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7:30 PM ET, May 26, 2010

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Making Control Simple  —  When we started Facebook, we built it around a few simple ideas.  People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  When you have control over what you share, you want to share more.  When you share more, the world becomes more open and connected.
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
10 Things You Need To Know About Today's Facebook Privacy Changes  —  This morning Facebook announced a new set of privacy settings that they hope will be sufficient enough to make them essentially permanent, as Mark Zuckerberg described during his presentation.  For many users, the new settings means greater control over privacy.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Options  —  Facebook hosted a press conference today at 1:30 about “making privacy simpler.”  —  We're covered it live.  —  To see the changes is in action, go here.  —  Today's change come after weeks of pressure from hordes of media and privacy watchdog organizations.
Kevin Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Facebook's New Privacy Improvements Are a Positive Step, But There's Still More Work to Be Done  —  In response to a firestorm of criticism from EFF and others ([1][2][3]), and after much internal debate, Facebook today announced a series of privacy changes to the social networking site …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Do Facebook's new privacy settings let it off the hook?
Discussion: ZDNet, ReadWriteWeb and Inside Facebook
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T confirms to employees new iPhone launching in June  —  Title says it all, but you didn't really need a confirmation, did you?  The phone will be available for purchase in June, not July, and from what we've heard, it won't even be late June.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boom, Indeed: Apple Passes Microsoft In Market Cap  —  Back in March, Microsoft was over $50 billion ahead of Apple in market cap.  That gap was still huge, but it was the closest the two had been in that measurement of value in decades.  The trend was clear: I predicted that Apple would pass Microsoft, it was only a matter of when.
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New York Times:
New King of Technology: Apple Overtakes Microsoft  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple, the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads, overtook Microsoft, the computer software giant, on Wednesday to become the world's most valuable technology company.  —  In intraday trading in the afternoon session …
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
The Windows era is over  —  About five years ago …
Discussion: The Loop, Thanks:qot
DigiTimes:
Breaking down the rumors of iPhone 4G: Q&A with Digitimes Research senior analyst Ming-Chi Kuo  —  A fan of Apple or not, one cannot deny that over the past few decades, the company has introduced products that have changed the way we go about our everyday lives.
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Chris Anderson / Wired:
Wired Magazine's iPad Edition Goes Live  —  The irony that Wired, a magazine founded to chronicle the digital revolution, has traditionally come to you each month on the smooshed atoms of dead trees is not lost on us.  Let's just say the medium is not always the message.  —  Except that now it is.
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Google Mobile Blog:
Where Have I Been?  Get Your Answer with the Google Location History Dashboard  —  Labels: google latitude, google location history  —  When I was young, I used to imagine that there was a string attached to me, and that one day I'd be able to see my whole life's travels laid out on a globe.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Zynga Continues To Expand Beyond Facebook, Forges Major Partnership With Yahoo  —  If you thought Zynga's recent peace treaty with Facebook meant the end of its efforts to expand its reach beyond the social network, think again.  Today, Zynga has announced that it has forged a deal with Yahoo …
Daimaou / Akihabara News:
Sony Develops a “Rollable” OTFT-driven OLED Display that can wrap around a Pencil  —  Sony Corporation ('Sony') announced today that it developed a super-flexible 80 μm-thick 4.1-in 121 ppi OTFT*1-driven full color OLED display which can be wrapped around a thin cylinder.
Mfyall / AdMob Metrics:
April 2010 Mobile Metrics Report  —  The iPhone and Android ecosystems are growing rapidly, with Gartner estimating the two platforms combined to sell 25% of smartphones worldwide in Q1.  At their developer conference last week, Google stated they are activating 100,000 Android devices a day.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nexus One starting to show up in third party retail channels, commands big money  —  If you want to know what Google meant by “more retail availability” for the Nexus One when it talked about spiking its first-party phone store, take a good, hard look at our brave new world here.
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Steve Jobs Reinvents the CEO With E-Mail Campaign  —  Most Fortune 500 CEOs are about as accessible as Kim Jong Il, but Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been breaking the mold.  He's sent terse e-mail replies to more than a dozen customer inquiries — and one journalist — in the past few months.
Discussion: internetnews.com and Guardian, Thanks:steverubel
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook acquires DEMO startup ShareGrove  —  Facebook has acquired ShareGrove, a small startup focused on creating private spaces for close friends and family to share content.  —  The San Mateo, Calif.-based company, which debuted at the DEMO conference last fall, offered a private real …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
ComScore Is Now Free For Startups  —  At TechCrunch Disrupt today, web analytics company comScore announced the free availability of its platform for startups.  —  The company is making Tagging completely free.  “Tagging” means putting a comScore tag (i.e. pixel) on a publisher's web page …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Foursquare To Add Photos (Which Set Facebook Growth Off Like A Rocket)  —  Photo uploads are coming to Foursquare, CEO Dennis Crowley tells us.  —  (Foursquare is the mobile app that makes a game out of telling your friends where you're hanging out.)  —  Dennis didn't tell us when to expect the new feature.
Bruce Nussbaum / The Conversation:
Facebook's Culture Problem May Be Fatal  —  Facebook's imbroglio over privacy reveals what may be a fatal business model.  I know because my students at Parsons The New School For Design tell me so.  They live on Facebook and they are furious at it.  This was the technology platform they were born into …
 
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Christy Pettey / Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments on Pace to Grow 22 Percent in 2010
Discussion: PC World, The Register, Tech Eye and ZDNet
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Kylo TV Browser Can Now be Tweaked to Watch Hulu
Discussion: PR Newswire, Gadget Lab and Crave
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
First human ‘infected with computer virus’
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox Losing Early Adopters to Chrome - Will Mainstream Users Follow?
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