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Twitter Tweaks Its Suggested User List

Twitter is changing the way it recommends accounts for users to follow on the microblogging service–doing away with a contentious feature that drove thousands of users to a select list of Twitterers. Instead of having a single list of suggested users, Twitter is now dividing suggestions into categories such as music, politics and “editors’ picks.”

Mediocrity Rules! Why the iPhone’s Crummy Camera Is Flickr’s Favorite.

Flickr is one of the Web’s most popular photo-sharing sites. Flickr users’ camera of choice? The iPhone–even though the image isn’t great, the flash is nonexistent, and the only way to zoom is to move your hand closer.
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Sun Valley Diary: Where’s the New York Times’s Sun Valley Diary?

Every year, media moguls gather at the Allen & Co. Sun Valley conference to listen to each other gab, parade around in casual wear and occasionally make deals. And for the last several years, the New York Times has provided excellent on-the-ground coverage, usually via Dealbook’s Andrew Ross Sorkin. Not this year.
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Solar: Should Utility Customers Subsidize Solar Homes?

Here’s a tricky question: should the average electric utility customer pay higher rates so that people who install solar systems can sell power back to the grid? That question is at the heart of a story today in the L.A. Times about whether to expand a program under which California utilities buy back power from customers with solar panels.

iTunes 69-Cent Bargain Bin to Debut April 7

April 7. That’s when the 99-cent-per-song rate that iTunes first set in 2003 will finally end, says the LA Times. On that day–and not April 1 as Apple originally claimed–the company will introduce a new tiered-pricing plan that will see it peddling songs for 69 cents, 99 cents, and $1.29, according to popularity.
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IBM Layoffs: 1,674 and Counting

On the Web, the New York Times Really Is the Paper of Record

Everyone knows that the New York Times is a relic of the analog age, and that its inability to adapt to the Web will doom it… one day. Until then, we’re all reading the New York Times.
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