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5:15 PM ET, June 13, 2010

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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.
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.
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Microsoft previews controller-free games for Xbox 360  —  The company is expected to unveil so-called Project Natal titles at Electronic Entertainment Expo.  —  Microsoft's Project Natal games for Xbox 360 use a device that reads movement.  (Xbox Lifestyle, Stuart Isett / June 13, 2010)
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John Davison / PC World:
E3's Eve: Trends to Watch For  —  Analysis: Beyond the most anticipated games, here are the picks for top trends at the gaming show opening next week.  —  Recommends … Since Red Dead Redemption came out a few weeks ago I've been stewing on a number of ideas for Friday editorials about it.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Thus spake Steve Jobs: The PC isn't dead yet  —  Daniel Lyons, the Newsweek tech writer notorious for his Fake Steve Jobs blog, penned an epistolary piece last week (R.I.P., Macintosh) in which he asks and answers the question: “Is Apple ignoring its signature line of computers and laptops?  Yup.”
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Foursquare's Yelp problem (they just got time to figure it all out)
Discussion: Skype Journal, Thanks:scobleizer
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 …
Discussion: Snarkmarket
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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 and Oddly Together
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
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
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 …
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
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.
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.
 
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How We Measure Success  —  Interesting comment discussion between …
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CHARTS OF THE WEEK: iPad Browser Share Already Beating Android …
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ESPN bypasses corporate red tape with iPad and Xbox 360 …
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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
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
In the Singularity Movement, Humans Are So Yesterday