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4:50 AM ET, May 30, 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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: louisgray.com and Engadget
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Guy Who Copied Digg Slams Digg For Copying Twitter  —  One of the founders of Reddit, a Digg-clone, openly criticized Digg founder Kevin Rose yesterday for his plans to implement “me-too” features into the new version of the service.  We consider this to be absurd and rather impolite.
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Alexis Ohanian / Soaring on a Pig with Bread Wings:
An open letter to Kevin Rose
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.
Thanks:atul
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok Seriously, What Is Yahoo?  —  The video above shows how two public company CEOs - Yahoo's Carol Bartz and AOL's Tim Armstrong - answered the first question I asked each of them during our interviews at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week: “What is Yahoo/AOL?”  —  The contrast in coherence is staggering.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Steve Ballmer IS the right man to turn around Microsoft mobile  —  The headline is my answer to the question “Is Steve Ballmer Really the Best Choice to Run Microsoft's Consumer Business?” asked by Kevin Tofel at GigaOM on May 25th.  There are several good reasons why Ballmer is the right man at the right time, but one stands out.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, Digital Noise and TG Daily, Thanks:rawmeet
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 and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
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: CNET News, Gawker and Reuters, Thanks:steverubel
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 …
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Woman Follows Google Maps “Walking” Directions, Gets Hit, Sues
Discussion: Fortune, Gizmodo and Techie Buzz
Ken Jennings / ken-jennings.com:
Anatomy of a Wiki-hoax  —  A couple months ago, I introduced …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google “Evaluating” A Native Latitude App For iPhone 4.0 OS …
Discussion: EverythingiCafe and Electronista
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Has the iPad killed tablet innovation?
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and broadstuff
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