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2:25 PM ET, June 13, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Chatroulette Enlists Shawn Fanning In The Fight Against The Masturbators  —  Russian website Chatroulette, founded by Andrey Ternovskiy, is perhaps most well known as a place to watch men expose their genitals.  —  But that hasn't stopped up to a million people a day from visiting the site.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is it time to reconsider Google Buzz vs Facebook or Twitter?  —  OK, Google Buzz has been out several months now (you can see my Google Buzz items on my Google profile page).  When it first came out lots of people tried it.  But they just as quickly went away.
Discussion: MacStories
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Yelp & Foursquare: Utility vs. Hipster Chic  —  I told myself this morning I wasn't going to write any blog posts to work on a couple of client deliverables.  But I can't resist commenting on a Robert Scoble post: “Foursquare's Yelp problem.”  —  Scoble makes a number of points about Yelp …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Foursquare's Yelp problem (they just got time to figure it all out)
Thanks:scobleizer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Andreessen Horowitz To Win The Foursquare Investor Badge
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
In the Singularity Movement, Humans Are So Yesterday  —  ON a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, became part man and part machine.  About 40 people, all gathered here at a NASA campus for a nine-day, $15,000 course at Singularity University, saw it happen.
Nick / Rough Type:
Steven Pinker and the Internet  —  As someone who has enjoyed and learned a lot from Steven Pinker's books about language and cognition, I was disappointed to see the Harvard psychologist write, in Friday's New York Times, a cursory op-ed column about people's very real concerns …
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
The Defense of Computers, the Internet and Our Brains
Thanks:atul
Steven Pinker / New York Times:
Mind Over Mass Media
Discussion: GigaOM, Oddly Together and Snarkmarket
Roberto / PadGadget:
Reeder for iPad - First Look  —  Reeder for iPad hit the App Store yesterday.  And, it is already following the steps of its predecessor, Reeder for iPhone.  If you're not familiar with Reeder, it's an RSS reader that syncs with your Google Reader account.  —  We've seen several RSS reader apps hitting the iPad App Store.
Discussion: TUAW
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Soldier leaked Google attack investigation details, hacker says  —  An Army analyst jailed for allegedly leaking a video of a controversial Iraq air strike also allegedly leaked classified information about a U.S. investigation into cyberattacks on Google that originated in China …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Andy Kessler / Wall Street Journal:
The iPhone, Net Neutrality and the FCC  —  Regulatory uncertainty is spoiling the rollout of Steve Jobs's latest inspirations.There's a better way to spur broadband competition.  —  AT&T's Picturephone, shown at the 1964 World's Fair, was a huge flop.  Apple's new iPhone 4, announced this week …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
CHARTS OF THE WEEK: iPad Browser Share Already Beating Android, BlackBerry (AAPL, GOOG, RIMM)  —  Click here to see this week's charts as a slideshow →  —  Or select individually:  — Facebook Growth ACCELERATES During Its Privacy Flap  — Can Apple's Stock Beat The New iPhone Curse?
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Coming soon: an open source Dropbox alternative with collaboration  —  Dropbox is a great little service (and app).  Developer Hylke Bons seems to like it — but he's got designs on building an alternative with a few improvements.  As he writes on his blog, “Dropbox has a great user experience …
Discussion: BlogsDNA
Fred / A VC:
How We Measure Success  —  Interesting comment discussion between me and iamronen this morning.  It started with me making the assertion that most founders start companies with the goal of building a “financially successful business.”  —  iamronen then pointed me to a Jeff Atwood post from earlier this month where Jeff says:
Glyn Moody / Computerworld UK:
Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?  —  Last week, I met up with Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's CEO.  He gave a very fluent presentation to a group of journalists that ran through Red Hat's business model, and explained why - unsurprisingly - he was optimistic about his company's future growth.
BBC:
‘Shady’ porn site practices put visitors at risk  —  Visitors to porn sites are at serious risk of being exploited by cyber criminals, a study has suggested.  —  It found that many sites harboured malware or used “shady” practices to squeeze money out of their visitors.
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
ESPN bypasses corporate red tape with iPad and Xbox 360 …
Thanks:rawmeet
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
When Google Fails, Yahoo & Ask.com Win: Study
Discussion: Chitika, Inc., Thanks:dannysullivan
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MOG's Music Streaming iPhone App Is Caught In App Store Purgatory, Too
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Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Artefact puts Flash on your iPad ‘In A Pinch’ (video)
Discussion: Download Squad and App Advice
Zephoria / danah boyd:
“for the lolz”: 4chan is hacking the attention economy
Discussion: TechSpot and broadstuff