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John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Privacy Hot Seat at D8  —  When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was last on the D stage-at D6 in 2008-the company was still reeling from the privacy backlash over its Beacon advertising system.  Months earlier, Zuckerberg had apologized for Facebook's disregard …
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John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
D8 Video: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Privacy  —  As expected, Facebook's privacy controls and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's views on privacy figured prominently in his Wednesday appearance at D8.  Is the company violating its members' expectation of privacy?  Is it pushing them to overshare?
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Zuckerberg acknowledges “stupid” collegiate behavior on-stage  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg literally sweated out a tough interview on-stage at The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD conference today.  —  He admitted that when he was younger and still running Facebook out of his dorm room …
Discussion: Gawker, blogs.ft.com, Mashable! and TNW
Quentin Hardy / Velocity:
Mark Zuckerberg: Great Perspirations
Discussion: Forward Thinking, Reuters and TheWrap.com, Thanks:bcaulfield
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Up close with the Dell Streak  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.—The tablet parade at D: All Things Digital continued into Wednesday afternoon, with Dell doing a brief onstage demo of its 5-inch Dell Streak device.  —  The Android-powered gadget is bigger than any smartphone but smaller than nearly all other tablets.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Streak: $500 unlocked in US, available next month  —  We've just learned at D8 today that Dell will be offering the Streak to US customers direct from its website — unlocked — starting next month for $500.  That's later than the June 4 date that UK customers will be enjoying …
Google Mobile Blog:
Google Search for mobile now includes mobile app results  —  As mobile apps continue to proliferate in stores like Android Market and the iPhone App Store, finding relevant information on the web about these apps is becoming more important to help you decide which apps to download.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Good and the Bad Regarding AT&T's New Data Plans  —  Good: The big plan, “DataPro”, now costs $25/month and gives you 2 GB per month.  That's $5 cheaper than the previous “unlimited” plan, and, according to AT&T, 98 percent of their current smartphone customers use less than 2 GB per month.
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Erica Sadun / TUAW:
Candid answers from AT&T on the new iPhone data plans
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP CEO: “We didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business”  —  You'd think spending a billion dollars on a smartphone company would indicate a desire to, say, make and sell smartphones, but you'd apparently be thinking wrong: HP CEO Mark Hurd just told investors at the Bank …
Discussion: Electronic Pulp
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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
HP CEO Mark Hurd talks datacenters, networking and Palm  —  A day after Hewlett-Packard outlined plans to invest $1 billion into its enterprise services unit and cut a net 3,000 jobs, CEO Mark Hurd elaborated on the thinking behind the move, next-gen datacenters and the company's networking prospects.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T warns customer that emailing the CEO will result in a cease and desist letter  —  Sure, Steve Jobs might be a one-man email PR machine, but his pal Randall Stephenson at AT&T doesn't appear to be quite as gregarious — as reader Giorgio Galante found out today, sending AT&T's CEO two emails …
Discussion: Phones Review and Fortune
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon Wireless currently testing Apple iPads  —  According to a highly placed source of ours, Verizon Wireless is currently testing Apple iPad devices on their network.  We have been told that the model they are testing is a CDMA-compatible device, and while our source mentioned LTE in some capacity …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Verizon Has No Plans for Apple Support in the “Immediate Future”  —  LOS ANGELES - Despite relentless speculation about the imminent support of the iPhone and iPad in the U.S., there is no immediate plan for Verizon to support the Apple mobile devices, John Johnson, a Verizon Wireless spokesperson told Beet.TV in this video interview.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The FriendFeedization Of Facebook Continues: Bret Taylor Promoted To CTO  —  Facebook has a new chief technology officer, Bret Taylor.  The FriendFeed co-founder and initial product manager of Google Maps came to Facebook with the $50 million acquisition of FriendFeed last year.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Windows Live Essentials Wave 4  —  After unveiling what's next for the most popular Windows Live client application, Messenger, and the most popular Windows Live web service, Hotmail, Microsoft is now ready to zero in on (most of) the remaining client applications in the Windows Live Essentials suite.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Kazaa/Skype founders return to online music with Rdio social startup  —  Rdio — pronounced r-dee-o — has some spelling problems.  But it is a very ambitious startup that hopes to liberate consumers from some annoying restrictions when listening to online music.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why Google TV As A Platform May Push Apple To Build Televisions  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs had a lot of interesting things to say tonight at the D8 Conference.  But to me, one of the most interesting topics he talked about was only brought up by a question from the audience: Apple TV.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Images Show White Back Panel on Next-Generation iPhone  —  With the leak of a claimed white front panel for the next-generation iPhone last month, it appears that if the parts are in fact legitimate Apple will be bringing the existing iPhone color option of a white back around to the front of the device.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Kno dual-screen tablet appears at D8, we go hands-on  —  Kno promised to launch a double-screened Linux-based e-reader designed for students at D8, and the undercover startup didn't disappoint — believe us when we say it came out in a big way.  That's big as in freaking big …
Chris Pirillo:
New Twitter Feature to Reveal Relationships  —  A few moments ago, I stumbled onto what appears to be a new feature being rolled out on Twitter.  I had clicked on someone's profile to see what they were up to, and noticed that just above their list of “following” now appeared one called “both following.”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Its Mobile Usage Poised To Explode With iPhone 4.0 OS, Pandora Raises More Money  —  Remember when Pandora was on its deathbed?  Yeah, those days are long gone.  The service has just raised yet another round of funding, we've confirmed.  The round was led GGV Capital and participated in by Allen & Company …
Discussion: VentureBeat, GigaOM and paidContent
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Citysearch—The Company, Not The Site—Changes Name To CityGrid Media  —  Local guide network Citysearch LLC will now be known as CityGrid Media, as the IAC (NSDQ: IACI) unit looks beyond its flagship site, which will remain unchanged.  While a change in nomenclature is fairly mundane …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Google Buys Invite Media  —  Google has indeed bought ad technology start-up Invite Media, I've confirmed with multiple sources.  —  As I wrote last month, Invite is a three-year-old “demand-side platform” designed to help buyers navigate high-volume display-advertising exchanges-like the one Google launched last year.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Project Natal retail unit revealed at D8?  —  Hey — you know Microsoft's Project Natal?  Well we've just gotten an up close look at what appears to be the retail version (though it's clearly marked a developer unit).  We couldn't storm the stage while Walt and Kara (and her son!) …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Attorney In Google Maps Lawsuit: It Was Dark; She Thought Google Was Leading Her To Sidewalk  —  I've spoken to the lead attorney in the case involving the woman who blames Google, in part, for directing her onto a highway where she was struck by a vehicle.  Expressing amazement at the …
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why IBM, Chipmakers Are Backing an Open Source Linux Company.  Hint: Intel
Discussion: CNET News and Engadget
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Behind The Scenes, Location Turf Wars Have Begun
Discussion: Techi.com and Download Squad
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Done Deal: Hearst Buys iCrossing For $325 Million
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Flurry modifies data collection after being called out by Steve Jobs
Chris Messina / Social Web Blog:
Introducing OExchange: An open protocol to simplify sharing
Discussion: Clearspring, SocialTimes.com and GigaOM
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Annotations Testing Starts Next Week Through The Streaming API
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
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Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Google Launches Homepage Customization With Your Pictures
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
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Discussion: All Facebook
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Facebook Sees Fourfold Jump in Number of Advertisers Since 2009
Discussion: VentureBeat, WebProNews and All Facebook, Thanks:atul
Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
AdMob's iPhone OS SDK Now Supports iPad Native Apps With New Ad Formats