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5:40 PM ET, May 29, 2010

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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
iPhone 4G display put under a microscope, 960 x 640 a lock?  —  You've seen it in San Jose, you've seen plenty of it in Vietnam, and now, apparently, you're seeing the iPhone 4G display waving at you from the center of Europe, namely the Czech Republic.  We haven't been able to corroborate …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Woman Follows Google Maps “Walking” Directions, Gets Hit, Sues  —  Is Google responsible for giving out bad directions through its Google Maps service?  We're about to find out.  After Googling walking directions for a trip in Park City, Utah, Lauren Rosenberg claims she was led onto a busy highway, where she was struck by a vehicle.
Discussion: Fortune and Techie Buzz
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple probe grows — Media dealings eyed  —  The Justice Dept.'s probe into Apple is expanding to include how the iPhone and iPad maker does business with media outfits in areas beyond music, The Post has learned.  —  According to several sources, the Justice Dept. has contacted a handful …
Discussion: Reuters, Thanks:steverubel
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Has the iPad killed tablet innovation?  —  How foolish I've been.  Five months ago I wrote that tablets had come of age, and even sifted my way through the line-up cherry picking what must-have features would make for the perfect device.  A month later, in the afterglow - or should that be aftermath? …
Discussion: broadstuff and GottaBeMobile
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone, Not Google Replacement  —  Correcting yet another post-first-and-ask questions later rumor, sources tell BoomTown that-as has been previously reported many times-Microsoft and Apple have been in long-term talks about adding …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Source: Microsoft Bing Taking Over iPhone Search
Fred / A VC:
Why Taxing Carried Interest As Ordinary Income Is Good Policy  —  The House has passed a bill this past week that would change the taxation of carried interest from capital gains treatment to ordinary income treatment.  The Senate has not weighed in on the debate but it is expected to do so soon.
Discussion: New York Times, Thanks:atul
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Bhaskar / Qik Blog:
About the new Qik video service on the Sprint EVO 4G phone  —  Well, there're a number of rumors flying around that the 2-way Qik mobile video service will require a premium subscription.  We wanted to clarify what that really means.  Firstly, rest assured that the core Qik service that lets …
Ken Jennings / ken-jennings.com:
Anatomy of a Wiki-hoax  —  A couple months ago, I introduced you to the Wikipedia article (now yanked) on Orange Julius namesake Julius Freed, which is full of all kinds of crazy trivia, like the fact that he invented a shower stall for pigeons.  I was mostly interested in the article because …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
FTC protects journalism's past  —  The Federal Trade Commission has been nosing around how to save journalism and in its just-posted “staff discussion draft” on “potential policy recommendations to support the reinvention of journalism,” it makes its bias clear: The FTC defines journalism …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google “Evaluating” A Native Latitude App For iPhone 4.0 OS — But Will Apple Allow It?  —  The ability to multitask got a lot of press when iPhone 4.0 OS was first announced.  But less attention was given to some of the more subtle things this will allow, such as always-on location for third-party apps.
Discussion: EverythingiCafe and Electronista
Matthew Rogers / Download Squad:
Google Wave had its first birthday yesterday, but got no presents  —  When the folks at Google posted a Happy Birthday to Wave yesterday, it was difficult to tell whether or not they were being sarcastic or serious about it.  —  It's now been a year since the first Wave demo wowed audiences the world over …
Alexis Ohanian / Soaring on a Pig with Bread Wings:
An open letter to Kevin Rose  —  Full disclosure: I've been in Armenia for the last 3 months and have no idea what's going on internally at digg - this following is wild speculation.  I can, however, tell you all about how a Kiva Fellowship works </shamelessplug>.  —  Kevin,
Discussion: Marc Gayle on Startups … and MediaVidea, Thanks:atul
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Q & A: Facebook's Bret Taylor on privacy, the transition from FriendFeed
Thanks:atul
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla prepares coders for Firefox 4 features
Discussion: BetaNews and Download Squad
Electronista:
Samsung considering iAd equivalent for phones, TVs?
Discussion: Forbes
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Ilya Grigorik / PostRank Blog:
PostRank Activity Streams: FriendFeed for your content!
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Foxconn Suicides: Is It Time For “Fair Trade” …