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8:05 AM ET, May 27, 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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Our trust relationship with Facebook: complicated  —  Today I, along with a ton of other journalists, met with Facebook and listened to their presentation on the new privacy settings.  Afterward I met one-on-one with Mark Zuckerberg and I told him that Facebook still has a trust problem (you can watch that entire video interview here).
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Drill (Down), Baby, Drill: Facebook's New “Simple” …
Discussion: Gawker, WebProNews and Inside Social Games, Thanks:bobcaswell
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Zuckerberg says the public misunderstands his and Facebook's motivations
Discussion: building43
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will Steve Ballmer Show Up At The WWDC Keynote?  —  So, maybe there could be a surprise or two at the Apple (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference, after all.  Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with tiny Global Equities Research, contends that 7 minutes of the June 7 keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
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 …
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Agence France Presse:
Microsoft chief shrugs off Apple rise
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boom, Indeed: Apple Passes Microsoft In Market Cap
Ragavan / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Home Coming Soon to the iPhone  —  We have been working on an application for the iPhone based on the Firefox Sync (formerly Weave Sync) technology.  The app is called Firefox Home, and it gives iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is... Soluto!  —  It's that time.  After seeing 20 startups plus two audience choices present at TechCrunch Disrupt, last night, that list was whittled down to five finalists: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM.  And now it's time to announce a winner.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
A modest proposal: the Continuous Client  —  There is a missing link in our computing experience that has recently been made painfully clear thanks to the current onslaught of highly advanced mobile devices, and I believe the solution to this problem is simple.  Allow me to set the stage.
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.
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Android passes iPhone in Mainland China  —  According to April Admob numbers, Android phones outnumber iPhones in Mainland China.  —  Google's new subsidiary, Admob pushed out its latest smartphone analytics numbers today and there is a bit of an Android surprise from Mainland China.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Fox Mobile Releases Hulu-Like Mobile App With 25 Content Partners To Start  —  It's not called Hulu mobile, but it probably should be.  Fox's Mobile Group has launched a mobile beta application that provides free access to full-length TV shows on your phone.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel exec responds to Nvidia smear  —  Intel and Nvidia are exchanging barbs (again), after Nvidia's CEO made disparaging remarks about Intel processors in a recent interview.  —  The tension between the two companies has been heating up as the rivalry intensifies.
Discussion: Tech Eye, Fudzilla and TG Daily
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
B&N launches a Nook iPad app  —  If you've been waiting to get the Nook experience on your iPad, your wait is over.  Barnes&Noble just announced the availability of their Nook app, available free from the App Store.  —  Nook is behind in the race to ereader hegemony so they've decided …
Tom Ivan / Edge Online:
Natal To Cost $149 - Source  —  Casual-focused motion sensing camera will launch this October as a standalone unit and as part of a new Xbox 360 bundle offering.  —  Market research firm expects the sector to continue to experience a downturn over the next few years before online begins to drive growth again.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
FSF: Apple's iTunes Store terms of service at odds with GPL  —  The Free Software Foundation is up in arms over Apple's iTunes Store Terms of Service, suggesting that these terms fundamentally conflict with the terms of the GNU Public License.  The foundation has warned Apple that a version …
Discussion: OStatic blogs and fsf.org
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo's Bartz Downplays Engagement Worries  —  Kicking off her company's investor's day, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz tried to quell analyst concerns about the company's engagement numbers by talking up the company's aspirations to personalize its sites.
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Google Balks at Turning Over Data to Regulators  —  BERLIN — Google on Thursday balked at requests from regulators in Germany and Hong Kong to surrender fragments of Internet data and e-mails it had improperly collected from unsecured home wireless networks, saying it needed time to resolve legal issues.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld:
MeeGo, the new netbook Linux, arrives  —  Take one part Intel's Moblin, mix with Nokia's Maemo, bake for three months in the Linux Foundation oven, and you get MeeGo.  Linux Foundation executive director, Jim Zemlin has called this new embedded Linux, the open-source uber-platform …
Electronista:
Comcast drops hints of 105Mbps Extreme tier  —  Comcast to more than double speeds soon  —  Comcast's plans to offer over 100Mbps on its cable Internet access were given away today after one customer posted mention of a new tier on his bill.  The appropriately named Extreme 105 would provide 105Mbps downstream and 10Mbps for uploads.
Discussion: Engadget, DSLreports and Erictric
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Google's Gundotra On Apple, The Fight For Developers' Hearts [Video]  —  After wrapping up Tuesday's panel on the future of mobile with Foursquare's Dennis Crowley and Facebook's Chris Cox, Google's Vice-President of Engineering Vic Gundotra joined us backstage for a brief video interview.
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Joshua Brustein / Bits:
Apple's Struggle With Political Apps
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Foursquare To Add Photos (Which Set Facebook Growth Off Like A Rocket)
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News Corp's Carey: ‘Clearly, MySpace Lost Its Way’
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Gaga and Bieber's managers: MySpace is dead, we make music videos for YouTube
Discussion: TechCrunch
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Steve Jobs Reinvents the CEO With E-Mail Campaign
Thanks:steverubel
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
ComScore Is Now Free For Startups
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook acquires DEMO startup ShareGrove