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7:25 PM ET, May 30, 2010

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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Ballmer just opened the Second Envelope  —  You know the business lore joke.  The departing CEO meets his successor and hands him three envelopes to be opened in the prescribed order when trouble strikes.  First crisis, the message in envelope #1 says: Blame your predecessor.  Easy enough.
Discussion: Motley Fool
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Steve Ballmer IS the right man to turn around Microsoft mobile
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, Digital Noise and TG Daily, Thanks:rawmeet
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Leaked Intel roadmap reveals six new notebook CPUs for 2010, better battery life in 2011  —  We love the smell of silicon in the morning — especially when it emanates from one of Intel's legendary leaked roadmaps.  Today, we've stumbled across one with specs for Chipzilla's entire fall collection …
Discussion: Electronista
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An iPhone Lover's Take On The HTC EVO 4G  —  Back in January, I wrote a post entitled An iPhone Lover's Take On The Nexus One.  At the time, the Nexus One was soon to be released as the latest and greatest Android phone, and a number of iPhone users were wondering whether it was worth …
Kroc Camen / OSNews:
Will Apple Embrace the Web?  No.  —  I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle.  When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Putting Online Privacy in Perspective  —  When I wrote last week about Facebook privacy flap, I was speaking out of the frustration that many technologists with a sense of perspective feel when we see uninformed media hysteria about the impact of new technology.
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
Fred / A VC:
I Prefer Safari to Content Apps On The iPad  —  I've tried a few content apps on the iPad, including the much discussed Wired app.  But I don't like reading content via apps on the iPad and I gravitate to the Safari browser.  —  There are a bunch of reasons I feel this way and I thought I'd articulate them:
Discussion: bijan sabet and MediaVidea, Thanks:bobcaswell
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Skype 2.0 for iPhone FINALLY works over 3G! (for a fee)  —  It has been an absurdly long time coming, but today Skype released Skype 2.0 for the iPhone with the capability to make calls over 3G networks.  They've also put in some CD quality audio enhancements which seem to work pretty well according to our quick tests.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
YouTube Wants You to Sit and Stay Awhile  —  TWO weeks ago, YouTube celebrated when the number of videos viewed daily on its site reached two billion, a milestone.  —  But it also used the occasion to express its envy of television's continuing hold on viewers: “Although the average user spends 15 minutes …
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
China Rips Off The iPad With The iPed  —  The iPad finally goes on sale in Japan today.  The country's TV news have been covering the launch as well as another product on sale in nearby China: the iPed.  —  According to this TBS news report, the iPed is on sale in Shenzhen, China.
Discussion: MacStories and Edible Apple
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
More problems in Facebookistan  —  Privacy is only one many problems eroding users' trust in Facebook.  Don't forget Facebook's inconsistent and untransparent approach to account deactivation and page takedowns.  I recently wrote about how Hong Kong democracy activists have had pages disabled or deleted with no explanation.
Discussion: Agence France Presse, Thanks:atul
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Why Policy Makers Should Review the Facts Before Marching to the Drumbeat of the Xenophobes  —  The H-1B visa has become the beachhead in the battle against the legal immigration of skilled workers.  This is because it allows highly educated, skilled workers from abroad to take employment in the U.S. and eventually become citizens.
 
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Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
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Associated Press:
Bangladesh blocks Facebook over prophet drawings
Discussion: All Facebook
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok Seriously, What Is Yahoo?
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Matthew Rogers / Download Squad:
Google Wave had its first birthday yesterday, but got no presents
Fred / A VC:
Why Taxing Carried Interest As Ordinary Income Is Good Policy
Discussion: I, Cringely, New York Times and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Ken Jennings / ken-jennings.com:
Anatomy of a Wiki-hoax  —  A couple months ago, I introduced …