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News Items 7/24

Several interesting items today:

Twitter in USA Today – you know it’s mainstream when it’s in USA Today. And, a blog post on Everything You Need to Know About Twitter from Social Media Today.

We talked about Facebook’s new strategy with Facebook Connect to play nice with the rest of the Web. Zuckerberg discussed at the F8 Developer’s Meeting.

Look for Esquire to use electronic paper for its cover for its 75th anniversary edition. Look for it in the October issue.

Google is negotiating to buy Digg for around $200 mil.  Why? Because they can.  Let’s see if this deal goes through, as Digg has been an acquisition holdout for years.

NY Times is linking up with LinkedIn to provide news content to the professional social networking site.

And, Apple’s running short of 3G iPhones, now with wait times of 2-3 weeks. Glad I got mine!

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Lively, iPhone and Congress on Twitter

The Silicon Valley Insider details the differences between Google’s Lively and Second Life.  Mainly, no sex in Lively.  It’s the PG virtual world.

This Yahoo/Microsoft/Icahn just won’t go away, and it gets uglier by the minute.

NY Times had two views of Apple on the same page. One was very complimentary about the efficiency of the apps for the small screen of the iPhone. The other talked about the companies problem with back-dating options. There are lawsuits.  Still unsure as to how it will be settled and the exact damages. This occurred between 1997-2001, prior to Apple’s current reigning status.

And, finally, there’s an argument in Congress about Representatives ability to use tools like YouTube and Twitter. Supposedly, a Democratic contingent wants to limit usage of commercial sites that generate ads.  A proposal for guidelines was made by Michael Capuano that “intended to prevent members from using public money to communicate on outside Web sites featuring commercial and political advertisements.”  John Culberson of Texas thinks it would limit free speech, and is worried that it will apply to things beyond YouTube, like blogs and other Web sites.  Culberson uses Twitter.  When Congress starts using these things, you know it’s hit the mainstream.

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