink Its Strategy in Deploying Mobile Ads Into the Marketplace  —  A veil of silence hangs over the advertising industry, as thick and unattractive as Scarlett O'Hara's post-war recycled drape dress.
Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
Spring Cleaning: Comments, offline, and older browser support  —  Springtime is a great opportunity to clean up, take care of loose ends, and generally spruce things up.  Since we still have a few weeks of spring left, the Reader team is taking this opportunity to clean things up a bit.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The List Of Startups Launching At TechCrunch Disrupt
Discussion: FluidDB and NYConvergence
Jean-Christophe Cimetiere / MSDN Blogs:
Two open source projects to facilitate interoperability with Outlook .pst data files
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Tech Startups Go Lean as Software, Storage Costs Drop
Discussion: Communications …
Robin Harris / StorageMojo:
Seagate gets hybrid SSD/HDD right
Discussion: Computerworld and PC World
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
MySpace's First Corporate Amputation
Discussion: The Next Web
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Rivals Seize on Troubles of Facebook
Discussion: PC World and MediaPost Raw
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Pandigital, B&N partner on $200 color e-reader
Apple:
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2010 …